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South Deep Cafe

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Parkstone Bay Marina, Poole, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 40
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  • 10
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A hidden gem.

We very much enjoyed this well-hidden little cafe. Good coffee and pastries, pleasant surroundings. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
hampshirehawk
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We very much enjoyed this well-hidden little cafe. Good coffee and pastries, pleasant surroundings. Well worth a visit.

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South Croydon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here with my wife and brother and sister in law on Sat 28/2/2015. First impression was "This is a yacht club...." But we decided to embrace it, and were pleasantly surprised. The food was really quite good, and the service attentive. The ambiance is not very restaurant-like, more like a club house with a bar. Although we ate... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I come here regularly - the location is wonderful and the food and service are usually really good. Today the experience was let down by a very po-faced, surly waitress. No welcoming smile and and no emotion or interraction when she delivered our drinks and food. No 'would you like any sauces?' - she just put the plates down and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We have been here many times and the food has always been superb. Went for afternoon tea and were disappointed. The chocolate brownie was so solid, my son had to use both hands to get through it with a fork. The carrot cake and coffee & walnut cake were both nice, but with so much icing both inside and on... More 

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Newbury, Berkshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Have had lunch here several times visiting friends. Tucked away in Parkstone marina, it is a smallish cafe/restaurant suitable for all ages. Lovely atmosphere, superbly cooked and presented cuisine and friendly staff. The meals range from seafood and chef specialities to home-made burgers which are amazing! A truly delightful all-round experience and very good value. To avoid disappointment or having... More 

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poole
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Tucked away inside Poole harbour,slightly off the beaten track, is a great little restaurant that serves innovative tasty dishes. The service I have always found to be pleasant and welcoming with good beer and wine selection at reasonable prices. Booking is to be recommended. Burgers are especially good.

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Bournemouth
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I am reluctant to review this gem as I do not want it overrun. It is perfect. The location, the food, just brilliant. Ideal for Sunday breakfast but you need to book. We take all our friends. A number one choice for breakfast with an extensive choice. Views wonderful.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a lovely evening here in December - the food and service were really on point. The staff were very attentive and helpful, and the food was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be returning - I look forward to going in Summer or maybe for lunch, when we can appreciate the stunning view that we couldn't quite see in... More 

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England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Slightly hidden away in Parkstone Bay Marina, this is a cafe worth finding in Poole. Set beside the marina and the water it has a nice atmosphere. The food was very good, presented well and all tasted nice. Price reasonable and service was welcoming and friendly. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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Bournemouth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I love this restaurant - such a beautiful setting, lovely food and the staff are excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Parkstone Bay Marina, Poole, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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