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South Deep Cafe

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

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  • 10
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  • 7
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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
Linguine to die for.

Now I like Italian food but yesterday at South Deep I had, probably the best Seafood Linguine ever. One of our favourite spots for lunch it is set in a marina close to the sea and over the years has extended its covers to both inside and outside positions. It offers a limited choice menu to cover... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
WimborneRichard
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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Poole
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Haven't eaten here for quite some time but had always enjoyed the food although it was getting less and less reasonably priced. But ate lunch here today with family and was very disappointed with the Sunday roast. The pork could have been almost any kind of meat it was so lacking in flavour. The parsnips were almost inedible - so... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Now I like Italian food but yesterday at South Deep I had, probably the best Seafood Linguine ever. One of our favourite spots for lunch it is set in a marina close to the sea and over the years has extended its covers to both inside and outside positions. It offers a limited choice menu to cover the day and... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have no idea where the Tea is sourced but it's simple outstanding! Light, delicate and fresh, it's a perfect tipple for an afternoon sat in the sun. The staff are always chatty and pleasant too. I've eaten here once, where I ordered the Beef Burger and Fries, which was outstanding. Well seasoned and perfectly cooked. The prices are a... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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274 reviews 274 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You have to know it's there as no signage and in a boatyard. Food excellent and plenty of atmosphere and noise. Would be awesome in the summertime with its views. Will be back.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Only found this hidden treasure last week after living in Bournemouth 13 years. Lovely food, beautiful views and staff helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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