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Sandbanks Beach cafe

sandbanks road, Poole, England
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Ranked #197 of 301 Restaurants in Poole
Price range: $6 - $14
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Buffet
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Buffet
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English first
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We walked along the prom for ages and as the sun was still shining we decided to eat a quick sandwich outside. (unusual experience in December in the UK). We ordered a round of smoked salmon and another one with cheddar. The platters arrived very swiftly and staff were pleasant and chatty. The bread was excellent and the pickles too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Decided to got a meal here with my other half... The pace was awfully busy, but yet seemed very organised and we was seen quickly. We ordered a burger, had cakes and coffee, all of it was most wonderful, nicest place to eat all the way along upto Bournemouth 100%. We was served by a gentleman named frazer, very polite... More 

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sue b, Public Relations Manager at Sandbanks Beach cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have made some changes recently to try to improve our customer service and its always good to get some positive feed back. We hope you will come back and see us again. More 

Long buckby
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104 reviews 104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Just popped in to rest my weary feet as I'd walked along fom Bournemouth...most pleasant walk... As it was nice day sat outside, well prepared hot chocolate, good music ..not intrusive, and very clean toilets...all I wanted really before my schlepp back

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited here for the first time today. Lots of cakes uncovered, dirty tables(had to ask to have ours cleaned) over priced. With the Hot Chocolates we ordered, sweet wouldn't come close to describing the taste. Asked for hot water to make it drinkable. Won't be visiting here again in a hurry.

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Wimborne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Having enjoyed a visit a few weeks ago for coffee and cake, I wanted to return to try out the lunch. Sadly this seafront restaurant has the potential to be a lovely place but it falls short on several counts. 1. Overpriced and poor food. (Although there are special offers on some dishes) Over £10 for a burger , which... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went to cafe before our walk only ordered a snack .Thank god we did the chips tasted oily and the fish finger sandwich was dry no butter on bread and if that was fish forget it watery and tastless .lovely location cafe far to over priced .Would rather eat down chip shop in liliput as fish lovely and chips lovely... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great position but terrible service and food! Very rude staff taking orders at the counter. Not a pleasant experience at all. The only saving grace was the man that brought our food to the table outside - pleasant and friendly.

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

An attractive menu is about the only recommendation I can make. Over-priced with incompetent, chaotic service and poor quality food. Six badly served meals, four cold and two not as ordered and no surprise that we had to query an over-charged bill. Forgot to serve our wine (they were washing the glasses) and then questioned whether we had already paid... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The café is in a great location. However the prices are rather steep for the surroundings, although the food was homemade. The service was slow at the counter, and tables left unlearned. Expected more for the money.

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Hampshire UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lovely position, nice sea views, terrible food and service. I eventually found a tatty food menu on the bar counter. I had a Caesar salad (£7.95). A mountain of lettuce (which was nice and crispy) with mayo, four bits of anchovy, eight croutons, a halved egg and a few shavings of parmesan; although I did eventually find some more shavings... More 

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Additional Information about Sandbanks Beach cafe

Address: sandbanks road, Poole, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 14

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