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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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All reviews eggs benedict seafood sea bass rice fresh fish salad curry clams steak monkfish overlooking the beach full english great location great lunch lovely restaurant few years great food and service
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Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

We ate breakfast and dinner her during our holiday. For breakfast we both ordered eggs benedict but the eggs were overdone. When we ate dinner we couldn’t fault the food, service was ok could have been a little more attentive

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed good food here after golf. Great service. Lovely location overlooking beach. Hubble loved tuna Portuguese style.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

Great choice! We eat the “arroz de marisco” excellently made, full of flavor and with all that is needed to be called a Portuguese sea food rice. The ambience was nice and relaxed as should on a holidays meal.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

With so many places closed at the moment we were so relieved that Sandbanks was open! Great food, reasonably priced and the service was great. Lovely servers and a really friendly atmosphere. Definitely try the fresh crab dish - tasted fantastic!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2020 via mobile

Booked a table and had nice dining experience followed by a drink on the roof terrace Excellent spot and atmosphere Staff very pleasant and helpful Food We all rated our meal 7 to 8 out of ten Would definitely eat here again if Boris keeps...the bridge open!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

Great setting but that was it. Starters ok. main meals were awful. - yes they took 2 mains off of the bill but my wife was quite ill after leaving the restaurant. I won’t be returning

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

Was here 2 nights ago, friendly, efficient and helpful staff, if we had left after the starters would have been 5 stars. Melba toast and homemade sardine pate was lovely, Chicken Panko and Crab avocado cucumber and mango, was huge and very tasty. Nice bottle...of the Rose blush, all good. Mains for me was Seabass, boiled potatoes and steamed veg. Fish was beautiful but not filleted so time consuming picking out the bones and potatoes and veg plain and boring. My wife had the Tiger prawns starter as a main and looked lovely but all flavour swamped by the lemongrass. Had coriander etc but couldn’t taste anything else. Should have sent it back really. Wouldn’t put you off going, nice location, nice views but there are better places hereMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed this place for breakfast - nice traditional UK food. Service a bit slow. Good views, but a little annoying the kept the window seats reserved even though no one took any of them while for the whole time we were there.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 19, 2020 via mobile

Very much trading on the location, very expensive for what is average food - not special at all. Service friendly but very very slow, even when quiet. Child’s chicken was undercooked resulting in a very poorly child within 4 hours of eating it. We were...disappointedMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

Best breakfast and service in The Praca - genuine and delightful staff add to the experience, with great views to match

Date of visit: August 2020
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extimeshare
April 30, 2017|
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Response from BarryTC60 | Reviewed this property |
I've been here a week and they've made slow progress, by June you should be fine, it's not detracted from our stay in V do L at all. We're not in the hotel so I can't comment on that, good news is that the beach is in really... More
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We are happy to host private functions in Sandbanks and are able to create bespoke solutions for our clients. Please contact us directly to let us know what you are looking for and the team will be more than happy to help... More
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We don't have a dress code at Sandbanks, however during the day the atmosphere is more relaxed and in the evening many of our guests choose to wear more evening appropriate clothing.
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