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Tawny's Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
European, British, Wine Bar
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52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Top notch food and friendly welcoming staff! After wandering around Swanage on Saturday for an hour trying to find somewhere to eat to no avail, my wife and I were resigned to settling for fish and chips on the seafront again. Luckily we arrived here just as another couple were leaving and the friendly staff set a table for us... More 

Thank Will A
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're looking fr a relaxing well cooked meal this is the place for you. Food is consistently good and service is impeccable. Selection of wines also good

Thank ktigger
Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really like the food in here and they cater without fuss for food issues. reasonably priced and varied menu every day...thats a challenge!

Thank Tamsin B
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on Saturday night to celebrate Hayley's birthday. I cannot recommend the restaurant highly enough. The food was fantastic and plentiful, I would certainly eat here again just for that reason alone. However above even the standard of food are the staff. They were all so friendly. We popped in for a drink on the Friday night to... More 

Thank NorthantsMark
Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ten people of various ages and likes met up for a surprise meal , without exception everyone commented on the very good food and attentive service. starters were satisfactory- homemade pate and soups, star of the night were the mains, both specials were full of flavour- crab languine + beef strogonoff and the sea bream on a bed of sweet... More 

Thank lawrence s
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic 2nd visit. Food is really lovely and staff are as friendly as I remember them to be. The lady even remembered where we sat when we visited 3 months ago. Thank you

Thank Roberta B
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Tawny's Wine Bar on August 16th. Very welcoming with lovely staff a very pleasant atmosphere and an excellent meal. I wish we had discovered it sooner.

Thank Linda H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gem of a restaurant with a creative and well thought out menu. The food was well executed and beautifully presented. Waiting staff were friendly and welcoming and this contributed to the lovely, relaxed ambience of the place. We stayed in Swanage for two nights and ate here both times. Definitely would recommend this place!

Thank Carolyn P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky to get a table even though I appeared at opening time (18:30). I was given one and, from then on, my experience was delightful. The service was outstanding, the food excellent, the wine well chosen and the overall atmosphere (created in large part by the waiting staff) was nothing short of perfect. The restaurant was relaxed but... More 

Thank Paul H
Sandhurst UK
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having tried with no luck to book into 3 other top rated restaurants in Swanage , we were offered a table straight away in this great restaurant, not sure why this place was so empty ? the food and service were both excellent and well worth a visit to anyone looking for a nice relaxed restaurant. The staff were so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, British, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?