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Lighthouse Road | lighthouse road, Swanage BH19 2JL, England
+44 1929 421111
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Devon, UK
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well prepared & tasty light lunches. If taking a dog one needs to either sit in a side area (which was acceptable) or outside on the veranda with fantastic views.

Thank Ron P
Dorset, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending afternoon walking we found the seventhwave a much needed relief . There is wonderful views which can be enjoyed on cold, windy days inside . Or there is an outside terrace for warmer climate which seemed also mesmerising with views .My 4 companions went for the Dorset Apple Cake which is a very more-ish local recipe and myself... More 

Thank deepurplemobile
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for afternoon tea following a brilliant walk around Durlston Country Park. Tea was great but choice of cakes was poor and uninviting. Staff were terse and unfriendly. Will bring a flask and own cake next time.

Thank Pollycop
Swanage, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are stunning the food is expensive. Had a small pile of smoked salmon with two halves of brown bread (not even a full sandwich) for over £7. Suggest you just have a small coffee.

Thank Ian T
Poole, United Kingdom
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722 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst on a walk from Swanage to Durlston Head we stopped at Durlston Castle and went into Seventh Wave restaurant for lunch. You find a table and then order and pay at the counter. They make your drinks whilst you wait and you take them on a tray. There is a printed menu and a specials board. Because we sat... More 

Thank AngieP49
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this lovely place today. I've lived in Dorset all my life and it was the first time I'd been here. It was a dull, very windy and cold day but we received the warmest of welcomes. It was really busy but the service was brilliant. The two ladies behind the counter were friendly and made time to engage... More 

Thank teddysahoy
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here for tea having climbed up to Durlston, and ended up with cake as they all looked so delicious! Very generous cake portions and decent prices, including a gluten-free brownie and millionaire's shortbread. All were delicious. Service was friendly, and it was lovely to sit outside overlooking the sea on a sunny day.

Thank pookie8911
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here last Sunday for my brother's birthday meal with family and we weren't disappointed! The waiting staff were welcoming, lovely and polite. We were all very satisfied with our food, generous portions. I had the crab linguine and it has now become one of my favourites, it was so delicious. I also pinched some of my partners triple... More 

Thank Anji W
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy Saturday in the fine autumn weather so we weren't surprised how busy they were. But burger and chips, Greek salad, didn't disappoint. And the outlook over the sea is difficult to beat.

Thank Maggiefantastic
Yatton Keynell, null, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Stopped here after walking along the coastal path having promised husband and child cake at the other end. Nice choice of fresh cakes including gluten free and young son wanted icecream where they were more than happy for him to purchase from the main shop and eat at the table with our drinks. Clean location and friendly staff with views... More 

Thank Hayley S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $15
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Road | lighthouse road, Swanage BH19 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 421111
Seventhwave is open daily from 9.30am 7 days a week. We welcome both visitors to the park and reservation bookings. Serving a range of lightbites,breakfasts,lunches and delicious cakes, all our dishes are made in house fresh local produce. Now taking bookings for our 2015 Christmas lunch menu. Both Emily, our general manager and Lucian, our new and exciting chef welcome you to this stunning location. Dogs and muddy boots welcome. Seasonal evening service (spring/summer only)

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