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Lighthouse Road | lighthouse road, Swanage BH19 2JL, England
+44 1929 421111
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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34 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant incorporated into the castle, lovely views across the coast, friendly helpful staff as one of us had dietary requirements. The food was really good, not to much choice on the menu; burgers, sea food, soup, paninis and breakfasts along with tea cakes and cream tea but we still enjoyed it. We had soup and paninis which were really... More 

Thank Emma J
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely love the staff at this restaurant which treat us so well due to our many visits. This is one restaurant which cannot be missed as the food is fantastic and the views need fail to impress despite coming a myriad of times. Would recommend to all of those that are in the area

Thank Steph171717
Sutton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time that we have eaten here, the first time being last year. The food, both times, could not be faulted, very nice for both a light snack or a full meal. Value for money was good as well. The staff were polite and not rude, but don't seem to be able to cope under pressure when... More 

Thank 4ChordsNoNet
Devon, UK
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

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 October 14, 2016

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 October 13, 2016

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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749 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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 October 1, 2016

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

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
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
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 with fresh local produce.The Seventhwave team welcome you to this stunning location. Dogs and muddy boots welcome. Seasonal evening service (spring/summer only) **NOW TAKING CHRISTMAS BOOKINGS**

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?