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seventh wave

Lighthouse Road | Lighthouse Road, Swanage BH19 2JL, England
+44 1929 421111
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak burger” (4 reviews)
“paninis” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lighthouse Road | Lighthouse Road, Swanage BH19 2JL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I visited today 17/06/18 for breakfast to celebrate Father’s Day. We had contacted beforehand and even on arrival they were very friendly and courteous. We pre-booked including a high chair which was already when we arrived. Their vegetarian selection was good too...More

Thank Lloyd B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 8 of us visited this week. We had pre booked a guide from Durlston Castle for 2.30, so a table was booked for 1.00pm, and we pre ordered as asked. We obviously got there at a peak lunch time, and there weren't...More

Thank zorrobear6
Reviewed 1 week ago

With arguably the best panoramic view from any tearoom this has to be one of the best views in the u.k. I thought as it is a captive market the prices would be astronomical. How wrong I was. On an outside table on the balcony...More

Thank johnramsay735
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seventh Wave is a licenced cafe restaurant situated in the 'castle' at the Durlston Country Park above Swanage. It has seating inside and outside on a terrace with the latter having spectacular views on a clear day (though perhaps a little breezy). We visited for...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a lunch stop on a wet day. Crab Sandwiches were delicious. It's licensed too. Always a bonus!!

Thank JayneWoroch
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Great food and busy on Sunday lunch with locals which is always a promising sign. Great views from restaurant and pleasant staff.

Thank binkyb00
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This cafe has got a great spot looking along the coast to Harry’s Rocks. Food was tasty and well presented although it’s not cheap.

Thank KP11347
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Location of this restaurant is fantastic but service is dreadful at busy times. We have had food here before,st low season, which was great. However, today, Easter Sunday, we called in after a fab walk along Durlston for a lager and cafe latte. My husband...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Stopped here for lunch on a big muddy walk ok. My son and I had gluten free fish and chips. It was absolutely delicious, so we're the panini and shrimp n squid salad the others had. Would really recommend this place.

Thank Maria C
Reviewed March 12, 2018

A lovely choice of drinks and food, with beautiful views out over the nearby coves looking towards Swanage and the sea. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the prices were very reasonable too

Thank dick h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $59
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 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
  • E-mail
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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