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South Deep Cafe

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Parkstone Bay Marina | Parkstone, Poole BH14 8EW, England
+44 1202 724915
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome small restaurant/cafe with waterfront views. Despite eating inside in the winter, the meatballs were amazing and the service was excellent. I can't wait till the summer to use the outside bar and seating area!

Thank Stuart C
Dorset, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have tried several times to visit this cafe during the summer but it has always been full, also parking has been a problem. However, this winter afternoon the there were tables available, and we had afternoon cream tea. We ended up having one cream tea and one tea as there were two scones with plenty of jam and cream... More 

Thank Valerie342
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

South Deep Cafe has a lovely setting, but that's about it. Our breakfast experience was dismal from beginning to end - for sure the orange juice is 'freshly squeezed' but if you then dilute it with a glass full of ice because you didn't refrigerate the oranges, it ends up thin and watery. I ordered a 'full English' breakfast but... More 

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Just relocated to Poole and friends recommended for Brunch. Its in a wonderful location and has fantastic views. The breakfast especially the eggs were cooked to perfection for each of us. The staff were awesome and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you will definitely be coming again.

Thank scarlettgrace1994
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Having discovered this lovely little gem back in Dec for an evening meal, I took a stroll round from Poole to have a coffee and see the view in the daylight. I wasn't disappointed lovely coffee, little pricey but it got me out of the rain and I sat in the warmth jousting enjoying the scenery.

Thank Restless59
Poole, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited at lunchtime and was really impressed. Lovely warm and cosy ambience and the service was great! It wasn't overly busy but even so the food arrived within 10 minutes of ordering! The food was fantastic and my children also really enjoyed their meals! Great location for winter or summer!

Thank Donna T
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Great in the summer sitting on the deck outside with a glass of rose! Food is fresh and really tasty. Always a good option for lunch!

Thank Anniekidner
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Only found this little gem this year and can honestly say that none of the visits have been anything but excellent - food, service, atmosphere & prices. AND, draft Leffe Blonde! Their home made bread with olives makes a great lunch time nibble, with the Leffe of course.

Thank Michael M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Never even knew about this place, which is a surprise as I thought I had discovered most of the nice tucked away little eating places that had harbour views. Went with a small group of friends and had a lovely evening, not big which means a nice cozy feel. Warm ambience although night time still got a rough idea of... More 

Thank Restless59
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely, warm cafe with a variety of choices for a healthy breakfast. I had avocado and poached eggs with focaccia bread and sausages. Delicious lean sausages but perhaps could have had more avocado for the price. Nonetheless, good, wholesome food; good coffee and good service - would definitely recommend!

Thank WildWindSailor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parkstone Bay Marina | Parkstone, Poole BH14 8EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 724915

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