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South Deep Cafe

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Parkstone Bay Marina | Parkstone, Poole BH14 8EW, England
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183 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoy this cafe/restaurant. It had great food/drink options, and good views with a very casual service.

Thank Sjc997
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered full breakfast but couldn't have sausages because they had gluten in. They didn't replace the sausages with anything extra so had 1 piece of bacon, eggs, 4 small mushrooms and a tomato. Had to ask for extra bacon which they didn't look too pleased about. Waited at least 30 minutes after finishing for our plates to be cleared. The... More 

Thank As0505p
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is consistently of a high standard. I've been for breakfast, lunch and dinner (not all on the same day!) and have never been disappointed. The Boulets frites are particularly good. There is a lovely outside area to relax by the marina. Staff are always polite and attentive. Recommended.

Thank Rich D
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievably good food, I had the crevettes to start with AMAZING avocado dip, followed by crab!! We had such a great night with friends as service was incredible!!! Such a cool place, I love it!! Thank-you :-)

Thank emma c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovey little gem in the heart of poole, felt a little underdressed surrounded by those who regularly frequent the marina. Brilliant bar service will return.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oxford, England
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We were taken here by friends who live locally - we would never have discovered it otherwise. We had one of the best restaurant meals that we can remember for ages. Everything was very fesh and cooked with style but none of the overblown "cheffy" characteristics shown by some restaurants. We had lovely fresh red pepper soup, various fish (scallops,... More 

Thank Frankly Speaking
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Hope it was a one off but they served us deep fried rubbish that was inedible. There wasn't even a manager on so our poor waitress didn't really know what to do.

Thank sassychick1
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Had a very good dinner here with friends. The two course menu for £17.50 is good value with a decent choice. Friendly service. Good selection of wines by the glass. Can get noisy. Easy parking in the evening. Only open in the evenings from Thursday to Saturday.

Thank Sallyrb2014
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

we have been going to Deep South for about ten years. Has it changed hands? Over the last six months it has seriously gone down hill. So we have given it a break and returned today ...... For our last ever visit. Two of us had the vegetable tart, which we have had many times before and it was good.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Myself and 3 friends had breakfast here and it was poor value for money, terrible service and burnt toast. Lovely setting is all that was good about our experience yesterday. Poorly taken orders which resulted in 3 side dishes as opposed to a breakfast and drinks we ordered not delivered. It seems that there is no one in control and... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parkstone Bay Marina | Parkstone, Poole BH14 8EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 01202724915

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