We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

South Deep Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Parkstone Bay Marina | Parkstone, Poole BH14 8EW, England
+44 1202 724915
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 198: English reviews
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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!

Helpful?
Thank WildWindSailor
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
198 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a lovely place - quite small, but if you can sit outside it is wonderful. Had lunch sat in the sunshine. My lady had a fine Hake, while my moules mariniere (however spelt) was one of the best I have ever had - fantastic sauce and bread - with chips as well. Very good wine and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank TonyD33
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with colleagues for a work leaving dinner. Good service, liked the optional set menu for 1, 2 or 3 courses. Nice decor with fire Small but with space. Loved the candle sticks. I had scallops to start followed by Lemon Sole with seasonal pumpkin. Would have liked to see a full vegetarian option on menu and possibly a chicken... More 

Helpful?
Thank Missk_blogger
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a rather disappointing and expensive Caesar salad that was very small and had far too much dressing. It almost looked like a half portion (which they did serve so I can't imagine how small they are!) wouldn't recommend despite the service being lovely. Maybe I caught them on a bad day!

Helpful?
Thank 478mfk
Level Contributor
205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank Sjc997
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank As0505p
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 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.

Helpful?
Thank Rich D
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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 :-)

Helpful?
Thank emma c
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oxford, England
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

Helpful?
Thank Frankly Speaking

Travelers who viewed South Deep Cafe also viewed

 

Been to South Deep Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of South Deep Cafe and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
8 months ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from South Deep Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?