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South Deep Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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Parkstone Bay Marina | Parkstone, Poole BH14 8EW, England
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small restaurant has it all really. Great location, great staff, excellent food, well presented & a good choice available. A definite place to go back to for something special but not at all pretentious

Thank john e
Poole, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love it here, I pop in nearly every week for a post walk coffee with my friends. If the weather is nice you can sit outside with your dog. If you'd like to go for a meal its wise to book as it can be very busy. The food is always great quality and the staff are very friendly... More 

Thank Michelle N
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden away, but a great place to call in for a casual drink, coffee or tea and cakes or if you book: for a great lunch or dinner. Ideal location for sitting out in sunny weather looking over the nearby water.

Thank DIB_OK
Poole, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to this restaurant before and so glad we returned. Amazing food and service. The smoked mackerel is just superb!! Location is perfect and with the sun out is exceptional. Takes alit to impress me - will definitely return to this place. X

Thank Tracy P
London, United Kingdom
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122 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

after a long walk popped in for a quiet coffee only to be told all the tables are booked for lunch you can sit here if your not going to be long, not quite the greeting you'd expect, service was then slow to serve the coffee, we left well in time for the booked guest. Would definitely book in advance... More 

Thank holidays072
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Sunday Lunch.on 5/6/2016--No Vegetarian option under mains. Fish&chips had V by it!!! Kitchen unhelpful when Queried. I thought we had seen the end of this discrimination against vegetarians.Really felt unwanted.It was like going back in time.Ended up with a poor salad.You would have expected the Kitchen to at least have been able to offer an Omelette---It was poor form on... More 

Thank Lesley S
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for coffee and cake today, very tasty and a great location. Only one minor point, the service can be slow at times, even when it's not busy.. Won't stop me going there though!

Thank jimboroad
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Lovely fresh and home made food perfectly cooked. Had the most beautiful breakfast and service was excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Tanya S
Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We visited this secret café along the water's edge for lunch. It was hard to choose from the varied menu but dressed crab salad was superb. Very relaxed atmosphere and unpretentious. The restaurant/café is housed in a small cabin within the yacht club. Our first visit but certainly not our last.

Thank Chesil-Girl
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

As a regular who enjoys both the food and ambience.I very often go there solo or with friends..I have been known to go and sit in the bit at the front porch which in the past I've been able to sit with my little dog on various occasions. Enjoying a newspaper and soup or a main course followed by their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
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: 01202724915

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