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Sandbanks Beach cafe

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sandbanks road, Poole, England
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have visited several times during trips to Sandbanks and its prominent position on the Beach means it is highly popular. As others have remarked the coffee is machine made but drinkable and you are really there for the view/location. Sandwiches/cakes are freshly made and tasty but come with a hefty price tag. The youngsters who are serving try hard but... More 

Thank Chescaislovely
Camberley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and helpful staff with competitively priced menu. Food was of a very high standard. Lovely views over the water.

Thank Ranger493
Watford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A popular place so always busy. Inside and outside seating. A good range of food from delicious cakes and snacks to meals. Children well catered for. Consistent quality throughout the year.

Thank Penny F
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having rown up in Bournemouth, experience told me that a lot of Beachfront cafes are over-priced and give poor value. So it was a pleasant surprise to visit this one on a lovely sunny March day, and find a good-quality, clean and friendly extablishment. We managed to sit outside and enjoyed a lovely sea view whilst partaking of our refreshments.... More 

Thank mekydro
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for tea and cake, although we didn't have a full meal what went to other tables looked lovely ..cakes are home made and delicious...tea is a pot of and together is very good value

Thank Claire C
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here the other day with my sister and bought two Large hot chocolates with cream.. they weren't large at all, more like regular.. £3.45 each is ridiculous for the size (there was no regular so didn't have the option to downsize). Also went to buy a panini 10 minutes later around 4:15 and they had already shut the kitchen... More 

Thank Olivialew99
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

smashing selection of cakes,sea view,plenty of seating.Easy walk along the coast path.Seating indoors and out.great for families or couples

Thank 740Lynne740
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st time visit to sandbanks beach cafe. Lovely location and views. Food was basic and over priced. Coffee was awful! would expect an Italian coffee machine in that location like most other places. . However the scones were lovely and the cakes looked really tempting. If your just hungry for a cake then visit this place .

Thank Mark H
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location and views from this café but the standard of beverages and food need improvement. The coffee is from a machine which gathering by the taste either (1) they need to stop buying cheap coffee or (2) clean the machine pipes, it was disgusting (for want of a better word) and left a terrible after taste for the rest... More 

Thank TracyBH9
Fairford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Came here for business reasons and stumbled open the sandbanks beach cafe! Great food, with quick service and an amazing view!

Thank louyells

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $14
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: sandbanks road, Poole, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole

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Swanage, United Kingdom
Poole, Dorset
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?