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“Great tapas”
Review of Windjammers - CLOSED

Windjammers
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Spanish, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Olney, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great tapas”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is my second attempt at reviewing Windjammers - last time I decided to quote another reviewer's comment which I though summed it up nicely but that fell foul of TripAdvisor's moderation (even though it was only part of the review), so let's try again with all my own words this time...

We've visited Windjammers on a couple of occasions now and always been pleased with the friendly, if a bit quirky, service. The tapas is excellent (on our most recent visit it was a great opportunity to introduce the children to the food they would soon be enjoying in Spain) and it's family-friendly too.

A lovely little cafe/restaurant, offering something a little different in Swanage

  • Visited July 2013
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Helpful?
Thank MarkAWilson
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English first
Littlehampton
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Unfortunately closed down!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Always on our visits to Swanage, Windjammers was a first to visit to enjoy the Tapas Bar in the evenings. Unfortunately on our last visit, a week ago, the whole place has closed. Such a shame as it made a different type of eating and the tapas food was always good. The owner, with whom we had chatted to in the past, seemed to have done so well in his desire to promote Spanish tapas dishes. A great loss to Swanage in my opinion.

Visited November 2013
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Thank AngelaLittlehampton
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Solihull
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tapas in Dorset!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

4 of us went here one evening, tempted by the tapas menu and we were not disappointed. Not particularly expensive (apart from the drinks) but dearer than a pub meal.
Really well prepared food and helpful advice on-hand.
Really nice tapas - we will go-back.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank tango_jd
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice, Simple and Value for Money”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Tapas (on certain nights) really was a hit.
Kids picked whilst we chose what we want for a change........
Excellent friendly staff and speedy service too.
Good food and very reasonably priced too.
Would definately recommend and shall return on our next visit to Swanage.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank MrGTC
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Woking, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A favourite for lunch on visits to Swanage!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

A favourite lunch stop for us on our visits to Swanage. There is a Great choice of light lunch snacks, drinks both soft and alcoholic and very friendly staff. A positive for us when we've had the dog with us is that well behaved dogs can come into the cafe, however this may be a negative for others.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank jasmine_brim
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