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“Lovely setting”
Review of Bull and Boat

Bull and Boat
Ranked #70 of 88 Restaurants in Swanage
Price range: $11 - $36
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Bull and Boat on North Beach Swanage. We aim to please everyone whether you're looking for a light lunch, bistro dinner or tapas in our cafe lounge but all relaxed dining; we offer a fully stocked bar with local real ales or lagers on draft, extensive wine list and a selection of hot beverages including our own blend coffee! so you're welcome to join us just for drinks if you wish.Our Team of chefs source fresh local meats, vegetables and even fish straight from Swanage Bay! We welcome children and offer a full children's menu and baby changing facilities.We have plenty of outside seating including a beach deck for lunchtime dining with fabulous views of Swanage Bay, pier and town. Coming by boat? we offer 8 courtesy moorings opposite the Bull And Boat for drinks or diningOur Bistro is one of Swanage's top restaurants and by night a more intimate dining experience; we have regularly changing black board specials to accompany our a la carte menu and a generous vegetarian selection: you can eat from the same menus in our cafe lounge for a more casual feel. We Have sofas, tub chairs and coffee tables should you wish to join us for a social drink and enjoy the eclectic decor of marine artifacts and all things Bull!
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Helpful and pleasant staff, good food and served reasonably quickly. On the evening we went it had been a very warm day and this meant that the restaurant was very hot and there was a distinct lack of ventilation, there were no small windows to open so by the end of the meal we were very hot and bothered. I agree with a previous comment about the decking, I little bit if decoration and better tables and chairs would be good.

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Thank Dorothy M
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Sit and look at the sea, great menu and superb crab salad, a proper salad,a wonderful meal and lovely service

Thank hogfairfive
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped here for a drink on the deck and ended up sharing fish and chips. The location is great but the deck looked like it could do with a bit of tidying up! The fish and chips were good but had better chips. A good location if you want to sit right on the beach but wouldn't rush back....

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Thank Bridget R
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

This café/bar is lovely. Dogs are welcome as long as they are not wet! Have been several times, excellent. It really is nice to be able to go to nice place that welcomes dogs.

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Thank Suealfie13
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Felt very much part of the beach community here when eating on a fine summer's evening.
The service was prompt and friendly.
A fine menu with a good choice of fish.

All in all a good experience.
Gets very busy so book in advance.

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Thank Wave-train
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