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Our philosophy is to listen closely to our customers and what they think of our restaurant, our food, and our friendly customer service. Most are happy to tell our friendly staff about their wonderful dining experience at the time. Our praises are also sung about on Tripadvisor in their Swanage restaurant reviews.

Swanage restaurant reviews

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  • star rating  This place has everything. Excellent drinks, food and views. Don’t visit Durlston without making a pit stop here. The fish cake is a meal not to be missed! Staff... read more

    avatar thumb Brentfordsheep
    3rd April 2024

    star rating  Well we had another good lunch at the Seventh Wave. We booked a table as usual and it was ready for us when we arrived. I chose the large fish... read more

    avatar thumb Winco47
    17th March 2024

    star rating  Lovely location with good food. If the Belvedere Room is open it is well worth climbing the spiral staircase for the view from this room.

    avatar thumb Chris9100
    9th March 2024
  • star rating  Following a walk in Durlston Country Park, my partner and I decided to pop into the Seventh Wave Restaurant and Cafe for a quick hot drink. On entering the venue... read more

    avatar thumb acrosstheglobe2018
    16th February 2024

    star rating  We booked a table for three to have lunch on a Wednesday. We have eaten here many times before so knew what to expect. Good service and hot food is... read more

    avatar thumb Winco47
    17th November 2023

    star rating  The service is second to none and the food is on your table almost before you've sat down at your table. Quality of food is outstanding and very reasonably priced.... read more

    avatar thumb Simonfrombournemouth
    15th November 2023
  • star rating  Amazing views in a beautiful historic building. The food tasted very much home made, tasty fish cakes with a delicious warm tartare sauce. Fresh sardines with a chimmichurri sauce.... read more

    avatar thumb Scottybucks
    28th October 2023

    star rating  This is a great place to stop off and refuel. Offer gluten free dishes so that is always a bonus when Thai all you can eat. Staff very helpful in... read more

    avatar thumb Jrelaxx
    17th September 2023

    star rating  The restaurant is within Durlston Castle.There is easy access on the flat and a lift if required to other levels.The staff are pleasant but very strict on ordering times for... read more

    avatar thumb David G
    14th September 2023
  • star rating  Wonderful place, views, the staff are amazing and the food is always lovely. We both enjoyed the full english breakfast and mine the gluten free! Wow! The best gluten free... read more

    avatar thumb Julie W
    13th September 2023

    star rating  Service: unbelievably fast. Food: excellent. You have to try the fish and chips (best I've ever had, anywhere).

    avatar thumb Simonfrombournemouth
    9th August 2023

    star rating  Most friendliest of welcomes - My husband and I visited the cafe with our two dogs after an impromptu walk around the castle grounds. We were made to feel incredibly welcome (which is unusual because... read more

    avatar thumb N2069LQyvonnec
    2nd February 2023
  • star rating  Warmly welcomed as walk-ins - Enjoyed a roast for lunch which we pre-booked before a walk around Durlston. We were warmly welcomed and because the web site was up to date we knew that the... read more

    avatar thumb KentTwitcher
    31st January 2023

    star rating  11/10 - Best fish and chips anywhere, ever. Unbelievably fast service, lovely, friendly staff. What's not to like? Oh, nice view too.

    avatar thumb Simonfrombournemouth
    28th January 2023

    star rating  Thoughtful menu, excellent value for money, beautiful views, kind staff. - There’s something for everyone, whether you are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian or a omnivore the menu is varied but not extensive but the food is good, the portions reasonable and the... read more

    avatar thumb D K
    15th January 2023
  • star rating  Beautiful views over the sea and lovely cafe with great food & service - Walked along the lovely coastal path past Durlston on a breezy crisp January day. I remember from our last visit that the cafe is always busy so we pre-booked lunch.... read more

    avatar thumb Teresa R
    13th January 2023

    star rating  Great meal in the rain or sunshine (or both!) - Couldn't have found a better place to fill our "gluten free fish and chips while on holiday" gap. The non gf was excellent too. The person who took the order... read more

    avatar thumb GoNoGluten2017
    28th November 2022

    star rating  Really good value food with terrific gluten free options - I went to Durlston Country Park and only expected to get a cup of coffee but was pleasantly surprised at the variety on the menu and the fact that there... read more

    avatar thumb tannietwee
    20th November 2022
  • star rating  A Real Treat - After a walk on a grotty day this was a real treat.
    Super view( even when the rain came) very pleasant service and the meal was served smartly. We had... read more

    avatar thumb neilgS3714QF
    13th November 2022

    star rating  A real gem of a place in a great location .Plenty of seating inside and out . All 3 members of staff we dealt with were very helpful , which... read more

    avatar thumb Torbaytraveller34
    9th October 2022

    star rating  Nice quality food cooked well, quite limited menu choices at lunch time , sadly no sandwiches only paninis. The fish & chips and burgers were delicious. The service was really... read more

    avatar thumb Linhay63
    27th September 2022
  • star rating  Arrived just after 9.30 on Sunday morning and choice of seats. Lovely and very filling breakfast. I had vegan and my husband the full English. Both delicious. I also had... read more

    avatar thumb ktigger
    7th September 2022

    star rating  Visited here for lunch during the hot spell and were fortunate to get a shaded table outside.
    Efficient ordering service (albeit a queue had built up by time we left... read more

    avatar thumb Chief_squiggle
    13th August 2022

    star rating  Very good value for money and the wonderful views of the coast on the balcony are like eating in the middle of paradise. Lunch nemy is OK and food quailty... read more

    avatar thumb kane47pam47
    12th August 2022
  • star rating  Really lovely and helpful staff, went above and beyond. I had the gluten free fish and chips which was yummy - just make sure you ask for gluten free as... read more

    avatar thumb Louise W
    15th May 2022

    star rating  Visited for lunch, two adults and two children one of whom is Coeliac. Waitress was lovely, very clued up about gluten free with separate fryers etc. All of our food... read more

    avatar thumb ange300
    18th April 2022

    star rating  If you love nice food, excellent service then visit here because not only will you get both they are delivered in a stunning location.

    avatar thumb samanthagU9755UQ
    16th April 2022
  • star rating  Any visit to Durlston is not complete without lunch in the Seventh Wave. Best haddock and chips ever. Welcoming friendly staff. High standards of cleanliness and service.

    avatar thumb SUSSEX020
    6th April 2022

    star rating  The best, freshest, haddock and chips you can get... Anywhere... Ever. Probably caught that morning. Arrived at table in no time by lovely staff. Only spoilt by some busybody who... read more

    avatar thumb Simonfrombournemouth
    28th March 2022

    star rating  Excellent Gluten Free Fish & chips, a few other lunch options available. Gluten Free cake options more limited. Reasonable prices. Great spot with lovely views.

    avatar thumb emilygI6675IT
    26th March 2022

I felt I had to write this review to say thank you to everyone at Seventh Wave restaurant. Our breakfast out on the sun-terrace was amazing. The view and the food and the attentive service was incredible.


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