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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  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

    star rating  We only stopped by to have a tea cake and some hot drinks but they were delicious. We watched other food being served and it looked great! We will definitely... read more

    avatar thumb xxxxsarahxxx
    20th March 2022

    star rating  We have been here a number of times with both friends and family and have always had really good food. The staff are always polite and helpful. If the weather... read more

    avatar thumb H6Ragz
    10th February 2022
  • star rating  Lovely food - fresh and natural ingredients- lovely triple cooked chips. Very friendly service and very polite staff! The winter salad was lovely and cafe has a lovely ambience. ... read more

    avatar thumb kane47pam47
    25th January 2022

    star rating  New Years Day and I put a pin in the Tripsdvisor map and came up with Swanage. We were very pleasantly surprised at the Seventh Wave cafe.
    The staff... read more

    avatar thumb Stewart G
    1st January 2022

    star rating  A fantastic family Christmas Eve breakfast was had at Seventh Wave!
    We had decided to do all our veg chopping early & reward ourselves with brunch and it really... read more

    avatar thumb mccoypage
    28th December 2021
  • star rating  "Over a soup?" you may ask, and I would reply, "Yes, over a soup - I would give a review like this. But this was no ordinary soup. No, it... read more

    avatar thumb DorsetDelights
    22nd November 2021

    star rating  Four of us enjoyed excellent meals at the Seventh Wave in Durlston. Three superb fish and chip meals and one very good beef burger. We were extremely well looked after... read more

    avatar thumb ChasDartmoor
    4th November 2021

    star rating  Lunch here today....really lovely. Fish delicious, not dry at all. Sign of a really good chef. Very tasty chips, crisp on the outside, fluffy inside. Alcoholic drinks available.
    Excellent... read more

    avatar thumb Froggy1952
    29th October 2021

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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