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Food and restaurants in Swanage

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great variation of real ales and cider, also good pub grub. Very quick service and friendly staff.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Enjoy this unique location and stare out to the sea, enjoy a meal in the cafe or go for a walk along the South West Coast Path”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“restaurant owned and run by a local couple who take pride in the meals they serve. ideal location for evening meal and a stroll on the seafront.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to enjoy some good food right on the peer. We enjoy having a glass of wine in the evening while the children have fun catching the crabs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“One of the better Indian restaurants and take-aways. However it's had some very poor reviews on Trip Adviser July-September 2016. Hopefully that's a short lived blip. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Right by the beach, with a sea view. A small veggie breakfast menu 9.30-11.30, A fair selection of vegetarian dishes and sandwiches for lunch, fewer for dinner, but you'll probably have to ask if they can knock up anything vegan. Open 7 days a week. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This wine bar/restaurant has recently been recommended by some of our guests.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hotel
  • 2 locals recommend

Cafes

Art Gallery
“Great walks, amazing views, you may even see our local dolphins swimming off shore and take a break in the cafe in the castle, on a sunny day sit outside and have a bite to eat.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious, locally sourced and homemade food, cosy interior and great service. Definitely worth a visit.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“The best coffee and vegan /vegatarian food in town, with great staff and atmosphere, plus a lovely sunny courtyard. Only open until 3pm ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Good for breakfast as well as other meals. All produce is local, not to Dorset but actually to Purbeck!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Great variety in Bread and Pastries, good hearty English breakfast - friendly service”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“A cafe in an old railway carriage by the side of the tracks at Swanage Steam railway. There's seating inside, and table and chairs outside too. It's a small menu - about the only vegan thing is likely to be their great chips, but there are also cakes and snacks, some of which are likely to be vegetarian. But an atmospheric location to sit for a while. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“I'm not sure if any of these are vegan (best to ask), but the vegetarian pasties look interesting. The Cheese and Onion • The Vegetable • The Spicy Chickpea and Potato • The Curried Parsnip • The Apple, Rhubarb and Custard”
  • 1 local recommends