Restaurants – Swanage and Purbeck

There are a multitude of restaurants making the most of the bountiful the sea and the rich arable environment of the Swanage and Purbeck area, producing some fabulous fresh meat and vegetables.

Bull and BoatBull & Boat Bistro Swanage, Swanage

Seafront dining on North Beach, menu with fresh fish straight out of the bay, local meats and vegetables. There is a beach deck with views of Swanage Bay. In the evening there are daily specials and an a la carte menu.

Chilled Red, Swanage

A great restaurant tucked away behind the high street, well worth the search to find.

The Canteen, Swanage

Tucked away behind the High Street is this excellent brasserie restaurant, a hidden gem! Open on weekends in the quieter periods and throughout the week in high season. The ever changing menu is a great draw here, as is the informal laid back atmosphere.

Tawnys Wine Bar, Swanage

A great little restaurant and wine bar as you head up the high street.

The Priory, Wareham

The menu uses locally sourced seasonal produce and is inspired by European and International cuisine, all set in a country house hotel on the River Frome. A fine dining experience that is not to be missed.

Shell Bay Restaurant and BistroStudland Beach Dorset Purbeck, Shell Bay Studland

A seasonal seafood restaurant sitting on the edge of Studland overlooking Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour. There are outdoor dining areas or canopied areas for the cooler months. The a la carte menu specialises in fresh local seafood and produce from the surrounding area.
If you just need a snack or a freshly cup of coffee before hitting the beach, there is garden seating with water views and a bistro area for light meals.

Pig on the Beach Restaurant and Hotel, Studland Beach

A restaurant where all ingredients are sourced within 25 miles and much grown on site. Enjoy their ever changing menu based on the seasons, with an ever changing view of Studland’s beaches and Poole Harbour.


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