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Tawny's Wine Bar

) #8 of 62 Restaurants in Swanage ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, British,
52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
01929 422781
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted something a bit different for our last night and Tawneys was a sound choice. Havingseen another recent review I can understand some of the service issues. Just one person on by the look of it when we visited but she was warm and...More

Thank SimonDF1023
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to eat as the reviews were mainly positive and it seemed a good idea at the time. The restaurant lacks atmosphere as you enter, but it could well also remind you of a bistro place in continental Europe, so we didn't feel...More

Thank Absalon_mad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to visit here regularly in the past, but in recent years it seemed to have deteriorated. Visiting here in June after 5 years or more we were very happy with the food and service, and had a pleasant glass of wine each. We...More

Thank ChrisLake38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here on Saturday evening. Staff made us very welcome and got us a table within 20 minutes. Food was outstanding. Will return.

1  Thank Ian James R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a wine lover then you will seriously enjoy Tawny's wine list. Every year that our family is Swanage we visit and no one has ever had a bad glass of wine! There is so much to choose from. The food is also excellent....More

1  Thank Nood1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner there last night. Food was of very high quality, decent wine list. Not terribly expensive, Atmosphere fine, decor a bit odd but ok. Will definitely return

2  Thank RPHS79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food good service and good location very busy so recommend booking but they did have nice tables which was made out of old treadle sewing machine

2  Thank roygrainger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best places by far in Swanage . Great wines, knowledgeable staff and good food. We had food off the tapas and stater menu of Pate, olives and tempura prawns which were all good

1  Thank rugby15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Immediately liked our table position not too close to the table next door and large enough to spread out on. The staff were friendly and attentive,we both chose different dishes for our three courses,all delicious.The menu is not huge which is fine as long as...More

Thank paulineclifton
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Have been visiting Swanage for many years but last week was our first visit to Tawny's - we have previously been put off by the décor of the restaurant - definitely isn't inviting. It sells itself as a wine bar but that may have been...More

1  Thank Daisyday4
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31 August 2016|
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Response from Pinksteph369 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you ring them Pat as extensive menu .. 01929 422781. They also have a very good music evening every so often , went last night as part of my birthday treat .. My kinda of music !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: 01929 422781
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