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Tawny's Wine Bar

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European, British, Wine Bar
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52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
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Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Limited choice but lovely meal! Delicious dessert! We visited on a Saturday evening. It was recommended by the electrician who was working on our holiday cottage. We weren't sure as decor was a little dated but took a chance.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We booked and arrived on time but there was no reservation held for us despite checking the day before. However, we got a table but then waited 30 minutes to have our order taken. Food was OK but not that good. They need more staff, better trained and unflappable. could be so much better

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very pleasant find during a short trip to Swanage. Front of house staff clearly very knowledgeable about the menu and how meals were cooked and the food itself was superb. Good wine list - with plenty available by the glass.

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Thank RogerBest
Cambridge, England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We come to Swanage every year. We eat at Tawny's each time. Every time it is delicious. It is an 80's wine bar don't let the decor put you off. The food is fantastic and the wine too.

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Thank DnACambridge_England
Swanage, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food very well priced. Nice ambience and very friendly staff would definitely go again. Good portions.

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Thank ResRob
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited for blues festival. Although busy food was excellent and service good. A wide menu with something for everyone. Can also visit just for a drink

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Had meal during the blues festival. Nice gig, good food and wonderful service but at £11 plus for a large wine and a pint they should fix the toilet door as a first step to much needed refurbishment of washroom.

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Thank rogerp761
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Tawny's was packed for one of the Swanage Blues Festival performances but despite every table being full the service was swift and very friendly. My king prawn starter and vegetarian lasagne were both excellent and my three companions were equally impressed by their meals. I've been to Swanage many times but this was the first time I have tried Tawny's.... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch. Food was excellent value and taste. Fully recommended , also dog friendly , will definitely be trying the main M.enu next time.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had no reservation for the evening , and liked the appearance of Tawny's , so asked for a table whilst passing - they squeezed us In and welcomed us. The food , atmosphere and ambience were excellent , and we would have re-visited , but their opening nights are limited.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?