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Independent Outdoor Cafe in Bournemouth Lower Gardens. Terraces overlooking the Historic Lower Gardens, Bournemouth Pier and Sea. Open for brunch, lunch, cocktails and coffee daily! Cafe Of The Year - Dorset Tourism Awards 2020 & 2021/2/3 Cafe Of The Year - South West Tourism Awards 2021/2
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, Street Food
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to this cafe ( we call it the aviary cafe as it’s next door to the aviary and you can hear the birdsong , the squawks , it’s great ) all year round , in all weathers . There are canopies to keep...you dry and heaters and blankets in winter . It’s just lovely being outside in the fresh air overlooking Bournemouth gardens . The food and coffee is superb, best toasties in the world ! And great mulled wine around Xmas time . The staff are always lovely . For a quick bite you won’t find a nicer place !More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picnic Park Deli absolutely ticks all the right boxes. The staff are always incredibly friendly and accommodating in addition to being very welcoming and enthusiastic. Particularly Marta and Aggie who work very very hard providing excellent service in a very customer focused environment. The cakes...and snacks are varied, in addition to a menu offering a good choice of freshly prepared food cooked to order. Even that is reviewed periodically to reflect the season and current trends so never feels dated or staid. The ethos of this eaterie demonstrates a keen interest in not only serving quality food to the the local community, but also by supporting good causes and encouraging local enterprises, such as developing young musical talent (live music is a regular feature). So refreshing compared to the big names who just don't engage with or listen to their customer's needs. Well done Picnic Park Deli. Keep up the good work!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simple straightforward food done really well in a lovely setting. We had avocado on sourdough with egg. They kindly did a little omelette for my wife as she doesn’t like yokes. I added bacon which was cooked perfectly. Not sure how it could have been...improved. Great value as well. Also had sourdough with almond butter and banana with blueberries. A super independent business that deserves to thrive.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Picnic Park Deli is a wonderful little café situated on the cliffs heading down to the beach in Bournemouth with distant views out over the sea. Open all year round with menus changing according to the season. Lovely range of sandwiches, all different from the...norm, and delicious cakes along with a wide range of ice creams. Doggie treat also available. Very reasonably priced and excellent service from Marta and her team. I thoroughly recommend this independently run café and use it regularly.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Walking through the Lower Pleasure Gardens to find somewhere for lunch on a very wet and windy day, this was a real find close to the aviary. Good choice, with vegan, vegetarian and (hooray from my point of view) gluten-free options. My cheese toastie was...really tasty (there were several different fillings to choose from and mine was made with GF tiger bread) and sweet potato chips went down well. Service was friendly and efficient and prices were very reasonable. Highly recommended - a real five star place.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

Been before. Lovely friendly lady. Very helpful and polite. Food and drink great. Cosy warm place even now with the heater on and it is windy and raining Just a coffee and cake today. Both delicious 😋

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Had an amazing lunch here! Avocado toast was super delicious and really good value! Location is stunning, lovely views of the park. Staff were really kind and friendly :) Also had such a nice refreshing peach iced tea, and a very tasty slice of coffee...and walnut cake! 10/10, would absolutely come back again. Shout-out to Erin for great customer service :)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

My favourite cafe for lunch when I visit Bournemouth. Lovely spot overlooking the park. The staff are very friendly and helpful

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

We were here on the most glorious sunny day in Bournemouth - we enjoyed a lovely brunch date. The toastie and salmon sandwich were so incredibly fresh and delicious - we also had some Brazilian coxinhas, which were special at the time. We enjoyed some...beautiful live music from a local performer - this even further enhanced our day and set us up for a wonderful afternoon. A perfect brunch spot - duly recommended for all visitors and locals alike!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Love this place. Great food, drinks at reasonable prices. Best toasties ever! Often live music. Fantastic atmosphere. Adam and Marta work so hard to make it special.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

I come back for the ability to work on my laptop in a great setting. I dont come back for the coffee sadly. The last 3 flat whites I've had have gotten progressivley worse. The last one perhaps the worst I've had in maybe ever....Scolding hot. No foam. Lacking a discernible taste of coffee. Either coffee-making skills arent trained here, or I've just been unlucky. Ill keep coming back, but Ill probably stick with tea from now on.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Picnic Park Deli Bournemouth, General Manager at Picnic Park Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2023

Simon, so sorry to hear this. We are currently in the busy Picnic On The Piste season and our little kiosk is very hectic with a lot of extra new team members. No excuse as hope you can tell from what we do and previous...More

Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

I love it here! Every time I visit family in Bournemouth I have to stop by. The picnic on the piste is amazing! Transported to a ski village, I was with my one year old and she loved looking at the lights and toddling on...the glow trail. The food and drink was delicious as ever. Lovely family feel, super cosy and the loveliest staff. See you soon!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Picnic Park Deli Bournemouth, General Manager at Picnic Park Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2023

Thank you so much 😊 see you soon

Reviewed 21 November 2023

What an incredible little bournemouth cafe, visited during their ‘picnic on the piste’ season and i was blown away by the ambience, the lovely servers and the great tasting drinks. I work in the hospitality industry so i really admire what they are doing here...and wish you many more great years of trading. All the best Ben and IssieMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Come here regularly, lovely friendly staff. They put so much effort in to making it look lovely throughout the seasons. Now preparing for the Christmas season. Well worth a visit, and it's a lovely view as well.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Picnic Park Deli Bournemouth, General Manager at Picnic Park Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2023

Thank you so much 😊 see you soon

Reviewed 8 November 2023

Lovely little unique cafe in the park. Lovely coffee☕. Lovely little place to stop after some shopping. Staff busy decorating for Xmas.! 🌲🎅

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hi We are a casual set up with an outdoor location so no requirement to book. We have some vegetarian items including the Proud Mary Grilled Cheese and Avocado Toast. In regards to gluten free as we only have a small limited... More
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Hi Clare Central Car Park is £5 for the day or NCP on Hinton Road has an all day/early bird offer on their website... both a 5 min walk See you soon
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Picnic Park Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5