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All reviews raspberry pavlova deep fried brie beef stroganoff summer pudding mash bread and olives paella whitebait sea bass potatoes purbeck house hotel homemade food generous portions excellent service and food daily specials birthday dinner evening meal
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Reviewed today

In our opinion this is the best restaurant in Swanage. The furniture and decor is clean and simple, the service is good and there's a relaxed atmosphere. There's a wide range of delicious dishes on offer and there were positive comments from the other customers...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Hampshirerose_9
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful family run restaurant in Swanage., that I cannot recommend highly enough for dining in pleasant and relaxed surroundings. An excellent varied menu with all food cooked and presented to perfection.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lora L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely decor, friendly service and very good food. My wife and I started with the best mussels that I have eaten in this country followed by smoked salmon quiche for her and swordfish steak in a brown shrimp sauce for me. Washed down with a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stoatweasle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bright cheerful restaurant on a cold quiet night - one of the few restaurants open in Swange this night. Very nicely kept - clean and crisp and warm. A lovely welcome and a great menu. Something for most tastes - pleanty of fish! 2...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here before and never been disappointed yet ,this time we were 4 adults 5 children and they were very accommodating as always clear plates and full belly’s all round

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank suz c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went last night to celebrate our anniversary, the food was excellent and generous portions....the service was very attentive and made you feel relaxed and special.... Will recommend and this was the first of many visits

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank frankie483
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

This was my 4th visit to castaways and we were not disappointed. Always great food and a friendly service. Will be back again soon.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maz2580
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Called in after being recommended by someone in the town. Staff were really friendly and the food was excellent at a very reasonable price. Would call in again when next in the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank JCWT
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Had a pleasant and reasonably priced meal here however perhaps my choices were wrong as i chose dishes that proved to be very rich. Nothing at all wrong with the food that was nicely cooked and presented and service was excellent. Only criticism is that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Termer13
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Visited Castaways for a second time and was as impressed as the first time. Prices are reasonable, portions are generous and service is friendly and attentive. This time I had the delicious Mushroom Stroganoff. This is probably my favourite dining option in Swanage.

Date of visit: December 2018
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john d
29 August 2018|
Response from john d |
Why? I posed the question!!!!
18 March 2018|
Response from CastawaysRestaurant | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, we have only recently opened and currently do not have a website. We do have a FB page and our menus are on there. Our food is freshly cooked to order, home-made, affordable classic dishes. With a good... More
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