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Tawny's Wine Bar

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52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
01929 422781
18:30 - 23:00
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Wed - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Tawny's for the second year running during the Blues Festival on Saturday evening. We watched a musician play while we ate a lovely dinner here. The sticky toffee pudding was probably the best pudding i've ever had! The waiter and waitresses are attentive and professional. I love the atmosphere in this restaurant and would definitely recommend a visit if... More 

Thank Hendytron
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is really exciting. It's presented well without being too poncy. The quality of the ingredients is excellent. But what really sets it apart is the unique and exciting menu, where fish comes alive with fine sauces and curious alternatives to mash or chips. Even the garnish is very more'ish. Wine selection is awesome... and the very charming... More 

1 Thank Charlie H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant looked shabby but with quite a few tables eating we decided to give it a try - so glad we did! Lamb raging was delicious and tender, Thai curry made the men glow but they loved it and lamb rump with parsnips was well received. The wine was good and service friendly and professional- would highly recommend

Thank Sue B
Swanage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food, a well stocked bar and nice laid back atmosphere. Without a doubt the best place for a night out in Swanage! For a real treat head down on the first Saturday of every month for Enjoy Yourself! - beautiful psychedelic visuals, brilliant soul and garage music and a lively, varied crowd!

Thank Gary23Powell
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It was our first time here- doesn't look overly grand from the outside and the inside is a bit run down an lacks ambiance. However the food far surpassed expectations! The lamb shank tagine was stunning. Husband said it was the best steak he had ever had. Service was wonderful and the house red-shiraz was delicious! Would come again. For... More 

Thank Njls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I am not one to leave reviews but Tawnys was fab. They went above and beyond to look after us. Would definitely recommend! All food was delicious

Thank Claire E
Swanage, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Excellent meal with a group of friends on New Years Eve at Tawnys Wine Bar which at 10.30pm turn itself in to a really unique club night to see in 2017. Vinyl DJs playing loads of soul, American garage, British beat and lots more together with some exciting and very effective psychedelic lighting. The club night also runs every first... More 

Thank Dawn W
Swanage, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great value for money meal on NYE. First class tempura prawns and juicy steak to follow. Will be visiting more often in future.

Thank Dave T
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We almost didn't go into Tawny's wine bar as no-one was in there on a Wednesday evening in December, After walking up the street, a couple did go in and we decided to go for it and we are so glad we did. In fact, very few restaurants were open in Swanage, except for the pubs and fish and chip... More 

Thank denise l
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?