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Tawny's Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
European, British, 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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Swanage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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196 reviews
97 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 3 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.

Thank famdye
Epsom, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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68 reviews
37 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.

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.

Thank DnACambridge_England

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, 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?