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Bird's Nest Buffet Swanage Railway

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1 Gilbert Road, Swanage, England
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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1 Gilbert Road, Swanage, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having read the many favourable reviews we thought this would be a good place for a snack on Sunday at lunchtime. The surroundings and the atmosphere were charming and the staff were friendly and helpful. There's outdoor seating if you want it, or you can...More

Thank Richard_and_Petra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice lunch in a Steam railway station. Dog friendly. Staff friendly and pleased to help. Basic menu but food was fine.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here for lunch- a quick sandwich (me) and a bacon and egg bap for Mrs B. Great service and the staff there can't do enough for you. Service here is what the Bluebell railway's team should aspire to.!!

Thank ChrisB090
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a Cream Tea, the Tea was very nice but the Scones lacked in taste. They where slightly warm and very Rubbery in Texture. I think they were warmed in a Microwave.

Thank Basel_Runner_1970
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and were delighted with the quality of the food, value for money and friendliness of service. We had a huge and excellent cream tea, burger and chips and our daughter had a lovely lunchbox meal which was a bargain at £2.50....More

Thank RDBoru
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here a coulle of times during our stay, lovely staff and fast service. Food chouces goid with drinks available for all. Sat out with dog and enjoyed the world passing by!

Thank madosani
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Came here and only had coffee but friendly staff and good reasonably priced menu choices. The outside seating area is lovely too set in grassed area with a view of rhew steam trains

Thank denis s
Reviewed 2 April 2017

stopped for a cuppa which wasn't a great experience. Gentleman was quite knowing about the train ride which was a little expensive.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you want a delicious breakfast or just a bacon roll - this is the place. A delightful railway carriage converted into a cafe. Our simple lunch of a pasty and chips was spot on. Tasty pasty and crispy chips was spot on.

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Fab cakes. yummy when waiting for connection in oldee world service. Fab old carriages at the end of the station. A must for the family and railway buff in old world.

Thank Dave J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Gilbert Road, Swanage, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage