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Bird's Nest Buffet Swanage Railway


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm here after a lovely walk for a cream tea and a ice cream very good service and the food was nice

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Multmanhz
Reviewed 11 January 2019

It’s a o old train carriage to eat in and lots of seats out side when dry and warm ,you are at the end of the platform so you can see the steam trains while having a coffee

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank blumariin
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Visited for drinks as part of our visit to Swanage and the Santa Express train journey. Only had drinks but all the staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the ambience and will be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulsR8909MH
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This charming little cafe is situated at Swanage Railway Station & is within a renovated railway carriage. We popped into there for an enjoyable quick cuppa before a trip on the Steam Train. Even if you are not going on one of the trains it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with family...very basic old fashioned, but pleasant friendly service. The coffee was instant sachets which was served very hot so we couldnt drink it straight away. Cakes were served wrapped in cling film but they were nice to eat. Basic cafe but a nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sydview
Reviewed 2 May 2018

My partner and I have enjoyed tea and cake at the birds nest buffet more than once. A lovely quaint cafe which is situated at swanage railway. Lovely 😊

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The cafe is inside an old railway carriage and was quirky and interesting. The coffee was good and although we didn't eat, the snacks looked appetising. We were hoping to go for a ride on the steam railway but unfortunately too early in the year...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Limited range of hot snacks, cakes etc.plenty of hot and cold drinks. Sit on the station side and get a real close view as the Loco's come alongside before running round the train to pull it back out of Swanage. Staff helpful.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Really super cakes and a good range of Purbeck ice creams and the staff are very friendly and helpful. It's a single carriage so there aren't too many tables but actually it probably seats more people inside than you'd expect and there's plenty of seating...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank LizB2716
Reviewed 3 October 2017

You can have hot/cold snacks we had a cream tea you can sit in or out side the railway carriage and the helpful staff let us know when our bus arrived in the station

Date of visit: September 2017
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