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Sandbanks Beach cafe

Sandbanks Road, Poole, England
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (66 reviews)
“coffee cake” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Sandbanks Road, Poole, England
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1 - 10 of 357 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Not great service. Very expensive for what it is. We waited ages for our food to find out they had not even started making them. Not happy, no apologies from the staff. Kids hungry as asking why we have no food. Staff vet your unhelpful...More

Thank snjames01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch - burger and panini- took so long we had lost our appetite. Unhelpful staff some of whom could hardly speak English Avoid and bring a packed lunch.

Thank Zack6706
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this cafe with my 80 Year old Mother and her Sister and my small dog for a cup of tea and a scone. SIMPLE So Far. There were no signs up to say dogs not allowed on the terrace and the only access...More

Thank cary21440
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with family midweek lunch. Quite busy and then I realised the fish and chips was buy one get one half price midweek which I saw as a good deal. The food was actually very nice. Presentation was good. Lovely crisp batter and chips...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today for lunch. My wife asked if they catered for Gluten Free. She was told yes, Fish and Chips, without the batter, Beef Burger, without the bun. Hardly a Gluten Free option. But worse, we saw the lovely sun terrace at the front, with...More

1  Thank Jollywalker350
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the weather was cold and windy. Such a shame as we love sandbanks beach and cafe. I have given 4 stars purely for the fact I have a severe nut allergy and when I wanted a piece of cake, I noticed all the utensils...More

Thank mbm123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the beautiful Sandbanks beach and popped in here for a cuppa and a snack, even though it was a quiet Thursday afternoon in September, it took ages to get our order and the lady who served my wife was not very friendly or...More

Thank Darren_Russell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice outside area to have afternoon tea. Generous tea giving more than 2 cups. The coffee walnut cake looked great but was a little dry. Weather reasonable so we sat outside and and enjoyed ourselves

Thank sanshelar25
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Short break in beach walk... could do with some atmosphere .. outside area a little clinical... but for holidaymakers and beach visitors it probably meets everyone's needs.

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Went back to sandbanks cafe again on my visit to poole and was still not disappointed. We went today for breakfast was made very welcome by staff who couldn't be more helpful. Food was really nice I had a full english breakfast which was presented...More

Thank Sarah S
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16 August 2016|
Response from Bobbelar | Reviewed this property |
Probably able to check via their website.
22 March 2016|
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Response from Bobbelar | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely perfect for children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sandbanks Road, Poole, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
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