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The Hollow

Ringwood Road | The Gables, Verwood BH31 7AQ, England
+44 1202 900107
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Ringwood Road | The Gables, Verwood BH31 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious food with an excellent gluten free menu. Such a godsend in our small village! Staff are friendly and welcoming, owners very engaging and genuinely interested in their customers.

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

what a fantastic cafe/restaurant. Gf menu as well as a normal menu. A Lovely place to come for your breakfast. Very welcoming staff and owner. My son and nephew were stuffed after a huge sandwich. Price is definitely matched to the product. I will be...More

1  Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant place to while away a little time, with a coffee (and cake) or to have a meal from their quite extensive menu, with all day breakfasts available. There is a very pleasant atmosphere and is clean and tidy with pleasant staff. Free...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Went to The Hollow last week after landing at Bournemouth Airport on an early flight. My husband had the full english and I had a sausage sandwich. The food, I have to say was lovely, freshly cooked and hot. However, my big disappointment was the...More

Thank Sandra L
Laura E, Owner at The Hollow, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hello. Thank you for your review & for some very positive & appreciated comments about your food. As with all of our produce, we are very careful to source the best quality we can & we have received a lot of superb feedback on our...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Not a lot to go to Verwood for usually, but recommended to try this bright little cafe. Opposite the park, with free parking nearby in the municipal car park, this is a great place. Friendly young staff who seem genuinely pleased to help - believe...More

Thank BruceMac19
Laura E, Owner at The Hollow, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review x😊 (I especially like the ‘young’ comment 😀)

Reviewed 2 April 2018

It really doesn't matter what you have to eat here you will not be disappointed. The weekly specials, both pie and fab scone of the week are homemade and Fab! Not only that but you will have a wonderful warm welcome from all those present....More

Thank mimp121
Laura E, Owner at The Hollow, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for the lovely review x😀

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Really enjoyed lunch last week at Plane Cuisine and will hope to return. The home made fish finger sandwiches were lo very and what a joy...leaf tea. Long may you continue.

1  Thank Sheelagh B
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place with great breakfast very nicely treated by staff they are lovely and adored. Located on main road ...

1  Thank Jayesh G
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Best breakfast award.. goes to.. Plane Cuisine So I returned to my favourite restaurant in Verwood. This time for the much talked about and much improved breakfast that had been spoken about. It was a sunny morning and following a brisk walk and enjoying some...More

1  Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a warm and friendly welcome and felt relaxed and not at all rushed. Our Breakfasts all arrived quickly, piping hot and freshly cooked to order, on lovely hot plates too. The service was prompt and the staff and new owner were friendly and...More

4  Thank Bridget N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ringwood Road | The Gables, Verwood BH31 7AQ, England (Formerly Plane Cuisine)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Verwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 900107
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Hello and a hearty welcome from all at The Hollow! We’re a family run café/bistro specialising in fresh homemade food using locally sourced produce. By making a visit to our independent little business you are also supporting other family firms in the area. All our meat is supplied by Verwood’s A. W Andrew’s Butchers. All vegetables etc. are provided by the family run business, Alan Froud Limited, located in Woodlands. Our eggs are delivered by Amy from Knowle Hill Farm in Horton. Among the classic dishes you’d expect to find, we also offer extensive gluten free and children’s options, as well as all day breakfasts and scone of the week. A separate Take Away menu is available for when you’re on the go! We're available for event catering and hire, so feel free to get in touch with any queries. We hope that our woodland vibe, good quality food and friendly service give you a place where you can sit back, relax and indulge a bit. We hope to see you soon! From Laura and the team
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