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“Wedding Anniversary Treat”
Review of Wessex Belle

Wessex Belle
Ranked #35 of 87 Restaurants in Swanage
Price range: US$8 - US$65
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We had really lovely evening on Saturday to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful, and the atmosphere great. Thanks for a great time.

Thank Suealfie13
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

This is what it must have been like in the 'good old days'. First class rail travel with a wonderful meal. Ok so we were only making the return trip from Swanage to Norden (twice to allow time for the meal) but it was great fun. The food really was excellent and a credit to the team that prepared and served it in clearly difficult conditions. The only slight drawback was the lack of gravy on our roast beef but I guess that is down to practicalities of serving food on a moving train.
It was great to feel so important as we pulled into each station and the waiting passengers stared and pointed at the 'posh people'.

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Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

It was an excellent day it was for my friends 65th birthday who loves steam trains. Meal was served hot and the service was excellent. All were volunteers would recommend

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Thank Carolannpugh
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We visited Wessex Belle on a weekend away to Swanage - we booked as saw on trip advisor it was popular. Very good food! Cool atmosphere but friendly and knowledgeable staff. Not the cheapest but the atmosphere was worth It! We'll be back if in Swanage again!

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Thank Mandy G
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

The Sunday Lunch Time dining service offers the relatively reasonably priced experience of being able to partake of a three course meal on a steam hauled train, something which is beyond the reach of most on a mainline steam excursion. The experience on Sunday 14th July 2013 was good but not outstanding. Although the arrangements on the train were pleasant there were a number of annoying factors which do require attention. The service was slow mainly due to meals having to be carried in twos from a kitchen car at the end of the four coach train. The carriage nearest the kitchen where I and my friend was travelling had to wait until every one else had been served. The main meal was not exciting and the small portion of vegetables had to be shared by two - not really enough. There was only one roast potato each - that being one having been sliced in two. There was no gravy offered. When I asked for horse radish sauce that was not served nor it being forthcoming. Although the Swanage Railway have kept the price down, the meal itself was bland and lacked trimmings. The experience was great and the small staff worked well under the intense heat of the day but at the end of the day it was just average.

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Thank ashurstdave
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