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Tawny's Wine Bar

) #9 of 60 Restaurants in Swanage €€ - €€€ European, British,
52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
01929 422781
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lemon tart” (6 reviews)
“lamb rump” (3 reviews)
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European, British, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best places by far in Swanage . Great wines, knowledgeable staff and good food. We had food off the tapas and stater menu of Pate, olives and tempura prawns which were all good

Thank rugby15
Reviewed 6 days ago

Immediately liked our table position not too close to the table next door and large enough to spread out on. The staff were friendly and attentive,we both chose different dishes for our three courses,all delicious.The menu is not huge which is fine as long as...More

Thank paulineclifton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been visiting Swanage for many years but last week was our first visit to Tawny's - we have previously been put off by the décor of the restaurant - definitely isn't inviting. It sells itself as a wine bar but that may have been...More

Thank Daisyday4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the food rather better than the limited menu suggested it might be. Considering it was the fish festival the fish choice was disappointing. This restaurant lacks any kind of atmosphere, wooden seats, no table cloths with a rather tired feeling which detracted from...More

Thank MoretonBoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a weekday evening and had a main course. The lamb was excellent and the sea bass good. The wines were good. The staff were rushed off their feet but trying very hard. However, the restaurant was dark and the table was sticky....More

Thank Squid58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have passed by many times over the years and finally went in for a meal. Not much sign of being a metropolitan wine bar, but we did have a pleasant meal and good glasses of wine with friendly service.

Thank jim b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited Tawneys many times over the years and have seldom been disappointed, however our meal last week was brilliant. I can recommend the lamb, just wonderful, good wine to go with it and a ever so naughty chocolate tart to finish. The waitress does...More

Thank kathySussexEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were made to feel very welcome in this wine bar/restauarnt. Good menu selection, and high quality food - chicken supreme and the lamb both recommended. Dog-friendly.

Thank ChubbsyKent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a wet Saturday in Swanage, not a lot of choice, dreary pubs and boring cafes for the bobble hat brigade, Then we stumbled upon this. what great food ! and charming super-friendly service. tempura prawns seafood linguine and lamb delicious, made our day . then...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I called in for dinner and there was not a problem as it was not very booked. I had the tempura prawns, very standard chilled food. Then the lamb which was OK. Followed by panacotta which was fine.

Thank Alan M
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Would like to see sample menu with prices please. Not easy to book if you don't know what's on offer. Thanks
31 August 2016|
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Response from Pinksteph369 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you ring them Pat as extensive menu .. 01929 422781. They also have a very good music evening every so often , went last night as part of my birthday treat .. My kinda of music !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: 01929 422781
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