Eating Out and Takeaways in Swanage

Are you looking for a country pub with countryside views, fine dining in a historic building, or a traditional afternoon tea with homemade scones and plenty of clotted cream? You will find it in Swanage and its nearby villages, which offer everything from a-la-carte menus to family-friendly lunches, using fresh local produce.

Treat yourself

Giving spectacular views across Swanage Bay, The Coast Restaurant at the Grand Hotel is the perfect place for fine dining, with exciting and innovative cuisine. In the summer Al Fresco dining is offered in their gardens overlooking Swanage Bay.

Why not experience The Pig on the Beach, where much of the menu comes from the kitchen garden, or is locally sourced (within a 25 mile radius) or foraged? Situated in a country house situated by Studland Bay, you can enjoy the shabby chic style, eat delicious food and take in the view. Afterwards, take a relaxing walk around the kitchen gardens and grounds.

Country pubs

The Bankes Arms at Studland is an old smuggler’s haunt – why not savour your pint while enjoying fine views of the sea?

Tea for two?

No visit to Dorset is complete without a traditional cream tea! At The Pines Hotel and the Grand Hotel you can book a special afternoon tea with fizz in the beautiful gardens overlooking the sea. You can also savour delicious evening menus here. 

Fantastic fish!

Italian family run La Trattoria offers atmospheric evening dining a-la-carte or fixed price menu, with locally caught seafood a speciality.

The Pier Head restaurant, 1859 Pier Bistro, Seventh Wave and Gee Whites also serve fresh fish with seaviews.

A firm favourite with visitors is our scrumptious traditional fish and chips and Swanage also offers a range of take-away establishments with food from around the world.

Book your stay in Swanage

Now you know where to eat, find somewhere to stay during your holiday in Swanage. We have plenty of B&B, self-catering and camping options for you, plus ideas of things to do, events, festivals and interesting shops to discover.

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