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We had a great meal here. The service was excellent and the staff were charming. Of course it goes without saying that the food was excellent too.
Friendly staff and huge portions in a pleasant setting. We had a good night out whildt watching the evening view over Swanage bay. Take an appetite to this bistro. you can also drop in for a coffee or lunch during the day.
Had a really great meal here on Saturday. Really tasty cheese fondue to start with made with local cheeses - plenty of bread, easily enough for the two of us. We then had Sea Bass which was cooked perfectly with a very tasty Thai style sauce. Finished off with Christmas Pud ! The food and service were both great. I would recommend a visit.
Never had a bad meal here was very tasty , the lady who was serving us was polite , some of the other staff could cheer up a bit ! Will return without a doubt
From the moment we entered we knew that the complaints we had read about were total rubbish .the food was superb cooked fresh so be patient the wait is worth it .the wine is excellent ,but the service we received from Natasha and Jordan was first class always attentive and making sure everything was ok .would highly recommendable nd the views of the bay make it worth while .
Food was excellent however the service attitude was lacking . Two bottles of wine ordered and delivered with a curt "do you want these opened?" Soup spoons were thrown on the table. We had to request bread with soup ,and finally we had to wait 40minutes for desert. It really is a shame that service let down our experience Additionally someone with a large dog was allowed to enter the dining area to have drink then left . Not very hygienic.
All very good but our allocated table was scrunched up next to another allocated table. There were other tables unoccupied so it would have been better to spread us out a bit. Otherwise, all very good indeed. Scallops and chorizo, great. Duck breast, great. We bream, great. Fruit crumble, great. Cheeseboard, great. Ambience, mostly good as mentioned above.
We went to the Bull & Boat as part of my Birthday celebrations 6 people and a baby We were shown to our table and menus were on the table We asked if we wanted drinks but hadn't been given the Drinks menu! Drinks order sorted We ordered our food A while later 2 starters turned up a while later the three other starters turned up, to be fair all very nice Mains arrived mine was s rare Sirloin it wasn't Rare medium at best My other halfs Sea Bass was just one small fillet a measley portion for £18.75 Our plates weren't cleared away so in the end I complained I have another table booked next Saturday for 9 but am seriously considering going elsewhere
My 53rd Birthday and the third occasion that i have been to the Bull and Boat when staying in Swanage. However, this will me my last after a disappointing experience. I booked the tab;e well in advance and made the Bull and Boat aware that my mother was gluten free, but they struggled to cater for this. My meal was unsatisfactory and when I complained, staff could only say sorry and no attempt to knock anything off the bill. Poor meal experience.
Despite the restaurant not receiving my booking through the Quandoo app they were still able to accommodate my party of 8 on Mothers Day. They were a little short staffed but the food was good and the setting is great on a sunny day!