“An exceptionally popular choice in Swanage based on great value food in a relaxed family atmosphere. The light, airy and contemporary setting with stunning beachside views. In season, you can moor your boat, row your dinghy to the restaurant and arrive in style!”

Poole Audi Eat Out Guide 


A friendly cafe-bistro restaurant by Swanage beach

Drinking a morning coffee whilst watching breakers roll onto the beach; reading a paper, browsing the net on your laptop, or just enjoying the view over Swanage Bay…
… Lunchtime on the beach platform, sipping chilled wine and tasting freshly cooked local seafood while boats come and go and people unwind in the sun…
… An evening savouring a special meal as the sea whispers in the darkness outside…

Just some of the experiences that await you on your visit to The Bull and Boat. For unmatched seafront dining and a magical holiday atmosphere, come to us: we are sure you’ll find yourself returning again and again for Dorset’s best restaurant experience…

Children Welcome

We are a family-friendly restaurant and welcome well-behaved children in both the bistro and lounge area, and we offer a full range of children’s meals. We have baby changing facilities on the premises.


bull and boat seating plan

Please note that the position of tables shown in the floor plan may change from time to time