Food & Drink Restaurants Takeaways


Dine-in & takeaway

Find your new favourite pizza place in Swanage – from sit-down authentic Italian cuisine to indulgent Friday-night takeaway.

These pizza restaurants and takeaways in town offer a delicious taste of Italy by the English seaside.

La Trattoria

This family-run restaurant in the heart of Swanage also offers pizza and pasta takeaway.

Italian restaurant la Trattoria on Swanage's High Street
La Trattoria

La Trattoria’s 11-inch pizzas are made to a family recipe, with a handmade Italian tomato and fresh herb base sauce.

Customise a traditional margherita pizza or choose from popular toppings such as fungi, piccante, rucola and la reine.

The dine-in menu also has a range of pasta and pasta al forno dishes, along with various sides, breads, olives and desserts.

🐾 Sorry, no dogs (except outside where there may be a couple of street-side tables available)

  • ℹ️ View the menu on La Trattoria’s website:
  • 📞 Pop in or phone to make a table booking or arrange a pizza collection: 01929 423784
  • 📍 12 High Street, postcode: BH19 2NT

Gee Whites

For a simple, tasty pizza with fantastic bay views, visit Gee Whites on Swanage’s stone quay.

Pizza & fish & chips at Gee Whites

Choose from a half-size pizza (6 inch) or whole (12in) and enjoy al fresco dining at this busy spot.

There’s a broad range of menu options here, including seafood and fish & chips, making it a great option for families with different tastes.

Pizza options include traditional margherita, vegetarian and pepperoni, and specialties such as ‘hot carnivore’ and ‘mighty meaty’, and are served on wooden board with various side options as extra.

Tables are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Gee Whites is popular with visitors arriving by boat – you can get a water taxi from your mooring to right outside Gee Whites. (Water taxi number: 07802 480139)

🐾 Well-behaved dogs welcome

  • 📍1 High St, Swanage BH19 2LN
  • ℹ️ Find out more and check out the menu:
  • 📞 01929 425720

Takeaway only

Grab a pizza take-out for a picnic in the park, beach-side bite or to bring back to your home, holiday let or campsite.

A popular place to sit and enjoy a pizza or fish & chips takeaway in Swanage is on the sloping lawn of Prince Albert Gardens and amphitheatre at the southern end of town. It’s close to many of Swanage’s restaurants and bars and has great views over Swanage Bay.

Coastal Crust Pizza

Coastal Crust Pizza offers weekly takeaway nights around Purbeck, as well as event catering, with more frequent pizza nights in spring and summer.

Their Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas are made with locally-sourced ingredients and handmade dough & sauces from their Swanage-based mobile catering trailer, which is open seasonally at the following times and locations:

  • Thursdays – At The Globe Inn pub’s car park on Bell Street, (postcode BH19 2RY) between 5pm – 8pm
  • Fridays – Pizza takeaway from the Coastal Crust Swanage HQ between 5pm – 8pm (call or message to pre-order for collection)

Regulars on the menu include classics like margherita, marinara and pepperoni pizza, alongside more intricate flavours such as the ‘nduja honey hot one’ and a BBQ chorizo pizza.

The mobile pizza van also runs various pop-up dates throughout the year – check the latest menus and find out more about catering for your wedding, private party or corporate event on Coastal Crust’s website:

Pick up a loyalty card to start earning points towards free dips, garlic bread, pizzas and desserts.

The best way to see where Coastal Crust Pizza will be next is to follow them on social media:

Old Brick

The Old Brick opens seasonally for takeaway-only.

Pizzeria The Old Brick on Swanage High Street
The Old Brick

It offers pizzas and sides in conjunction with The Ship Inn, next door.

Keep an eye on updates on its Facebook page:


Dino’s fast food restaurant is set in the centre of Swanage, close to the beach, arcades, main pubs and shops and right next door to Swanage Museum.

Takeaway fast food Dino's in Swanage
Dino’s Takeaway

In addition to pizza, Dino’s sells a range of other fast food items for takeaway including hot dogs, burgers, doughnuts and churros.

There’s a small amount of bench seating in the square outside Dino’s and the adjacent fish & chip shops.

Rainbow Kebab

Swanage’s only kebab shop also sells pizza for that late-night nourishment.

Outside the Swanage kebab shop, Rainbows on High Street
Rainbow Kebab

Toppings include vegetable, seafood, Hawaiian, meat feast and BBQ flavours, with sides including garlic bread and cheesy chips.

Order in the shop, on the phone or online for collection or local delivery.

Find Rainbow Kebab on High Street next to Masala Indian restaurant.

Pizza outlets in Purbeck

If you’re visiting a nearby area of Purbeck try these pubs, restaurants and social clubs that serve either eat-in or takeaway pizza:

Old Harry bar pizza menu (picture credit: Old Harry Bar Instagram)

Old Harry Bar, Studland

This volunteer-run social club in Studland serves stone-baked pizzas and drinks, and holds regular, popular events.

Located opposite Studland Stores, it’s open every day during summer between 5pm – 11.30pm (closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in winter).

There’s a pool table and darts board here, and it’s a short walk to Middle Beach and South Beach.


Seasonal flatbread (picture credit: The Pig Hotels Instagram)

The Pig – On the Beach, Studland

Enjoy The Pig’s drop-in ‘outdoor eats’ with their wood oven flatbreads and sourdough pizzas.

Flatbreads are topped with seasonal ingredients sourced locally and from their own kitchen garden, with extra nibbles, sides, sweet treats and drinks available.

View The Pig’s Wood Oven menu here:

Stone-baked pizza (picture credit: The Greyhound Inn, via Instagram)

The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle

The Greyhound pub in Corfe offers a seasonal takeaway menu, which starts around Easter time throughout summer.

Stone-baked pizzas can be customised to your taste and include Italian classics alongside unique flavour combinations such as shredded BBQ brisket, red onion & jalapeño and mozzarella BBQ pulled pork & shredded rotisserie chicken.

Order takeaway pizza and other items from the menu, which you’ll find on the pub’s website:

The Italian Kitchen & Street Pizza

Street Pizza (picture credit: Italian Kitchen Instagram)

Dine-in at The Italian Kitchen on Wareham Quay or order to pick up a takeaway from The Italian Bakery on North Street.

Pizza can also be delivered within a three-mile radius.

Check out the takeaway menu, which includes street burgers & fries and various weekday deals at

Find out more about the restaurant at or call 01929 550066.


Wareham Pizza and Kebab

Wareham Pizza and Kebab serves a range of pizza, garlic bread, burgers and doner kebab & wraps.

You can now order online for collection from the takeaway located on South Street, across the road from The Horse & Groom pub:

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Indian Restaurants

Enjoy authentic Indian cuisine from three different Indian restaurants in Swanage.

All offer takeaway and delivery within a certain radius and are conveniently located in town close to shops, bars and other amenities.


Restaurant & takeaway in Swanage town centre with rich Indian/Bangladeshi flavours

Outside Swanage's Indian restaurant Masala

Masala is the most central of Swanage’s Indian restaurants, located on High Street next to the White Horse pub.

It’s also just a short stroll from the beach if you want to combine your meal with an evening stroll, and close to several of the town’s other bars and restaurants.

Masala offers a 10% discount if you collect, or free home delivery over £15 to Swanage & Langton. For deliveries further afield, call to discuss.


Pick up a takeaway menu from inside the restaurant, or from the menu holder on the wall outside if it’s closed.

Opening hours

  • Sunday – Thursday – 5pm – 10pm
  • Fridays & Saturdays – 5pm – 11pm

Contact details

Golden Bengal

Indian restaurant on the edge of town

Offering dine-in, takeaway and delivery, the Golden Bengal is situated on the edge of Swanage – you’ll spot it as you drive in to town. It’s on the right just past Harlees fish & chip shop.

The Golden Bengal is also right opposite the Globe Inn, so you can stop for a drink while you wait for your takeaway to be ready.

Outside Swanage's Golden Bengal Indian Restaurant
Golden Bengal


The menu in the window showcases the range of Indian cuisine on offer at the Golden Bengal.

Alongside a selection of chicken, meat and prawn curry dishes there are vegetarian options, a selection of starters & sides, and smaller portions of both Indian and English dishes on its children’s menu.

The Golden Bengal also offers a set menu of a choice of starter, main and sides for either two or four people.

Indian Restaurant menu in window of Swanage's Golden Bengal
Golden Bengal menu

Opening hours

  • Daily – 5.30 pm 1- 11.30pm

Contact details

  • 📍 343 High Street, BH19 2NW
  • 📞 01929 427012

Nihal Spice

Takeaway & restaurant on High Street

Nihal Spice Indian takeaway on Swanage's High Street
Nihal Spice

Alongside familiar favourites including biriyani, balti and karai dishes, Nihal Spice offers chef’s specials, all ranging from mild, medium to hot in flavour.

There’s also various English dishes such as chicken & chips and omelette.

Nihal Spice is located next door to restaurant Castaways, opposite restaurant & wine bar Tawny’s, and just up the road from the Red Lion pub.

(credit: Nihal Spice)

Opening hours

  • Daily – 5.30 pm 1- 11.30pm

Contact details

  • 📍69 High St, Swanage BH19 2LY
  • 📞 01929 422229 / 01929 423388

More Indian restaurants & takeaways in Purbeck

Slightly further afield in Wareham you’ll also find the following restaurants at which to sample some Indian cuisine:

(picture credit: The 29029)


Nepalese & Indian restaurant & takeaway in Sandford


Dine-in & takeaway in Wareham town centre


Restaurant & takeaway next to Wareham Station

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Chinese Restaurants

There are two Chinese restaurants in Swanage, both situated on High Street.

The Dragon Inn offers both takeaway and dine-in service and is located in the centre of town, close to many of Swanage’s other restaurants and bars, and is a short stroll to the hills and the beach.

Wok Chef is a takeaway-only service situated slightly further up High Street, close to The Black Swan pub.

Find out more about Swanage’s Chinese restaurants on their respective pages:

  • The Dragon Inn – Dine-in or take away from The Dragon Inn
  • Wok Chef – Takeaway Cantonese & Malaysian food

More Chinese restaurants & takeaways in Purbeck

You’ll find further Chinese food options nearby in Wareham:

  • Pandada – 📍33 North Street, BH20 4AD 📞 01929 550214
  • Lotus – 📍19 East Street BH20 4NN 📞 01929 556469
  • KW – 📍16B South Sreet, BH20 4LT 📞01929 556396
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La Trattoria

La Trattoria in Swanage has been a firm favourite in town since it first opened its doors in 1970.

This popular Italian restaurant on High Street serves authentic Italian food in its two distinct dining rooms – the cosy, romantic restaurant side and the light, bright bistro side with its doors that open out onto the street in the summer months, meaning you can have a different experience each time you visit.

Italian restaurant la Trattoria on Swanage's High Street
La Trattoria

La Trattoria – or ‘The Tratt’, as it’s known by locals – sources ingredients locally where possible and its menu caters for everyone from kids to vegetarian and those wanting to sample some seasonal fish or seafood.

The friendly and welcoming family-run establishment specialises in simple yet delicious Italian cuisine such as a simple fungi or piccante pizza, and traditional cannelloni, pasta ragu and lasagne.

For a three-course meal there are plenty of starters and desserts to choose from, including bruschetta or caprese salad to start, and an indulgent tiramisu or chocolate torte with gelato for afters.

You can view la Trattoria’s dine-in and takeaway menu on its website:

Booking a table in peak seasons is recommended as the restaurant does get busy for both lunch and dinner.

La Trattoria is situated in the heart of Swanage, surrounded by various local pubs. It’s also a just couple of minute’s walk from the beach and The Downs, making it the perfect spot for a bite to eat after a long walk.

Contact details

Book a table by calling or online via la Trattoria’s website

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Dragon Inn

The Dragon Inn is one of two Chinese takeaway restaurants in Swanage.

Located centrally on High Street, near to the White Swan pub, the Dragon Inn offers both takeaway and restaurant dining.

You can call or pop in to order your takeaway, or order online or via an app, where you can view menus.

Find out more via their website:

📞 Contact number: 01929 425237

Opening hours

Dragon Inn is open six days a week as follows:

  • Monday – Sunday: 5pm-10.30pm
  • Tuesday: Closed

Location & parking

📍 15 High St, Swanage BH19 2LP (at the former Lei Ho premises)

There is a limited amount of free one-hour on-street parking outside the Dragon Inn.

Alternatively, the nearest car park is just around the corner.

Dragon Inn location in Swanage (credit: Google Maps)
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Wok Chef

Wok Chef is a Chinese takeaway located at the top end of Swanage’s High Street.

Serving popular Cantonese and Malaysian takeaway food, Wok Chef is open throughout the year – check their Facebook page for opening times and current menus.

There’s generally a small amount of parking in the street immediately outside the takeaway, or in nearby residential areas.

The Wok Chef is close to The Black Swan pub and the Swanage Legion, so you can stop for a drink while you wait for your food to be ready.

There’s also a Spar shop close by for any drinks or snacks you might need to accompany your meal.

Contact details

Signage outside Chinese takeaway Wok Chef, Swanage
Wok Chef takeaway Chinese food

Simply pop in to place your order or call in advance for collection at a time to suit you.

Check the Wok Chef’s Facebook page for further information including seasonal opening hours and current menus.

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Fish & Chips

A visit to Swanage isn’t complete without the time-honoured English tradition of beach-side fish & chips.