Where to Eat in Poole: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 9, 2018 Vergie Nakamoto

Poole in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Reservations. Discover best restaurants in Poole with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. The Guildhall Tavern

15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$542 +44 1202 671717
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

The Guildhall Tavern

Reviewed By JPNewForest - Southampton, England

Went in before 6 and had a very good dinner. £18 for two courses. Plus oysters, decent bottle of house red, coffee, and total of about £80. Very good value, lovely staff, clearly popular. Cosy, warm, clean and well laid out.

2. Isabel's Restaurant

32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$330 - HK$714 +44 1202 747885
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 537 reviews

Isabel's Restaurant

Fine Dining Restaurant with romantic individual booths, private dining room, lounge bar serving cocktails and arbor with Bar de Jardin for al fresco dining. Catering for life's special occasions. Corporate / Private Dining Room. Garden parties with BBQ for larger parties. Weddings and Special Occasions catered for.

Reviewed By Paul K - Bournemouth

We had heard great things about this restaurant from our children, they seem to get everywhere, and were treated to a gift voucher by our son. We booked and the night to attend arrived. I should mention that before the night arrived and after we...Moremany thanks for your lovely review, and also to your son for the purchase of the voucher. We are so glad you and Mrs K enjoyed your evening with us. We of course look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

3. The Courtyard Tea Rooms

48A High Street | Old Orchard Plaza, Poole BH15 1BT, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$141 +44 1202 670358
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 443 reviews

The Courtyard Tea Rooms

A quirky and friendly family run tea rooms with secluded outdoor Seating and a great menu. Wonderful homemade cakes, scones, afternoon teas & light lunches. Come in and try our wonderful selection of teas from around the world.

Reviewed By Jim N - Chester, United Kingdom

You will not find a better cafe or tea room in Poole. Not easy to find but it's definitely worth seeking it out. Lovely food, freshly prepared and presented. The staff were great people who took pride in their business to keep customers happy and satisfied. If you wanted to sit outside in the courtyard, blankets and hot water bottles were provided to keep you snug - now that's going above and beyond. The cakes were brilliant - try the warm Dorset Apple Cake with cream...mmmmmm! We'll be going back there.

4. Stefanos Greek Taverna

110 Bournemouth Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 9HY, England Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$275 +44 1202 735989
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Stefanos Greek Taverna

Stefanos Greek Taverna for the last 15 years it has been serving, the best Greek food in Poole.Dont take our word for it, please come and try us.

Reviewed By Carrie P - Bere Regis, United Kingdom

My husband & I have often driven past but never stopped. s it was my husbands birthday we decided to finally give Stefanos a try. From booking the table the staff couldn’t be more helpful & attentive. They even decorated the table for his birthday....MoreIt was truly our Pleasure to have you dine with us! It is always a joy to meet new lovely people and customers who enjoy our home cooked food and cosy family tavern! We look forward to seeing you again! Martin & Irene

5. Alghero Ristorante

359 Ashley Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0AS, England Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$133 - HK$385 +44 1202 746888
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Alghero Ristorante

Without doubt, the very best authentic Italian/Sardinian cuisine in a very wide area (Poole/Bourrnemouth/Christchurch). Their 'pasta' sauces are amazing amamazingamazing truly amazing

Reviewed By RavenscourtMike - London

Great old school Italian food, lovely seafood, spaghetti, chicken and pasta. Steak looks amazing too. Good sides and starters. Reasonable price, friendly. Don't be put off by the dated exterior decor. Highly recommend

6. The Poole Arms

19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$165 - HK$306 +44 1202 673450
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 759 reviews

The Poole Arms

The oldest and best family run fresh fish and seafood Bar/Restaurant on Poole Quay. If you love fresh fish and seafood this is the best, no batter on the fish and not a chip in sight.Fresh local fish and shellfish,Oysters,Crab,Lobster, fish soup,Fish pies and seafood casserole.

Reviewed By Christina C - Leicester, England, United Kingdom

We had a delicious meal here. The Daily Specials were very tempting & the standard menu is really good value. My husband had the fish soup which even included mussels in their shells and declared it to be close to his favourite French version & wished there was a takeaway version. The home made bread was moreish. I had gambas pil pil which equally delicious. For mains we had fish pie - recommended by our taxi driver, which was pastry topped rather than potato & full of flavour & the red Gurnard which was perfectly cooked & delicious. We couldn't manage a pudding, but will next time.

7. Italian Diva

11 High Street, Poole BH15 1AB, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$228 +44 1202 674319
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 553 reviews

Italian Diva

Reviewed By PRO69 - Poole, United Kingdom

I was walking through Poole just after New Year when I noticed that an old tobacconist/newsagents shop had gone and in its place was a very smart looking Italian restaurant called Italian Diva. Once home I logged on to their website to get their phone number. However, there was a message saying that they were away for the holiday period. So, I had to wait.
Then, in early February, our second wedding anniversary came around and we thought it a good opportunity to give Diva a try.
I phoned up and made the reservation for three people and we invited our close friend Tony to join us as it had recently been his birthday.
It was a cold night so we took a taxi.
We were warmly welcomed by the owner and offered a choice of seats. It was relatively early and they were not, as yet busy. This was soon to change and by the time we were enjoying our starters it became apparent why it had been advisable to book.
The décor is restful with dark green walls. Hints of gold offset this green nicely including the restaurant name writ large on the back wall.
Table cloths were snowy white and the silverware and glasses sparkled.
We ordered drinks. Gin and tonic for Jean, and a bottled Moretti each for Tony and me.
We sipped our drinks and read the small but interesting menu.
As usual Jean refused a starter. Tony ordered the Minestrone soup and for me it was my favourite Antipasto.
Tony’s soup was in the Northern Italian style, in that it was cabbaged based rather than tomato. We had eaten this a few years ago in Tuscany. Tony pronounced it delicious.
My Antipasto was served on a large plate and consisted of thin slices of several dried and cured meats on a bed of salad leaves with a nice pile of tasty olives in the middle. A basket of warm bread was placed on the table for Tony and me to share.
It was at this time that I noticed a bottle of Aperol on the bar shelf. Last June Jean and I had been to Lake Garda and everyone there were dinking Aperol Spritz. We joined in and found it to be delicious. But be warned, whilst it is a cheap aperitif in Italy, it is rather expensive in the U.K.! But Jean and I decided to renew our acquaintance with the lovely peach coloured drink. So, we ordered one each. Tony stayed with his beer as he would be driving later.
For main courses we all ordered steaks. For Jean a Filleto Diane, something she had not had for a while as fillet steaks in the UK have not been up to scratch lately. However, she thought she might get a good one this time. She was not disappointed. The steak was melt in the mouth tender and the sauce rich and tasty.
For Tony it was the Sirloin Al Pepe Verde. Once again this was excellent and very much to Tony’s taste.
I opted for the Rib-eye which is a particular favourite of mine. All steaks were ordered medium-rare. And that is exactly how they came; cooked to perfection. In fact, Jean gave me a taste of her fillet and it was lovely but, I have to swear, that my Rib-eye was actually the more tender of the two. The steaks came with some really great sauté potatoes and a small bouquet of vegetables.
I had another Aperol and Jean another G&T.
No desert for Jean but I pigged out on a lovely Tiramisu. Tony contented himself with a liquor coffee.
A really great meal in lovely surroundings.
And now the bill.
G&T x 2 £6.60
1 x tonic £2.20
2 x Moretti £8.50
1 x Minestrone £4.75
1 x Antipasto £8.95
1 x Bread £1.95
1 x Fillet £20.95
1 x Sirloin £16.95
1 x Rib-eye £21.95
3 x Aperol £23.85
1 x Liquor Coffee £5.75
TOTAL = £129.15
Not the cheapest meal in the area but certainly one of the best which we thought to be value for money.

8. Karma Mediterranean Grill & Bistro

22 High Street, Poole BH15 1BP, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$165 +44 1202 670181
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 694 reviews

Karma Mediterranean Grill & Bistro

Reviewed By desperatem0usewife - Tadley, United Kingdom

Very helpful friendly staff and delicious food. We had Meze for 2 and we certainly didn't leave hungry. Lovely tender chicken and lamb kebabs, superb homemade chilli sauce, and some delicious vegetable/salad dishes. Have to admit to a bit of food envy when I saw a man at the next table with a plate full of lamb cutlets and chips. Very good value for money would definitely go again.

9. Crown Hotel

23 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$133 - HK$306 +44 1202 672137
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 410 reviews

Crown Hotel

Reviewed By nikki s - Felixstowe, United Kingdom

Took the family here for my mums 70th celebrations. There were 14 of us, from 1 year old upwards. From emailing Patrick to the actual meal, the service and food were amazing. Presentation and taste were brilliant. Everyone was so impressed. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Patrick and lovely waitress.

10. The Barn Cafe

Bere Farm Wareham Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole BH16 6ER, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1202 900131
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

The Barn Cafe

Reviewed By davidfzb78g - Bournemouth

We’ve been going here several years and it never disappoints.
This time we had tea and cakes: Victoria sponge and Millionaire’s Shortbread- both delicious
There’s a big choice of cakes including several sponges
Tea comes with an egg timer so you know when it’s ready
For lunch I usually have omelette and my wife quiche- you get a huge and interesting salad with it. They do soups. Never seen any chips
The staff are friendly, efficient and helpful
Given the quality and freshness of the food prices are reasonable

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