Poole Bars & Restaurants
A selection of restaurants and places to eat in the area which are recommended by the HarbourGuides.com team.
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The Poole Arms dates back to the 1600s and is the oldest Bar on the Quay and has a distinct green tile frontage which were made in Poole by Carters.
Fresh dressed crab on a bed of mixed salad,served with mayo and brown bread.
Squid, mussels, cuttlefish, octopus, prawns, cockles and peppers marinated in oil served on a bed of salad with brown bread.
Fresh Fish Seafood Bar Restaurant Poole
From King prawns in garlic, gambas pil pil, or a bowl of mussels our pub snacks are a must on your night out!
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We have glorious outdoor dining areas that are ideal spots for a good sunset on warm evenings.
Or, if the temperature isn’t quite on side, we have clear-canopied areas that allow you to enjoy the view at any time of year.
We are a seasonal restaurant but we are currently open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. We can be very busy when open and, thanks to the inclement weather on this side of the Dorset coast, it is better to ring and make sure we are open.
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Harbour View Restaurant and Bar at Thistle Poole
Here at Thistle Poole, our Harbour View Restaurant and Bar offers a choice of dishes from home cooked favourites to light bites and bistro classics in comfortable surroundings. We also keep an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines to compliment you meal.
The restaurant’s 1st floor, waterside location provides panoramic views across the bay, making it the perfect place for a special meal or celebration.
Anchor Bar at Thistle Poole
Here at Thistle Poole, our Anchor bar offers the perfect location for an aperitif, or a drink, snack or light meal throughout the day.
Set in comfortable surroundings on the ground floor, the bar offers an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines, as well as beers and refreshing hot and cold drinks.
Attached to the bar is a terraced area where guests can enjoy an al fresco drink and watch the sun set over Poole Harbour.
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The Rope and Anchor is a traditional English pub, set just off Poole Quay next to Poole Museum, serving quality home cooked food and cask ales in a relaxed atmosphere. Based on Sarum Street, Daniel Jesson and James Keer will provide a very friendly and warm welcome! Whether you’re popping in for a pint, or a family meal, we’ll make sure we take care of you.
The Rope and Anchor is always a hub of activity – whether it is our famous Sunday roast, or one of our lively Friday night music sessions, The Rope and Anchor really does have something for everyone. We are disabled friendly, have high chairs for the little ones, and also have an outdoor courtyard – so you can enjoy the afternoon sun in one of our comfy chairs.
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Bingley’s Bistro is a small intimate restaurant in the Old Town, Poole, just off the quay. We serve fabulous home made food in cosy relaxed surroundings. We are open Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm. Our Bistro Menu changes with the seasons and our excellent value Menu Prix Fixe changes regularly. We are fully licensed with a small select wine list and bar.
We are set in an historic Tudor building which was once owned by a wealthy merchant and Mayor of Poole in 1563 called Thomas Bingley hence our name. We also have a grade 2* listed painted ceiling in our dining room which is believed to have been painted in 1830.
We feel all of this adds to the ambiance of our little restaurant and with space for only 20 customers we fill up quickly and highly recommend reserving your table well in advance.
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The Crown Hotel has been famous for its food for years and now Sean Cooper has taken it to a new and higher level. We searched and searched for the right chef – and then it happened – the search was over. We will let his food do the talking.
We have now established ourselves as a destination restaurant serving quality food cooked by Sean, a talented chef that has a reputation and is respected by other chefs and food critics all over the county.
To reserve a table book in advance and enjoy the experience of his food (not to be rushed), we also take bookings for the hire of the restaurant for weddings & other special occasions.
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The Tea rooms serve a wide range of quality Teas, Coffees, Home made Cakes, Salads and Lunches.
When the weather is fine, relax and enjoy our secluded Courtyard garden, sheltered from the wind, and away from the traffic
where we have a fine selection of shrubbery representing many of the worlds great botanic gardens and
landscapes, from Kew to Kirstenbosch, and from The Alhambra to the Zen gardens of Kyoto.
We can be found in the Old Orchard Plaza part of Poole Old Town. Technically, we're 48a High Street, and this is tucked in between Tandoori Nights and Chic Too directly opposite the Sainsbury's local.
The quay is about 200 metres away either via New Orchard, Castle St or the High Street. From the Dolphin Centre simply walk down the High Street, over the level Crossing, over the next road (North St) and continue along the High Street until you reach the Old Orchard crossing â€“ Cross the road, look right and you'll see us.
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Smugglers Bar and Restaurant is open daily for food, with a traditional English fayre, complimented by a large selection of real ales, lagers, wines, soft drinks and coffees to finish. Set just metres from Poole Quay, we are famous locally for our fish dishes and they feature prominently on our menu. However, we also offer dishes for the more adventurous. Smugglers restaurant is also renowned for having the best Sunday carvery in the local area.
On sunnier days enjoy our menu Alfresco style in our raised decking area. For those looking for a less formal setting, our full menu is also available in our bar area.
The restaurant is available for private functions, such as weddings, anniversaries, family gatherings and is especially popular for Christmas parties.
OUR ATM DOES NOT CHARGE FOR CASH WITHDRAWALS
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The Lookout Cafe is a calm and cosy space serving locally sourced, homemade food.
We're just about famous for our brownies.
Our mega sausage rolls made from outdoor reared, New Forest pork are really something. We also serve pies, soups, sandwiches & daily specials like mac 'n' cheese or moussaka.
We cater for dietaries as best we can and try always to have sweet and savoury options for Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Nut Free and Sugar Free diets.
We also do lots of free-from-nothing-full-fat-deliciousness.
From our famous fudge brownies to the unbeatable quiches and from the best coffee in Poole to a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc, everything at Deli on the Quay is born from the passion and excitement in all things delicious.
Open for breakfast, lunch and occasionally the evening in the summer for Tapas and Biker Night it is an ideal place to come with friends, family or work colleagues.
We have an extensive sandwich menu as well as eight regular salads to choose from. Homemade soup with homemade bread is also available daily. Cakes are aplenty and our Dorset Apple Cake generally causes a commotion when it occasionally runs out!!
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The King Charles Inn is one one the oldest pubs in Poole, Just off Poole Quay in Thames St. It was previously named – The New Inn and became a public house around 1770. The building itself can be dated to around 1550. The Main part of the pub was built in Tudor period, oriel windows and black and white timber framed walls all form part of its history. Once inside you are transformed back in time, the pub still has most of its original features, Wooden Wall Paneling, Old Roof Beams and a Stunning Fireplace.
The King Charles serves excellent food daily and hosts a delicious Sunday Carvery with a choice an excellent choice of meats. They also put on some great entertainment upstairs in a setting that takes you back in time, with its large timbers and stone. This room is also available for private functions.
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Born in Calabria in Italy to a large family of four brothers, Nicola De Paula learnt from an early age the importance of food and has brought this love, enthusiasm and passion to Da Vinci’s.
“Food has always been at the heart of my family and my mother was the finest cook you could meet. She would shop in local markets, buying the best quality regional food to cook for her family. Meal times were typically Italian with a plentiful supply of local, seasonal dishes all served up among the noise and chaos of children! At Da Vinci’s we apply the same values of quality and freshness for our diners to enjoy.”
Nicola left Italy in 1984 and came to catering college in Bournemouth. He then spent several years as a Maitre D on busy cruise liners, before returning to Poole to open Da Vinci’s Pizzeria in 1993. Since first seeing the historic buildings on the Quay front, which reminded him of his town in Italy, Nicola had dreamed of opening a restaurant in Poole. His natural flair as a host, coupled with his love and passion for food has guaranteed Da Vinci’s continued position as one of the most popular restaurants on Poole Quay.
In early 2006, he took over the Warehouse Restaurant above his own pizzeria, filled it with stunning Italian furniture and an extra dining room seating up to 90 people was added to Da Vinci’s.
Nicola’s vision for Da Vinci’s is gaining its own reputation among discerning diners and becoming a favourite location for private functions in Poole.
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Are you looking for a quality steak restaurant in Poole? If you're looking to try some of the best steak in town, make sure your first and only stop is Rancho Steak House. Our steak is cooked to perfection for our customers and with a wide and varied menu and service with a smile; you need not look anywhere else for succulent South American steaks. So come to Rancho!
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Our modern, stylish, authentic european open plan restaurant is located at Poole Quay, with our first floor location affording diners stunning panoramic views of Sandbanks, Brownsea Island and The Purbecks beyond.
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Established since 1994 Tandoori Nights serve the finest ranges of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. We have friendly and cheerful staff and the quality and presentation of our food is of an exceptional standard.
2007 Award of Excellance fotr exceeding in the expectation of high quality food, service and clensliness of establishment
Open 12noon til 2.30pm - 6.00pm til midnight - including Sundays and Holidays
1st rate venue for any occasion!
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Our dishes are made using fresh produce, locally sourced where possible. We will go out of our way to adapt dishes to suit your personal requirements, just ask! There is plenty to choose from with our A La Carte menu served Monday to Saturday lunchtime and evenings, on Sunday lunchtime there is an extensive set lunch which includes roast beef or chicken which we serve from 12pm - 5pm. Families are always welcome with a specific children’s menu available at just £5 which includes a drink and ice cream. Every day from 10am we are open for breakfast which is served until 2.30pm. Dinner is served from 6pm. Be sure to book to guarantee a table.