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Isabel's Restaurant

32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
+44 1202 747885
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Isabel's Restaurant
1. Romantic Booths
"interiors are fascinating with intimate booths for couples"
Laura Ellen D
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2. Special Occassions
"The service was impecable the food was outstanding"
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3. Cocktails
"bar looks amazing leading to the new garden area"
Jake A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have not been to Isabel's for at least 10 years. we should not have left it so long. The food was stunning, great atmosphere, and we managed to get a short notice booking. The selection of drinks at the bar was excellent, as was...More

Thank Roy H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Just visited Isabel’s for the first time. It was our wedding Anniversary. My husband and I eat out a lot and we both agreed that it was the best food we have ever had. All three courses & complimentary appetisers were completely faultless. Amazing flavours...More

2  Thank Rubyred23
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Many congratulations on your Anniversary. Many thanks for your positive feedback which we will pass on to Sarah, we hope to see you again soon! Please also feel free to follow us on Facebook @isabelspoole to view any upcoming special events.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We came to Isabel's for our anniversary meal tonight. We only get to go out once a month so are very choosy on the place that we go, as we are "foodies" and enjoy special new food experiences. Especially for our anniversary. Unfortunately our one...More

Thank liseypops82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Changed hands a short while ago, but you would not really notice the difference as they are trying to maintain the past reputation. No worries, the food was excellent and the staff attentive, pleasant and efficient. No dedicated car parking but some street parking (if...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for 4 people a week in advance as I wanted the chateaubriand for the whole party and in a booth. There was a little confusion as to our reservation and my pre order but once we were seated the evening was...More

1  Thank Russ939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So where to start. Booking was simple. Left a voicemail on a Monday (not open on a Monday) and called back nice and early the next day. Booked for that evening with a wonderfully friendly girl. We arrived and went to the bar downstairs where...More

1  Thank amyt213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WITH TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY unless you are scaling a mountain, hacking your way through a rain forest or attempting to cross a desert there is no excuse for getting lost. Travelling those 7.8 miles from Wimborne Minster to Station Road in Lower Parkstone should not be...More

1  Thank Golfing-Steve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on recommendation of a friend for dinner and it was like walking into an old fashioned French restaurant but with a wide variety of food and a very good menu with vegetarian menu included. We were taken downstairs to have drinks and...More

1  Thank Angela T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the Tuesday special chateaubriand to celebrate our wedding anniversary, don’t know if it was because despite us having had a email confirmation stating they had made the “special” chateaubriand reservation for us but, when we arrived they WERE expecting us but were not...More

1  Thank Megnste
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t quite believe what I was reading in the last review? ..how damn ridiculous that someone would complain about chips ? ...really ! ...they obviously don’t know food or realise what a fabulous restaurant this place is . I am best placed to give an...More

2  Thank Gemma S
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Questions & Answers
jenny H
March 14, 2018|
Response from Isabels_DW | Property representative |
Yes we have a room up to 22 people. Depending on your time we could offer that as a private room on a Sunday. Please contact us to book on 01202 747885
July 1, 2017|
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Response from emmacashew3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go and have a drink there in the garden without eating or being a member.
alexander A
October 29, 2016|
Response from emmacashew3 | Reviewed this property |
I found them online on isabels website X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$88
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 747885
  • E-mail
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.
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