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32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
+44 1202 747885
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not often that me and my husband get to go out for dinner, but he took me here for birthday and it was an amazing treat. We were welcomed by lovely staff and sat down in one of the little booths. This made it very intimate and felt like a private dining experience. The canapes were lovely and went... More 

Thank PenguinSalad
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just had an excellent meal at this gem of a find. Visiting Poole for a couple of nights, looked on Internet for somewhere to eat and saw this restaurant. We truly couldn't fault it. The decor is beautiful with some booths. The meal was delicious, the service great, the staff very friendly and chatty, and David the Manager... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my birthday celebration, and my daughter, son in law and husband decided to go to Isabel's. This had lovely surroundings and wonderful service. The staff were very pleasant and couldn't do enough for you. The food was fantastic and SO VERY different. Like I had as a main the breast of chicken which was sliced and in the... More 

Thank Jackie G
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at this restaurant is sublime. The standard has always been excellent and is constantly good. I have been dining here for the past 30 years and have never been disappointed.

Thank Diane d
Poole, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Not been for ages or reviewed for four years. 2 sittings 6.30 & 8.30 a bit of a bind but lots of others do it now. Excellent food and attentive formal service. Had our usual front booths but ground floor & lower ground floor rear areas look acceptable as long as they are busy. Delighted still the same old Isabels... More 

Thank Aldhelm
Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

interested to experience isabels after the change of ownership. a warm friendly welcome, lovely peaceful table, excellent house wines and perfect food and service. we had a wonderful evening and , thanks to the layout, could talk without background noise from other tables. defimitely on our ' repeat often' list

Thank manxman6
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the restaurant. Beautiful food, brilliant service and great atmosphere. And I got a special treat for my birthday :) I would come again and recommend this for any special occasion. Worth a visit, we are definitely coming back...

Thank Amy B
East Harling, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We found Isabels by chance as we did not like the look of the restaraunt we intended to visit. Isobels fitted us in and we had a fabulous evening. We chose the venison and lamb for our main courses and it was cooked to perfection. So much so that I went to the kitchen to thank the chef as it... More 

Thank GeorgeGlen1975
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Good food, service and surroundings , little expensive however worth it ,........................ But will go again , chicken banana main delicious

Thank dawesue2017
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I have reviewed this restaurant before, but it has changed it's trading model since my last visit. Now they are open lunchtimes, and operate a "2 sitting model" (6.30pm and 8.30pm)Firstly, the service about the booking was fab, Charlie did a good job prior to attending. and secondly, (most important thing?) the food and service was superb, as last time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$58
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 747885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?