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Riggers Restaurant RNLI College

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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
+44 1202 308500
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant in a great hotel. Helpful and friendly staff. Delicious food and a great outlook. What's not to like?

Thank DaveHermelin
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a Shoreline Member for some time, but this was my first opportunity to visit "HQ". As it was lunchtime, an ideal time to visit Riggers Restaurant. Friendly staff, tasty food and a view of the water - and when we visited the chance to see three different lifeboats afloat. Wonderful!

Thank Kule Dude
Selsey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Excellent quality, very reasonable price. We were visiting the RNLI College for a tour (excellent, too).

Thank SelseyLifeboatFR
Dorset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have visited this restaurant several times over the years and have always enjoyed the experience. The restaurant and bar have been refurbished and it is improved. Waterside location very good, food good, cheerful service at a reasonable price. However at the end of the evening when we asked for coffee (about 10.30), the machine had been turned off in... More 

Thank MarkHB999
Henfield, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The restaurant has a selection of freshly cooked food which is appetising and tasty. The only reason I gave it a four star rather than five was that on one night my wife ordered halibut with potato and spinach, and what arrived was the halibut with potatoes tossed in spinach, so there was very little spinach. Tasty, but not quite... More 

Thank WitchesBroom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I'd heard it was great so was expecting it to be great and I was very disappointed. It is a canteen with a few trimmings to try to doll it up to try to be a restaurant, but it is a canteen, and sadly the staff are also not trained to restaurant standard. We arrived and walked into the place... More 

Thank sassychick1
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service from Andy, our waiter for the evening. Very reasonable prices. Super wine list. Wonderful views over the harbour. Also the warm glow that comes from knowing that the profits in the restaurant go to the RNLI charity, rather than to an offshore company that doesn't pay tax in the UK.

Thank Ian-and-kids
Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant. It is spacious, airy and light, right on the waterfront of Holes Bay, part of Poole Harbour where the RNLI headquarters is based. The food was of a high quality and the service by one of the waiters in particular (Paul) was excellent - he displayed courtesy, humour and respect and was... More 

Thank Adrian1950
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Perfect place for a Special Anniversary Dinner, Top Quality Food with Service to match, wish we had been there another evening as the menu was so appealing

Thank Paul C
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After having a very disappointing experience at the,Guildhall Tavern in Poole centre, we wondered where to go for lunch & we noticed a sign for the RNLI & had beed told what excellent food they served so we decided to give it a try & the staff were very friendly & helpful, the food was delicious & what a fantastic... More 

Thank Tricia P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 308500

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?