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The Guildhall Tavern

15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
+44 1202 671717
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With various new restaurants in PooleI wanted to eat in the best. Tripadvisor recommended Guildhall. I was disappointed that it was full but went on the waiting list and was happy to receive a phone call to advise we had a table after all. We...More

Thank pottrekkers
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is simply a Poole institution - every aspect exudes class. The food is always excellent as is the service and atmosphere. It is highly advisable to book ahead as it is always busy. You can choose anything you like from the menu knowing...More

Thank TonyD33
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can’t recommend this place highly enough, this was our 2nd visit & we weren’t disappointed. The food is absolutely mouth watering, the restaurant is vibrant, the staff very helpful & knowledgeable & even the house wine is very good. I won’t bother to describe...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The usual warm welcome and professional service awaited us. Despite being full, they always manage to make you feel most welcome and special. I had the scallops, which were perfectly cooked. The fillet au poivre was my choice, which was clearly a prime cut and...More

Thank mohawkredbull
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 9pm on a Friday night last minute, had high expectations from reading reviews and safe to say it did not disappoint. The menu was fantastic and the food was incredible. The staff were very attentive, friendly and catered to dairy free...More

Thank Jess k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for the first time on an extremely cold, wet Saturday. We went in an hour earlier than we had booked our table for to ask if we could just sit and have a drink until our table was ready. The place was...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave this restaurant such a good review before, both for food and service. The food, as always, is excellent. Unfortunately, the last 2 times we have been here the service has been disappointing. It seems that if you are not one of the favoured...More

Thank DorsetPrue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wish I could give more than 5 stars! Haute Cuisine and great presentation. Service friendly and impeccable. Amazing menu - didn’t know where to start. Moules Starter highly recommended - highly recommended

Thank Pitmans4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to the Guildhall Tavern in many years and it is as good now as it was then. On arrival we received a very warm welcome and were shown to our table. The service was superb, all staff were friendly, polite, attentive without...More

Thank Forest1072
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is fast becoming one of my favourite restaurants which probably explains why driving 80 miles for lunch is a pleasure. The service here is friendly and the attention to individual needs is exceptional. One of our party was unable to eat cheese so the...More

Thank AlD134634
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28 September 2017|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see one.
27 August 2017|
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Response from Davidhatton | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you have to let them know
21 June 2017|
Response from Simon F | Reviewed this property |
Clearly depends upon your choices and amount of alcohol, but around £90 will see you (2) very well fed and watered. Salut.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 671717
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