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Isabels

32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
01202 747885
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Ranked #9 of 295 restaurants in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $43 - $77
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dorset
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Wide menu with a very good choice of dishes with a French overtone. My venison was very tender, and my wife's duck was great. Very good mixed seafood salad to start. Because of the high booths, difficult to attract a waitress.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We dined here in a party of six, we had a great evening full of well cooked French food and wine. The staff were all very efficient and chatty. We would return if we were in the area during the week when there are good value set menus.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

It had been a while since we had been to Isabel's and we're looking forward to an enjoyable evening. The restaurant and front of house was excellent as usual but we found the menu had changed little through the years. I wish I could give it 5 stars but the chef needs to change the menu and vegetables offered as... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This restaurant was very highly recommended so I made a special trip to try it out. The welcome and customer service were simply superb and the front of house deserve recognition for their work. Well done. Ordered a well done steak. Medium steak arrived (I never, ever eat uncooked meat). The whole meal was changed almost immediately with profuse apologies.... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A group of us has enjoyed dining in this restaurant on quite a few occasions. The food is good but perhaps a little unimaginative, still being in the steak, chicken and fish covered with creamy sauce mode of the 1970s. The menu is somewhat unchanging; even the specials on the night we were there were mere variations of what was... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We have now been to Isabels twice and not been disappointed on either visit. The staff are friendly especially the maitre'd who likes a good banter. They have a separate vegetarian menu which is unusual these days but very welcome to have a big choice. They also provided a different "amuse-bouche" for me. Lovely food, good portions, attentive staff -... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Isabels restaurant in lower Parkstone is one of the best restaurants in Poole and I eat there once every month or two. I would eat there more often but for the fact that I am not good at booking in advance and here you really need to, as it is so popular and it's always full. But it's full for... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Without doubt the best restaurant in Poole, just can't fault it.The staff are brilliant, the atmosphere is fantastic and the food is out of this world. If you have never been and you want somewhere a little more special then book this place you won't be disapointed .

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Bournemouth
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

From the outside Isabel's looks nothing special other than being an area that is known for its great bars and pubs. But get inside and be greeted by the manager. Its personal attention at it's best and cuisine to die for. Whilst I chose a delicious Onion Soup I am spoilt by what you get in the US with the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

A last minute decision to try Isabel's for dinner with my mother. She had last eaten there over 35 years ago and didn't have fond memories of the experience. She does now!! The whole ambience of the place takes you back to Georgian splendour with wooden booths and floral prints. A little dark, but the bright, warm welcome from the... More

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