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Isabels

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32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
01202 747885
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 189
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  • 14
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
After years of wondering, wonderful!

I'd always wanted to to try Isabels and now I have I'm so glad I did! We visited with friends on a warm summer evening. Very dark on entering from bright night but isabels closes it's arms around you and draws you in. There is apparently a bright modern venue downstairs but the table we had was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Julie195847
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Verwood, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Verwood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'd always wanted to to try Isabels and now I have I'm so glad I did! We visited with friends on a warm summer evening. Very dark on entering from bright night but isabels closes it's arms around you and draws you in. There is apparently a bright modern venue downstairs but the table we had was in the traditional... More 

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Poole
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited as a party of five on a Saturday night. We arrived early and were shown to a reception room at the rear of the restaurant where our drinks orders were taken and we were brought a selection of delicious canapés. Our table in the garden room was ready on time. This downstairs room is light, modern and airy... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We love Isabels. It has always been our restaurant of choice for a get together. Food is good and normally service is also good. Sadly our last visit was spoilt by poor service. Due to the fact we did not have the same server, mixed messages got sent back to the kitchen....our mains were delivered to the table while we... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We ate here with friends who live in the area. The welcome was not warm but they were busy. It is expensive but the food was very good and the portions were very generous. We sat downstairs in the conservatory area which was a little dark, good for larger parties of people. The main restaurant has booths in the middle,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic service, lovely freash food but very rich. Try and book as they get very busy at the weekends.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is our favourite restaurant food is always good. Staff are lovely really friendly. Lovely selection on the menu. Good choice of wines. Can't wait to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My wife and I visited Isabel's for an evening meal to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Arrived. Little early so went into the lounge for a pre dinner drink where we were presented with canapés to whet our appetite. Decor is relaxing and charming. Ordered starters of Honey a Glazed Duck and Scallops with herb fried risotto. Magnificent. Main courses... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Main meal was very good and I'm pretty sure this is the fanciest restaurant in Poole. The room with the bar is a great place to wait if you arrive early or the previous diners vacate the table late (we had both so spent about 30 minutes there). If this restaurant were in London with more good quality restaurants to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to try Isobel's after hearing that they did "great steaks" for our Anniversary dinner and I wasn't disappointed! All our food choices were really flavoursome and well presented. Good value for money, fab food and service and now one of my favourite restaurants in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Best food in this area by far Nice setting upstairs and down. Been here loads of times for over 15 years and never been let down weather as a couple of family or as a group. If you've not been you must visit!! Be kind to yourself and book a table

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Additional Information about Isabels

Address: 32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
Phone Number: 01202 747885
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
Average Prices: USD 39 - 70
Cuisine: French

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 01202 747885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 70
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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