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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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  • 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
every year anniversary

Love isabels! My parents have been married 25 years and go here every year for their anniversary. My partner and i have copied! Best french cuisine in poole and Bournemouth!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Catherine M
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Love isabels! My parents have been married 25 years and go here every year for their anniversary. My partner and i have copied! Best french cuisine in poole and Bournemouth!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My first impression was that of a strange location for a restaurant, on entering it felt quite dark having said that the greeting my husband and I received was a very warm and friendly one. We sat in one of the intimate booths which again was quite dark (rather romantic) the menu was very varied and catered for all allergies,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have eaten in Isabels before a few years ago and the restaurant was exactly as I remember it to be. The service is good and the food is lovely. The price matches the quality and experience. The only problem I had was that I ordered my steak to be well cooked as I am not fan of pink meat... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

From the front of the building Isabels looks rather dated and has always put me off booking a table despite it being just around the corner from where I live. But my view changed having dined there last week. I would describe the food as French Fusion as it offers very traditional French dishes but with a distinct Asian influence.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Perfect food great flavor and great service !!! My fav place in Dorset for a nice meal second time there - outstanding all I can say :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have to admit i have only ever been as a group of friends but the upstairs is certainly great for a romantic meal. I have never had a bad meal and the staff are always very quick and attentive at all times. Presentation is always excellent and the food really fresh and tasty what more could you want from... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Went as a couple for a birthday treat, largely due to good reviews and local to us. The food was all really good, but I felt the tables for two were too close together and the service was efficient but rather impersonal, although perhaps we were just unlucky as other members of staff seemed charming

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

People who know how to do things properly. Food outstanding. I particularly enjoyed my first taste of turbot. Interesting and rewarding encounter with the wine. I was all for a rather expensive Bordeaux. The maître d chatted with us and we took a punt on his recommendation which was less than half the price. Lovely bottle of Italian red. Service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Always keep coming back to Isabels, as it delivers great food and service everytime without fail! food is classic, good quality ingredients, superb portions and great price. Service is fantastic, always friendly, inviting and appropriately attentive. Love it ... don't want to recommend it as it is already difficult enough to get a seat ;)

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great food and service had a wonderful time! It's better to make a reservation as it gets very busy especially for Dinner...

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Restaurant Details

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 38 - 69
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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