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Isabels

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32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
01202 747885
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Disappointing

We booked this restaurant (partly because of its ranking on Trip Advisor) to celebrate a birthday but we're very disappointed. Walking in is like going back time although not in a particularly bad way. We were met promptly and quickly shown to our table and drinks ordered. The table was one of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We booked this restaurant (partly because of its ranking on Trip Advisor) to celebrate a birthday but we're very disappointed. Walking in is like going back time although not in a particularly bad way. We were met promptly and quickly shown to our table and drinks ordered. The table was one of several for couples along one wall and, to... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I was expecting sth more spectacular but food didn't blow my socks away. Wouldn't rush there. I have eaten better and cheaper in Poole.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Well i came away from here thoroughly satisfied, even if my wallet had been cleared out. Book a booth, they are cosy, intimate and secluded for up to 4 people. The menu is wide and plently of meat/fish options. Its not the cheapest place in town but you know that by going there and it doesnt let you down. This... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice place for a special night , atmosphere is excellent ,food v/good. Owner a Juve man but cannot hold that against him . sweets little bit pricey but overall v/good

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Ex pharmacy makes for intimate dining experience. We can here to celebrate a friends 40th. Tasty good, attentive service and too much champagne made for a wonderful evening. We shared a booth upstairs which was very cosy. All in all would highly recommend for a special celebratory meal.

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been going to Isabels since 1990 and I can only say Perfect, food service and value great. good place for a Birthday or special Occasion do try it.

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Isabelle's feels slightly dark inside and tightly packed. However, the service had always been excellent and the French-style cuisine superb. One of the best places I have ever eaten!

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An old fashioned type restaurant,great atmosphere and very friendly and welcoming staff. Above average food'Overall a delightful place to spend an evening with friends.Recommend booking.

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited Isabels for a friend's 30th birthday. A really nice authentic restaurant, and the duck main was beautiful!! Is a bit expensive, for me particularly but you definitely pay for what you get. Special occasions are well catered for... And at the end of our meal they set up a separate area at the back of the restaurant where... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A wonderful place to go for a great consistent meal. Excellent value with lovely attentive staff. Paolo the Matrie D' is a real character!

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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 37 - 67

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?