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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Great food but

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
pandapatch29
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Poole, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Poole, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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bournemouth
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Poole, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had an excellent meal, wines and pleasant, friendly service -a very enjoyable evening! First course: Goats cheese and beetroot tower which was nicely presented and well-balanced (from both a culinary and engineering point of view!) Main course: Venison -which was perfectly cooked, as requested. Dessert: Pannacotta with berries -perfect! As a restaurant which is local to us, this is... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful Frence food . Great choice of wines with impeccable survive . Lots if cream and butter . Well with a visit

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Dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We been to the Isabels once before three years ago. We remembered it being good back then and so my wife chose it for the venue for an anniversary meal. It was good to see that it still serves very good food. The al a carte menu has a good choice of starters and main courses and we both really... More 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 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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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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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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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business

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