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Isabels

32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
01202 747885
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Ranked #9 of 298 restaurants in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $42 - $75
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
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English first
England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here several times. Each time the food has been excellent, beautifully presented, the service attentive and the ambience wonderful (especially for a romantic meal). Memorable evenings every time. We will be coming back again and again.

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Poole Dorset
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you want a reliable good meal well cooked with no wasted frills then come here. I have eaten here regularly and the clientele are loyal because the food is great so is the service ,you never go home empty .The only point is it could do with new fresher decor . but the food is why we all come... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fantastic steak, cooked to perfection, friendly professional service, well priced wine, have visited quite a few times and have already reserved for a big birthday in the autumn

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was interesting in the choices on offer. For example my husband had pigeon which he hadn't eaten since our trip to Egypt many moons ago. My fish was perfectly fresh and huge - prices very reasonable and ambience abounded this small establishment. Very busy so book a table you will be pleasantly surprised. A little gem.

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Dorset
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
51 helpful votes 51 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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Senior Reviewer
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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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