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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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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Foodie

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Trishbur12
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Poole, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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Poole, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went for the first time after living in poole all my life for our 8 year anniversary and had high expectations. Combination of certain flavours just did not work and food was over priced for what you had (£100+). The atmosphere was not the romantic 'candle lit' you expect, especially with a family with crying children who were not dealt... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have visited Isabel's numerous times around 15 years ago and then had a meal there around a year ago last summer. Upon arriving we were greeted by the owner who remembered my parents and their friends which showed great memory and care. The meal last summer was fantastic which is why I decided to take my Mum there on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Have been going to this restaurant for about 15 years, it's one of my favourites. Myself and 7 friends ate there last night (11th April) and the service, food, staff and ambience, was second to none! Thank you for a lovely evening. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have been regular visitors to Isabel's over the last 34 years....they never fail to please, food is consistently good. Luciano (chef) and Maggie, husband and wife owners have made this over the years one of best restaraunts in the area, always a warm welcome from Paulo who is part and parcel of Isabel's. We have been tonight & enjoyed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I called to adjust a booking only to have a very angry man answer the phone who was arrogant and extremely unfriendly. Obviously he has took his French themed restaurant a little too far! I did get called back by a friendly women but the damage was done and the booking was cancelled. Never to call again.

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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 39 - 70
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?