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Lake Yard

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Lake Avenue, Poole, England
1202 676 953
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Stunning Waterside Members Bar and Restaurant. Non Members welcome.

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  • 52
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A limited menu, beautifully cooked and presented with views over the harbour and of boats being built and prepared.

We liked the ambience, the service and the food. It does have rather a clubby atmosphere but the food was excellent. We felt the menu was too limited to go a second time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Mary K
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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English first
Farnham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We liked the ambience, the service and the food. It does have rather a clubby atmosphere but the food was excellent. We felt the menu was too limited to go a second time.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Even better the second time of visiting. Dinner this time and it was delicious. Two very smiley efficient ladies waiting on us. Wonderful sea food with home-made bread and fabulous desserts. Can't wait to go back

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I treated my mum and dad to a lunch here, not knowing what to expect they went and could not believe its location, good food and lovely staff. They enjoyed it so much they said they would definately go back. Thank you so much for making their treat so special

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Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited with a Living Social voucher which gave us a main course each and a glass of wine. We started with the anchovies & bread which were gorgeous then both chose the sea bass dish. This was beautifully cooked and really tasty. Great size portion too. Our choices of wine were lovely and the service was friendly and attentive.... More 

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Poole Dorset
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife recently had her 70th Birthday Party at Lake Yard, it was an excellent event which appeared to be enjoyed by all who went there. The food, which consisted of large canapes, went down really well, guests really enjoyed them; and with plenty of drink and a good band the evening was a great success. This was due in... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Always great food Always fabulous staff Always brilliant atmosphere; especially when there's a band playing! And ... Oh! That view!

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A business lunch on the 'front' was superb. friendly service, high quality foods (we all had sandwiches, but they were notably good), and a cracking location immediately overlooking the marina. It was very busy, so we did have to wait a while for the food, but the staff made us aware and it is obviously very fresh when it arrives.... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went there for an impromptu meal this evening after work. We had been recommended to go there & weren't disappointed. The food & service was excellent. Very reasonably priced. It was a lovely warm evening looking out over the harbour. Would definitely recommend it & we will definitely go back. Only criticism we had to wait quite a long... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We asked Lake Yard to arrange our ruby wedding anniversary lunch for family and friends. Not only did they organise things brilliantly (including keeping secret the guests we didn't know were coming) but the food was excellent. Several said it was the best sea bass they'd had. Nothing was too much trouble and the surroundings were perfect. Everything worked together... More 

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Blandford Forum
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

First class staff and food in a beautiful location. Dog friendly and a really good laid back ambience that always puts us in mind of our favourite place, Newport in Rhode Island. On 5th April 2015, (Easter Sunday), we held a lunch party for 21 friends and it was faultless from start to finish. Beautifully laid out tables, place names,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lake Avenue, Poole, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 1202 676 953

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Description

Stunning Waterside Members Bar and Restaurant. Non Members welcome.

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