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Lake Yard

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Lake Avenue, Poole, England
1202 676 953
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Stunning Waterside Members Bar and Restaurant. Non Members welcome.

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Cosy and welcoming

My friend and I were fortunate enough to have a voucher for a meal at the restaurant. We arrived early so had a coffee. It was lovely coffee, served with a biscuit and delicious pastries. We each had an excellent meal. I had the chicken and my friend had the fish. We sat at a table by the window... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
northface1971
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I were fortunate enough to have a voucher for a meal at the restaurant. We arrived early so had a coffee. It was lovely coffee, served with a biscuit and delicious pastries. We each had an excellent meal. I had the chicken and my friend had the fish. We sat at a table by the window overlooking... More 

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Thank northface1971
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As always a great place to eat with some lovely dishes to choose from. Great service and a lovely atmosphere that feels like home. Not that I have a bar and waiting staff in my home..but you get the idea. It just feels so friendly and inviting and always friendly staff to assist..and a great place to relax in the... More 

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Thank Jim S
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They certainly pulled out all the stops for New Years Eve. I'm not a lover of New Years Eve celebrations as they normally fall flat, all the anticipation, establishments can't normally cope, people crammed in etc., etc. Well this year LYC managed to change my perception. The decor was excellent, there was a great band and the food topped the... More 

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Thank LiveLoveLaugh7
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Lucky enough to have Sunday lunch with family, excellent food , exceptional service & decor superb. Would certainly recommend to any one with discerning tastes

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Thank Gilly H
Dorset, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a lovely place and we always enjoy our visits there. The decor is restful and water themed. The food is always excellent, the mussels are gorgeous and the squid out of this world. Drinks are not cheap, but they are good quality. The service is excellent.

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Thank Pendle125
Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

our second visit in as many months. We were looked after from the minute that we arrived, the dining area had just been decorated in readiness for the Christmas season but it was subtly done and was warm and inviting. The mussels for starter were just right - we shared 2 large between 4. The lemon sole was delicious, cooked... More 

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Thank Jeremy C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Right on my doorstep, with beautiful views, lovely bubbly staff and amazing food! Couldn't fault this place and anyone that complains about the price of the Pinot obviously doesn't know good taste when it hits them! Maybe they should stick to wetherspoons!!!!

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Thank GSquire123
Watford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We popped in the afternoon to view the evening menu which I consider to be Al a' Carte, not inexpensive and not suited to all tastes. Therefore we asked if nibbles were available and the waitress was very accomodating and offered us a variety some of which were not on the lunch menu. We enjoyed 2 bowls of very tasty... More 

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Thank Lynne D
Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My wife had booked us in on a living Social deal but unfortunately there was a mix up and when we arrived we were not expected & the yard was closed for dining as they had 2 private parties in. The unflappable lady in charge apologised, found us a table overlooking the water and we were made most welcome! The... More 

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Thank Jeremy C
Dorset
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I went here twice in a week, the food is delicious. Service the first time wasn't great but it was a Saturday lunchtime and was very busy. Then I went again later in the week and was not disappointed. Brilliant service and it was still busy, food delicious and the view is to die for. Would thoroughly recommend you visit,... 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: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Stunning Waterside Members Bar and Restaurant. Non Members welcome.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?