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Lake Yard

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

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Location is superb

I went for a function and they ran it really well. Food was well cooked and tasted very good. Had a lovely time and would go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I went for a function and they ran it really well. Food was well cooked and tasted very good. Had a lovely time and would go back again.

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Dorchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Spent a breezy summer evening at the Lake Yard with 30+ work colleagues for a Bbq dinner and pimms. As previous comments said the drinks prices are very expensive (nearly £14 for a bottled cider and large vodka and lemonade) but its location makes up for it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Poole is somewhere you eat out in because your there, it under performs on the dining out front. Lake Yard is an anomaly. Being essentially by Poole Harbour in a residential area 2 miles from town, Lake Yard is not somewhere you come across. The dining area is light and airy with views over the water. There is plenty of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A pleasant enough place & I guess the yachty people can afford it but £7.20 for a large glass of Pinot Grigio. Methinks they're taking the proverbial. Not for working class people.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have been meaning to go to this restaurant for while and we weren't disappointed. Located in the boat yard in White Cliff the restaurant has recently updated and improved and now boasts a verandah, an inside eating area and a bar. We were there for a light lunch and enjoyed our sandwiches which were really tasty. We found the... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Hidden where nobody can find it is the Lake yard club and Marina . A part of the secret Poole that not too many people know about, thank goodness! Frequented mainly by the sailing fraternity and owned by an ex power boat racer the club is full of wonderful photos mainly taken by Brekan of thundering great class one power... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Such a lovely setting sitting watching the boats while having a glass of wine and eating lunch. The fish looked amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was Father's Day so we should be understanding. The service was poor, the food was acceptable. We asked for a very large sea bass (£35) to be shared and for it to be fillited. We were told that it came whole and the removal of the bone was down to us! The wait between courses was unacceptable. Overall not... More 

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went for lunch with a friend, the weather was fabulous which does help. The food, service and venue was well the trouble finding it.. Total chill out venue to relax and tKe in the views... Will definitely go again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My friend and I visited for lunch today, sat outside and enjoyed good fish and prawns in the sun and magnificent views of yachts and the most stunning scenery across Poole harbour and Purbecks beyond. Food was good but not outstanding, we wanted chips oops, no but we could have french fries. Apart from that the service was friendly, fish... 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

Description

Stunning Waterside Members Bar and Restaurant. Non Members welcome.

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