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161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
441202707333
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This restaurant is at The Haven Hotel
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located on the tip of Sandbanks Peninsula, you couldn't dine closer to the...
Located on the tip of Sandbanks Peninsula, you couldn't dine closer to the water. With glorious views across to Studland Bay and Old Harry, the Haven Hotel is renowned for its locally acclaimed restaurant, La Roche. Recognised for excellent food in a fine dining experience, La Roche has been awarded with two prestigious AA Rosettes. Helmed by Head Chef Jason Hornbuckle, who wherever possible tries to use local and sustainable ingredients. With a passion for reducing the 'nautical miles' of seafood, from source to plate. With the sun setting over Shell Bay, there's an ambient evening feeling in La Roche. To make the most out of Dorset's seasonal produce, Head Chef Jason changes his extended table d'hote and prix fixe menus daily, offering tasty variety every time you dine. To compliment the cuisine at La Roche, we have developed an extensive list of fine wines. Head Sommelier Charles Van Wyk takes pride in personally ensuring that the cellar is a treasure trove of worldly vintages. You'll stumble across varieties that are rarely seen outside their own local markets. And because we're lovers of local, there is pick of Dorset wines.
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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As locals we decided to visit the Haven as a mutually convenient spot , fantastic sunny evening views , friendly efficient Service and tasty well presented food , not a cheap night out but overall very good food and enjoyable , would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Visited for fathers day and were presented with the set menu (as expected) this had limited choices so we asked to see an a la cart menu or any other menu we could order from, this became a 15 min ordeal whereby i had to explain that being a hotel they must offer the guests nourishment other than the set... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Great views but terrible food and service. Have tried it MANY times but usually leave before eating as never any vegetarian choices. Coffee usually only lukewarm and has to be returned. Nice place but needs new menu and staff. I don't mind expensive as long as it's good.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As locals we decided to visit the Haven as a mutually convenient spot , fantastic sunny evening views , friendly efficient Service and tasty well presented food , not a cheap night out but overall very good food and enjoyable , would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a lovely meal and the view and service was excellent.It was quite expensive but very good and the best views in the area.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Having not eaten here for 10 years and being local we thought we would dip our toes in the water .why do we never learn that a leopard never changes his spots.bad service with cheap labour who don't understand English and food portions that were so small and poor.

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Hampshire
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

For the anbience , the views across the Harbour entrance , the service and a narrow range of food presented well but tasty. Thumbs up ........ some professional moaners gave this restaraunt a terrible write up .......... they must have a degree in grumbling. Good food , great ambience , worth booking and paying in advance on their pre payment... More 

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Horsens, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

food well presented, delicious, good portions, good waitress, please be more focus at the door, waited little bit to be sited

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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We requested a window table but unfortunately didn't get one. It was a beautiful evening and the views would have been far better from a window table. The menu was quite small with many of the choices having a surcharge. Our meal was good but not amazing! Our waiting staff had very poor English which made it difficult to order... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Easter Sunday Lunch, must be lamb. And it was, one of the best lamb lunches I have had for years. Four of us booked a window table in La Roche, and whilst the sun wasn't out it was pretty sunny inside. We all went for the Table d'Hote which at £35 per head for three courses seemed reasonable. And we... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The setting for this is first class, overlooking Swanage bay and Poole harbour there is always something going on. The service was worthy of 5 stars, the waiter to our table (Terenc) was a joy to behold, nothing was to much trouble, on to the food the menu was varied to suit everyone, cooked perfectly. Well worth a visit

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Additional Information about La Roche Restaurant

Address: 161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
Phone Number: 441202707333
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 34 - 48
Cuisine: Seafood, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 441202707333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 48
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European

Description

Located on the tip of Sandbanks Peninsula, you couldn't dine closer to the water. With glorious views across to Studland Bay and Old Harry, the Haven Hotel is renowned for its locally acclaimed restaurant, La Roche. Recognised for excellent food in a fine dining experience, La Roche has been awarded with two prestigious AA Rosettes. Helmed by Head Chef Jason Hornbuckle, who wherever possible tries to use local and sustainable ingredients. With a passion for reducing the 'nautical miles' of seafood, from source to plate. With the sun setting over Shell Bay, there's an ambient evening feeling in La Roche. To make the most out of Dorset's seasonal produce, Head Chef Jason changes his extended table d'hote and prix fixe menus daily, offering tasty variety every time you dine. To compliment the cuisine at La Roche, we have developed an extensive list of fine wines. Head Sommelier Charles Van Wyk takes pride in personally ensuring that the cellar is a treasure trove of worldly vintages. You'll stumble across varieties that are rarely seen outside their own local markets. And because we're lovers of local, there is pick of Dorset wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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