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La Roche Restaurant

161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
+44 (0)1202 707333
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Ranked #125 of 298 Restaurants in Poole
Price range: $34 - $48
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Under the watchful eye of head chef Jason Hornbuckle, we enjoyed 6-nights of wonderfully crafted and perfectly cooked food. Highlights were the amazing duck ravioli, the bavette of beef (succulent, melt in the mouth doesn't begin to describe this dish, and if you know your beef cuts, you know just how hard it is to achieve) and all his fish... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely setting and great atmosphere. Food was great and service was also very good. Carp a bit small so get there early.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Food & Service very poor and the quality of the food was not good at all plus over priced would defiantly not recommend!!!

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New forest
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69 reviews 69 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We eat here once a year as a special treat for Sunday lunch. The views are outstanding of Poole Harbour, Harry's rocks etc. It's as if you were on the continent, with the sun (hopefully) and the sea air, and you can't help feeling relaxed. However, the staff are always quite abrupt, which is strange in such a wonderful location.... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was our wedding anniversary and we booked lunch in the restaurant with wonderful sea views and close-ups of all the marine traffic to and fro from Poole harbour. We chose well and the service, food and wine complimented the spectacular location. In our opinion nothing or nowhere could have improved on our choice for our anniversary lunch.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went here for a celebratory meal. View is outstanding. Food nice for the price, though we have had better for a similar price. Service hit and miss. No greeting when we arrived - had to walk into the restaurant to find staff, only to be taken back to the entrance. Table service started well. Starters came quickly and were delicious.... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Table of 5 for dinner and it was a limited menu of about 5 choices per course at £30 for 3 courses or £22.50 for 2. Setting, location and views are stunning. Lookout over shell bay and old Harry rocks and watch the boats coming in and out of Poole harbour. The restaurant was tidy and modern with a smart... More

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Kennewick, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The food was excellent and a treat to come back to each night. While it is a little expensive, it is a fabulous experience for the taste buds and the desserts were some of the best I have ever experienced. The staff was also excellent and paid great attention to my needs, even asking the chef to change one item... More

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Beautiful location right at the water's edge. Chicken liver pate was OK, nothing special, served without toast. Thai fishcakes were just full of potato and we could not detect any Thai flavour or spices. Fish medley - three small pieces of fish in a weak tasting broth and few bits of pearl barley. Duck with few slivers of roast veg.... More

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201 reviews 201 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on our first night at the hotel by default (we would usually go out somewhere) but we're pleasantly surprised. The restaurant makes full use oByers location by being long and tiered so everyone can enjoy the fine views over the ocean. It is also spacious with a contemporary feel. The menu was not enormous but there was a... More

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