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32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
+44 1202 747885
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time in Poole and therefore had no idea about the restaurants in the vicinity. We could not have chosen a better place, as soon as you walk through the door the ambience hits you! The decor is fabulous, we both looked at each other and said if the food is as good we are in for... More 

Thank Sandra H
Poole, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

... Actually I had wanted a dessert but after such a long wait all we wanted to do was leave. Such a shame as the food was very tasty but the service was slow, inattentive and did not give us the opportunity to order the drinks, desserts and coffees we would have finished our meal with. Based on this I... More 

Thank RachelsTrip
Poole, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four of us went for dinner this week. The restaurant was quite busy on a Thursday evening. We all enjoyed our starters and chose off the bistro menu. We had three different main courses from the bistro menu and one from the a la carte menu. My sweet potato and butter squash main course was delicious and so were the... More 

Thank Jenny F
Poole, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoy this restaurant, the service is friendly and efficient and the steak is fabulous. Super ambience too. Great for a special night out.

Thank TheLoftysPoole
Poole, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here and I certainly will be coming back. As you walk inside it's ambiance is perfect. Low lighting. French vibe decor and cosy private booths are really good for that quiet conversation. The staff are friendly but I was baffled no one spoke French so my attempts to pronounce the menu were never to be known if said... More 

Thank Rebecca T
Poole - on the sunshine coast!
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we have been eating at this restaurant for some 20 years. We meet up with friends during the week on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening when the Bistro menu is available. I have to say that it has always been good. However change seems to be afoot. We were aware that the restaurant had changed ownership but hoped... More 

1 Thank Winco47
Poole, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside this restaurant looks old fashioned and out of date, but don't be fooled by appearances. You are about to enter the second best rated restaurant in Poole and you will not be disappointed. The interior is no different to the outside, old fashioned, warm and predominantly red .But wait till you get to the food, you are... More 

Thank Malcolm F
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for 10 for a lunchtime Birthday celebration with the family. Food was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by everybody. The service was first class. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion and Isabel's could easily become my new favourite restaurant.

Thank jkhcats
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch for a family members birthday and loved everything about. I love the layout and decor with all the booths and the downstairs. The service was amazing from the moment we arrived until we left, couldn't be faulted. The food was incredible! I had the egg mornay to start and the pea and mint risotto for main.... More 

Thank Rachel H
Poole, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having recently been taken over by the chef Justin, Isabel's now offers Sunday lunch. We had the roast beef and it was served with a colourful array of vegetables including celeriac puree and cauliflower cheese and a separate gravy boat to help yourself. It was the best Sunday lunch out for a long time. Our comment would be that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $57
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 747885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?