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32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
01202 747885
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I do love eating here and the food has been remarkably consistent over the years. Dare I say however, that it is starting to feel just a little bit tired. I feel the menu needs a bit of a refresh and hope that the new owners will experiment a bit. Needless to say, I will continue to eat here. Look... More 

Thank johndim88
Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had beautiful food on our visit, however we had to wait 30 minutes for a menu and were then brought 3 lots by 3 different people in 3 minutes. Also it was 40 minutes before we could order a drink and another 20 mins before they arrived. What a shame, I hope they manage to sort out their organisation... More 

Thank 254TracyR
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived for 8.30 sitting to be ushered to the 'booth' we'd asked for. Canopies with our pre-dinner drink. Great choice of starters and mains. Opted for roquefort salad and souffle, both excellent. Mains of entrecote steak cooked perfectly. Staff attentive but not intrusive. Desserts menu more good choice with the orange peel garnich a particular favorite. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Gary R
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a wonderful evening here with friends, food was first class as was the service, good selection of wine and friendly staff, looking forward to a return visit next time I am in the area.

1 Thank Mexmarchmoon
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to be invited by a friend of mine who is a hotelier in the sandbanks area of Poole to this tucked away little gem. She said this was just the sort of place I like and it was like stepping back in time. from the second we walked in the door to the minute we left... More 

1 Thank Travel_Teddybears
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for myself and my partner here last week and I have to say we had a lovely romantic meal at Isabel's. The food was delicious, as was the Sancerre wine! The atmosphere is great with a lovely interior and the staff were really polite and helpful, I don't know who the people on the poor reviews dealt... More 

1 Thank Stuart P
Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a 21st birthday meal when some family came to visit the area. We had a full 3 course meal and then after dinner drinks. The steak mains were some of the nicest cuts and flavoured steak I've ever tasted! We ordered 4 different mains between the 4 of us and tried a bit of each and... More 

1 Thank tomdR6684GK
Poole, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a table of four and we booked a "booth" for the restaurants "second sitting" which is at 8.30. I believe that the first sitting is at 6.30pm. When we arrived at 8.30 we were ushered downstairs to the quaint bar and offered pre dinner drinks as our table wasn't ready. Whilst this was a lovely touch, I did... More 

1 Thank Russ939
Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still very good food, unrivalled in Poole and Bournemouth. Unfortunately still some work to do in training for the staff. All very keen and polite but will be more confident if more time taken to prime them before a session, minimum of 30 mins I would say to ensure theyknow what cutlery for every dish and exactly what the dishes... More 

Thank DeliciousDorset
Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a lovely little place. The food was amazing and the staff and attention to us was spot on. I will definitely be returning here. In fact I cannot wait to go back!

Thank Barbara T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32 - $58
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 01202 747885

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