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32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
+44 1202 747885
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Poole, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Isabels has been on the list of places to visit for many many years, and I was finally able to tick it off last night, being treated to a belated Valentines meal by my partner. We arrived at 8pm, and I was quite surprised to notice that the restaurant was actually quiet with many empty tables - however it would... More 

Thank galileo72
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have driven past this place dozens of times without really noticing it - it's very unassuming from the outside. We went only after a personal recommendation. There are two eating areas - the one at the rear might well be seen as an overspill though there were diners in there. The front section was busier (Wed night) but rather... More 

Thank Josh66
Poole, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for my son's Birthday, and still excellent even though it has changed owners. The food was superb, we all ate a variety of food and was well presented with excellent service! Many thanks

Thank Poolegirly
Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to celebrate Valentine's Day with my husband, because we are not going to be together that day. Excellent choice, friendly staff, beautiful atmosphere and brilliant food. I recommend onion soup, duck, and monkfish. Lovely evening!!!

Thank Adriana B
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a 50th birthday celebration. Staff were so accommodating in making it a wonderful evening. We arrived for pre-dinner drinks and were then shown to our table in the Green Room. We chose a selection of starters between our party of 8. Everyone chose something different and everything was perfect and very one finished their plate. The main courses... More 

Thank carolyn l
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152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time at Isabels since it changed owner. The food is still as delicious as ever so no complaints there. For us the ambience has changed from feeling like you were dining with family to dining at a restaurant. The way you were greeted and hosted by the maitre de was what set this place apart from... More 

Thank DorsetFoody
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner for a lovely three course meal. Had our own private booth! Exceptional service, friendly staff and they were more than happy to help with allergens information and ensure no nuts were used near our dishes. Lovely wine recommended by the waitress, and brilliant atmosphere. Great value for money for the level of service we received.

Thank Stef B
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175 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit under the new management because it is now open for lunch, which is my preferred meal. Very helpful and friendly waitress with a warm welcome. The food was of a very good standard. I had a vegetarian tart followed by chicken breast. My companions had steak which was highly rated. The portions were very generous as were... More 

Thank DorsetTedwood
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, intimate setting and lovely hospitality. Have been coming here for years and will continue to do so!

Thank Poole C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

We always have our wedding anniversary here and it never disappoints. We are made to feel special, like we are the only important people in the room. The real telling of a great restaurant is that it is always as good as we remembered from last time, there is nowhere else like it.

Thank Rebecca F

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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
$31 - $56
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
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?