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32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
01202 747885
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Poole, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the ambience in this restaurant, it's very French and cosy. It's a place you can dress up for, which we enjoy. We started downstairs for drinks in the comfortable bar, we were then seated at a booth in the main restaurant. We had fillet steak and venison along with a selection of vegetables. My daughter declared it was... More 

Thank TheLoftysPoole
Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special restaurant for a special occasion. Having been there several times over the last 30 years I would have to say that my recent experience was disappointing. The rooms are now crammed and so noisy people shouting around you. The tables are too small leading to the waitress knocking the wine glasses each time something arrives to eat, or... More 

Thank Rich6419
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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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350 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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

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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 - $55
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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: 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?