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Isabels

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32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
01202 747885
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 218
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A real find

Passed this place a few times but then was recommended it for a special occasion. On entering we weren't sure if we were in Victorian parlour or eighties chinz. However the service was excellent and food to die for with large portions. The fillet was melt in the mouth and the numerous vegetable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Wendy F
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Passed this place a few times but then was recommended it for a special occasion. On entering we weren't sure if we were in Victorian parlour or eighties chinz. However the service was excellent and food to die for with large portions. The fillet was melt in the mouth and the numerous vegetable side dishes were delicious. After starter and... More 

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Thank Wendy F
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I'm leaving a 5-star review I don't want to make this restaurant even more popular - it's already loved by too many people as it is and I want to come back lots of times (if I could afford to)!! Fantastic food, great menu and lovely ambience. Downsides - poor parking availability and a tad expensive. Sometimes the waiting... More 

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Thank Mac1MBE
London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience was good. We had a booth which was great as it was easy to hear each other, yet enjoy the buzzy ambience. The wines were at a reasonable mark up which was great. The food was traditional French in the Escoffier style with emphasis on the sauces. The cooking was mixed. Our order included steaks which were requested... More 

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Thank FoodiePenguin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful setting- such great character inside!! Amazingly delicious food with a really varied yummy menu & and delicious side dishes included!! Plus such helpful staff!! Without doubt the best restaurant in town by a long long way!! I will be singing the praises of this gem of a restaurant for a long time!!

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Thank Siobhan K
Shepperton, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went for dinner hoping it would be a good meal ( based on TripAdvisor reviews.)But we were wrong, it was a GREAT meal. Right from the off the staff were extremely helpful particularly to my wife who has difficulty in walking. I was excited and surprised to see cheese souffle on the menu. I couldn't resist and... More 

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Thank Michael J
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent atmosphere and ambience, excellent food and excellent service. A great all rounder restaurant which has a varied menu at affordable prices. Really is the best in Poole.

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Thank Jet S
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We came here to see in the New Year, obviously it was busy, but that didn't detract from the wonderful did that was served, and efforts the staff went to to ensure that everyone had a good time. Definitely will return.

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Thank MrHedgehog65
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Another great dinner here in a cosy charming location. Good varied menu with attentive, friendly and helpful service. Food is great, good value and all the family enjoyed the experience.

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Thank bat36
Poole, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We chose off the a la carte menu, having lamb, Venison and fish. It was all beautifully cooked and served with grace and efficiency. We also had drinks in the bar/back room which was very nice too. The waiter was surprised that a woman was paying the bill! I would recommend joining 2015, but I think (hope) it was all... More 

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Thank TheLoftysPoole
Bournemouth
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. We went for a romantic meal but i've been there with my family and with friends previously and i've never been disappointed. The staff are always friendly, attentive and witty. The food: delectable. I love the atmosphere at isabels and thoroughly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 65
  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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