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Riggers Restaurant RNLI College

West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
+44 1202 308500
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“parsnips” (5 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

The Riggers Restaurant was recommended to me by the receptionist at the RNLI College amongst other restaurants in Poole and Sandbanks. My business colleague and I were very impressed by the quality of the food, its presentation and the friendliness of the team. Well worth...More

1  Thank Gregspray5
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Dear Gregspray5, Thank you so much for the recommendation here on tripadvisor. I'm so glad you took our receptionists advice and found the staff in Riggers to be friendly and the food of such a high standard. Thanks for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017

Food was lovely, lovely views from the restaurant over the estuary. Staff were friendly and helpful.More

Thank Lynn L
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Dear Lynn L, Thank you for taking the time to highlight the experience you had here at Riggers Restaurant. We are very proud of our team here so its great to here that you appreciated the food and the service they delivered. We are very...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017

My son took me for a Sunday roast.It was exceptional!! The roast beef melted in the mouth & such a treat to have it rare.I also had lamb..delicious plus selection of veggies & of course roast potatoes & parsnips...YUMMM! Such friendly staff & no rushing.In...More

Thank Campiello9
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Dear Campiello9, Your review here has made my day. Thank you for making the effort to let us know about your visit to Riggers. The Sunday lunch offer here is a popular one amongst the locals and holiday makers alike and it is with great...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017

We were seven friends and were served by Andy who looked after us for the whole evening. We all enjoyed the food that we ordered and would recommend that the table is booked in advance as we had to wait until 8pm for our meal....More

Thank Sandybags_13
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Dear Sandybags_13 Thank you for posting a review of your evening meal here on tripadvisor. I have passed on your positive feedback to Andy who looked after you so well that evening. Its definitely worth booking in advance even if staying in house as we...More

Reviewed May 5, 2017

Dinner not so good ... I don't know what else to say ... It just wasn't good. I can't remember what I had, but after one dinner we decided to find other places for dinner in the following days.More

Thank knittahoochee
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Dear knittahoochee, I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your evening meal with us at Riggers Restaurant. I hope at the time you fed back some comments to the team so they knew and could learn from your views. The hotel is situated...More

Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of a group. With such a great location and fantastic harbour view this restaurant could be soooooo much better. Positives. The staff were attentive and gave us a personal touch. Negatives basic menu. Basic table, no table cloth, miss matched chairs at...More

Thank Double555
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Excellent service by polite and attentive staff. Can be a little noisy with groups. Food was fresh and delicious.

Thank Martin D
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Whilst in Poole we stopped off for dinner in the Riggers Restaurant in the RNLI College. Being well aware of this charities excellent work in saving lives at sea we wanted to support them whilst also fulfilling our need to be fed. The restaurant and...More

Thank Des D
Reviewed April 26, 2017

We (male lunch club) tried the Rigger's Restaurant at the RNLI College after an earlier technical visit where we had discovered the excellent bar and noticed the restaurant. The restaurant is predominantly for feeding courses and is arranged on a 'self service' basis i.e. take...More

1  Thank Watchman077
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Once again we (a party of 6) enjoyed an excellent Sunday carverery meal in excellent surroundings. We all enjoy the choice of main course - the waiter service for drinks - and the fabulous view. Good value all round - thanky you!

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Dulcie S
January 29, 2017|
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Response from rickyanger | Reviewed this property |
No the menu is varied to suit most tastes.
November 1, 2016|
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Response from Martin C | Reviewed this property |
Yes-I am not a member and received a friendly welcome
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 308500
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