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Riggers Restaurant RNLI College

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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
+44 1202 308500
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service from Andy, our waiter for the evening. Very reasonable prices. Super wine list. Wonderful views over the harbour. Also the warm glow that comes from knowing that the profits in the restaurant go to the RNLI charity, rather than to an offshore company that doesn't pay tax in the UK.

Thank Ian-and-kids
Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant. It is spacious, airy and light, right on the waterfront of Holes Bay, part of Poole Harbour where the RNLI headquarters is based. The food was of a high quality and the service by one of the waiters in particular (Paul) was excellent - he displayed courtesy, humour and respect and was... More 

Thank Adrian1950
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Perfect place for a Special Anniversary Dinner, Top Quality Food with Service to match, wish we had been there another evening as the menu was so appealing

Thank Paul C
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 12, 2016

After having a very disappointing experience at the,Guildhall Tavern in Poole centre, we wondered where to go for lunch & we noticed a sign for the RNLI & had beed told what excellent food they served so we decided to give it a try & the staff were very friendly & helpful, the food was delicious & what a fantastic... More 

Thank Tricia P
Ashford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were recommended this place from a gentleman in Bournemouth in passing. Glad we went-fantastic views over the harbour, reasonably priced food and drink but almost empty!

Thank Martin C
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Visited here whilst staing in Poole. Absolutely amazing food. Generous portions and very reasonable.

Thank Hillary T
Upton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Always a pleasure to be able to have a meal here. It has evolved so much over the years and has now become a true restaurant serving good food with excellent service.

Thank RalphNewell
Totton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Following a recommendation by a total stranger in a pub in Poole Quay we went to this venue.It was everything the stranger ( actually a local resident) said it would be. Amazing food in a spectacular location and your part of your payment goes to the wonderful work of the RNLI!

Thank Carol B
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this review

Hi Carol B, We are so glad that you took up a random recommendation and you appreciated the food and the view we are spoilt with here. We would love to welcome you back whenever possible. Like you mention the money spent here goes back into the organisation so thank you for contributing to Saving Lives at Sea Kind Regards... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice place for a good hearty breakfast with a lovely view across the water. Self service restaurant with all the breakfast classics.

Thank Louise H
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Louise H, Thank you for choosing to have breakfast here with us at Riggers Restaurant. I am pleased that you found the offer to be plentiful and enjoyable. We serve the needs of the training crew and lifeguards but are open to the public for breakfast lunch and dinner too so we look forward to seeing you again as... More 

Wimborne, Dorset
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Fantastic, 14 of us in our party and not one issue, beautiful hot fresh food, nothing was too much trouble, waiting staff were lovely and friendly, they even helped us with the cake we'd brought in! Would highly recommend.

Thank flippajh
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear flippajh, Thanks for choosing to celebrate your wedding anniversary with us. I'm so pleased that we looked after you so well and that you found the team to be really helpful. I will also pass on your comments regarding the great food your enjoyed to the kitchen team. Thank you for spending your money here at the college at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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