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Riggers Restaurant RNLI College

West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
+44 1202 308500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

We decided to pop in as we have heard good things about breakfast. we weren't disappointed! We arrived almost at the cut off for breakfast but they couldn't have been more accommodating, there was a lot of food ready and eggs were cooked fresh to...More

Thank Lucia_MPoole
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

Dear Lucia_MPoole, Thanks for visiting us here at Riggers Restaurant. I was delighted to hear you enjoyed breakfast with us and that you will go on to recommend us to others. We are always open for breakfast whether you are staying in house or just...More

Reviewed March 1, 2017

The food was good, the view was great, the value amazing. In fact almost too cheap. Staff very helpfulMore

Thank dazzle9
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

Dear dazzle9, Thanks for spending your time and money with us here in Riggers restaurant. It's so good to hear that you enjoyed all we offer. We pride ourselves on being good value for money and it's great to read that you appreciated that. Thank...More

Reviewed February 7, 2017

Great restaurant in a great hotel. Helpful and friendly staff. Delicious food and a great outlook. What's not to like?More

Thank DaveHermelin
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

Dear DaveHermelin, Thank you for your fantastic review here on tripadvisor. It was a real pleasure to read this to the front of house and kitchen team, we look forward to seeing you again for another meal or drink as soon as possible. When spending...More

Reviewed February 6, 2017

I have been a Shoreline Member for some time, but this was my first opportunity to visit "HQ". As it was lunchtime, an ideal time to visit Riggers Restaurant. Friendly staff, tasty food and a view of the water - and when we visited the...More

Thank Kule Dude
Nicholas L, Manager at Riggers Restaurant RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

Dear Kule Dude, Thanks for supporting the RNLI through Shoreline Membership and for choosing to visit us here at the headquarters. Lunch times are a really great way of seeing the college in full flow as we welcome guests, supporters, Lifeguards, crew and staff alike....More

Reviewed January 14, 2017

Excellent quality, very reasonable price. We were visiting the RNLI College for a tour (excellent, too).

Thank SelseyLifeboatFR
Reviewed December 13, 2016

I have visited this restaurant several times over the years and have always enjoyed the experience. The restaurant and bar have been refurbished and it is improved. Waterside location very good, food good, cheerful service at a reasonable price. However at the end of the...More

Thank MarkHB999
Reviewed December 12, 2016

The restaurant has a selection of freshly cooked food which is appetising and tasty. The only reason I gave it a four star rather than five was that on one night my wife ordered halibut with potato and spinach, and what arrived was the halibut...More

Thank WitchesBroom
Reviewed November 6, 2016

I'd heard it was great so was expecting it to be great and I was very disappointed. It is a canteen with a few trimmings to try to doll it up to try to be a restaurant, but it is a canteen, and sadly the...More

Thank sassychick1
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...More

Thank Ian-and-kids
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...More

Thank Adrian1950
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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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