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Lake Yard

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Lake Drive, Poole BH15 4DT, England
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the lake yard last night for the first time. Very friendly, stunning location overlooking the harbour. A real hidden gem I will sure visit again.

Thank seanywhite
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were taken to the restaurant by a friend. We sat overlooking the water and had a divine Dover sole, as fresh and perfectly cooked as it is possible to get. Truly delicious. Can't wait to go back again. Slightly hit and miss service: our friends chips finally arrived as she was finishing her fish, but we shared ours, then... More 

Thank surreychef
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing and right on my doorstep! The manager there and all the staff are fantastic! Cannot fault this place 11/10!!!

Thank GSquire123
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Yard offer a good menu with daily specials. The staff are friendly and the chef knows what he is doing with a selection from fish and chips to Sri Lankan curry! And the view and yard activity are always worth a visit.

Thank Peterroy2014
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have family who keep their boat at lake yard so when visiting them we are regulars to lake yard. Always really friendly staff who are more than accommodating. The drinks are reasonable and the food is always good. We went last Saturday on a beautiful Saturday, it was packed with people enjoying the view having lunch and generally having... More 

Thank amandamonkey
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a few weeks ago. Lovely setting, great choice of food and drink. Call before hand if arriving by boat as they may not have space in the marina to park but they will show you where to moor up and come out and collect you. Great hidden escape

Thank WeMore
Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a business breakfast event there and had a really nice full cooked veggie breakfast. Very good polite service from the waitress. I'm told you can moor the boat up there temporarily for a meal so I'll certainly be back.

Thank SimonCDorset
Poole, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place, it's one of our favourite eating places in Poole, and we go often. Lovely setting, friendly and attentive staff, though I suspect it may be better if you're a regular and they know you. The food is always good, often very good, and sometimes excellent, the only possible downside is that when they're busy, the service... More 

Thank 12rob7
Loxwood, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for a business lunch. It is a real find great location friendly staff fabulous views over Poole a Harbour and good food. A good menu with some simple lunch classics as well as tapas and a fish specials menu, as well as a more comprehensive regular menu. Really enjoyed it would definitely go back.

Thank guyartall
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really disappointed. The location is superb so they are missing an opportunity to make the most of it. I ordered fresh squeezed orange juice to be told it would take too long to prepare but the occupants of the next table were enjoying it. We both ordered poached eggs on toast but were not offered brown or white... More 

Thank Norman W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Drive, Poole BH15 4DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 441202676953
Stunning Waterside Members Bar and Restaurant. Visitors are welcome.

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