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La Roche Restaurant

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161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
441202707333
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This restaurant is at The Haven Hotel
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Located on the tip of Sandbanks Peninsula, you couldn't dine closer to the...
Located on the tip of Sandbanks Peninsula, you couldn't dine closer to the water. With glorious views across to Studland Bay and Old Harry, the Haven Hotel is renowned for its locally acclaimed restaurant, La Roche. Recognised for excellent food in a fine dining experience, La Roche has been awarded with two prestigious AA Rosettes. Helmed by Head Chef Jason Hornbuckle, who wherever possible tries to use local and sustainable ingredients. With a passion for reducing the 'nautical miles' of seafood, from source to plate. With the sun setting over Shell Bay, there's an ambient evening feeling in La Roche. To make the most out of Dorset's seasonal produce, Head Chef Jason changes his extended table d'hote and prix fixe menus daily, offering tasty variety every time you dine. To compliment the cuisine at La Roche, we have developed an extensive list of fine wines. Head Sommelier Charles Van Wyk takes pride in personally ensuring that the cellar is a treasure trove of worldly vintages. You'll stumble across varieties that are rarely seen outside their own local markets. And because we're lovers of local, there is pick of Dorset wines.
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant food and good views

We ate here three times during our stay in the hotel. The food was tasty and nicely presented. We enjoyed their Yorkshire Rhubarb sweets.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
johnahall
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have eaten Sunday lunch here before and were very impressed with the service, the staff were some of the best we have met on our travels, the food was beautifully presented and tasty, wonderful views over the sea. This restaurant is a must if you are visiting the Isle of Purbeck.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here three times during our stay in the hotel. The food was tasty and nicely presented. We enjoyed their Yorkshire Rhubarb sweets.

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Thank johnahall
Brighton
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the dishes are beautifully presented, tasty and delicious. Expect to pay around £30 for dinner. Fantastic views across to Purbeck. It's like being on a cruise without the seasickness!

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Thank BrightonSally
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here some time ago and was impressed on those occasions. Sadly I could not say the same on my family lunch visit in December. Were it not for the views & location I would be marking lower. We all chose from the three course set menu and all our choices left much to be desired. The atmosphere... More 

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Thank places2seeplaces2go
Brixham
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292 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

La Roche 24/12/2015, lunch This 4 star hotel does not normally provide lounge table service. No front of house management to take diners through to La Roche. No staff until we asked a lounge member of staff to find someone. Very Limited set menu with only 3 main courses. Not what was expected from an AA 2 rosette restaurant. No... More 

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Thank Clive F
Hayes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our first night at the haven hotel restaurant food excellent. Nothing to much trouble staff very attentive but not overly so.

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Thank karen c
Bristol england
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154 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Excellent service and very good food and wine all make for a great night out. We have been here before and loved it and it didn't disappoint lovely tasty food. Not a massive choice on the menu but what we both had was very good and the waiters were brilliant, they can make or break an evening.

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Thank Mick B
Woking, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The food was excellent and satisfying, wine choice wide and the service was exceptional. We eat there as often as we could.

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Thank John B
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I reviewed this restaurant in August and stated "looking forward to the return visit"; We returned and were disappointed. It was perfectly adequate but not worth the excellent I gave them last time. For a restaurant to be excellent it must be consistent and La Roche is not. I selected a bottle of wine from their "fine and rare" list,... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We ate from the set menu and thought quality of the food was excellent and very well presented. Great sea views through windows and nice buzz about place. Would go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 441202707333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 48
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Located on the tip of Sandbanks Peninsula, you couldn't dine closer to the water. With glorious views across to Studland Bay and Old Harry, the Haven Hotel is renowned for its locally acclaimed restaurant, La Roche. Recognised for excellent food in a fine dining experience, La Roche has been awarded with two prestigious AA Rosettes. Helmed by Head Chef Jason Hornbuckle, who wherever possible tries to use local and sustainable ingredients. With a passion for reducing the 'nautical miles' of seafood, from source to plate. With the sun setting over Shell Bay, there's an ambient evening feeling in La Roche. To make the most out of Dorset's seasonal produce, Head Chef Jason changes his extended table d'hote and prix fixe menus daily, offering tasty variety every time you dine. To compliment the cuisine at La Roche, we have developed an extensive list of fine wines. Head Sommelier Charles Van Wyk takes pride in personally ensuring that the cellar is a treasure trove of worldly vintages. You'll stumble across varieties that are rarely seen outside their own local markets. And because we're lovers of local, there is pick of Dorset wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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