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La Roche Restaurant

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161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant for dinner on a holiday in Bournemouth for the air show and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's perfectly located on the tip of Sandbanks meaning you get to see all the boats sailing past. We were made to feel very welcome and the service was fanstastic. It's so nice to see a team that works so well... More 

Thank jordangp
Newcastle under Lyme
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wine list excellent choice and good value. We had Prosseco, Gruner Veltleiner, and Fluerie. Huge special starter of Pacific Crevette, Soup and chicken pressing followed by Beef, sea bass wild and turbot all of us agreed one of the best meals we have had. Service was Very good but not Michelin excellent. The view was amazing

Thank Richard J
Somerset, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Staying at the Haven Hotel we decided to try their restaurant for our evening meal after a very long journey to Sandbanks. The views were spectacular and the service was very good The choice was not huge with a set price for two or three courses and was beautifully presented. The only down side was that the portions were very... More 

Thank gardeningsue
New forest
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We visit this resturant every year for the views and the excellent gourmet food, we sit outside and watch the world go by. However this year we were told that the resturant menu was not being served outside! This was very dissapointing. We could eat outside but had to have the 'light' bites menu, food was OK but not the... More 

Thank OwlNewforest
Croydon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Fantastic food set in lovely surroundings. Try to get a window table and watch the ferries sail past.

Thank windywoos
London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on the Friday evening whilst staying at the hotel for the bank holiday weekend. The staff here are wonderful. Always attentive and will go out their way to make sure you are at ease. Our table had beautiful views over the sea and we could watch the boats all returning to harbour. We both started with the... More 

1 Thank Paul G
Camberley, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stayed at The Haven Hotel last weekend and ate La Roche on Friday evening. It was a lovely experience from start to finish. The staff were all friendly and welcoming. When I booked the table the previous week, I asked for a table by the window and this request had been noted and acted on ( so often not... More 

1 Thank classic15
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

My family had a very nice Sunday roast dinner On the Monday we had friends who either stayed at the Haven or Sandbanks Hotel or just travelled up for the day from Hampshire My birthday lunch was very enjoyable and the ambiance very pleasant with sea views This Hotel I would say is more suited for adults The staff went... More 

Thank lindamJ2290QH
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Stunning surroundings and stunning food, with fantastic service from very nice staff. Fabulous menu is complimented by a good choice of wines. Stayed at the hotel for three nights recently and enjoyed two wonderful meals in La Roche. Would have been three nights, but decided to try the new Rick Stein's down the road, which was nice, but in our... More 

1 Thank Nick D
Arboleas, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We decided to have a family birthday at La Roche. What a great choice that proved to be, the views, service and food were excellent. Lauren proved to be a superb advert for the hotel in terms of the service with a smile received. Nothing was to much to ask for and she dealt with the children superbly making it... More 

Thank Peter F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $48
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
  • This restaurant is at The Haven Hotel
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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