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“Deal Meal”
Review of Shah Of Persia

Shah Of Persia
Ranked #106 of 363 Restaurants in Poole
Price range: $6 - $23
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Shah of Persia is close to the town centre of Poole, well known for its stunning harbour and busy quayside and the world renowned Poole Pottery. The hotel is popular with visitors and locals alike and is ideally situated within a short drive of many attractions. It offers 11 en-suite bedrooms and is the ideal location for exploring the area, or as a stop over during a business trip. The Shah of Persia offers a great choice of pub food and drink, which are available all day. Hotel accommodation includes our fantastic free breakfast, free WIFI and free parking
Poole
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3 reviews
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“Deal Meal”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

I have done two visits recently. The first was Friday evening with friends. I had chicken it was a little overcooked and dry but acceptable. However my next visit the following Tuesday I had fish and chips, absolutely overcooked and tasteless . My Daughter had burnt wedges with her meal choice.
I waited ages at desk to order, but the staff were very pleasant.
No matter what one pays any restaurant food should be properly cooked.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“The Shah of Persia, Poole, Dorset”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

On Monday of this week we took my brother out for a lunch time meal at the Shah of Persia. We all had Prawn Cocktail to start which was served very well and tasted lovely. I then had Gammon with cheese and pineapple, peas and chips it was excellent, the others had various meals. We then all had coffee served to our table.
The Shah of Persia offer two main meals for the price of one no matter what you choose, this is an excellent very good deal. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and we will certainly be going again. 1st Class.
I believe there is also hotel rooms at the Shah of Persia. The Hotel/Restaurant is well situated and about half a mile to Poole Town Centre, parking is great.

  • Visited October 2013
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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Food great, service poor.”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Visited the restaurant with my family for Sunday lunch. Food was very good for the price, had the turkey lunch with chocolate pudding. Service was poor. Staff gave the overt impression they didn't care and could could get away with it. Waited 30 minutes for service between courses (even in a quiet period), drink order wrong, cutlery not provided and had to prompt service twice. It's shame as this place would be 4* if the staff cared about what they were doing.

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bournemouth
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Bogof not a good deal.”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This restaurant is a buy one meal, get one free eating place but you certainly dont feel like your getting a good deal when you eat here, food was bland, not much of it and service was poor. Such a shame, one of the first pubs you come across on the way to poole, so hungry holidaymakers or daytrippers may make this thier first stop and so thier first experience of Poole will not be a favourable one. Sort it out Shah of Persia.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bournemouth
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8 reviews
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“Inedible chicken at 2 for 1”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Poor reception.
Chicken dish SO TOUGH and dry - had to leave it.
Board menu said "succulent chicken smothered with stilton mushrooms". It was served with ONE medium size mushroom and a drizzle of sauce.
Wife's meal was cold. Manager acknowleded there had been previous complaints re the CHICKEN, YET apparently nothing was done to correct this.
Absolutely a waste of money and spoiled a good day.
NOT really 2 for 1 if one checks similar deals and prices.

  • Visited August 2013
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