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Isabel's Restaurant

32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
+44 1202 747885
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Isabel's Restaurant
1. Romantic Booths
"interiors are fascinating with intimate booths for couples"
Laura Ellen D
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2. Special Occassions
"The service was impecable the food was outstanding"
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3. Cocktails
"bar looks amazing leading to the new garden area"
Jake A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst waiting to be seated we went to the downstairs to a beautifully decorated boudoir bar where we enjoyed delicious tapas. The main restaurant is cozy with great booths. The fish and steak were beautifully cooked and the service was amazing. Looking forward to going...More

Thank sereena92
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Just visited Isabel’s for the first time. It was our wedding Anniversary. My husband and I eat out a lot and we both agreed that it was the best food we have ever had. All three courses & complimentary appetisers were completely faultless. Amazing flavours...More

2  Thank Rubyred23
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Many congratulations on your Anniversary. Many thanks for your positive feedback which we will pass on to Sarah, we hope to see you again soon! Please also feel free to follow us on Facebook @isabelspoole to view any upcoming special events.

Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoy the food, choice of wine, charming friendly service and atmosphere at Isabel's - the gripes we have are the time limits for the bookings (not acceptable in view of the prices charged), the undersized tables which cannot cope with the extra dishes...More

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2  Thank David A
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very warm welcome with friendly and efficient staff. Delicious food. Five stars for service, food and value. It doesn’t get overall five stars from me because of the mucky window displays and a manky carpet.

1  Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food, a little bit expensive but it's worth it! A friendly and cosy environment perfect for a couple or dating! Really enjoy it

Thank Sergio B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had many meals here, including a superb New Year's Eve Event, they laid on everything to make the party go well, even a Piper @ midnight. These hot nights, as to be seated in the Garden Room.

Thank T2246ESrobertl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking in to Isabels is like taking a step back in time to a day when life was calmer and more relaxed! And that is what the experience is like, eating at Isabel's. Good old fashioned quality food with good old fashioned quality service! Justin,...More

Thank maxiboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It used to be an old apothecary back in the day and they’ve decide to keep all the old fixtures and fittings. All the staff were extremely friendly and the food was amazing.

Thank Andy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated a 25th wedding anniversary here in April. Have never been before but been recommended by many friends and work colleagues. Everything about this restaurant is first class, The extensive menu, the wonderful exceptional food, the service, which is spot on but friendly without being...More

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3  Thank BournemouthDavers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant always good, Food is lovely, served hot by friendly staff. The only negative is that on Friday and Saturday evenings they have 2 sittings, One too early and one two late, so we have to go into the room at the back, which is...More

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Thank SheilaBournemouth
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Questions & Answers
jenny H
14 March 2018|
Response from Isabels_DW | Property representative |
Yes we have a room up to 22 people. Depending on your time we could offer that as a private room on a Sunday. Please contact us to book on 01202 747885
1 July 2017|
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Response from emmacashew3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go and have a drink there in the garden without eating or being a member.
alexander A
29 October 2016|
Response from emmacashew3 | Reviewed this property |
I found them online on isabels website X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$86
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 747885
  • E-mail
Fine Dining Restaurant with romantic individual booths, private dining room, lounge bar serving cocktails and arbor with Bar de Jardin for al fresco dining. Catering for life's special occasions. Corporate / Private Dining Room. Garden parties with BBQ for larger parties. Weddings and Special Occasions catered for.
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