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32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
+44 1202 747885
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Poole, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here and I certainly will be coming back. As you walk inside it's ambiance is perfect. Low lighting. French vibe decor and cosy private booths are really good for that quiet conversation. The staff are friendly but I was baffled no one spoke French so my attempts to pronounce the menu were never to be known if said... More 

Thank Rebecca T
Poole - on the sunshine coast!
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well we have been eating at this restaurant for some 20 years. We meet up with friends during the week on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening when the Bistro menu is available. I have to say that it has always been good. However change seems to be afoot. We were aware that the restaurant had changed ownership but hoped... More 

Thank Winco47
Poole, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the outside this restaurant looks old fashioned and out of date, but don't be fooled by appearances. You are about to enter the second best rated restaurant in Poole and you will not be disappointed. The interior is no different to the outside, old fashioned, warm and predominantly red .But wait till you get to the food, you are... More 

Thank Malcolm F
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for 10 for a lunchtime Birthday celebration with the family. Food was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by everybody. The service was first class. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion and Isabel's could easily become my new favourite restaurant.

Thank jkhcats
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch for a family members birthday and loved everything about. I love the layout and decor with all the booths and the downstairs. The service was amazing from the moment we arrived until we left, couldn't be faulted. The food was incredible! I had the egg mornay to start and the pea and mint risotto for main.... More 

Thank Rachel H
Poole, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having recently been taken over by the chef Justin, Isabel's now offers Sunday lunch. We had the roast beef and it was served with a colourful array of vegetables including celeriac puree and cauliflower cheese and a separate gravy boat to help yourself. It was the best Sunday lunch out for a long time. Our comment would be that the... More 

1 Thank 66NikkiW
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without doubt one of my two favourite restaurants in Poole. Have been coming here for at least 20 years and have never ever had a bad experience. Was a little anxious as now under new ownership, turns out it's the head chef so happy days, can report standards maintained! Ambience & service superb, very pleased to see the lovely Nay... More 

Thank Paul K
Dorset, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food here is virtually faultless BUT the service is not as good as it used to be. Waited 10 minutes for friends to arrive and I was ignored all that time, I would like to have ordered a drink but no-one came to check on me or my fiance. Also, staff need better training as I was given the wrong... More 

Thank ExJanetEx
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this quaint restaurant. Food was lovely and location and setting was excellent. Not a complaint but felt they could have sold us more wine and sparkling water if the waiting staff had checked on our drinks situation more often (Probably keeping is healthier) had a great lunch and will definitely be back.

Thank paula p
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing meal at isabels. Thank you once again for making our evening so special. Our friends who have never been before said it had to be one of their favourite places now to eat. As always a lovely and rememberable evening. Thank you

Thank emmacashew3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$57
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Station Road | Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 747885

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