We were really looking forward to going to Isabel's as we'd been there once before and had a lovely meal (about 5 years ago). We thought the seafood assortment looked really good so both of us ordered it. Unfortunately, the crabmeat, prawns and crayfish were all from a jar and tasted of brine and there was no lemon. Being in Poole, you'd think the seafood would be fresh. There was one oyster on the plate which was nice. The rest was bland and disappointing. I had lamb fillet for main and that was pretty good. My husband had sirloin which was full of sinew and no steak knife. The service was pretty good and the wine was reasonable. Unfortunately, there are many better restaurants nearby (Guildhall, The Cow, Les Bouviers) and Isabel's ought to catch up or they'll find their bookings going down. We had high expectations but won't be going back there as we were quite disappointed.
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