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“Excellent food and view”

Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant
Price range: US$27 - US$36
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2012

This is one of my favourite restaurants. The food has never disappointed, the staff very friendly and the view the best. Wish they were open in the winter.

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2  Thank Fran39_12
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We went with family and friends to this restaurant. It has a wonderful view over Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour. The doors were open and we were looking across the water with the most amazing sunset! What a location. This place doesn't look much from outside but inside the atmosphere was buzzy and friendly. The food was to die for and big portions. Loved it, loved it, loved it. This was our second visit. Definitely a must for a Friday or Saturday night out. You must book. Loads of people were turned away because they hadn't booked. However they do have a bar where you can order food and you can sit in the garden. The food came quickly no major wait. Very nicely presented. The only thing I would say is the seats are metal. They do provide a cushion but could be uncomfortable for more elderly people. No great support. Will definitely be going again!!!!! Well done to the chef and staff.

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Thank Sandra G
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Compared to our meal at a Michelin rated restaurant in London which was similarly priced to the Shell Bay, the Shell Bay did not compare well. Our fish was not fully gutted and the crab small. The restaurant interior and furniture disappoints. The restaurant benefits from a great location and no nearby competition. We really wanted to like this restaurant as it seems to promise a lot from its exterior and menu but we were disappointed by both the quality and quantity of our meal. On a day with a good Sunset the location is however fabulous.

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1  Thank Hanster707
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Excellent sea food menu, lovely surroundings and very pleasant staff. Not the cheapest but well worth that little extra.

Thank bodie49
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Met some friends for lunch here and although we only ate in the cafe area we thought the food was lovely.We chose not to eat in the restaurant because we thought the prices were a little high and more suited for an evening meal,

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Thank chrism2112
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