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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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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (52 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
18:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
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"
Willsfamily87
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3. Cocktails
"bar looks amazing leading to the new garden area"
Jake A
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1 - 10 of 537 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there with friends as we were in Bournemouth for a funeral of a dear friend. The food was as good as it gets. We had the duck and cod off the bistro menu and an assortment of lovely fresh vegetables. Cooked to perfection, the...More

Thank skibereencork
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere and hope that you return to see us next time you are in the area (hopefully under nicer circumstances).

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 5 days ago

Isabel's April 2018 4* Please bear in mind that below text is only a matter of personal opinion. Should be used as a guide only, as everyone has different standard and taste. We booked the restaurant for our anniversary and we had a lovely time...More

Thank AllDayGoodFood
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your extensive review which I am sure will give people a good understanding of the restaurant. We will take note of your food critique and look to improve as always. The puree was indeed Parsnip. The chefs as always take time and attention...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the table for 6 in the window with the view of the green. The ambiance was perfect, service excellent, food delicious and wine first class. Highly recommended!

Thank william b
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your evening and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a special occasion and the venue could not have been more perfect. It is a restaurant with an intimate ambience and decor. The service and food was perfect. We had a really great evening. The menu is extensive and tempting. I chose...More

Thank whereamI2day
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening and chose to share it with others, We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely birthday meal here and decided we ought to come a lot more often! The french-inspired food was superb and I think it has the cosiest atmosphere of any restaurant in Poole/Bournemouth. The wood-panelled booths are are unique and romantic.

1  Thank nitere
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the compliments, we hope to create a special environment and romance is always key! We hope to see you more regularly, many thanks for the kind comments.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m working in Bournemouth for a couple of days and thought I’d come and eat at this highly rated restaurant. And here I am again, two nights in a row... The service is faultless. There’s perhaps a little inexperience from some staff, but it’s honest...More

2  Thank McKinley's K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always, we had a fabulous time here. Great service, the food was amazing and a great night was had by all.

1  Thank Sophie C
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for reviewing us Sophie, we look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most enjoyable birthday celebration dinner for our party of four: food and service were spot on, and the Merlot recommended by our charming hostess went down a treat!

1  Thank Snappy633
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Merlot is a lovely wine and proving very popular as a recommendation since the wine maker came and done a wine tasting evening with us a couple of months ago. We are glad you felt the same and enjoyed your evening!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband treated me to dinner here for my birthday recently and we had a lovely evening. The staff were attentive but discrete, taking our coats on arrival and escorting is down to the gorgeous and cosy bar downstairs where we enjoyed aperitifs and canapés...More

Thank Christina T
Isabels_DW, Owner at Isabel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely review Christina many thanks. We are glad you enjoyed your celebratory evening and many thanks for letting others know about it too. We hope to see you back soon!

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jenny H
14 March 2018|
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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
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paulcO225IP
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.
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alexander A
29 October 2016|
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Response from emmacashew3 | Reviewed this property |
I found them online on isabels website X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$43 - US$93
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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