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La Roche Restaurant

161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
+44 1202 707333
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  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside on the terrace so had to order at the bar, the food was very good and the view was fantastic. The service could have been better, we had to ask twice for our table to be wiped, waited ages for condiments and...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here today, had gluten free sandwich as there's not many gf options on menu. Gf bread not good at all,tasteless filling.staff are very unfriendly. Would not go back,such a shame as the view is lovely.

Thank fussyeater669
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Visited the restaurant for my wifes birthday,excellent well cooked food, the service was second to non,Daniel who looked after the table did a first job. Menu was varied, chef looked after dietry needs. Will certainly be back in February.

Thank doddflier640
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Managed to get a table on the outside seating area overlooking Shell Bay and Old Harry Rocks on what would now appear to be one of the last days of our Summer! I have wined and dined here many times over the years and never...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited this restaurant for dinner on a holiday in Bournemouth for the air show and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's perfectly located on the tip of Sandbanks meaning you get to see all the boats sailing past. We were made to feel very welcome and...More

Thank jordangp
Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a wine list excellent choice and good value. We had Prosseco, Gruner Veltleiner, and Fluerie. Huge special starter of Pacific Crevette, Soup and chicken pressing followed by Beef, sea bass wild and turbot all of us agreed one of the best meals we have...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Staying at the Haven Hotel we decided to try their restaurant for our evening meal after a very long journey to Sandbanks. The views were spectacular and the service was very good The choice was not huge with a set price for two or three...More

Thank gardeningsue
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We visit this resturant every year for the views and the excellent gourmet food, we sit outside and watch the world go by. However this year we were told that the resturant menu was not being served outside! This was very dissapointing. We could eat...More

Thank OwlNewforest
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Fantastic food set in lovely surroundings. Try to get a window table and watch the ferries sail past.

Thank windywoos
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We ate here on the Friday evening whilst staying at the hotel for the bank holiday weekend. The staff here are wonderful. Always attentive and will go out their way to make sure you are at ease. Our table had beautiful views over the sea...More

1  Thank Paul G
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Jane B
12 November 2016|
Response from gardeningsue | Reviewed this property |
Hi Can't remember exactly, we only had one dinner there but remember it was very nice It was a set meal and I think it was £20/25 per head depending on how many courses. I believe there was an A la carte menu too. Do they... More
Jane B
12 November 2016|
Response from Richard J | Reviewed this property |
High but not silly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$48
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Banks Road | The Haven Hotel, Poole BH13 7QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 707333
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  • This restaurant is at The Haven Hotel
Located on the tip of Sandbanks Peninsula, you couldn't dine closer to the water. With glorious views across to Studland Bay and Old Harry, the Haven Hotel is renowned for its locally acclaimed restaurant, La Roche. Recognised for excellent food in a fine dining experience, La Roche has been awarded with two prestigious AA Rosettes. Helmed by Head Chef Jason Hornbuckle, who wherever possible tries to use local and sustainable ingredients. With a passion for reducing the 'nautical miles' of seafood, from source to plate. With the sun setting over Shell Bay, there's an ambient evening feeling in La Roche. To make the most out of Dorset's seasonal produce, Head Chef Jason changes his extended table d'hote and prix fixe menus daily, offering tasty variety every time you dine. To compliment the cuisine at La Roche, we have developed an extensive list of fine wines. Head Sommelier Charles Van Wyk takes pride in personally ensuring that the cellar is a treasure trove of worldly vintages. You'll stumble across varieties that are rarely seen outside their own local markets. And because we're lovers of local, there is pick of Dorset wines.
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