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The Guildhall Tavern

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15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
+44 1202 671717
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well what can I say? Absolutely fantastic. From the service to the wine to the food. Everything about this place is 5 star. We arrived directly after we had been told that a big wedding celebration had taken place just minutes earlier, however the staff were still so friendly,energetic and interested in your dining experience. We were led to our... More 

Thank 259ollyb
Poole, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a meal the dressed crab looked like something straight out of deadliest catch surprised it was carried by a single waitress. The staff were extremely friendly and happy to accommodate the large party I dined with. Don't get me wrong you can expect to be lighter in the wallet on departure but didn't feel upset parting with my pounds... More 

Thank Ja88ck
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the warm welcome we received as the door was opened for us to leaving, we had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch. Although there was a considerably cheaper set menu, we decided to choose from the A la carte menu, and were not disappointed. There is a very good selection, particularly of fish as this is a fish restaurant, and also... More 

Thank Brian45271
Bristol, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were coming to Poole as we were visiting Brownsea Castle for the weekend, as part of the weekend we came down to Poole on the Thursday and stayed at the Thistle Hotel. I had researched on tripadvisor for restaurants in the area and found the Guildhall. All I can say is this is the best restaurant we have ever... More 

Thank Pamela Lynn S
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time with ten friends for our golden wedding anniversary party recently. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We were in an upstairs private room which was perfect for our party. Highly recommended.

Thank dendor1944
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shining glasses, perfect table, amazing staff just a fab ambience and the best food around, nice for a special celebration or just an evening out.

Thank Barbara M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit here and I intend to visit often, the location is beautiful and the restaurant is modern and light. I had three courses and each were amazing, this place gets great reviews because it's great, best meal I have had in many years and all at a much lower than expected price. I will return ASAP.

Thank Kristoffer L
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Utterly amazing food, atmosphere and staff!! Great on the drink choice advice also! Btw, the cheese soufflé was divine!!

Thank Siobhan K
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best place to eat in Dorset. Service great. Quality of food very good .Ambience good . Price, not unreasonable.

Thank Michael G
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had 2 starters and I had main course only (monkfish in thai sauce) all the food was superb and the service is attentive without being grovelling. Building and decor just right.

Thank cwsjms

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$49
French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 671717

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