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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Bistro cooking in an elegant Georgian house

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Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Hotel du Vin's Poole outpost is a bit of a landmark just off the quayside, a creeper-covered Georgian mansion. As expected, the kitchen deals in crowd-pleasing brasserie staples from over the Channel, all cooked just so. Start perhaps with crab toasts with sliced radish and black pepper mayonnaise, escargots in classic garlic and herb butter, or onion soup, and proceed to steak frites, pink-roast rump of lamb with broccoli and boulangère potatoes with chorizo, or sole meunière. Puddings are as Gallic as the rest of the package, among them Paris-Brest and tarte au citron, although bread-and-butter pudding flavoured with rum and banana may please patriots.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 10.30


  • Chef(s): Lee Coote

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 85
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 48
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: NCP (available until 11pm)

Getting here

A350 into town centre follow signs to Channel Ferry/Poole Quay, left at bridge, 1st left is Thames Street.

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