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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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Delightful Poole Bay views and confident modern cooking

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At a glance

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

At the southern end of Sandbanks, this large white hotel dates from the 1880s. With its sea view, tiered tables and relaxed atmosphere, The Point brasserie is as close as you will get to dining on a cruise ship without leaving dry land. The kitchen buys the best regional produce but doesn't confine itself to the fruits of the sea. Start, for instance, with duck boudin, celeriac purée, plums, toasted hazelnuts and duck sauce. Dishes are seldom too elaborate: a hake fillet comes with Provençal grilled vegetables and salsa verde. Vanilla pannacotta and pineapple salad is one way to finish.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Jason Hornbuckle

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 31
  • Wines over £30: 32
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 156
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: On street, Sandbanks car park

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 156

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Follow signs to Sandbanks Peninsula, hotel next to Swanage ferry departure point

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