Fish and chips is the perfect way to kick off a summer staycation.  Set on the banks of award-winning blue flag beaches and with Europe’s largest natural harbour, Poole’s rich larder of world-renowned seafood has made way for some of the best chippies in the South of England.

Love Seafood is passionate about encouraging people to fall in love with Seafood. So, if you’re in the mood for some seaside comfort food, a road trip and some famous southern sunshine, stay tuned for some of Poole’s top foodie picks.

Harlees Fish & Chips

Self-proclaimed fish fanatics Harlees is at the forefront of the Poole food scene. It’s one of the leading fish supper joints in the county and the hardworking staff certainly know their way around a proper fishy treat. For the ultimate experience, give their homemade fishcake a try. Made with fresh herbs, potatoes and a delicate crispy breadcrumb they’ll be sure to impress.  

Rockfish Seafood Restaurant

With a quaint location on Poole Quay, Rockfish is set in a beautiful old pottery building with magnificent views across the water.  The restaurant’s own boat, Rockfisher, launches daily along the Devon and Dorset coast landing the freshest catch which is then served up to a host of eager customers. If seafood is your thing, it doesn’t come much fresher than this! Rockfish is the perfect place for those hoping to try out locally caught, succulent fish and chips with a view of the quay.

Rick Stein

For fish and chips with flare, Rick Stein on Banks Road is a must-visit in the Poole area. Using the stunning costal setting as inspiration, Rick Stein offers a true taste of the sea with panoramic views across the iconic Poole harbour. Posh nosh fish and chips are the star of the show at this upmarket spot, which also serves up Cornish lobster, monkfish and lemon sole. Delicious!

Oriel Sandbanks

After a busy day exploring, Oriel is the perfect place to unwind and indulge in some proper comfort food. Set in the heart of Sandbanks peninsula, this top-rated restaurant is famed for its traditional style fish and chips and welcoming atmosphere. From coffee and cake to cocktails, Oriel is a great choice for every occasion and any traveler.


Whether you’re rolling in from the beach or are popping in for a mid-day snack, Parkway is the perfect spot for a midday treat. With lunchtime specials from £4.50, the restaurant’s traditional approach to fish and chips is loved by tourists and locals alike.  Thick, fluffy chips and a choice of either batter or breadcrumbs really sets this place apart as one of the most coveted lunchtime treats in the area.

From fine dining to a quick bite, there’s many ways you can enjoy Poole’s range of fishy feasts. With so many options available, you’re sure to find something for the whole family.

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