It's the time of year to eat, drink and be merry and Poole is the perfect place to make the most of quality time with friends, fun with family or for Christmas parties with colleagues. Enjoy browsing the delightful drinking and dining options Poole has to offer below:


In its idyllic quayside location with a view of the beautiful Christmas lights at Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival, Hennings offers a relaxed atmosphere and is perfect for a festive get-together. They’re passionate about providing delicious dishes with locally sourced produce. Even better, they are offering a cosy Christmas menu alongside their usual menus with vegetarian and vegan options included. It really is one for all tastes!

St Tropez Lounge

With a modern interior and a new alfresco fully-heated and covered outdoor terrace, you can really make the most of the Christmas lights by night and the stunning views by day across Poole Harbour. They offer a French seafood a-la-carte menu, as well as a breakfast menu and cocktails. Make the most of delicious local delicacies like Brownsea Island oysters and enjoy Poole’s first oyster bar with those closest to you this festive season.

Nusara Poole

Nestled in the historic heart of Poole on the high street, Nusara Poole have launched their very own Christmas Bar on their delightful terrace. Gather your friends and family and pull up a chair to celebrate and enjoy feast of expertly crafted Thai food with Nusara this festive season!

Poole Arms

Proud of being the oldest pub on the quay, the Poole Arms greets you for an authentic traditional pub experience. Their menu is locally sourced seafood and is popular with locals and tourists alike. For the festive period, be sure to pop in for a warming mulled wine - the perfect pitstop from the Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival.

Renouf’s Cheese and Wine Poole

For all those who unite in their love for cheese and wine, join Renouf’s in their cosy and intimate venue nestled on Poole High Street. They serve delicious artisan cheese and their wine list boasting over 200 carefully curated wines, ports and bubbles from around the world. Be sure to book ahead for larger groups and explore their Christmas catering and private hire for bigger occasions.

City Cruises Christmas party cruise

Join City Cruises for a Christmas party cruise around Europe's largest natural harbour, passing Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula, Studland Bay and more. Enjoy an arrival mulled wine a delicious two course festive menu, plus dancing to Christmas classic with your friends and colleagues and the on board DJ. An alternative merry night out for sure!

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