It’s the perfect time to embark on a gourmet adventure right here in Poole. This coastal town isn’t just a haven for stunning beaches; it’s also a treasure trove of tastes waiting to be explored. Join us on a culinary journey through Poole and discover new flavours that will tantalise your taste buds. 

Local Delights

While immersing yourself in the varied culinary options of Poole, seize the opportunity to indulge in the flavours presented by local eateries.  Poole’s restaurant scene goes beyond global influences, embracing the town’s rich heritage and locally sourced ingredients that contribute to its unique coastal charm. 

  • Poole Arms

This distinctive, traditional, family-run pub, with a selection of real ales and fine wines, has an exclusively fish menu. The fish and shellfish are locally sourced and seasonal, but not battered or deep fried and are served with seasonal potatoes and vegetables. Home-made fish casseroles and fish pies are available year-round. 

Set in a beautiful old pottery building in Poole Quay, Rockfish restaurant specialises in serving sustainable, fresh, local seafood. The fish is caught daily by The Rockfish fishing boat around Brixham and is supplemented with fish selected at Brixham Fish Market each morning. It is prepared each morning on the harbourside by their skilled fishmongers and delivered to the restaurant to be served by lunchtime.   

exterior shot of Renoufs

Set in the historic Old Town of Poole, this spot is stunning both inside and out. The Renoufs family includes award-winning wine bars and beautiful cheese shops across Dorset popular for their exceptional quality and warm service. 

Trendy Cuisine

Poole’s culinary scene is always evolving, presenting the opportunity to explore new trends and innovative dining experiences.  On your next visits, be in the know and visit the trendiest spots in Poole. 

St. Tropez Lounge stands as one of Dorset’s premier award-winning restaurants, renowned for its French cuisine.  With a focus on the finest local seafood, fish, and meat dishes, the restaurant caters to diverse palates while accommodating various dietary restrictions.  Indulge in a culinary journey that seamlessly blends quality ingredients and an exceptional experience at St. Tropez Lounge. 

 This is the perfect spot near Poole to enjoy classically prepared seafood in a sophisticated environment with unrivalled views of the harbour, Brownsea Island, and beyond. The setting is the ideal location to sample Rick Stein's iconic seafood dishes such as lobster thermidor or Dorset oysters with cabernet sauvignon vinegar. 

International Fusion

The culinary cuisine here in Poole has a vibrant mix of influences. Explore the town’s international offerings with authentic flavours from around the world. Expand your palate with unique fusion dishes that showcase the tapestry of global tastes. 

image of food offered at tiien thai

Tiien Thai restaurant is proud to create exceptional food that is carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Dishes are prepared using the best produce available to deliver memorable dishes. 

Another family-run restaurant overlooking the beautiful Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. Tastefully decorated with hand-painted murals, the experienced Chefs prepare meals fresh to order from breakfast to dinner with a menu inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. Their menu has something for everyone, and almost all of the dishes have substitutes to cater for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free dietary requirements upon request. 


Savour delicious meals in Poole without breaking the bank.  Traverse the town to immerse yourself in unique dishes that prove exquisite dining experiences can be both accessible and affordable!

Set in a prime position in Poole Quay, an elegant yet informal bar and bistro offers both international dishes and classic favourites prepared with quality ingredients in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 

 Come and enjoy some of the finest seafood around with the fish and chips takeaway downstairs or eat in the upstairs restaurant, with seasonal caught seafood and homemade dishes sure to tempt your tastebuds. 

 Brewhouse and Kitchen promises a warm, friendly welcome. Whether you are popping in to sample their latest seasonal brew or having dinner with friends, there’s a place for everyone at the Brewhouse and Kitchen!  Request a seat in the dining area for a view of the microbrewery or kitchen view dining to see their chefs in action! 

Sweet Endings

No culinary journey is complete without a touch of sweetness. Don’t forget to elevate your dessert game after dinner while exploring all Poole has to offer. 

  • Truly Scrumptious

 Truly Scrumptious offers delicious traditional confectionery from their old-fashioned sweet shop located just off Poole Quay. 

  • Patisserie Mark Bennett

Patisserie Mark Bennett is an artisan bakery, patisserie, and coffee shop all in one, specialising in mouth-watering cakes and assorted pastries.  Be sure to try the legendary Chocolate Antoine while you’re there!  




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