RestaurantsDorsetPooleBH15

survey result

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very good fresh fish and seafood”“landed in the harbour 50 feet away” – is the USP at this French family-run operation, where staff “keep the entente as cordiale as possible”. It’s been “a favourite for more than 10 years”, and “early booking is recommended”.

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very good fresh fish and seafood”“landed in the harbour 50 feet away” – is the USP at this French family-run operation, where staff “keep the entente as cordiale as possible”. It’s been “a favourite for more than 10 years”, and “early booking is recommended”.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“French owners produce fish that is simply but superbly cooked” at this “popular (booking essential)” and “welcoming” little seafood specialist tucked away near the harbour. “Always a pleasure to eat there: must have had 50 dinners in the last five years and all were up to a very high standard”.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful find tucked away in Poole” – a well-established local favourite “on the harbour seafront” where “a lovely French family serve the most fantastic seafood”.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at Guildhall Tavern?

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
12
No dress code
55

Guildhall Tavern Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Guildhall Tavern Restaurant in BH15, Poole by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Guildhall Tavern restaurant.
Steven B
A great discovery for us. As with so much, ...
Reviewed 6 months,

"A great discovery for us. As with so much, it is heavily booked, so we had lunch. This is a real French restaurant in the heart of Poole in a lovely old building. Back to starched white tablecloths! A wide range of food on offer featuring fish. We had the spider-crab special starter which was really sweet and a portion enough for 2 at £12. Then dithering between Dover sole and turbot, the waitress advised the turbot (same price before you ask!) . She was right, it was 2 large pieces and succulent - best ever. My partner had a mornay dish which was a great contrast if less special. Good choice of deserts too. We noticed local couples who knew exactly what to eat! We liked it so much that we came back for an evening takeaway. The lady remembered us from a week before and said she would somehow find us a table. We declined and ate the takeaway which was VAT free and well presented. The fish soup had lashings of trimmings. "

Report this comment
Timothy P
Great food and service. Despite what websit...
Reviewed 6 months, 10 days ago

"Great food and service. Despite what website said only a la carte menu on offer. Maybe covid catchup for revenue?"

Report this comment
Sharon H
A new marquee has been built for outdoor di...
Reviewed 6 months, 10 days ago

"A new marquee has been built for outdoor dining and even on a rainy Saturday it still had a warm friendly feeling. We were greeted at the door with a warm welcome and taken to our table. We were asked if we were happy with the table and again if we needed a heater on. The food was exceptional with one of our diners choosing the fruit de mar platter, no crab was available but this reassured me that the fish is fresh. "

Report this comment
Have you eaten at Guildhall Tavern?
Post your own review of Guildhall Tavern and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.10 £28.00 £5.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
15 Market Street, Poole, BH15 1NB
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm

Best Fish & seafood restaurants nearby

Rick Stein
Fish & seafood restaurant in Sandbanks
£64
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
Shell Bay
Fish & seafood restaurant in Studland
£49
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
WestBeach
Fish & seafood restaurant in Bournemouth
£57
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Branksome Beach
British, Modern restaurant in Poole
£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
WestBeach
Fish & seafood restaurant in Bournemouth
£57
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
The Pig
British, Modern restaurant in Brockenhurst
£52
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional