Harden's survey result
A “stunning location – especially as the sun sets over Poole Harbour” (“you could be in the South of France”) – is the main asset of this “casual” operation (shack-like without, rustic within), but it’s no one-trick pony: the seafood is also “superb”.
“Location, location, location! – but the fish and seafood is also very good” at this seafront outfit, which has “fantastic views of the sunset over Poole Harbour towards Brownsea Island”. “It looks like an unassuming shack from the outside, but don’t be put off”: inside, “it’s not exactly white table cloths but it has a nice rustic feel”.
“A great location with sunset views over Poole harbour” guarantees a crowd at this “lovely”, “relaxed” and “very romantic” restaurant; “the food is good also” – “very tasty fresh fish dishes, though erring on the side of pricey” (“not surprising as it seems to be full of very wealthy-looking Sandbanks types!”)
“The most perfect beach setting, with views across Poole Harbour towards Brownsea Island and Sandbanks” is the highlight of a visit to this “very cheerful, relaxed” venue with a minimal conservatory; on the menu? – “delicious fresh local seafood”.
Shell Bay Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Lovely fresh fish, some of the best crevettes and mussels ever. Wine list a bit limited."
"Superb seafood and actually good value. The service on two visits was outstanding and the view across Poole Harbour beautiful."
|Wine per bottle||£19.90|
Ferry Road, Studland, BH19 3BA
lunch 12.30 pm - 3 pm, dinner 6 pm - 9 pm
Last orders: 9 pm