RestaurantsDorsetStudlandBH19

survey result

Summary

£74
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Super-fresh fish in simple surroundings with wonderful views” over Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island makes a winning deck of cards for this waterside spot on the Isle of Purbeck, on the beach by the chain-link ferry. “Delicious puddings”, a “respectable wine list” and “friendly staff” complete the deal.

Summary

£69
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fresh, fresh fish”, “roasted in their wood oven” is the straightforward but irresistible offer at this “perfect seafood restaurant right on Poole Harbour”, with views from every table across to Brownsea Island. “What’s not to like? There were no negatives”.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “utterly wonderful location overlooking the bay” – from the “airy” dining room or terrace right on Poole Harbour – is “so good the food here is a bonus”. A pretty “fab” bonus, too, including oysters from the bay, so no wonder the venue is in “high demand”.

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

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Ferry Road, Studland, BH19 3BA

Restaurant details

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Highchair,Menu
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No dress code
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Shell Bay Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Shell Bay Restaurant in BH19, Studland by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Shell Bay restaurant.
Maria F
Super-fresh fish in simple surroundings wit...
Reviewed 8 months, 25 days ago

"Super-fresh fish in simple surroundings with wonderful views "

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Chris L
Excellent range of fish in an idyllic setti...
Reviewed 8 months, 25 days ago

"Excellent range of fish in an idyllic setting"

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Simon E
Amazing views and decent food, especially l...
Reviewed 9 months, 23 days ago

"Amazing views and decent food, especially liked the cured trout starter"

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Nicholas A
Canaverous shack by the chain ferry (Studla...
Reviewed 10 months, 20 days ago

"Canaverous shack by the chain ferry (Studland side) overlooking Poole Harbour. Very simple menu of grilled fish - nothing spectacular but nicely done. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.60 £21.50 £8.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Ferry Road, Studland, BH19 3BA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm

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