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The Guildhall Tavern

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15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
+44 1202 671717
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Poole celebrating my birthday it was wet and miserable being January. The taxi driver recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We had a very nice table and the meal and service was amazing.

Thank Edna6
Minehead, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited The guildhall Tavern in March, having seen it's good reviews on Tripadvisor and we are so pleased we did. It is definitely the best place to eat in Poole....we have family there so visit often so are qualified to make this statement. It is a fairly formal restaurant but with a really buzzing atmosphere and excellent food wine... More 

Thank Geoff D
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend recommended this restaurant. He eats out a lot and generally I go with what he says. Word of mouth is the best form of recommendation not TA, but I'm writing this review because they really deserve it. When you walk in it looks simple. I'm currently on holiday in France and having been to places here for lunch... More 

Thank Benjamin I
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for my Husband's birthday after a surprise trip to Poole. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! The food was amazing and the staff were lovely. They sang happy birthday to my Husband and brought a cookie type thing with a candle in, which was a lovely thing to do and surprised us both! We even got a... More 

Thank staceypea
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table here for my wife's birthday. I mentioned we may need extra space as she was heavily pregnant. They could do enough to help. Even as much as making sure we were away from the draft of the door. Food was outstanding, wines are great, service is fantastic. Prices... not cheep... but if you want a faultless... More 

Thank UncleTravellingAgain
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was lovely, french onionsoup was lovely, scallops melted in the mouth. Monk fish was delightful. Lovely restaurant! Definitely go there again

Thank Lonestat
Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very friendly French restaurant with excellent food at a reasonable price. The staff are very obliging. The couple who run it are delightful. The restaurant has themed French nights on a regular basis and these are excellent. The only compliant that I have, which is why I did not give 5 stars, is that there is a... More 

Thank Vivian D
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After numerous visits to this place, its one of the few I can honestly say never lets me down. Quality of food, friendly, professional service at all times, it genuinely feels like they care! A rare place you can recommend to others with confidence in my opinion. 5 Stars from me.

Thank paulpenny2016
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch there once a month with friends, the staff always make us welcome, nothing to much trouble, food good. House wine is good, crepes amazing?

Thank keith11harris
Poole, UK
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99 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably not the greatest restaurant in the world but what they do, they do very well. The food is well cooked and presented, and the service is impeccable. You are welcomed in and treated as if they really want you to enjoy the experience. I have never failed to enjoy a meal here and recommend it highly. Lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$49
French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 671717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?