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The Guildhall Tavern

15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
+44 1202 671717
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepe suzette” (15 reviews)
“monkfish” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (82 reviews)
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French, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
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1 - 10 of 1,359 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely restaurant great staff and the freshest sea food. Visited many times and never been disappointed. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank chrisb1233
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went there for my boyfriend’s birthday and we had a lovely time!! The food was amazing and the staff very friendly. My boyfriend even got a birthday card with our photo! Thanks for the great experience.

1  Thank Loredana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been going to the Guildhall Tavern for the past 25 years and the food is consistently good. Our only problem is that it's not always easy to make a booking because of the restaurant's popularity. We just make sure that...More

1  Thank Diane d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the Beaujolais Evening. Very popular restaurant with many regulars. Everywhere else in Poole that we saw was empty, like a ghost town. Though it was a Thursday. I had the halibut which was meant to be with a cream and vermouth sauce. I...More

Thank RamblingReviewer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what a very pleasant surprise - met at the Guild Hall Tavern for a meal with friends and must say we were not st all disappointed with any aspect. A warm welcome, excellent staff and it just got better when tasting the beautiful food....More

1  Thank ppbretreat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very warm welcome from staff who couldn't do enough to make our party of six, birthday lunch enjoyable. We had booked a table a few days before-and on arrival an upstairs room was offered if we chose to make our occasion more...More

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a business dinner here with 24 colleagues and we ate in the room upstairs. The fish was fantastic, beautifully cooked and vegetable side dishes were piping hot and not over cooked. The staff were very friendly and efficient and I highly recommend eating here.

1  Thank Phil R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who could find fault with this wonderful restaurant? Every time we've been - and we've been several times - we have had the warmest of welcomes from the incomparable Sebastien. The food is always fresh and tasty. I can particularly recommend the canapes and lobster....More

1  Thank Gena H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to think of another restaurant that is consistently so good over a lot of years. Others come and go but The Guildhall stands out. Always attentive service and great food. Very good value lunchtime menu.

1  Thank blokeinthenextroom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is not a great amount of competition to be the best restaurant in Poole due to a lack of good restaurant in Poole and the surrounding area . But the Guildhall Tavern matains It place at the top . The food , ambiance ,service...More

Thank Malcolm F
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28 September 2017|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see one.
27 August 2017|
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Response from Davidhatton | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you have to let them know
22 June 2017|
Response from Simon F | Reviewed this property |
Clearly depends upon your choices and amount of alcohol, but around £90 will see you (2) very well fed and watered. Salut.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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