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Guildhall Tavern Restaurant, Poole, Dorset

Our French seafood restaurant in Poole in Dorset, is located just two minutes from the Quay in the heart of the old town. We offer you a friendly atmosphere and a very warm welcome.

We have an extensive menu with house specialities of locally landed delicious fish, crab & lobster prepared in mouth-watering French style. Meat and vegetarian dishes are also available. Bouillabaisse and other fish party fare are prepared on request.

We also offer a special set dinner and lunch menu.

For festive celebrations we offer a special pre-Christmas and Easter menu.

To complement these culinary delights, naturally a selection of the finest wines and cognacs, traditional well-kept real ales, chilled lagers and for the driver ... a choice of non-alcoholic beverages. Our array of home-made desserts will also tempt you!

Food is served Tuesday to Saturday - 11.30am until 3.00pm and 5.30pm until 10.00pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays except special events and private parties (minimum 30 guests)

We also cater for wedding receptions being conveniently located close to Poole Guildhall.

Within the restaurant we also have a private function room which can be reserved for your group.

We also offer outside catering in private homes and onboard pleasure boats and yachts.

Our monthly French evenings are very popular with great entertainment to accompany the special menu.

Our Fruit de Mer Takeaway allows you to enjoy our Seafood Platter in the comfort of your own home.

We welcome children and offer a special children's menu.

Our special diet menu options provide for a wide range of special diets including vegetarian, vegan & gluten free

Our La Boutique offers a select range of Guildhall Tavern merchandise including glassware, clothing and food which are now available to purchase in the restaurant.

Frederic & Severine look forward to your company soon. Call now to make a table reservation :

01202 671717

exterior of the Guildhall Tavern
Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2012 Peoples Choice Highly Commended Hardens 2014
2 Michelin Forks2 Michelin Forks
Special Events

We are open 

  • Mothering Sunday 
  • 15th March
  • Easter Sunday
  • 5th April
  • both for Lunch from 11.30am to 3pm, last order
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  • We are open
  • Sunday summer bank holiday 30th August for lunch and dinner


Entertainment BoB Trimby

Live accordion player



French evening 2015


Thursday 26th February

Thusrday 19th March

Thursday 30th April

Thursday 21st May

Thursday 25th June



Visit our French Evenings page to learn more about our special events

Call us now to reserve your table:

01202 671717

Chef Frederic preparing lobster

Our new brochure is now published with full details of our menus and our Boutique.


Click to View our Brochure


Call us now to reserve your table:

01202 671717

Guildhall Tavern Restaurant, 15 Market Street Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NB, United Kingdom. Telephone 01202 671717.