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Guildhall Tavern Restaurant, Poole, Dorset
About Our Restaurant

The Guildhall Tavern restaurant, set in the heart of the Old Town of Poole in Dorset, has been run by Frederic and Severine since 2000. They are proud to offer food and service of the highest quality as demonstrated by the following unsolicited comments recently received from their diners:

"The Service was excellent - Vive le Guildhall Tavern"

"Thankyou for looking after us so well (as always) last night. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in the wonderful French atmosphere you have created in this little corner of England. As always your staff were the epitome of courtesy and charm serving a delicious supper enjoyed by us all. Congratulations to the chef. Looking forward to the next time."

"I wish to thankyou for the wonderful meal you served last Saturday to make it a memorable evening for me on my 70th birthday. EVERYONE of my guests have expressed their admiration for the excellent food set before us. The service and atmosphere were first class and I am sure that you have made many new customers from among my friends and family. Thankyou SO much for making my birthday dinner very special."

"Just a quick note to say thankyou so much for the way you looked after us on our recent visits. The restaurant is as always so friendly with a great atmosphere and the food is just perfect. Thankyou also for getting for us our Gratte Paille - that was an extra special touch that meant so much to us. We'll be back soon!"

"Fantastic - Everything was super & the attention to detail + atmosphere is brilliant...One of life's excellent cuisine experiences. We will totally recommend your wonderful restaurant to everybody we know!!"

"We would like to thank you and all you staff for the wonderful food and personal service we received on our wedding. Our family thoroughly enjoyed themselves making it very special."

"Absolutely Wonderful. Thankyou."

"What lovely fish and Delightful service!"

The restaurant is also highly rated by independent reviewers at TripAdvisor & The Restaurant Guide :

"One of the best decisions my new husband Lawrence and I made was to have our wedding breakfast at this delightful place. The choice of reception menu was very good, the food and service was second to none, the kindness and help given by Severine and Frederick was most appreciated. We had such a great day and can only recommend all they have to offer, even the olives in the bar are good. Thank you so very much for being part of our very special day."

"We ate there in December for a birthday meal, and the only thing I can honestly say is fantastic. The members of staff were extremely attentive and the food was first class. I had only mentioned a few weeks before that the meal was for a birthday, but at the end of the meal, one of the staff came over and took a photo, and delivered a free dessert. They then came back, developed the photo and presented it in a card. Very nice touch! I couldn't recommend it enough. Thanks to all the staff at The Guildhall."

"This is a superb seafood restaurant run by a charming young couple. The maître d’hôtel duties are performed in a brilliant combination between Severine and Sebastian. They are very efficient and professional, but with that elusive friendly personal touch, which is without exception applicable to all of the staff. It has all the hallmarks of a family run French restaurant that takes great pleasure in the clients eating experience. The menu includes many classic French favourites including a mini bouillabaisse as a starter. There is always a specials board available with some exciting dishes that pop up from time to time, amongst them my favourites are the crab brûlée and skate terrine. The chef Frederic produces a wonderful well balanced menu from a superb range of fresh locally sourced fish/seafood, and his Southern French origins shine through in presentation and flair. The wine selection is varied and reasonably priced with particular premier cru Rose wines from the South of France, usually available to complement the seafood. There is a monthly French evening, which is great fun and many novel experiences can be had including a cheese called ‘Monks Head’, which is shaved off using a rotating cutter. This is a locally known treasure found by recommendation. My wife and I drive some seventy miles in a round trip to enjoy the food."

Frederic & Severine look forward to your company soon.

Call us now to make a table reservation :

01202 671717


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