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Guildhall Tavern Restaurant, Poole, Dorset
We Are Open Again!

We're excited and delighted to have reopened

We are serving in our main restaurant as well as our conservatory (all sides open, heated and covered).

The council have inspected and are happy that this is safe and in full compliance with the latest rules.

We also have a few al-fresco tables. These will be made available to book (by telephone) on the day if the weather allows.

Our full a-la-carte menu is available, along with our specials.

We are now taking online reservations

Guildhall Lounge

Our new restaurant, open 7 days a week, on Poole Quay, offers a different, more relaxed, dining experience ...

  • Full menu served from our open kitchen (from 12 noon to 9pm)
  • Great specials are added on a daily basis
  • Selection of Cocktails and Mocktails
  • Fine wines and Italian Coffee.
  • Ice creams and crepes

For full details visit

Reg, Lorenzo and the rest of our new team at the Lounge will welcome you with Guildhall standards of food and service, whilst we continue to serve you, exactly as before, at the Guildhall Tavern.

Due to high demand at the restaurants at moment and our focus on reopening we have suspended our takeaway service for the moment

We are looking forward to seeing you very soon,

Kind Regards
Severine and Frederic

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.

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 ALL DAY Tuesday to Saturday - 11.30am until 8.00pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays except special events and private parties (minimum 30 guests)

Our new conservatory is now open - enjoy our delicious food outdoors in the sunshine.

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

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

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

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 gift vouchers, glassware, clothing and food which are now available to purchase online or in the restaurant.

Frederic & Severine look forward to your company soon. To make a table reservation Book Online or call:

01202 671717

exterior of the Guildhall Tavern

Our Awards

Michelin Restaurant Guide plate 2020 Good Food Guide Hardens 2019
Dorset Restaurant of the Year Best Seafood Restaurant in Dorset Good Food Guide



Our new restaurant

Guildhall Lounge

is Now open

at Poole Quay

7 days/Week

Lunch and dinner





for more information and

to make a reservation.



Chef Frederic preparing lobster
Gift Vouchers

Our Gift vouchers make perfect presents.


You can now easily buy our gift vouchers and other gifts in our 'La Boutique' online shop.


Click Here to visit our shop




Call us now to reserve your table:

01202 671717

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