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Guildhall Tavern Restaurant, Poole, Dorset
Welcome Back!

We are open again!!!

Dear Friends of Guildhall Tavern Restaurant

We really hope everyone has managed to stay safe and well during this extremely testing period.

We are delighted that, as allowed by the latest Government directive, we are now reopen for table service!

We are now serving our normal A-La-Carte menu ALL DAY from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 10pm

We are also offering our by appointment, Takeaway Service allowing you to enjoy our food with your family at home

Whilst observing all regulations and our stringent safety measures, we are still delivering the same fun atmosphere, warm welcome and delicious food.

On behalf of all of our team, I would like to thank you for all the countless messages of support and the patience that you have shown us during this challenging time and look forward to serving you again very soon.

L’Equipage at The Guildhall Tavern
Frederic and Severine

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 ALL DAY Tuesday to Saturday - 11.30am until 10.00pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays except special events and private parties (minimum 30 guests)

Our new patio dining area 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.

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 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
Takeaway Menu

We will be on holidays

from Sunday25th October till Tuesday 3rd November

Our Takeaway Menu is available








Guildhall Tavern Award Winning Cognac Prawn Cocktail



6 Large Giant Tiger prawns cold, Shell On, fresh aioli



Homemade Marseille Fish Soup, garlic croutons, rouille



Double baked Cheese Souffle, cream sauce   



Perigord Duck and Armagnac terrine, chutney



Pan fried Herring Roes



Main Courses


Homemade ginger, pink peppercorn and lime Crabcake, plum, pineapple and mango sweet chili dip



Poole Bay Lobster homemade Mayonnaise, served cold

Half £27.50 


Poole Bay Dressed crab, served Cold



Monkfish medallions in red Thai Coconut curry



Crab, prawns, mushroom and Scallops




Traditional Beef Bourguignon



Boneless Skate wing, butter and capers 



Wild mushroom, spinach and crispy Kale Risotto (Vegan)



Our Main Courses and inclusive of Fresh Vegetables and New Potatoes


Guildhall tavern Marinated Olive £4             

French Fries £3

Dauphinoise potatoes £3


Matured cheeses with crackers    

Selection of 3 £6

Large platter of 6 £10



Apple tarte Tatin 



Bread and butter pudding of the Day



Mousse au chocolat



Freshly Baked Baguette



Download Takeaway Menu


We serve all day

11.30am till 10pm



We will be open for


Sunday 15th November
Sunday 22nd November
Sunday 29th November
Sunday 6th December
Sunday 13th December
Sunday 20th December


Our Christmas menu is available from 10th November

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


Christmas Parties

Christmas parties will start on the 10th of November

Our 2 private function rooms upstairs are available for Christmas parties! 



Click here for our special menu

Call us now to reserve your table:

01202 671717

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