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

Following the Government's announcement, we're excited and delighted to reopen from Tuesday 13th April.

We are serving in 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 (online or by telephone) on the day (or previous evening) if the weather allows.

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

Our standards of service and quality of food remain the same.

Our opening times remain the same, all day, from 12 noon till 9pm, last order. We will still close on Sundays and Mondays.

Indoor Dining

We are hopeful that we will be able to reopen our indoor tables from Monday 17th May. This will depend upon the government lockdown easing plan proceding as currently proposed.

We are now taking reservations for the period from April to June


Our takeaway service of French Style Seafood has been very popular and will continue.

This enables you to enjoy the same high quality food that you have experienced in our restaurant but at home with your family.

Our new Takeaway and Delivery Website is now available. Orders will be instantly confirmed, enhancing our standards of service and flexibility. You may browse our menus, choose your delivery/collection slot and complete payment online.

Our new system is fully dynamic enabling us to continue to offer you specials including set menus. Simply select your required date to view the items that are available on your chosen date.

You may also download our Takeaway Menu

For Takeaway we offer the choice of collection from our restaurant by appointment or a delivery service for addresses within the local area. You may also choose whether we supply the food ready to eat or prepared cold for you to heat at home (with simple instructions).

Guildhall Lounge

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

  • Small plates around the clock served from our open kitchen
  • 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.

What an exciting time for us all,

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.

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 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.

Our Takeaway service allows you to enjoy our food in the comfort of your own home. We deliver in the local area or you may collect from our restaurant by appointment. Food can be ready to eat or prepared for you to cook at home. For more information or to place an order visit

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

The Guildhall Tavern has reopened!!





Our Takeaway Service also continues




Takeaway and 

Delivery Menu



Guildhall Tavern Award Winning Cognac Prawn Cocktail £9


6 Large Giant Tiger prawns cold, Shell On, fresh aioli £9.50


Homemade Marseille Fish Soup, garlic croutons, rouille £7


Double baked Cheese Souffle, cream sauce £8


Foie gras and duck pate en croute, chutney £9


Pan Fried Herring Roes £8


Main Courses

Homemade ginger, pink peppercorn and lime Crab-cake, plum, pineapple and mango sweet chili dip £18


Poole Bay Lobster homemade Mayonnaise (Cold) Half £27.50


Poole Bay Dressed crab (Cold) £25


Monkfish medallions in red Thai Coconut curry £20


Crab, prawns, mushroom and Scallops Mornay £20


Traditional Beef Bourguignon £18


Boneless Skate wing, butter and capers £18


Wild mushroom, spinach and crispy Kale Risotto (Vegan) £16


Our Main Courses are inclusive of Fresh Vegetables and New Potatoes


Extra Sides

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 £7


Bread and butter pudding of the Day



Crème Brulee



Freshly Baked Baguette £1.5


order online

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.