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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)

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 new regular Wine Tasting Evenings offer the opportunity to enjoy a fine selection of food & wine and learn about food to wine matching.

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

Good Food Guide Hardens 2016 Michelin Restaurant Guide with 2 Michelin Forks
Dorset Restaurant of the Year
Latest News

French Evenings 2018


Thursday 22nd February

Thursday 22nd March

Thursday 26nd April

Thursday 31st may

Thursday 28th June

Thursday 27th September

Thursday 18th October

Thursday 15th November

Beaujolais Nouveau




Wine Testing evenings 

with Cecile from 

Wine School of Hampshire


Wed 07/02/18,from 6pm

Wed 07/03/18, from 6pm 

Wed 04/04/18, from 6pm 

Sat 12/05/18, from 9.30am till 5pm, with a 2-course lunch

Wed 20/06/18, from 6pm



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

Book online or call us now to reserve your table:

01202 671717

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





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


Click to View our Brochure


Book online or call us now to reserve your table:

01202 671717

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