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Set Menu Available Monday ⟶ Saturday 12pm ⟶ 3pm for Lunch [Closed Tuesdays]
& Monday ⟶ Saturday 5pm ⟶ 6pm for Early Bird Dinner [Closed Tuesdays]

Tapas Menu Available 3pm ⟶ 5pm Monday,⟶ Saturday [Closed Tuesdays]
A la Carte Available Monday ⟶ Saturday 12pm ⟶ 3pm & 5pm ⟶ 9pm [Closed Tuesdays]

Sunday Menu Available 12pm ⟶ 4pm
Happy Hour Cocktails half price 5pm ⟶ 7pm Monday,⟶ Saturday.
12pm ⟶ 4pm Sunday

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About Us


About Us

The Guildhall Tavern


More than just a restaurant, our venue sits in the heart of old town Poole just 50 yards from the original Guildhall building which was completed in 1761. We have created an eclectic blend of the old and the new, keeping the restaurant to its listed property originality with the addition of our chic Lounge Bar, it is the perfect meeting hub for cocktails, post-work drinks or an any time of day rendezvous.


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Recently awarded 2 AA rosettes and a strong listing in Hardens guide, Management and the team are now taking the Guildhall Tavern to new heights.


We pride ourselves on our 2 AA Rosette elegantly presented, locally sourced food. In addition to the fantastic team which make it all possible. With a wealth of experience in the industry under their belts, we hope to bring to Poole a unique dining experience which you cannot find anywhere else.

Our History

A Community Staple for Decades


The Guildhall Tavern has been an integral part of the local community for many decades with valued guests sharing lovely stories from the 60’s up to present day.

This iconic property is privately owned by a local family who are committed to providing our valued guests with high quality food and excellent customer service in a friendly and relaxed environment.

We also welcome customers old and new to our exclusive upstairs cocktail lounge where we will be offering a wide range of drinks and cocktails.

Customer Reviews

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We celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday here and it was absolutely perfect! Delicious food, extensive wine list with lots of English wines and extremely good service. Highly recommend and thank you very much to the owner who is very welcoming, knowledgeable and fun. We will be back!
Vicxspeers, Google Reviews
Our favourite restaurant, great menu and exceptional team - always make us feel valued and very welcome. Extensive wine list and top quality local ingredients expertly presented and offering great value for money.
Kim P, Google Reviews
We come here every year and this year was exceptional by any standards - the best meal we have had for some time. The service is flawless and the staff welcoming.
Freddie F, Google Reviews
Excellent cocktail's, food and service. Sea food as fresh as you can get. Thanks for a meal to remember.
Paul H, Google Reviews
We visited this restaurant while staying in Poole, hat an absolute gem! Food was sublime (the soft shell, crab, was the Best I’ve ever had) Espresso martini was absolutely amazing,the staff, the kitchen and the amazing chef made this such a special evening. We will be back.
Warwickshiregirl, Google Reviews
A really excellent lunch today in this delightful fish restaurant . It was the first time we had visited since the new management took over. There was a wide range of choices on the menu with some meat options. The food was superb and the service efficient and friendly. We also loved the decor throughout which had been designed to fit in with the feel of the Harbour.
Readercomm, Google Reviews
Best we have had for ages. Definitely worth the train journey! Well done everyone. We had the souffle with crab. I had the crab tortellini.
Suzee B, Google Reviews
Our first visit since the new owners took over and refurbished the entire building. Beautifully designed and decorated, very impressed. The food and service were quite superb. The upstairs dining room is now a delightful cocktail bar. We will certainly be back.
Chris J, Google Reviews