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Al Fresco Dining in Poole

Beautiful scenic views of the gorgeous seaside front is exactly what you get when dining in Poole. When the warm sunshine strikes there is nothing better than sitting outside with a nice cold beverage, so we've put together an exciting list of all the places you can dine al fresco style in Poole.

For the best outdoor dining venues in Poole and Dorset look no further because we've teamed up with the areas best bars, cafes, beer gardens, and restaurants to bring you our selection of the best al fresco dining venues that Poole has to offer, packed with places to grab a delicious bite to eat and some time in the sun.

Guildhall Tavern

Guildhall Tavern

Location: Old Town, Poole

About: This popular fine dining restaurant has recently introduced a new outside dining space. This hidden gem in the heart of old town Poole offers the incedible dishes we know and love the Guildhall for but in a new garden setting. 

Whether you're popping in for a mouth watering cocktail with friends or are dining from the A la Carte menu the Guildhall Garden is the place to viist in Poole this summer 

Highly Recommend: Steamed Fillet of Plaice served with king prawn mousse, potato and samphire, caviar, crayfish and chive butter sauce. £28.50

Al Fresco Dining: 5/5

Address: 15 Market St, Poole BH15 1NB

Telephone: 01202 671717

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Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

Location: Penn Hill

About: When the sun is shining there is no better place to go than Jenkins & Sons! They provide a beautiful outdoor dining area where you can indulge in delicious pizzas, burgers, fish dishes which are all cooked traditionally with real flames in their wood oven.

They also have a range of fired pots and Jenkins classics if your palate doesn’t fancy pizza. Traditional fresh fish and chips, succulent meats and burgers or some seriously tasty plant power – they have it all. View their menu here.

Highly Recommend: Asian crispy homemade tempura squid served with a balsamic chilli vinaigrette £8, followed by their classic Westcountry beef burger with lettuce, tomato, pickled gherkin and chipotle mayo £13.

Al Fresco Rating: 5/5

Address: Bank Chambers, 7-8 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9NB

Telephone: 01202 746604

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No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

Location: Wimborne

About: This cosy family run café and bakery is a popular hotspot for many. With its splendid 16th century surroundings, wholesome menu and passionate and incredibly talented chefs, it's the ultimate place to go when catching up with family, meeting with friends, hosting a business meeting or remote working. 

Head on down to No.9 On The Green as come rain or shine they have the facilities to suit all. From a cosy and intimate indoors to a beautifully peaceful and relaxing outdoors, they have comfortable seating no matter the weather.

Indulge in an array of delicious sweet treats including an impressive traditional afternoon tea, start the day off right with their exceptional breakfasts, or grab a light bite to eat with friends or between meetings. View their menu here.

Highly Recommend: Waldorf salad W/ apple, caramelised walnuts, celery, grapes, Dorset Blue Vinny and house dressing £7.95

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: 2 Cook Row, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1LB

Telephone: 01202 887765

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Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Location: Ashley Cross

About: Make the most of the sunny weather by dining outdoors at one of Poole's most popular Asian restaurants, Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant. Situated in Ashley Cross this impressive restaurant serves an array of Japanese classics and when the weather is on our side you can venture out onto their beautiful terrace.

Enjoy the sun and indulge in some traditional Japanese Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura and Robata.

Highly Recommend: Aigamo Gyoza - Crispy duck dumplings served with hoisin sauce £8

Al Fresco Rating: 5/5

Address: Ashley Cross, 1 Bournemouth Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0EF

Telephone: 01202 252133

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Pizzeria Valona

Pizzeria Valona

Location: Old Town, Poole Quay

About: Located in the heart of Old Town by Poole Quay, Pizzeria Valona is one of Poole's most popular hotspots. Whether you're looking for a place to catch up with friends, craving a delicious cheesy pizza or getting together with family, Pizzeria Valona should be your first port of call. 

They have an intimate and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating area so whatever the weather you can always enjoy a slice!

Highly Recommend: King prawn diavola and their tradtional calzone

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: 12 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

Telephone: 01202 681780

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Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

Location: Sandbanks

About: Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar Poole is situated in the stunning Sandbanks and provide delicious contemporary British dishes that are created with locally sourced seafood. With plenty of outdoor seating this popular restaurant and bar is the ideal spot for when the weather is on our side.

This restaurant is perfectly positioned with only a 10 minute walk from the ferry and 5 minutes from Rick Steins.

From an al fresco brunch with friends, an outdoor lunch with family to a romantic dinner for 2, Lazy Jacks really is the ultimate restaurant no matter the weather. 

Highly Recommend: Creedy Carver Chicken with Pomme Anna, charred baby gem, shaved old Winchester cheddar, bacon, anchovy and Caesar dressing £17.90.

Al Fresco Rating: 5/5

Address: 30-32 Panorama Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7RD

Telephone: 01202 133833

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Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant

Location: Poole Quay

About: When the sun is shinning there is nothing better to do than enjoy some delicious authentic Italian cuisine infront of the beautiful Poole Quay.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant have been specialising in fresh local ingredients, cooked in the traditional Italian style. They have a mouth-watering menu that you can enjoy outside on their plentiful selection of outdoor seating.

Highly Recommend: Pizza Principessa Margherita - Sourdough base with tomato sauce and fiordilatte mozzarella £12.45

Al Fresco Dining: 5/5

Address: 7 The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ

Telephone: 01202 667528

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Seaview Restaurant Poole

Seaview Restaurant

Location: Sandbanks

About: The beautiful Seaview Restaurant offers you a calm and luxurious place to enjoy an array of divine dishes. It provides a large picturesque terrace that offers you fantastic views of Sandbanks whilst they tempt you with their delicious buffet.

Menu: Click here

Highly Recommend: Their scrumptious buffet, £25.95 per adult & £12.50 per child.

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: 15 Banks Rd, Poole BH13 7PW

Telephone: 01202 707377

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The Cliff Poole

The Cliff

Location: Poole

About: The Cliff is located in the heart of Poole and is set amongst the Sandbank beaches. It's a stylish and luxurious restaurant that offers top quality dishes as well as providing outdoor seating when the weather is nice in their picturesque garden.

Menu: Click here

Highly Recommend: Chargrilled Lamb Koftas on a Greek-style salad with roasted chickpeas, creamy hummus, tzatziki, chilli jam and a soft tortilla, £14.95.

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: 6 Ravine Rd, Poole BH13 7HX

Telephone: 01202 492921

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Isabel's Brasserie

Isabel's Brasserie

Location: Poole

About: Situated in the bustling Penn Hill, Poole, Isabel's Brasserie provides fine French and English Cuisine. The terrace is open from 1st March for beauifully delicious al fresco dining experiences. Serving mouth-watering French and English dishes , they offer their amazing weekly set bistro menu with some great alternatives to their evening à la carte. Alongside their array of divine dishes they also offer an extensive list of wines to compliment your meals and an exclusive drinks menu specially created by their skilled bartender.

Highly Recommend: Chicken Ballotine with forest mushrooms (GF ) - £22.45

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Adress: 127-129 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9LY

Telephone: 01202 747885

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The Britannia

The Britannia

Location: Ashley Cross

About: The Britannia is a lovely, family friendly pub in Poole Their huge garden makes for the perfect Al Fresco dining experience. When the sun is shining The Britannia garden is the place to be! 

Menu: Click here

Highly Recommend: Free-range beef burger - brioche bun, tomato chutney, garlic mayonnaise & French fries -£14.95

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: 20 Britannia Rd, Parkstone, Poole BH14 8BB

Telephone: 01202 402212

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