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Seafood Restaurants in Dorset

Dorset has a variety of exceptional seafood restaurants. Whether you like to keep it simple with a classic fish and chips dish, or venture into the depths of the ocean with lobster or squid, we can guarantee these restaurants will serve you up a fishy treat.

Take a look below at some of our favourite restaurants and their menus – we know it won’t be long until you’re ‘muscling’ your way in to try this seafood goodness!


Seafood Restaurants Guildhall Tavern

Guildhall Tavern

About: A beautiful, award-winning seafood restaurant in the heart of Old Town Poole, where locally sourced, seasonal ingredients are selected and prepared with the utmost care to produce the finest cuisine in an elegant, but relaxing setting.

Menu: Click here

TGt Recommends: Whole 'Canoe Boned' Sea Bass with saffron and mussel paella £26.50

Location: 15 Market Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NB

Telephone Number: 01202 671717

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The Rockfish Poole

The Rockfish

About: The Rockfish is a well-established seafood restaurant chain with locations all across the south coast, including Poole. Overlooking the Sunseeker yard and ferry terminal, you can enjoy your favourite seafood dish with a view, admiring the coastal scenes. Food is cooked to order, and the Rockfish Boat catches fish daily so we can guarantee your dish is the freshest of the fresh! You can even bring your four-legged friend along to join the family for a meal in this beautiful restaurant. 

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TGt Recommends: Crispy Fried Fish Burger, £12.95

Location: 9 The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ  

Telephone Number: 01202 836255

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Shell Bay Restaurant Poole

Shell Bay Restaurant and Bistro

About: Shell Bay is a scenic seafood restaurant and bistro, which has featured in The Times as one of the Best 20 Places to eat Seafood! It is ideally situated on the coast near Studland, with stunning views over to Brownsea Island and Sandbanks. We highly recommend a visit on a sunny day, so you can follow your delicious seafood meal with a walk down to Shell Bay. This is a real hidden gem but a favourite amongst locals!  

Menu: Click here to view sample menu

TGt Recommends: Roasted Hake, £19.50

Location: Ferry Rd, Studland BH19 3BA

Telephone Number: 01929 450363

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Rick Stein's Restaurant Sandbanks

Rick Stein

About: Rick Stein’s is a classic, well known for their delicious, high-quality seafood dishes. With simply breath-taking views across Poole Harbour, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing seafood meal with family or friends. Rick’s menu has a wide variety of seafood favourites such as cod and chips, as well as unique dishes of monkfish tail, salmon and sea bass, so we can guarantee there is something for everyone!

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TGt Recommends: Roasted Monkfish Tail, £29.95

Location: 10-14 Banks Rd, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7QB

Telephone Number: 01202 283000

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St Tropez Lounge

St Tropez Lounge

About: For an unparalleled seafood dining experience amidst the captivating allure of Poole Quay in Dorset, look no further than St Tropez Lounge. Renowned for its commitment to culinary excellence and coastal charm, this esteemed seafood restaurant beckons with a tantalising array of fresh, locally sourced delicacies from the bountiful waters of the South Coast.

Immerse yourself in a symphony of flavours as you savor expertly prepared dishes, from succulent grilled lobster to delicate seabass, each showcasing the finest ingredients and culinary craftsmanship. 

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TGt Recommends: Coquille St Jacques Mornay with scallops, crab, prawns and mushrooms - £26.95

Location: 1 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1AB

Telephone Number: 01202 670769

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