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Seafood Restaurants in Poole

Poole is home to the biggest harbour in Europe, so it goes without saying that we have a variety of exceptional seafood restaurants in the town. 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!

Guildhall Tavern

Guildhall Tavern

About: This friendly and warm restaurant is popular amongest many due to it's impressive locally sourced seafood inspired menu. They're situated just two minutes from the Quay in the heart of the old town, and serve food all day from 11.30am.

Their extensive and beautifully created menu offers an array of divine house specialities, from locally landed fish, crab and lobster dishes prepared in an mouth-watering Mediterranean style.

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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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Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

About: Jenkins & Sons is a very loved local restaurant situated in Penn Hill and offers a diverse menu. Not only do they offer pub grub classics, but also a deliciously fresh seafood menu which offers an impressive selection of seafood classics.

Whether you fancy some crispy squid, Cornish mussels, or a classic fish & chips, Jenkins & Sons will certainly have something that will get your tastebuds tingling.

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TGt Recommends: Asian Crispy Squid - A Jenkins special - tempura crispy squid on a bed of salad, served with a balsamic chilli vinaigrette £8 or Moules Mariniere - Fresh Cornish mussels in a creamy white wine & garlic sauce and served with warmed sourdough bread to soak up the flavour £16

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

Telephone Number: 01202 746604


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Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

About: This popular seafood restaurant offers contemporary dishes and uses only the best locally sourced seafood. From a traditional fish and chips, a classic moules marinière, to a fresh seafood salad, Lazy Jacks really is one of Poole's top seafood restaurants.

With stunning views of the Sandbanks and only a 10 minute walk from the ferry and 5 minutes from Rick Steins, Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar is a favourite amongst many.

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TGt Recommends: Seabass Ceviche with fennel, apple, chilli, tomato, lemongrass and a yuzu and tonazu vinegar dressing £8.90 followed by their delicious Fish & Chips £13.90

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

Telephone Number: 01202 133833

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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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Guildhall Tavern Poole

Guildhall Tavern

About: Guildhall Tavern is a French seafood restaurant, offering some of the highest quality fish around. Their signature dishes include Poole Harbour Shellfish and their famous Lobster dish amongst others, all of which are cooked to perfection and served with quality. This seafood restaurant is tucked away on Market Street in Poole’s lively town centre, so it’s a great place to stop off after a day in the town! Early booking is recommended.

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TGt Recommends: Rob Channon’s Lobster, from £29.90

Location: 15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB

Telephone Number: 01202 671717

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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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