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Where to go for lunch in Poole

Poole is a food and drink lovers dream bursting with an array of excellent restaurants, bars, pubs, and more. But where are the best places to go for lunch in Poole? That's where we step in as we give you our pick of the top spots to go for lunch in Poole. From Asian restaurants to shoreline stops, let us help you with picking your next lunch out in Poole.

Check out our pick of the best lunch spots in Poole below...

Rosso's Italiano

Rosso's Italiano

Where: Dolphin Quays, The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HH

About: Situated in Poole Quay, this popular Italian restaurant serves a mouth-watering menu with fresh and wholesome produce. 

From well-known antipasti dishes, divine hot starters, to an array of authentic pizzas and pastas, Rosso's Italiano has something for everyone.

Whether you fancy spigola alla siciliana, filet mignon, risotto pescatora, or a classic margherita, Rosso's Italiano Poole never disappoint. View their menu here.

Telephone: 01202 681234

Favourite Dish: Toasted Pizza Garlic Bread W/ Garlic & oregano £3.99 & Risotto Al Pollo £16.99 W/ Sea Salt Skinny Fires £3.99

Serving Times: From 12pm 

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ANEMOS GREEK BAR & RESTAURANT

ANEMOS GREEK BAR & RESTAURANT

Where: Anemos Greek Bar & Restaurant, 15 The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HS

About: Situated in Poole Quay, Anemos Greek Restaurant and Bar provides freshly prepared and authentic Greek dishes. 

They serve freshly prepared dishes that their extremly talented chefs cook to order with tons of passion and care to ensure all their dishes are piping hot and cooked to an incredibly high quality.

Whether you're stepping away from your laptop for some lunch, catching up with friends and want to indulge in a delicious bite to eat or fancy something a little different to the usual sandwich and crisps at lunch, then head on down to Anemos Greek.

Telephone: 07943 014950

Serving Times: They're open everyday from 1pm - 11pm except for Monday where they're open 5pm - 11pm.

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Hennings Quayside Restaurant & Bar

Hennings Quayside Restaurant & Bar

Where: Hennings, The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1GZ

About: Whether you're meeting up with friends, gathering with family or going for a work lunch, you can always count on Hennings Quayside for a delicious lunch.

From light bits and nibbles, their mouth-watering lunch menu has something for everyone!

Telephone: 01202 682358

Favourite Dish: Boneless Buffalo Chicken Thighs W/ Doused in buffalo sauce with celeriac and apple slaw and crumbled Dorset Blue Vinney £8

Serving Times: From 9am

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Guildhall Tavern

Guildhall Tavern

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

About: This local seafood restaurant in Poole is situated just two minutes from the Quay in the heart of the old town. They offer you a friendly atmosphere and a very warm welcome.

Head on down for a delicious lunch at one of Poole's most popular seafood hotspots, Guildhall Tavern. Serving outstanding dishes that are made using locally sourced fish, crab & lobster and all prepared in an exquisite Mediterranean style. 

For those of you who aren't so keen on fish, they also serve an array of meat and vegetarian dishes that are just as divine.

Telephone: 01202 671717

Favourite Dish: Whole Lemon Sole with samphire, crayfish and butter £24.95

Serving Times: From 11.30am

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South Deep Café

South Deep Café

Where: South Deep, Parkstone Bay Marina, Turks Lane, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8EW

About: Situated in a small marina just off Sandbanks Road, this hidden gem serves a sensational seafood menu. From fish soup, crab sandwich, to Cornish mussels and traditional fish and chips, this is the ideal spot for a bite to eat.

Telephone: 01202 733155

Favourite Dish: Pesto Power Salad £10

Serving Time: 12pm - 3pm

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No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

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

About: Situated in Wimborne, No.9 on The Green is a family run café and bakery. All their food is homemade and handcrafted by their talented and passionate chefs. They source the finest produce from local suppliers and artisans in order to bring you a scrumptious and wholesome menu.

From gourmet sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche to soups and salads, this is certainly a popular hotspot for grabbing a light bite or delicious lunch and you can enjoy it whilst being arround 16th century surroundings.

Telephone: 01202 887765

Favourite Dish: Haddock fingers and fries with homemade tartare sauce £10.50

Serving Time: From 11.45am - 2.30pm

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Farmer Palmer's Hen House Restaurant

Farmer Palmer's Hen House Restaurant

Where: Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

About: Farmer Palmer's prepare and cook all their own dishes and specials of the day, providing traditional family favourite meals. From a delicious jacket potato, southern fried chicken burger, to a cheese and tomato pizza, they have mouth-watering classics that will help fuel you and your family before exploring Farmer Palmer's. View their menu here.

These are all available in children’s sizes.

Telephone: 01202 622022

Favourite Dish: Southern Fried Chicken Burger in a Brioche Bun £7.95

Serving Time: The Hen House is open all day when the farm park is open. Hot lunches served from 11.30am.

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Siam Signature Thai

Siam Signature Thai

Where: 3 Albert Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 9DE

About: Siam Signature Thai is one of Poole’s best Thai restaurants and perfect for a business lunch or lunch date with your other half. Stunning Thai dishes, authentic decor, and brilliant service make Siam Signature Thai one of the best places to go for lunch in Poole. With an expansive menu that provides exceptional variety and quality in every bite, this is one place you have to try if you’re out and about in Poole one lunchtime.

Telephone: 01202 721090

Favourite dish: Thai Red Curry

Price: Mid-range. Lunch for two with drinks approx £40.

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The Kings Head

The Kings Head

Where: 6 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

About: The Kings Head serves an extensive menu of divine home cooked pub classics. Whether you fancy a light bite, some pub nibbles, or a filling hot meal for lunch The Kings Head is certainly a place to stop off at.

Telephone: 01202 681150

Serving Times: From 12pm

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Riggers Restaurant

Riggers Restaurant

Where: RNLI College, W Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ

About: Riggers Restaurant has a superb waterfront position overlooking Poole Harbour making it the ideal place to stop for lunch. They provide a delicious buffet style lunch so you can indulge in all the things you love.

Telephone: 0300 300 7654

Serving Times: Lunch Buffet served Monday - Friday from 12pm - 2.30pm

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Bingley's Bistro

Bingley's Bistro

Note: Bingley's Bistro is currently closed temporarily for building works.

Where: 14 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

About: This popular bistro sits in a 16th Century Grade II* Listed Tudor Building, which is one of the oldest buildings in Poole. They're a cosy and intimate restaurant that serves delicious homemade dishes. 

From a warm baked camembert, French onion soup, to pan-fried sea bass fillet and spaghetti with asparagus and peas, there is something for everyone. 

If you're catching up with friends, joining colleagues for a work lunch or fancy a light bite, Bingley's Bistro is the ideal place to go.

Telephone: 01202 679946

Favourite Dish: Garlic and Herb Butter Tiger Prawns w/ marsh samphire & Roasted Lemon and Rosemary corn fed Chicken breast w/ sauteed potatoes and greens.

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Pulcinella

Pulcinella

Where: 79 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JB

About: Pulcinella Poole is a delicious and traditional Italian restaurant that serves a mouth-watering selection of popular Italian dishes perfect for lunch.

If you're going for a business lunch, meeting up with friends or catching a light bite with family, whatever it may be Pulcinella are the ideal hotspot for a delicious bite to eat.

View their menu here.

Telephone: 01202911212

Favourite Dish: Tagliatelle Proscuitto E Funghi £12.50

Price: Various

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Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

Where: Bank Chambers, 7-8 Penn Hill Ave, Poole BH14 9NB

About: Originally establishing themselves as a fishmongers and butchers in Poole pre-1920, Jenkins & Sons have become one of Poole’s hottest lunch spits with their signature burgers, crafty cocktails, and great weekly deals keeping punters coming back for more! 
 
Breakaway from the hustle and bustle of Poole’s lunchtime scene and enjoy a perfectly relaxed lunch with friends inside this eye-catching venue. If you’re looking for a Sunday Lunch in Poole then Jenkins & Sons have got you covered with their option of five different roasts being offered from September to May.

Telephone: 01202 746604

Favourite dish: Bacon Cheeseburger Tower

Price: Mid-range. Lunch for two with drinks approx £40.

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Lazy Jacks

Lazy Jacks

Where: 30, 32 Panorama Rd, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7RD

About: This Sandbanks restaurant and bar place you as close to Poole’s stunning shoreline as you can get, making for a beach time lunch experience like no other in Poole. Offering a range of flavoursome lunchtime favourites including exceptional burgers, fresh seafood, and first-class steaks, Lazy Jacks is a great place to enjoy a chilled lunch as the waves of the Sandbanks crash in the background. If a scenic lunch in Poole is what you’re after then Lazy Jacks have got you covered.

Telephone: 01202 133833

Favourite dish: Creedy Carver Chicken

Price: Mid-range. Lunch for two with drinks approx £40.

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Dive Bar

Dive Bar

Where: 141-143 Commercial Rd, Poole BH14 0JD

About: Formerly known as Le Bateau, this new Australian dive bar has quirky décor, fun and friendly staff and chilled vibes.

This new bar is incredibly relaxed during the day and provides an extensive list of delicious dishes perfect for a light bite or lunch. 

From wood oven ribs, burgers, to unbelievably good hot dogs, whatever you fancy this is the go-to spot for lunch. View their menu here.

Telephone: 01202 730263

Favourite dish: Shredded Bbq Jackfruit Taco, served in Crispy Corn Taco, Homemade Slaw, and Sweet Potato Fries £14 W/ Hand Cut Skinny Fries £4.50

Price: Reasonably priced food with various offers such as: 

  • Specials Wiener Wednesday - 2 Dogs For £15
  • Slide In To The Weekend Every Thursday - £10 Sliders (Burgers)
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Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Where: 1 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 0EF

About: Drgnfly (yes we have spelt that correctly) is one of Poole’s best Asian restaurants with their Pan-Asian dishes providing something deliciously different to Poole’s lunchtime offerings. Set in the charming Ashley Cross, Drgnfly provides an unrivalled Asian experience with their beautiful culturally decorated venue serving a fantastic range of Pan-Asian dishes, including Bao Buns, Tori Teriyaki, and Ebi Katsu Curry to name just a few, giving you a five-star lunch experience in Poole.

Telephone: 01202 252133

Favourite dish: Ebi Katsu Curry

Price: Mid to expensive range depending on what you order. Main meals range from £11 to £28.

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Pizzeria Valona

Pizzeria Valona

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

About: We all love chomping down on a classic Italian pizza, and at Poole’s Pizzeria Valona, you can do just that! This High Street pizzeria is a great place to swing by for a quick lunch with their authentic wood-fired pizzas certain to have you coming you back for more. A popular lunchtime stop, Pizzeria Valona offer a diverse and exciting menu that allows you to grab a slice of Italy on your lunchtime break.

Telephone: 01202 681780

Favourite dish: Calzone

Price: Relatively cheap. Lunch for two with drinks approx £30.

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