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Hotel du Vin - Poole

Thames Street The Quay, Poole, BH15 1JN +44 1202060506

((((* French
Average
Main course: £18
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 & 19:00 - 22:00. Friday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 22:00. Saturday: 08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00. Sunday: 08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 22:00.

Both the premises and staff are well above average, all four of us thoroughly enjoyed the meals and drinks.

Mike Burden 15 November 2016
from Poole

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Moments from the tranquil quayside, Hotel du Vin Poole offers a classically elegant French bistro, using the best regional ingredients. The inviting courtyard is the perfect sun trap, offering al fresco dining. Private dining and wine tasting are also available.

The Hotel du Vin menu celebrates elegant French bistro-style dining, using fresh premium ingredients. Delicate starters such as French onion soup give way to bold mains, which include slow-roast belly of Dorset pork, and vegetarian options like baked tomato and blue cheese gnocchi. A Sunday roast menu and range of superb desserts also feature.

The Hotel du Vin restaurant wine list is a highlight, featuring a huge variety of carefully selected bottles. Dark leather chairs and stained-wood tables sit alongside the colourful, bustling bar area, ensuring an elegant yet informal ambience.

Just 5 minutes’ drive from Poole Rail Station, Hotel du Vin Poole offers a superb blend of traditional elegance and bold culinary twists.

Hotel du Vin - Poole

Thames Street The Quay, Poole, BH15 1JN

Contact +44 1202785570
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Customer reviews for Hotel du Vin - Poole

4.2 ((((* (based on 44 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (36)
  • lunch (20)
  • romantic (19)
  • al fresco (13)
  • private dining (12)
  • luxury (10)
  • value (9)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • business (6)
  • trendy (4)
  • large parties (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((*** 25 November 2016 by Amanda from Poole

    A little disappointing. My friend's chicken burger was good and my sea bass was quite nice although the portion was rather small. The dessert of chocolate tart was so hard I struggled to cut through it so ended up leaving most of it.

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Mike Burden from Poole

    Both the premises and staff are well above average, all four of us thoroughly enjoyed the meals and drinks.

  • ((((* 15 August 2016 by Ben Higgins from Poole

    The meal was nice and the service was good. Only criticism was that my wife and i both ordered the creme brûlée and once they arrived it became clear that her dessert was a much bigger serving than mine.

  • ((((( 10 June 2016 by Josh Phillips from Poole

    Brilliant. Lovely food, great service, nice setting.

  • ((((* 15 April 2016 by Christopher Radley from Poole

    Good atmosphere. table service was friendly. a vast improvement on my previous visit some months back.

  • ((((( 2 April 2016 by Stephen Stanton from Poole

    A great atmosphere and great food, would recommend to family and friends.

  • ((((( 27 February 2016 by Doug Horlock from Bournemouth

    We have eaten at Hotel du Vin on a number of occasions and the four of us thought that this was one of the best experiences we had had. Staff were excellent, even though the restaurant was very busy indeed with prompt and efficient service at all times. They all seemed genuinely happy and had time for a quick chat without neglecting other diners. The food was perfect with enough choices from the Booktable/Set Menu offer and we were impressed that they took care with one diner who needed a gluten-free diet and happily substituted the desserts for cheese for another diner who is diabetic. The quality and presentation of the food matched the taste - very good.

  • ((((* 22 February 2016 by Rachel Andrews from Poole

    We came here for a special occasion and it was the perfect setting for that as it had a nice atmosphere and candles lit at each table. Very good service but we didn't like that a service charge was included in the bill. The food was fairly good but there were not many options for me as a vegetarian (one starter and two mains). I think that may be inkeeping with the French theme as I often find it difficult to eat out there. We didn't have time to stay for dessert but the menu looked very tempting, with lots of cheese, port and sweet wine to choose from.

  • ((((( 26 January 2016 by Sarah-jane Southern from Poole

    Great service, amazing dining room, we had an early sitting on a Sunday so the kitchen wasn't quite ready after a very busy lunchtime, but it was no problem, the cheese soufflé was lovely, house red wine was probably the best house wine I've ever tasted and I'm fussy!!

  • ((((( 19 January 2016 by Jacqueline Boreham from Bournemouth

    Fabulous food, staff were great. Didn't feel like we were out on a Tuesday evening. 3 hours of dining, didn't feel rushed. Only problem booked because of the meal and menu had changed on the night which was a problem for one of the diners. Parking or lack of is also an issue

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