Places to eat

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If you’re wondering where to eat in Poole, then look no further. Our Premier Inn guide on places to eat in this coastal town covers all the best eateries, from a Michelin-guide French restaurant to award-winning tea rooms and weekly farmers’ markets. The only problem you’ll have is choosing where to eat first.


Sample food from all corners of the globe with our handy guide to restaurants in Poole. From fine dining French food to all you can eat Chinese, there is something for everyone in this coastal town.


Why not take a break from exploring Poole with tea and cake? Our guide to the best cafés in Poole covers both the town centre and Parkstone, so whichever direction you want to go from our Poole Centre hotel, we’ve got you covered.

First up is The Little Teapot, conveniently placed along the bustling High Street, practically opposite Poole Museum. It’s a popular place with the people of Poole. Famed for their delicious food and drinks, welcoming staff and reasonable prices, there’s no denying The Little Teapot is a great pit-stop destination in Poole.


Further up High Street, heading towards Poole town centre, you’ll find The Courtyard Tea Rooms, an award-winning 16th-century establishment run by husband and wife team Lee and Kris. The food here is delightful and in the summer, the courtyard garden is a flower-filled suntrap where you can enjoy your afternoon tea.

In the Parkstone area of Poole, on Station Road, you simply have to hunt down Little Red Roaster. This is the place to come for great speciality coffee. It even sells its own freshly roasted organic beans, as well as rare teas and chocolates. The chilled atmosphere and wide range of snacks and lunches make this one of the best café joints for a jaunt around Parkstone.

Just minutes away from Little Red Roaster is The Dancing Goat on Parr Street. This vibrant café is another one for coffee aficionados. Their baristas are experts of the espresso and its milkier entourage. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, they cook up some down-right delectable homemade food. If this isn’t enough to tempt you, then maybe the resident dogs who stay there will be. Coffee and canines – what’s not to love?

Alternatively, if you’re exploring Poole Harbour and find yourself fancying a beverage or some baked goods, the good news is the New Orchard Café is just a short stroll away. It’s a great place to stop for a bite to eat after some shopping or sightseeing around the town, with café classics on the menu such as baked potatoes and sandwiches, as well as a selection of fantastic cakes. The service is friendly here, and the prices are reasonable too.

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Food markets

On Thursdays between 9am and 2pm, head down to the High Street and browse the local delights on offer at Poole Farmers’ Market.

From fresh local seafood to breads and pastries, you will be able to sample the best Dorset produce all in one place.

Food markets

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