Panoramic Views of Poole Harbour

Our Sandbanks restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy classically prepared fish and shellfish in a relaxing environment with the most special views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island.

This peaceful coastal setting was made for long, leisurely seafood lunches with classics like whole Dover sole with lashings of beurre noisette, lobster thermidor and chips or our fruits de mer platter, which just so happens to be highly photogenic. Evenings are possibly the most spectacular time to dine though, with the added theatre of sunset over the harbour on show for everyone to marvel at whilst enjoying the Sandbanks experience.

Bar Dining

For a more casual seafood meal or if you’ve got a dog in tow, choose a table in our bar dining space, which offers our full á la carte menu. Impromptu, post beach visits are always welcome in our bar, where we offer a wide range of cocktails and drinks – Charlie approved, of course – just the ticket with a few small plates of padron peppers and halloumi saganaki.


Since 1975, our restaurants have celebrated a selection of fresh shellfish from British shores. From prized catch landed in Cornwall like lobster and crab to nostalgic seaside favourites like cockles and whelks. We believe that quality comes first, which is why this summer we’re celebrating shellfish, the local fishermen and the skills of our expert chefs. Here’s what dishes you can find at Sandbanks:

  • Carabineros with mayonnaise and lemon
  • Shellfish ragoût with crab, cockles, clams, mussels and prawns in a rich sauce with linguine and fines herbes
  • Grilled Cornish lobster with fines herbes, thin cut chips and salad

Hear from our customers

We had a lovely meal to celebrate getting married. The restaurant is beautiful and has a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful views. Most importantly the food is delicious.

- Alan

Excellent restaurant, with great food and service and an amazing view.

- Claudia

To celebrate his new book, Simple Suppers, Rick is heading around the country to a few of his favourite bookshops and locations on a book tour that kicks off on 29th October – scroll down to find your nearest event. The book celebrates some of Rick’s very favourite homely dishes that he says includes, ‘recipes...

You can enjoy some of our restaurant classics at home choosing from dishes including fish & chips, fish soup and Indonesian seafood curry, and of course a couple of homemade desserts to finish. Available to order for collection via our app or find us on Deliveroo. Takeaway opening times Every day,12noon – 8pm To order

Rick Stein two night dinner, bed and breakfast break in Padstow, Cornwall.  Escape to Cornwall this winter on our two night dinner bed and breakfast break in Padstow. Crisp sunny days are perfect for exploring beautiful windswept beaches and a rugged coast path free from crowds. Waking up by the coast to the sound of seagulls knowing...