Cafe Shore, Poole

Been a tad engrossed by the new job, hence the lack of posts so apologies for that. Normal service will, I hope, be resumed with this post.

Last week saw me doing a fair bit bit of UK-wide travelling and the most noteworthy was a trip to the glorious South coast. In particular, Poole in Dorset. The occasion was a long overdue client lunch and his suggestion that we take a trip down to cafe Shore in Poole was an inspired one.

Renowned for being one of the wealthiest places in the country (more millionaires per square foot than anywhere else etc) it’s a lovely spot. The restaurant overlooks the recently refurbished marina and being seated by the windows, we were treated to a spectacular view of the bay. For starter I had half a dozen Colchester oysters and my fellow luncher had the tomato salad. The native oysters were creamy and delicious – a real treat to taste shellfish of such quality.

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Service was brisk as it was a fairly quiet midweek day and mains followed on pretty quickly. I went for the special – Sea Bass to complete the fishy theme and Paul had the lamb. Both were declared a triumph. The bass was lovely – really well seasoned and delicately cooked on a bed of  noodly vegetables type stuff (apologies for the lack of info).

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The bill including a glass of wine apiece and some rather nice coffees came to around £60 – so not cheap – but the view alone is worth the  price and in truth the food was very, very good. The only letdown was the weather – a gloomy overcast day didn’t show off the splendour of the bay – but that was the only bum note in an otherwise perfect lunch. Whilst Poole is quite some way from Leeds, I would certainly recommend that you pay Cafe Shore a visit if you’re in the vicinity, it’s definitely worth the effort.