Rick Stein Sandbanks

Fish, Modern European·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Rick Stein Sandbanks

Bronze Award

In expanding his maritime empire here, Rick Stein has bagged a beautiful spot: the formal first-floor dining room overlooks Sandbanks bay near Bournemouth, the view getting top billing thanks to bright but restrained furnishings. Quality is evident throughout, from a gleaming semi-open kitchen to the on-point staff, but the relaxed ground-floor dining room and bar means the venue is not just for special occasions – passers-by can drop in for coffee. This being Stein, the menu focuses on fish and seafood, dressed in international flavours: think Loch Duart salmon with ponzu and pink grapefruit; delicately fried plaice smothered in tangy Venetian-style tomato and caper sauce; or creamy, gently spiced Indonesian seafood curry with plump prawns, squid and sea bass. Meat dishes are similarly globetrotting, but the surf triumphs, best matched by English sparklers – from a thoughtfully annotated wine list. Prices equal London’s, but you won’t find such views in the capital.

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Fish, Modern European


Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, Dorset, BH13

01841 532700



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2 Reviews 


15 May 2022  
Food & Drink 3
Service 2
Atmosphere 2
Value 2

Paul M

07 October 2019  
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 0.5
Paul Mitchell

Third visit to the Sandbanks resturant (lunch time) 03/10/2019 

i ordered fillet steak, very nice piece of meat cooked well but presentation of the meal was dreadfull. One large piece of meat with a small piece of potato looking lost on a very large plate. i swapped the rocket for peas. I am a big fan of Mr Stein and i am sure he would have been disappointed with what was presented to me. My wifes dish was also poor from the lunchtime menu. 

Very poor!!!!

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