Our Food

Serving delicious seasonal modern British Cuisine, alongside classic Pub fayre.

Tucked away in historic old town Poole, the Crown Hotel Restaurant serves home cooked hearty food – with a range of choices for all types of palate.

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Lite Bites

Available Weds – Friday Lunch
  • Moules & Frites
    Bowl of mussels (choose from our Mussel treasury). Served with julienne fries.
  • Filled Ciabattas
    Served with dressed salad garnish. Choose from: Bacon, mushroom & toasted cheddar | Brie & Bacon | Brie & Cranberry | Tuna, Red Onion and toasted cheddar | Roasted Tomato, crumbled Goats cheese and Pesto | Beef & Horseradish
  • Crown Ploughmans
    Served with apple, pickled onion, wedge of home-made bread, dressed Salad, pickles and our home–made chutneys. Choose from: Somerset Brie | Dorset Cheddar |Dorset Blue Vinney
  • Seasonal salad dishes
    Available on request


  • Garlic Sauteed Asparagus & Spring Greens
    With a Chilli & Chive Infused poached Egg, Toasted Almonds, Lemon Herb Emulsion & a Pea Cream
  • King Prawns tossed in Garlic
    On a bed of lightly curried Lentils ,Carrot Crisps and a Carrot, and Turmeric Puree with crispy bacon.
  • Mussels (see our infamous mussel treasury menu for Choices )
    Served with a wedge of Home–Made Bread (Have as a main for £13.95)
  • Smooth Chicken Parfait
    With Clarified Butter, served with Toasted baguette ,dressed salad Leaves and our own Apple & Ale Chutney.
  • Grilled Goats Cheese
    Served on a Herb toasted Crouton ,with Honey roasted Fig and Walnuts, Home Pickled Beetroot, dressed salad and Balsamic Glaze
  • King Prawn , Mussel and Squid Chowder
    Served with a wedge of Home–Made Bread (Have as a main for £13.95)

Burgers & Steaks

  • 8oz Sirloin steakC – Cooked to your liking.
    Served with a Roasted plum Tomato , Grilled field Mushroom ,home made Beer battered Onion Rings, triple cooked chips or Seasonal vegetables and a choice of potatoes.
  • Pan cooked 8oz Fillet – Cooked to perfection
    Served with a Roasted plum Tomato , Grilled field Mushroom ,home made Beer battered Onion Rings, triple cooked chips or Seasonal vegetables and a choice of potatoes.
  • Grilled 16oz Ribeye
    Served with a Roasted plum Tomato, Grilled field Mushroom ,home made Beer battered Onion Rings, triple cooked chips or Seasonal vegetables and a choice of potatoes.

A La Carté Mains

  • Asian Marinated Tuna Steak
    With a Sesame crust , seared to perfection ,an Asian reduction ,Sticky Rice & Scallions of Chilli and Spring Onions.
  • Pan Fried Seabass Fillet
    On Crushed New Potatoes ,with Garlic Sauteed King Prawns and a Lime ,Chilli ,Caper and Coriander Butter.
  • Roasted Dorset Lamb Rump
    On a bed of spring Vegetables ,Goats Cheese & Baby , with a Wild Garlic Emulsion, Fondant Potato & a Port Cooking Liquor
  • Duo of Pork ,Crispy Belly and a Roasted Fillet
    Served with Colcannon creamed potato ,Glazed carrot, carrot cream and a Port jus reduction
  • Breast of Chicken wrapped in Serrano Ham
    Stuffed with Smooth chicken Parfait on a Pea Cream & a Chorizo Gratin, Sauteed Asparagus , Glazed carrots and a Rich Jus
  • Goats Cheese, Mushroom, Tomato and Vegetable Charlotte
    With a Rich Tomato sauce, Salsa verde ,Toasted pine Nuts and Buttered New Potatoes

Pub Classics

  • Crown Beer battered Fillet of Cod
    Served with triple Cooked Chips, Garden Pea puree , Parsley Tartare and a wedge of Lemon
  • Hand breaded King Prawn Scampi
    With buttered Pea Cream, Parsley Tartare, a wedge of Lemon & thrice cooked chips
  • Our very own baked Cottage Pie
    Topped with creamy potato and served with seasonal vegetables
  • Decadent Home-made Fish Pie
    Prime Fish & King Prawns in a Rich cream sauce topped with baked potato, served with seasonal Vegetables
  • Trio of local Sausages
    In a red wine gravy and sat on a bed of chive potato and served with seasonal vegetables
  • Crowns own Home made Steak & Kidney Pie
    With short crust pastry ,served with creamy mash potato, real Beer Gravy and seasonal Vegetables

Mussel Treasury

Prices shown are starters. Have as a main for £13.95.
  • Classic
    Mussels in White wine, Shallots, garlic, in a Parsley Liquor.
  • New Mussels
    In White Wine , Shallot,Garlic Parsley and a Cream Liquor.
  • Thai Style
    Mussels in a Thai Red sauce with or without cream.
  • Spicy Tomato
    Mussels in Tomato, olive, chilli & Chorizo Sauce
  • Cider Cream
    Mussels in Cider and Cream Liquor, finished with Bacon and Apple.
  • Refresher
    Mussels in Lime, Coriander,Garlic liquor and finished with a Splash of Gin
  • Molee
    Mussels in a Southern Indian Coconut cream Curry sauce.
We currently have a number of money-saving deals on food at The Crown.

People love our food! Here are some recent reviews.

The following reviews have been received recently by our customers on Trip Advisor.

Fantastic meal and drinks
We visited the Crown for the first time on Saturday afternoon for lunch with our 5 year old daughter. There was clearly a lot of effort and love put into each dish we ordered, and the majority was home made. Even the bread was all home made, and our meal came out with complimentary breads, oil and olives which was a really kind touch. Annoyed to hear a table at the same time complain the food was cold- I can assure the chef and staff that day that this was not the case for us and everything was just perfect. We will definitely be returning regularly!
Sunday lunch
Best roast in Dorset - consistently fantastic at every visit since last discovering the gem last year. Took over 20 friends for a meal and everyone loved it. Food fabulous, service great, friendly and welcoming. Any where else for a roast is disappointing after the crown. Booking recommended!
Steph Ruffell
Love It Here
I’ve been here a few times, both with my boyfriend and my family, and we love it. The food is always delicious and the people are friendly. It doesn’t look much from the outside but I would definitely recommend eating here at least once in your life! Lunch or dinner, the standard of food is always extremely high
Delicious Lunch
We had an amazing lunch today at the Crown. Super friendly staff and delicious food that is very reasonable. Very tasty indeed!
Susan D
Excellent service and food
Myself and my colleague visited on Wednesday 4th April. The food was so good I would highly recommend this place to everyone and anyone. Service was exceptional which made our visit one of the best places I've been to in a long time. Well done to Sean, Patrick and the rest of the team!!! 5 star guys!!!
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