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Hennings, Poole, Dorset

Hennings

4.5
4.5
48 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Restaurant and Bar with alfresco dining on Poole Quay, Dorset. Our style is contemporary British cuisine featuring lots of locally sourced produce including our famous Steak Burgers and some fantastic local seafood.
Our restaurant has a relaxed informal atmosphere and a friendly service to match.
Our Chefs are always coming up with new dishes and menus featuring some of the best seasonal produce.
Our bar has a full menu of local beers and spirits, cocktails and a carefully selected wine menu.

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2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

01202 682358

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary British, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 09:00–18:00 Tue–Sat 09:00–21:00 Sun 09:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    01202 682358

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Richard Abson

  • Catering

    www.signaturecateringco.co.uk

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for private events and outside catering events. Venue hire is available for parties on certain dates throughout the year.

  • Area

    Poole

  • Cross Street

    Poole Quay

  • Parking Details

    Any poole centre or poole quay car park

  • Public Transit

    Poole railway station half milePoole bus station half mileCar park 30 metres

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Best Overall

  • Dorset

    Best Service

  • Dorset

    Best Value

  • Dorset

    Child Friendly

  • Dorset

    Group Bookings

  • Dorset

    Lunch

  • Dorset

    Scenic View

  • Dorset

    Special Occasions

  • Dorset

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SP

    SharonP

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice meal, really helpful staff, great value at happy hour.
  2. RO

    RichardO

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good location , excellent service, food very tasty. Only downside was being asked to pay immediately after ordering - company policy when seated outside apparently. However, as we'd already paid we then didn't bother with desserts and neither did we get the chance to add a tip which would have been warranted as the waitress was great but we didn't have any cash to leave on the table. I think Hennings should review this policy and use other means including CCTV to reduce the likelihood of people leaving without paying rather than force everyone to pay up front which is more akin to a cheap pub than a decent restaurant. That was the only downside though.
  3. AP

    AdrianP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the staff clearly enjoyed working there.
  4. IB

    IainB

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great brunch at Hennings yesterday. There was an excellent choice on the menu, but all four of us chose from the breakfast menu. Full English was really good- quality ingredients and very tasty. My wife had the plant based Benedict without the hollondaise sauce which she really enjoyed. The coffee was good too, and service was very efficient and friendly. Recommended.
  5. MK

    MarkKRogers

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked on OpenTable and received a message the day before just to check i was going to arrive and confirm which i was more than happy to confirm. On arrival we were seat and our server Paula bought is the menus and took a quick drinks order from us. Paula was lovely as our server but all staff that arrived with drinks or food were great. I have to say the food was amazing. Both me and my friend could not fault it. We shared the starter with was Houmous, Pitta Bread with olives and balsamic oil and it was amazing. We would not normally have a start and opt for a dessert but this was perfect in size. My friend opted for the fish and chips and i went for the duck and bacon salad. We stared its awe are both meals. They were amazing with great portions. All the time Paula checked in on us making sure our food was ok but also we were ok for drinks on such a hot day. Great choice of desserts. I went for the brownie mess which felt less naughty than it sounded when i saw strawberries with it. My friend has the Keylime Pie Cheese cake which looked equally amazing. Paula was great as was the other staff. The venue was lovely cool even on a really hot day, Food spot on and prices i think really fair just at the moment with such a venue right on the quay. I will definitely be back and already told others.
  6. f

    fionam

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here always friendly staff and great service
  7. JM

    JoeM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really lovely servers, very informative on the local area and made the meal a great experience
  8. FS

    FredS

    London

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The staff were polite, but the food was so late the staff apologised twice. However, they remained inattentive and the food itself was ok. The best thing about this restaurant is the location which is great.
  9. j

    juliab

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We came for a pre-celebration for my sons 18th after reading reviews online. The drinks menu is a brilliant mix of cocktails and local beers so our party was happy with that. Food was good and nicely presented. Our server was extremely friendly but a little ditzy! We had to ask for drinks reorders and she mixed up orders when calling them back but we forgave her as she was so welcoming! At the end of the night she gave our son a slice of cake to say happy birthday which was a lovely touch! Btw the breakfast menu looked amazing!
  10. N

    Nick

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went in for my birthday lunch on Sunday and it was outstanding. The woman welcomed us with a beautiful smile and made us feel comfortable right from the start. The service from the rest of the staff was extraordinary and the food was amazingly beautiful and the taste was splendid. The atmosphere in the restaurant was perfect even though it was in front of Poole quay, we wasn't disturbed by any noise outside. To top the whole lunch was the velvet cake, it took my breath away and I think it is one of the best cake I have ever tasted in years. Thank you once again to all the member of the staff for making my birthday lunch memorable. God bless Nick
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, great food and friendly service
  12. f

    fionam

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty calamari and whitebait , service excellent as usual
  13. RH

    RebeccaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really fabulous lunchtime meal with a couple of cocktails each. The food was really delicious and the drinks were amazing. Overall we all thought that it was great value, a great atmosphere and the staff were really lovely. I’d recommend this venue to other large groups looking for a place to eat/drink.
  14. JP

    JenniP

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal. Delicious food and great service. Will come again.
  15. SM

    SaMay

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely attentive and helpful staff who answered our questions. Food was very tasty and it was a good portion size- just right although I couldn't manage it all. Spacing between tables is good.
  16. A

    Anna

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow!! I took my dad here for his birthday and couldn’t b happier. If your ever up in Poole quay, then check this place out. The food was spectacular and service was so friendly, thank you we absolutely loved it!!
  17. f

    fionam

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We popped down on a Saturday afternoon and I have to say the food was delicious, however I must say the 2 lovely waitresses were outstanding and they made our visit perfect. Highly recommended 👌
  18. KJ

    KirstieJ

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly staff and food was incredible! Highly recommend 😃
  19. AM

    AandMG

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was lovely and couldn’t fault the staff /service. The only downside was that, for a Bank Holiday Saturday night, the restaurant wasn’t very busy and consequently the atmosphere was a little subdued.
  20. MK

    MelanieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend. The food was lovely, every dish tasted amazing.
  21. T

    kevinT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food was ok except chunky chip very chewy tasted like frozen chips and pork belly starter was awful, but fish tRt and fish terrine were lovely and chicken starter was lovely, staff are all good
  22. MD

    MarkD

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hennings is a great night out. The food was well cooked and great entertainment
  23. C

    Craigc

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic service and incredible food. Will definitely go back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night, awesome food and service
  25. b

    beverlym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place food was amazing we did wait a while for our food but we had complimentary drinks which was very kind off management will be returning
  26. YU

    YUNJEONGE

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and very kind. Strongly recommend my friends.
  27. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked a table to have bunch for my wife’s birthday. The staff were so helpful and lovely. The food was really good and we all cleared our plates. Overall great service and very happy and well fed customers! I would highly recommend! Paul S
  28. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service and good setting, ideal for a great night out!
  29. S

    Susanna

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed our meal very much. Very disappointed that we couldn't have a Bloody Mary. The atmosphere was abit dull, although we were eating quite early. But overall worth it for food.
  30. DM

    DevonM

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!! The beef burger was one of the best that I have ever tasted! The decor and music of the place was really fitting to the location. Staff were helpful and smiley Thank you for an amazing evening
  31. CW

    ChristinaW

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely fantastic the service was also of a very high standard
  32. d

    dhague

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A thoroughly enjoyable Valentine's meal - great food, friendly service, good live music and a lovely gift to take home. Highly recommended.
  33. DC

    DavidC

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Early eve meal on a Sat night. Almost empty. Cocktails and starters great - main course supreme chicken was dry and carrots rock hard. Had cheek to add 10% service charge to bill by default but at least waiter pointed it out to us. I prefer to decide myself on whether service was exceptional and deserves a tip or not. To be fair most other restaurants were almost empty in Poole at that time. Would we go again, probably not.
  34. AM

    AmandaM

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place great staff and really good food we will be back very soon
  35. HC

    HelenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautifully presented & very tasty. Informal, pleasant & friendly service.
  36. KP

    KateP

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic breakfast for 6 of us, the food was freshly cooked, and the ambience was very relaxed and festive
  37. LB

    LB212

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    A lovely setting for a Christmas, breakfast gathering. While most of the food was tasty, it’s a shame that I have to be honest and say there were a few issues, such as being served uncooked black pudding with ice in it (twice) and serving halloumi on a plant based breakfast. We seemed to be the only customers so I’m not sure how these mistakes were made. That said, the waitress dealt with this issue kindly and did not make us pay for one breakfast.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All lovely. I was telephoned to ask if we wanted breakfast or lunch as our booking was 11 and they finished breakfast at 11. I asked if we could have breakfast so they kept the breakfast stuff out for us. Exceptional service. Thank you
  39. HG

    HilaryG

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Met friends for a pre Christmas catch up and lunch. Food, service and drinks excellent. It was just a shame in such a huge room there was only one other table taken so it was lacking in atmosphere. Having said that was an absolutely horrendous day weather wise so that may have put people off venturing out.
  40. R

    Robbie

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab evening with plentiful gorgeous tasty food served by attentive, smiling, friendly staff. The music with Tom was a superb accompaniment to the meal! He’s very talented and all in all it made a special evening. I loved the offer on cocktails and indulged! I had to change our booking several times unfortunately due to illness and the staff understood my predicament and were more than understanding - commendable! Love it, will be going again! This is so what Poole needs right now, long awaited and worth waiting for! So great to have a place full of ‘teenage oiks’! Thank you! 😋

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hennings using the Order Online button. Hennings also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01202 682358.

Hennings is rated 4.5 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

01202 682358

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Hennings

The Quay, Poole, Dorset BH15 1GZ

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Poole Quay

  • Area

    Poole

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 09:00–18:00 Tue–Sat 09:00–21:00 Sun 09:00–17:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary British, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Any poole centre or poole quay car park

  • Public Transit

    Poole railway station half milePoole bus station half mileCar park 30 metres

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Richard Abson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01202 682358

  • Catering

    www.signaturecateringco.co.uk

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for private events and outside catering events. Venue hire is available for parties on certain dates throughout the year.

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