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Storm Fish Restaurant

3.5
3.5
55 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood

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https://www.storm-restaurant.com/restaurant


Restaurant serving the finest local fish and shellfish.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    07508 522520

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Discount

    Multiple dates available
    Free Glass of Wine with your main meal when you book your table between 17:00 and 18:30 Tuesday to Thursday. Bookings limit to 4 people max per group. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Healthy

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  1. DI

    DISAPPOINTED

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    would never book again. Didn't even get there. They canceled late afternoon stating problem in kitchen. We had walked to the restaurant in the afternoon and seen notice on door saying not open that day. Called them and was told they would be open that evening, the notice hadn't been taken down the previous day. We had our doubts as inside had looked deserted and had not been used for a while. Few hours later received a TEXT apologising that work being carried out in kitchen had not been completed. Felt very let down as this was a surprise for my wife, and I'd booked an overnight stay. Someone was not being honest with us. A big letdown.

  2. L

    Localfishfan

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Yes. But it a grown up restaurant for grown up menu's of well prepared fish and shell fish dishes. Not for families with young noisy children. Why is it that Continental countries have families with young children who all tuck into oysters, mussels, fish etc and are all well behaved and don't scream or run amok. Until UK children behave in the same manner can the proprietors please put a sign up saying, can children please be kept under control. This will deter families with young children but allow the rest of us to enjoy the restaurant and its ambience. This restaurant is worth supporting for very good food and service so it needs to identify its core customers, not just in summer but during the winter months to survive.

  3. MT

    MattT

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Restaurant was very quite with a strange Disney inspired soundtrack. Quality of food was ok but not congruent with price.

  4. JT

    JonT

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The menu choice has been reduced, the food was good and the service was excellent.

  5. SM

    SimonM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    I know restaurants have staff shortages but this was very poor.

  6. JS

    JoanS

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    This is a lovely restaurant. The staff were helpful and attentive. The food was fresh and beautifully cooked. The visit was a real treat during our stay in Poole.

  7. WF

    WendyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Gary very pleasant waiter very good service it was quiet hopefully service would be as good when busy, Chowder lovely Pan Fried Scallops mouth watering, Pan Seared Halibut first time Husband tried enjoyed the meatyness, Chilli Dusted Seabass lovely, Pleasant music playing comfortable volume, would recommend to friends would return,

  8. JC

    JenniferC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Poor service and long wait for drinks and food, food ok

  9. DP

    DavidP

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    Limited front of house staff members, waiting, waiting and waiting! really felt for the two members of staff, covering a full restaurant and the bar!

  10. AG

    AnitaG

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Seevice very slow. Waited an hour for starters only to be given mains with no starters brought out. Food good but attention to detail needed.

  11. SM

    SueM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice seafood restaurant. I had local oysters followed by whole lemon sole with a simple butter and caper sauce. Delicious and and so fresh!

  12. LB

    LucreziaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a lovely meal here the staff were very friendly and helpful would definitely go back

  13. RC

    RobertC

    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    The sea bass was dry and over cooked and barely edible. The starter was similar. Very disappointing meal, should not have paid for it.

  14. PH

    PhilipH

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Really good service and uber fresh fish. Wine list a bit limited.

  15. A

    Anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening fab food great ambience and attentive staff

  16. K

    Keef

    Leicestershire

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked for bank holiday Monday via open table as it had been full all weekend. Haven’t been for a couple of years and really wanted to return. We weren’t disappointed!

  17. PD

    PeterD35

    London

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Chaos! Table booked for 7, managed to order at 7.40 and food very slow in appearing and not particularly good. The party at the next table walked out when they saw the overcooked roast dinners (looked like they were leftovers from Sunday lunch). The waiter got our wine order wrong- not surprising, he was dashing about like a mad thing with only a sleepwalking assistant in support. This used to be a really great restaurant, run by a real character who went out and caught the fish and then got drunk in the corner with his glamorous young girlfriend. Not any more… don’t bother.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    It’s a shame that the service was so slow as the food was great and the staff were very nice. We had a good time but we waited an awfully long time for our main course.

  19. R

    Rich

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was ok, unfortunately had to wait 90 minutes between starters being taken away and mains arriving. For plaice and chips, moules marinere. Staff friendly and helpful. Had to ask for cutlery for both courses, no fish knives, presseco wasnt chilled.

  20. n

    nickw

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience4

    nice location, great food. Sadly let down by being unbelievably short staffed in the kitchen. We all understand the challenges hiring at the moment, and will all give plenty of leeway on account of that - but that is not any excuse for booking in more guests than the short staffed team can manage.

  21. SD

    SDSC

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    I hesitated about writing this review as I wanted to be fair to the restaurant on a very difficult evening where other diners were less sympathetic and left either before their food arrived or after having eaten it and then complaining that they weren't happy with it. Like all hospitality establishments at the moment they were under extreme pressure because of only having a skeleton staff. We waited 1.5 hours for our meal but when it arrived together with profuse apologies for the delay it was delicious. We had a similar experience at another establishment the following evening. There were people in the restaurant with children who had their first course and then waited a long time for their main. However the children appeared to be happily playing games on their devices where their parents were being unnecessarily rude to the manager and his staff who were really doing their best to keep calm.

  22. AT

    AndrewT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Worst restaurant experience I’ve ever had. 1hr 40 min and still not had our mains served. No apology or explanation without chasing them. They said they were short staffed but if they knew that then why did they even try to run and evening service

  23. T

    Trevor

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    After 2 hours of no food we left. Asked 3 times and they never came back. Not busy but took 30 mins for a drink. When we were leaving they said ‘your steak has just been plated up’ I said why, we haven’t had our starters yet! No clue, no management and no food! 4 tables left without being fed. Shocking

  24. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    There were problems with the restaurant software package and lots of people got their late or out of turn. The food was great when it came though and the staff did the best they could do in a difficult situation. Don't be put off by our experience it's definitely worth a try!

  25. O

    Oliviaw1990

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were pleasant, professional and polite. The food was fantastic and great value for money. The menu was also very concise with the perfect amount of variety. The best seafood we’ve had in a long while. Would come here again!

  26. EM

    ElizabethM

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    The evening would have been a complete disaster if it had not been for the delicious food prepared by a skilful chef under near impossible conditions. The restaurant was so understaffed that waiting times for food or service was completely unacceptable. The Manager and waitress were pleasant, willing but obviously inexperienced and out of their depth. Not only did we have to endure ridiculous waiting times for our food, but we also had our evening intruded with angry and very, very drunk fellow customers. We stayed and paid because as business people ourselves we wanted to support a fellow business that is obviously in a great deal of trouble. If these issues are not tackled immediately this restaurant is in serious jeopardy of closure. I hope this restaurant can weather the storm.

  27. CD

    ChristopherD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    I asked for fresh seabass and was given something that resembled a half cooked chicken breast crossed with a Mackrell... I challenged the manager and he agreed it was not a seabass fillet. I paid for my wine and starter but left hungry 😩... on a more positive note the young lady who served us was very warm, friendly and efficient.

  28. J

    Jerry

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our visit. The oysters were perfect; lemon sole delicious. Service was attentive. This is a really nice small independent restaurant with a great atmosphere and great local fish well cooked.

  29. JD

    JacquelineD

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was excellent. The staff were polite and helpful. The crab risotto was delicious. Despite the time it took to receive the courses. We were in no rush and ended up having great conversations with other guests who gave us tips on where to visit on the coast.

  30. N

    Nick

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Storm are really struggling with staff shortage and magnified this with poor customer service. We waited 15mins for someone to take our order, 45m for drinks and did not get starters until 1hr 15m after arrival. Much much later (2hrs) we were about to leave when main courses arrived. They were appalling with even simple dishes overcooked and tasteless. The manager spent all evening apologising to customers, but really just telling people the way it was up front would have been better. This restaurant should be closed until it is able to deliver basic service and food. Right now going there will only make you angry... I had to wait a day before writing this otherwise it would be even more damning.

  31. RH

    RosH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food as always! Staff did so well even though they really needed more waiters. Will be back.

  32. K

    Kiwijak

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous seafood meal.

  33. T

    Tiggermum

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been customers of Storm for many years, and can honestly say that we have always had excellent meals.

  34. SM

    SueMo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Has been recently taken over but I must say the overall quality and experience was one of a very well established business. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and very attentive. The food ...... wow!!!! I had the crab and chive risotto and it really was the best risotto I have ever had. The explosion of flavours was tantalising and the portion size was very generous. My husband had the sea bass and that too was incredible. All at very reasonable prices too. Definitely a 10/10. I would recommend this place without hesitation and we will be back.

  35. WB

    WendyB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good ambience, delicious food and attentive and welcoming staff. This was our first visit and will definitely be going back.

  36. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    The food was of a very good standard and we enjoyed our meal! However the service was shocking and we very much felt that we were being ignored by the staff. All our courses took an age to come and we had to ask to order and for the desert! Also at the end of the evening 2 members of staff stood with the front door open letting in cold air when there were still customers in the restaurant! Overall great food but really poor service!

  37. EF

    EmmaF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Really wanted to support an independent, and feel terrible saying this but I would not recommend. Extremely slow service. Poor quantity and presentation (for example, the calamari starter was basically salad, with four squid rings). I ordered mussels for my main only to be told 30 minutes after ordering that they weren’t available (the waitress had only just been informed herself). The replacement sea bass was cooked adequately, but was just thrown on the plate so the filet was broken, and it didn’t come with any sauce (which on the menu said it did). The side was just boiled tender stem. The dauphinois were nice. The bill came to £120 for three mains, starters and a bottle and glass of wine which given the quality of food and service did not represent good value. We weren’t offered any discount for the food being extremely late, or the last minute change to the availability of my choice of main. The only reason Storm isn’t receiving one star is because of the lovely waitresses who were working so hard and were so polite in very, very difficult circumstances.

  38. HG

    HannahG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant!! 10/10 customer service and the food was outstanding. 100% recommended to friends and family.

  39. AA

    AmandaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food here was excellent and the sea bass outstanding. Lovely atmosphere and always fabulous fish. Husband’s rib-eye steak good too. My only criticism is my starter was brought out with my main which I didn’t want and wasn’t warned about. Definitely coming back again though.

  40. JD

    JacquelineD

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fresh fish cooked well. We had Sea bass, whole sea bream and whole lemon sole. Enjoyable side salad.

FAQs

Storm Fish Restaurant is rated 3.5 stars by 55 OpenTable diners

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

  • Area

    Poole

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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