Posted on 17th November 2019

Tasty New Festive Drinks

Posted on 31st October 2019

Christmas Charity Quiz Night

Contact The Kitchen team to book you team table!
01202 742842  or  info@thekitchenpoolepark.co.uk

Arrival from 6pm
Quiz starts at 7pm
Tickets £5 per person & includes a glass of Prosecco or orange juice. (Maximum team size 6).

Money raise from the quiz and raffle will go to help Poole hospital Elf Service!

Our Bar & Kitchen will be open for drinks, nibbles and main meal.

Posted on 29th October 2019

Halloween Afternoon Tea

Posted on 29th October 2019

Christmas Charity Quiz Night

Posted on 10th October 2017

A Great British Tradition Now Available

Afternoon Tea at The Kitchen is quite something.

Enjoy two fresh scones with lashings of Dorset’s finest jam and clotted cream, accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and Dorset tea, served in our stylish glass-fronted restaurant with panoramic views of Swan Lake and the idyllic surrounds of Poole Park.

Ideal for special occasions, long lazy afternoons or simply as a sweet treat, afternoon tea can be enjoyed with table service in The Kitchen’s relaxed waterside restaurant or, if the weather permits, dine al fresco on the heated terrace or decked area.

Fancy a touch of indulgence? Add some fizz with a glass-sized mini bottle of Prosecco or explore the range of speciality teas from Dorset Tea and custom blended organic coffee from local roaster Beanpress.

Afternoon Tea is available Monday – Saturday and served between 4 and 5pm, priced £15 per person. Tables of four or more must be booked in advance.

Call 01202 742842 or email info@thekitchenpoolepark.co.uk

Posted on 4th September 2017

Afternoon Tea In Aid Of Macmillan - World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September

Be one of the first to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at The Kitchen, Poole Park and help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

To celebrate the launch of Afternoon Tea at The Kitchen next month we are hosting a charity event to coincide with Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September, between 2.00 - 5.00pm

Scones with Clotted Cream and Dorset Jam

Finger Sandwiches

Sweet Treats

Tickets are £15.00 per person and profit from the event will be donated to the charity.  

To book your place please email: info@thekitchenpoolepark.co.uk or call 01202 742842

From 2nd October Join Us Monday - Saturday For A Great English Tradition!

From Monday 2nd October we’ll be serving delightfully decadent, delicious afternoon teas! Enjoy two fresh scones with lashings of Dorset jam and clotted cream, accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and Dorset tea, all for £15 per person

Why not add some bubbles for the ultimate treat, priced £6 for a glass-sized mini bottle of prosecco 

To book your place please email: info@thekitchenpoolepark.co.uk or call 01202 742842

Posted on 19th July 2017

Summer Time Pitcher and Pizza

Why not eat in and take advantage of our pitcher and pizza offer?

*Two pizzas and a pitcher for £25*

Don’t miss our fantastic pitcher and pizza offer – your choice of two pizza’s from the menu* plus a pitcher of pimms, strawberry fizz, tequila, beer or cider, all for £25.

(*excludes seafood pizza)

Our handcrafted pizzas are made using the finest ingredients, locally sourced where possible and cooked in our traditional clay oven.

Posted on 18th July 2017

New Summer Menu

New Menu Launching 19th July!

Our summer menu is perfect for alfresco dining or cooling off indoors – breakfast, lunch and dinner all freshly cooked using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients from family run artisan producers where possible. Our daily specials are inspired by the changing British seasons - pop in and see for yourself!

Drinks at The Kitchen include a selection of teas by teapigs, coffee from Dorset-based Beanpress, beers, wines, spirits, cocktails, smoothies and award-winning organic Heron Valley juices and non-alcoholic bubbly drinks. Wild nettle, elderflower, summer berry or fiery ginger beer; find your favourite fizz with us!

Posted on 17th July 2017

Weekend’s start early at The Kitchen - Breakfast from 9am

Join us for an early bird breakfast, now served from 9am on weekends during the summer (10am weekdays). Visit us on a Saturday for a perfectly peaceful start to your day, with the park closed to traffic until 10am. Bliss!

Posted on 17th July 2017

Summer at The Kitchen, Poole Park - Late Night Opening

Hooray! Summer has arrived and there’s lots going on at The Kitchen, Poole Park.

Extended Opening Hours: From 20th July throughout the summer, we’re delighted to open longer, until 9pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Join us for a light bite, lazy dinner, tasty treat or cocktails on the terrace whilst soaking up our spectacular view.

Posted on 2nd June 2017

Poole Festival Of Running 3rd - 4th June 2017

Take part in Poole’s biggest running event!


The weekend includes five kids’ races, a 5k charity race and our flagship 10K road race, a 1 mile time trial, along with family entertainment and live music for a festival atmosphere!

http://poolefestivalofrunning.com/  [link will open in new window]

The festival starts on Saturday as 5pm with the 5k, followed at 7pm by a 2k time trial. It starts and finishes in the marquee and the live band starts as soon as the champion has been crowned. Bar until late... 

The Sunday starts with Tux and his friends at 9am with the minithons* for 14 and under, folllowed by the 10k at 10:30am. There is also a alternative duathlon (run kayak run) in the early afternoon. 

Sign up is opens on West Field at 2pm on Saturday 3rd June.  *All children who run recieve a free goodie bag.

Also lots of stalls (including the Running Free expo), and food outlets.

Posted on 7th May 2017

The Kitchen Pop-up Theatre - The History of Poole Maritime in Thirty Minutes Flat Show

…well, perhaps not all the history…just the tasty bits.

This romp through the maritime history of Poole is seen through the eyes of Galactic interplanetary visitors who resemble Steam Punk space travellers in search of a large Poole of water. It has lively join-in songs, comic interludes, true facts and some not-so-true revelations about the history of Poole and probably the worst jokes available this side of the Milky Way.

The Kitchen Community Pop-Up Theatre presents this show as a prelude to the launch of the main dinner theatre programme in September 2017. This show is written and produced by Idea Cabinet and is part of the Borough of Poole’s Maritime Festival. The 30-minute performance venues include:

Dates and Times

Wednesday 17th, May 3.00pm at The Kitchen, Poole Park 3pm 

Friday 19th May, 2.30pm at Seven Seas Festival, Baiter Park

Saturday 20th May, 1.00pm at The Kitchen, Poole Park 

Saturday 20th May, 5.00pm at The Taste of the South Food Festival, Poole Park

Sunday 21st May, 11.00am at Seven Seas Festival, Baiter Park

Sunday 21st May, 1.00pm at The Kitchen, Poole Park 

 

     

Further Information:

Idea Cabinet Limited: The production company behind The Kitchen Pop-Up Theatre was created by Mary Dale to “bring new and compelling storytelling to Dorset”. Their last project pulled together David Glass and AUB students in a site-specific event based on the movie ‘The Shining’ that sold out for 18 nights at The Chine Hotel. Idea Cabinet makes films, radio and theatrical storytelling happen through their extensive networks of professionals and contacts with our local Universities.

Director – Mary Dale

...has been an actress and director for over thirty-five years and has worked in theatre, television, radio, commercials and feature film. As a presenter, she has worked for ITV as a long-running presenter of schools’ programmes and factual entertainment shows and she has done over 30 commercials. She has written scripts for all ages, mostly being produced on television and in the theatre. She has taught undergraduates at Bournemouth University and directed many theatre productions.

Musical Composer & Director – Harry Skinner 

We are thrilled to announce that Harry Skinner, the inspiration and founder of The Producers has agreed to be our Director of Music. It was 25 years and thirteen albums ago that the Producers first appeared on the UK music scene and since then they have gigged their version of the blues in clubs, theatres and on major festival stages worldwide and they continue to do so.

Mary Dale, Founder of Idea Cabinet says:

“We are very pleased to bring together experienced musical theatre talent already living in the region to join with the extraordinary new talent emerging in Dorset to create a Community Pop-Up theatre experience at the stunning Kitchen restaurant in Poole Park and other venues during the Poole Maritime Festival. We have an exciting new story to tell, with some supportive sponsors and I am sure the public will like the new experience. If they do, then we’ll be back in September in our new Kitchen Theatre and at then Christmas with new shows for both families and the business community and we’re planning a New Dorset Writer’s Festival for this time next year.”

 

Production sponsors

   

Posted on 19th April 2017

April Offer

Spend £10 or more at The Kitchen and receive 50% off same day entry to The Ark.

Receipt required from The Kitchen as proof of purchase. Maximum 4 people per receipt. Valid Monday - Friday during April.

Posted on 28th February 2017

The Kitchen, Poole Park Special Mothering Sunday Roast On 26th March 2017

Treat your mum at The Kitchen this Mothering Sunday - we’re serving up a very special Mother’s day roast; with a choice of three meats and all the trimmings, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Our succulent roasts are irresistible and the perfect feast for a special occasion.

Join us for a mouthwatering lunch amid beautiful surroundings – our idyllic location offers breathtaking views across Poole Park.

Don’t delay, book now – as tables are limited!

To make a reservation, please contact us on 01202 742842.

12pm, 2pm and 4pm sittings available.

Posted on 31st January 2017

Two For One Seasonal Specials…How Can You Resist!

Posted on 26th January 2017

Enjoy two daily specials for the price of one this February at The Kitchen … how can you resist?!

TWO FOR ONE SPECIALS  

Monday

Soup and Sandwich - Ham and Tomato or Coastal Cheddar and Tomato Chutney £8.00

Tuesday

Margherita or Tomato, Olive and Mushroom Pizza £8.50

Wednesday

Ham, Leek and Mushroom Pie or Cheese, Broccoli and Potato Pie £9.50

Thursday

6oz Beef Burger or Falafel Burger £9.00

Friday

Fish and Chips £10.00

Posted on 28th November 2016

Sunday Roast At The Kitchen

Posted on 27th July 2016

Fanny and Jonnie Craddock Provide The Entertainment

Last night saw the first of two evenings with 'Fanny and Johnnie Cradock Cook the Great American Songbook' at The Kitchen.   Why not join us tonight for a 3-course meal while Fanny and Johnnie cook up a storm, namedrop, argue, insult, parlez dodgy Français, sing, and reveal Fanny’s darkest secrets?

There are a few tickets still available for tonights performance.  To find out more and book tickets, please visiit the Lighthouse website 

 

  

Posted on 8th July 2016

The BBQ’s On at The Kitchen - Come On Down!

The BBQ is on and we will be open until 9pm tonight! Pop down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for a mouth-watering BBQ, cocktails and ice cream.

   

Posted on 24th June 2016

Fanny and Jonnie Craddock Dining Experience at The Kitchen

26th - 28th July 2016

Enjoy a 3 course meal with Fanny & Johnnie Cradock as they cook up a storm in Show Of Strength’s acclaimed dinner show, Fanny & Johnnie Cradock Cook the Great American Songbook. The 5* hit - featured on The Hairy Bikers - takes place at The Kitchen In Poole Park.

The Cradocks namedrop, argue, insult, parlez dodgy Français, sing, & reveal Fanny’s darkest secrets as they serve up a feast of entertainment. Fanny hilariously demonstrates the first two courses with help from the audience, regular bursts of song with Johnnie at the piano, and plenty of laughter.

Kate McNab & John Telfer star as Fanny & Johnnie. Actor, singer & musical director John Telfer is well known from TV’s Bergerac and as Alan Franks, Vicar of Ambridge in The Archers. Jazz singer Kate is also well known through her own company The Ministry of Entertainment.

Dinner with the Cradocks is full of theatrical flavour & culinary delights. And tickets sell like Fanny’s hot doughnuts. A highly entertaining & hugely enjoyable night out – a feast for all the senses!

Find out more and to book visit: Lighthouse Poole 

Posted on 9th June 2016

Late Night Opening From 1st July

1st July - 18th September, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This summer enjoy two months of Late Nights, BBQs, Cocktails and Ice Creams at The Kitchen.  

Beginning on 1st July we will be opening until 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and showcasing the all new Roskilly’s HICCUP Alcoholic Ices, available in Gin & Tonic Sorbet and Mojito Sorbet.  

Come and indulge in the comfort of our stunning glass building overlooking the lake, the perfect location in which to unwind on the long summer evenings.

Along with the BBQ, Scoops’ ice cream parlour will be open throughout the evenings, so whether you fancy cocktails, a British BBQ or simply a Sweet Treat on the terrace, all can be enjoyed until 9pm.

BBQ from 5pm - 8pm
 

  

Posted on 27th April 2016

Community Festival 2016, Saturday 14th May at Borough of Poole College

Posted on 19th April 2016

National Picnic Week 11th – 19th June 2016.  Picnic in Poole Park

We’re celebrating National Picnic Week in June – whatever the weather!

Set amid the picturesque surroundings of Poole Park, we have all the ingredients for a perfect picnic. Join us and celebrate good food, drink and the great British outdoors.

Our special themed picnic menu will be changing daily and is available at The Ark or The Kitchen to eat in our restaurants, on our lakeside terrace or to take away and enjoy in the park, at home or your favourite beauty spot. Featuring a delightful selection of picnic classics, all freshly made to order using locally sourced seasonal produce, just add sunshine!

Find out more about National Picnic Week here 

More information to follow.

Posted on 19th April 2016

National Vegetarian Week 16th – 22nd May 2016

To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, we’ll be serving a delicious variety of vegetarian specials, changing daily.

Made to order using locally sourced seasonal produce, The Kitchen team has devised a delicious selection of vegetarian delights.

SOUPS – Spiced Roasted Pumpkin / Butternut Squash / Roasted Parsnip - £6.00

MONDAY – Thai Stir Fried Vegetables with rice. £7.00

TUESDAY – Pasta Arrabiatta with sautéed garlic broccoli. £7.00

WEDNESDAY – Baked Potato with Beetroot, crème fraîche and chives. £7.00

THURSDAY – Stuffed Portabello Mushroom served with skinny fries. £7.00

FRIDAY – Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie and sautéed Greens. £7.00

SATURDAY – Whole Wheat Toast with Marmite, avocado and tomato. £6.50

 

Full menu also available

Posted on 19th April 2016

British Sandwich Week 8th – 14th May 2016

Join us for British Sandwich Week, 8th – 14th May 2016, as we honour the great British sandwich!

We’ve put together a selection of the very best, from the delicious Crispy bacon, fried egg and cheese toasted sandwich to Seafood salad sandwich with crab, prawn mackerel and lemon mayonnaise.  Our daily specials menu will be available throughout the week featuring a mouth-watering selection of this lunchtime favourite, all freshly made using locally sourced produce where possible.

Why not try one of our delightful cocktails, craft beers, lagers, wines or mixers as the perfect accompaniment to your sandwich? Enjoy in our relaxed restaurant or enjoy the lakeside terrace now the weather is warming up.

 

The Kitchen’s Sandwich Boards

Meat - Parma Ham and Buffalo Mozzarella Smoked Streaky Bacon and Brie Roast Beef and Mustard Mayonnaise served with salad leaves, mixed olives, piccalilli £7.50

Fish - Prawns and Seafood Dressing Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Cucumber Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Mayonnaise served with salad leaves, mixed olives, piccalilli £7.50

Vegetarian - Free Range Egg and Watercress Goats Cheese and Caramelized Red Onion Marmalade Brie, Avocado and Grape served with salad leaves, mixed olives, piccalilli £7.50

 

The Kitchen’s Sandwich Week Specials

All sandwiches served with a side salad and skinny fires £6.95 each

MONDAY – The Dorset sandwich, Dorset Blue Vinney cheese, Dorset Ham and piccalilli

TUESDAY – Crispy Bacon, Fried Egg, Cheese Toasted sandwich

WEDNESDAY – Seafood salad sandwich with crab, prawns, mackerel and a lemon mayonnaise

THURSDAY – Traditional British Ploughman’s sandwich

FRIDAY – Coronation Chicken sandwich

SATURDAY – The Ultimate steak sandwich with crispy onions and English mustard

Posted on 5th April 2016

Coffee Taster Week 11th – 17th April 2016

Calling all coffee connoisseurs!

We’re excited to be trialling a delightful new speciality coffee for one week this April.

Join us at The Kitchen and The Ark to sample this exclusive single estate bean coffee, specially selected for its distinctive rich smooth flavour.

Supplied by local organic coffee roastery, Beanpress, which produces the finest quality single origin coffee in Dorset, this special new bean is grown by members of Fairtrade co-operative CECANOR, the members of which are supported by Cafe Femenino Foundation, a charity that enhances the lives of women and families in coffee-producing communities throughout the world.

Freshly roasted and full of flavour, our new coffee is organic, ethical and simply divine. Don’t just take our word for it – come on down and taste it for yourself!

Available from 11th to 17th April 2016 at The Ark and The Kitchen, Poole Park.

*While stocks last.

www.beanpress.co.uk

www.coffeecan.org

Posted on 18th March 2016

Green PEA Hails Success With Company Presentation At The Kitchen

Rachael and MIke Recieving The Green PEA Award For Reduced Carbon Emissions At The Kitchen 

Green PEA, the energy certification scheme aimed at reducing carbon emissions for local businesses and supported by Borough of Poole and Christchurch & East Dorset council, has hailed another successful round of certificate presentations for organisations who have achieved progress through the Green PEA scheme. 

At an event staged by Green PEA member The Kitchen in Poole Park, several members of the scheme collected their Level 1, 2 and 3 certificates, with one company, Brittany Ferries, receiving its Level 4 certificate, the first one to be presented within the scheme. 

Companies represented at the presentation included the Green Pastures Christian Centre and the Hadland Care Group, along with Brittany Ferries. The Kitchen’s certificate was received by General Manager Rachel Pountney, who also collected a Level 2 certificate for their other catering establishment in the park, The Ark. Work done recently on both buildings includes: having magnetic conditioners, renewing their energy contract, installation of solar PV and replacing all their lighting with LED lighting. 

The event also included a presentation by Green Wing UK, a delivery partner within the scheme who supplies magnetic conditioning devices that reduce fuel consumption through a process called ionisation. 

Paul Cooling, Chair of the Green PEA company, commented: 

“To have so many organisations collecting their certificates is testament to the success of Green PEA and how companies and other organisations are really benefitting from being members of the scheme. We are delighted that Brittany Ferries has reached Level 4 status and we look forward to many more members progressing towards their individual targets. Every step forward results in a reduction in carbon emissions and energy costs, which is what Green PEA was established to achieve.” 

Posted on 11th March 2016

Events at The Kitchen

Posted on 11th March 2016

The Kitchen and Beanpress Coffee Masterclass 13th April 6pm

To celebrate U.K. coffee week, join us on Wednesday 13th April for a coffee masterclass with Ben Roberts from Beanpress. 

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Posted on 21st January 2016

The Kitchen and The Ark, Poole Park - Family fun and dining that doesn’t cost the earth

The Kitchen, and sister family attraction, The Ark in Poole Park, are going green with the installation of state-of-the-art solar electricity systems.

Following significant investment, the family-owned business has installed the renewable energy systems as part of an ongoing environmental strategy.

Supplied by local family run company NGPS Ltd, the new solar PV systems offer a ‘green’ alternative to energy generation and consumption. Designed to capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic (PV) cells, the solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, which is used to power appliances and lighting.

Richard de Lisle, Owner, said: “We are committed to enhancing our ‘green’ credentials and reducing our impact on the environment. Working with NGPS Ltd on this bespoke installation, we’re delighted to be able to harness the power of renewable technologies to achieve a more sustainable business operation. Nestled amongst the beautiful surroundings of Poole Park, it seems only fitting that our business adopts a sympathetic environmental approach; offering first-class family entertainment and dining that doesn’t cost the earth”.

Posted on 20th January 2016

9th February - Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKES

Strawberry Park - Belgian milk chocolate, fresh strawberry slices and scoop of vanilla ice cream £6.50

The Splits - toffee sauce with banana slices and a scoop of chocolate brownie & marshmallow ice cream £6.50

Sweet Sensation - Belgian milk chocolate, scoop of rich chocolate and scoop of malty mystery ice cream, topped with crushed Maltesers £6.50

The Kiss - cinnamon or lemon powdered sugar syrup and whipped cream £5.00

Posted on 6th January 2016

For a truly memorable Mothering Sunday join us on Sunday 6th March for a special three course menu.

To find out more or book please call The Kitchen 01202 742842

Menu

Welcome drink

Prosecco

Non-alcoholic juice cocktail

Starters

Cream of Mushroom

Classic Tomato and Basil soup

Scottish Smoked Salmon with a crisp salad

Mains

A choice between Beef, Pork or Gammon, all served with their classic accompaniments

Crispy Skinned Salmon Fillet, with dill crushed new potatoes and a light fennel sauce

Grilled Flat Mushroom topped with leeks, rocket and Feta, served on roasted new potatoes and a tomato and pesto sauce

Desserts

Bramley Apple Crumble served with custard or ice cream

New York Style Cheesecake served with ice cream

Classic Fruit Salad served with double cream

£24.95 per Adult

£14.95 per Child

To find out more or book please call The Kitchen 01202 742842 or e-mail Daniel Dean gm@thekitchenpoolepark.co.uk

Posted on 14th October 2015

Hattie Miles - Christmas-themed Walk Followed By A Delicious Three Course Festive Lunch

 

Join Hattie Miles for a walk around Poole Park and hear festive themed readings, find out about interesting people associated with the area and learn a little local history. Everything from Tolkein to Harry Paye and crackers to Christmas trees will make this an entertaining and enjoyable occasion.

  • Dates: Tuesday 17th November 2015.
  • Walking tour and three course festive luncheon at The Kitchen £26.00 per person.  To book or find out more please call The Kitchen 01202 742842 or e-mail Daniel Dean gm@thekitchenpoolepark.co.uk

The walk lasts approximately one-and-a-half hours.  Be prepared: Parking close to The Kitchen in Poole Park is free. Meet at The Kitchen Poole Park in time for a 10.45 am start.

Please be aware of the weather and wear appropriate clothes and footwear.

Posted on 24th July 2015

A Few Photos From The Opening

        

Posted on 21st July 2015

The Kitchen, Poole Park is Officially Open From Friday 24th July 2015.

The Kitchen and Scoops, Poole Park, has enjoyed a successful day one of the soft opening, with visitors sampling the mouth-watering menu and breath-taking surroundings of Poole’s exciting new waterside café bar.

Officially open from Friday 24th July, the soft opening allows staff to complete training and fine-tune any issues ahead of friday when The Kitchen throws open its doors for good. With visitor numbers far exceeding expectations, staff experienced a few teething problems but thank visitors for their patience and understanding during this period.

The ambitious project is the brainchild of Poole husband and wife team Richard and Sarah de Lisle and it is their second major development in the park. The couple also own the award-winning family attraction The Ark. Opened in December 2013, The Ark is now established as a premier family destination and has recently been awarded a Poole and Dorset Tourism Award in recognition of its outstanding achievements.

Sarah de Lisle said: “We are thrilled to unveil The Kitchen and Scoops Ice Cream Parlour. Poole Park is a magical place with its idyllic setting, family appeal and outstanding natural beauty – and now home to Poole’s latest exciting new eatery. The Kitchen is all about simple, honest, fresh food; we pride ourselves on using the finest ingredients, locally-sourced where possible from family-run artisan producers. Our all-day menu and daily specials are inspired by the changing British seasons, all offering excellent value for money. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stunning new venue to enjoy delicious food at great prices, in a truly breath-taking location.”

The Kitchen and Scoops will be open daily from 10am to 6pm, serving delicious fresh, quality seasonal food at a great price.

Soft Opening    Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd July, 10am to 6pm

Closed              Thursday 23rd July

Open Friday 24th July and thereafter from 10am to 6pm

Posted on 19th July 2015

We’re thrilled to announce The Kitchen and Scoops, will be fully open from Friday 24th July

Soft opening and staff training - Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Thursday 23rd July 2015 - Closed 

Friday 24th July 2015 onwards - Open daily from 10am -6pm (excluding 25th December)

Posted on 7th July 2015

The Kitchen and Scoops Ice Cream Parlour Opening Friday 24th July 2015

The Kitchen, which occupies the former ‘Boat Shed’ site on the edge of Swan Lake, will provide a stylish new venue to eat, drink and relax, with stunning panoramic views across the water. 

A new ice cream parlour, Scoops, situated alongside The Kitchen will be serving a range of ice creams, waffles, sundaes, milkshakes, teas and coffees.  

Soft opening and staff training - Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Thursday 23rd July 2015 - Closed 

Friday 24th July 2015 onwards - Open daily from 10am (excluding 25th December)

Posted on 7th July 2015

Work is nearing completion….

The Kitchen, which occupies the former ‘Boat Shed’ site on the edge of Swan Lake, will provide a stylish new venue to eat, drink and relax, with stunning panoramic views across the water. The work, due for completion mid-July 2015, will see a completely refurbished interior of the building with a new bar area and kitchen layout, along with landscaping to the surrounding outdoor area, enabling visitors to enjoy alfresco dining.

A new ice cream parlour, Scoops, situated alongside The Kitchen, will be serving a range of ice creams, waffles, crepes, sundaes, milkshakes, teas and coffees.

The ambitious project is the brainchild of Poole husband and wife team Richard and Sarah de Lisle and it is their second major development in the park.

The couple also own the award-winning family attraction The Ark. Opened in December 2013, The Ark is now established as a premier family destination and has recently been awarded a Poole and Dorset Tourism Award in recognition of its outstanding achievements.

Sarah de Lisle said: “The Ark was a real labour of love and something we believe passionately in so we’ve been delighted at how well it has been received by people. For us Poole Park is a magical place with its idyllic setting, family appeal and outstanding natural beauty, so when the opportunity came up to also acquire the Boat Shed we were both really excited”.

“Our aim is to create a warm, friendly and above-all welcoming atmosphere where people of all ages can meet up and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed, stylish environment”.

“There will be lots of indoor and outdoor seating areas and new landscaped spaces to make the most of the truly spectacular waterfront location. We’re also going to have an open-plan kitchen area so people can watch the chefs at work,” she added.

The Kitchen’s menu will be based on quality, local fresh produce sourced from independent farmers and growers and there will be a clay oven serving handmade pizza.

The Kitchen and Scoops Ice Cream Parlour will be open daily from 10am to 6pm, with plenty of free parking available.