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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 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 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 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