Rockfish Poole, Dorset

On a wet and wild blustery January night, I was very thankful to be taking shelter inside the cosy brand-new Rockfish on Poole Quay in Dorset.

Last summer, I had the pleasure in attending a press event to help taste test some of the Rockfish menu in an intimate gathering with Mitch Tonks.

However, this time to celebrate the launch of the brand new Poole restaurant I attended a joint press & blogger evening – this time hosted by Laura Cowan, Head of Communications & Director Chef Kirk Gosden to help test run some of the menu before the official opening.

Rockfish Poole
Rockfish Poole

The Rockfish low down:

  • Location: Poole Quay, in the former Purbeck Pottery. They’ve done a stunning job with the space & looks really different to the Weymouth restaurant.
  • Seating: mix of tables & booths to seat 90+, plus there is some outside seating which will be perfect in the summer
  • Rockfish Team: 40 members of staff to make sure you’re looked after. What I love hearing about is how some of the staff started off in Weymouth & they’re now bringing their expertise over to Poole to make sure it’s a fantastic customer experience.
  • Who attended: was great to see support from Jo @Dorset Echo, Laura @JustAboutDorset & @ResortDorset, Laura @mamawiththebluedress & @DreamCottagesDorset, Sherry @ginandcoast, Rachel @15milefoodie, & @EmmaLouiseWinters
  • Social Rockfish:

The food:

Now the best way to show you how tasty the food was is through photos. Apologies in advance that you can’t eat an actual blog post, I mean how cool would that be?

You’ll have to take my word that it was all delicious & a real treat for the tastebuds.

Writing down the catch / fish of the day
Writing down the catch / fish of the day
Did you know Rockfish make their own Gin?
Did you know Rockfish make their own Gin?
And their white wine made by Rockfish staff is delicious
And their white wine made by staff is delicious
Rockfish sardines - tinned sardines are making a come back
Caesar Salad with Sardine ‘Boquerones’ tinned sardines are making a come back
Brown & Forrest Smoked Salmon with Honey, Mustard & Dill Dressing - £8.95
Brown & Forrest Smoked Salmon with Honey, Mustard & Dill Dressing – £8.95
Roasted Half Shell Scallops - £9.95
Roasted Half Shell Scallops – £9.95
Crisp Fried Salt & Pepper Squid
Crisp Fried Salt & Pepper Squid – £8.95
The cuttlefish tasted very similar to squid
The cuttlefish tasted very similar to squid
Monkfish - £19.95 was a very fair serving
Monkfish – £19.95 was a very fair portion
Battered Pout - which is a member of the cod family very tasty
Battered Pout – which is a member of the cod family very tasty
Gluten free Churros and salted caramel dip
Gluten free Churros and salted caramel dip
Chocolate Nemesis - £6.50 - chocolate cake with clotted cream and popping candy
Chocolate Nemesis – £6.50 – chocolate cake with clotted cream and popping candy
Winter Eton Mess with apple and blackberry for a twist
Winter Eton Mess with apple and blackberry for a twist
Rockfish branding
Rockfish branding – its all in the detail
Booths make for a modern take on dining
Booths make for a modern take on dining
Nautical touches everywhere you look
Nautical touches everywhere you look
The Rockfish Poole Team
The Rockfish Poole Team
Front of House Team
Front of House Team
Director Chef Kirk Gosden
Director Chef Kirk Gosden
Rockfish merchandise
Rockfish merchandise
Mitch Tonks- Fish Easy
Mitch Tonks- Fish Easy £19.99
The Rockfish Ethos - tomorrows fish are still in the sea
The Rockfish Ethos – tomorrows fish are still in the sea
Will you visit the new Rockfish Poole?
Will you visit the new Rockfish Poole?

Have you been to a Rockfish restaurant? What’s your favourite one?

Follow:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *