About From the South

Bringing flavours from the South of Europe to the South of England, From The South is a delightful restaurant and wine bar located on Parkstone’s Commercial Road. This Mediterranean joint in Poole is open Monday through Saturday every week for lunch and dinner. The menu at From The South consists of lots of European delicacies, like coq au vin, garlic fettuccine with prawns, lobster risotto and more. Book ahead to avoid disappointment!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm


From the South
99 Commercial Road, Parkstone
Poole BH14 0JD

Menu Highlights



Mediterranean Fish Soup (gf on request)

Selection of white fish, tomato, cream, crostini

Cured Meat Plate

3 varieties of Iberic chorizo, manchego, focaccia

Vol au Vent (v)

Wild mushrooms, garlic, cream, puff pastry, rocket

More about From the South, Poole

From The South is a delightful Mediterranean restaurant situated on Commercial Road in Poole’s Parkstone district. This gem was set up by three gentlemen with a passion for the flavours of Southern Europe, and the food offering truly represents their love of food. The menu is uncomplicated, with Mediterranean-inspired dishes featuring lots of seafood, tapas options as well as some chef’s favourites like great steak and traditional beer-battered fish. If you’re heading to From The South for lunch, we highly recommend trying one of their famous French croques sandwiches, served warm with Béchamel sauce. Go for the Portuguese spin on this classic dish with Iberic chorizo and cured sheep's cheese, or try the decadent vegetarian option by the name of Ortolana which comes with garlic mushrooms, spinach and mature cheddar.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dinner at From The South, whether you’d prefer meat, seafood or veggie mains. Their extravagant Lagareiro-style octopus dish is served in the most traditional form with new potatoes, garlic and virgin olive oil. Alternatively, their slow-cooked duck leg confit is the ultimate treat, served with celeriac mash and a borlotti bean cassoulet. From The South in Parkstone, Poole has people coming from far and wide to taste their excellent food offering, so what are you waiting for?! Book a table today!

31 From the South Reviews

31 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Teresa P.4 months ago · 1 review

The friendly service we received from the moment we entered the restaurant was outstanding. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the pudding was exceptional. The waitress was extremely helpful and pleasant.

Michael T.4 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food and accompanied by very knowledgeable staff. Able to adjust any dish on the menu to suit each individual, highly recommended for a group of a couple.

Carly M.6 months ago · 1 review

Incredible service and amazing food....highly recommend this restaurant. The staff could not do enough for us. I especially recommend the tiger prawns and 3 cured meats for starters. Espresso martinis were also delicious