Welcome to Lake Yard Club & Restaurant
A club with a fully licensed bar and restaurant, live music and lively events, a decked area overlooking the marina and a view of Poole Harbour that is unmissable. Lake Yard is indeed that special place you’ve been waiting to discover.
Sound the klaxon!
Well, the day has finally come. July the 19th is here and we are all glad that you are all safe and well.
We are all obviously very happy that the restrictions are easing but, as a company, we have decided to take a cautious and steady approach to the relaxation of the rules. In the interest of our staff and guest’s continued safety we have decided to keep almost all of our current procedures in place and operate as we have been, throughout this final stage, with a few small changes.
After much deliberation we have decided to remain as Members Only for the foreseeable future. This not only allows us to provide an accurate track and trace system but whilst operating at a smaller capacity it affords us the time to continue with the rigorous cleaning procedures we have put in place to safeguard both your and our staff’s well-being.
Let the mask slip
You will no longer be required to wear a mask whilst inside Lake Yard as this will be at your own discretion. This rule also applies to the Lake Yard Team but they will be carrying masks at all time; if you are more comfortable please ask your server to place a mask on whilst attending to your table.
We are still offering table service for all food and drink. Whilst you are welcome to order your drinks and pay your bill at the bar, we would kindly ask you to be considerate of our staff’s working environment and not congregate around the bar area. Please allow us the space to work safely by using the bar tables and stools provided and taking advantage of our table service.
We can now take bookings of more than six per table. Please contact the club via telephone on 01202 676953 to book your table or email Seonagh or Scott on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that booking is highly recommended as we are still operating on limited table space and staffing levels.
The new normal
Thank you for continued support and understanding as we get through, what we hope, are the final stages on our way back to normality. We look forward to seeing you all soon sat in the sunshine enjoying Lake Yard.
All of our food is also available for takeaway collection by members and visitors. So if you’d like the delicious flavours of Lake Yard in your front room, on your patio or on the deck of your boat, please call 01202 676953 to place your order (all major cards accepted).
Our current menus
The Lake Yard Club enjoys a unique waterfront location with outstanding views of Poole Harbour, Arne peninsula and the Purbeck hills. Our welcoming clubhouse complements our location and on-water atmosphere.
The interior boasts decor in keeping with our sailing and boating heritage; a sailcloth ceiling, stripped wooden floors and unique chrome beer pumps. The walls pay homage to our heritage of powerboat racers, avid sailors and motor boat owners.
Outside on the decking, the theme is ‘Naturally Nautical’. It’s a real sun trap on cloudless days where you can bask in the sunshine and take in the view. It’s a great place for meeting up with friends and family and you’re always sure of meeting some friendly folk. During the sailing season we’ll have our wood-fired pizza oven, drum barbecue or village-sized paella stove fired up.
The Club takes great pride in having a full calendar of events and functions including live music, themed evenings, dining experiences, quiz nights and much more. We hold our famous ‘Street Markets’ on the boat yard on seasonal dates which offers regulars and visitors alike a great opportunity to savour some of the best Dorset produce.
The Lake Yard Restaurant, with its decked area facing the harbour, is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Head Chef Richard and his team serve freshly prepared and cooked food every day. Unsurprisingly, fish and seafood is a speciality and there is always a selection of freshly-caught whole fish on the menu. We also offer a staple menu of dining favourites, all with the unique Lake Yard twist and always cooked to perfection.
A number of live music and themed dining events take place during the year: recent experiences have included cuisine from Italy and Spain as well seasonal game and seafood extravaganzas. These evenings offer an opportunity to try something new, meet with other club members and impress your guests.
You’ll find the ambience of Lake Yard’s restaurant soothing, with friendly, efficient staff and delicious food. Don’t take our word for it, book a table and see for yourself
Raising the Bar
The Lake Yard Bar is always a refreshing welcome after a long day at sea and here you can swap tall tales with fellow sea farers over a pint or two. The Bar is friendly and relaxed and is open to members and visitors, sailors and land lubbers alike. It’s both elegant and informal; as much a perfect place to meet clients for business meetings as it is for a cheeky gin with friends.
There are several draught beers and ciders on tap as well as a comprehensive range of bottled ales, ciders and non-alcoholic beers. The bar offers an eclectic array of wines from around the world including some perky pinks and fabulous fizz. Seonagh, the Club’s general manager, makes it her mission to introduce the bar’s customers to new experiences and has not earned the nickname of ‘The Gin Queen’ without reason. If you’re off the booze, there’s plenty of soft drink options as well as tea, coffee and the renowned Lake Yard Hot Chocolate.
The Lake Yard Club is definitely not a sports bar but it does have a widescreen television at one end for those special occasions such as football finals, the Six Nations and Wimbledon. But more often than not you’ll want to relax on the decking or in the conservatory and just take in the view.
The Deck Room
The Deck Room is a private dining and function space with sea views, private access from the restaurant and access to our waterfront deck. With its feature wall and festoon lighting, this is the perfect place for any special event.
Maximum numbers vary during the summer and winter seasons and we can tailor a booking to your needs. Whether this be a standing event or a sit-down meal, you can choose from our a la carte menu, a tapas-style sharing platter or a bespoke set menu created by head chef Richard Smedley. In the summertime we can offer you a barbecue, a wood-fired pizza oven or even paella served from the outside bar. Canapés, cheese boards or a Prosecco, gin and bottle are also available.