About Le Bateau

Le Bateau is a family run business, established in 1998, and is one of the original bars & restaurants in Ashley Cross, Poole.

Le Bateau Crevettes
Le Bateau Mohito
Le Bateau Fresh Mushrooms

Le Bateau is a vibrant bar & restaurant with a friendly team offering quality products and great customer service. Le Bateau has a large choice of drinks including whiskys, gins, rums, wines, draught lagers & vodkas, not forgetting classic & original cocktails.

Le Bateau’s dishes are carefully designed by Martin, our Head Chef. All food is home-made aimed to offer quality at a good price. Delicious lunches & dinners with weekend breakfasts & daily specials. Le Bateau is proud to use its own recipe for sourdough for our pizza base, cooked with the finest ingredients in a wood-fired oven. The unique flavours that wood-fired ovens produce cannot be replicated in a conventional oven.

Le Bateau offers something for everyone through the week with daily deals & entertainment nights featuring Live Music & DJ nights. See our Facebook page for more information.

We look forward to seeing you soon. 


Brilliant food! We love the new décor as it creates a light, airy and relaxing place to eat or drink. The back ground music was, uplifting but not overpowering and annoying.
I had the Fennel & broadbean salad, roasted walnuts, gorgonzola, dill, wild garlic & dried cranberries with a honey mustard dressing & parmesan breadsticks, the combination of flavours is mind blowing. My partner had a Pizza. Both were outstanding. In fact my salad was so good I had to go and thank the chef. Thanks guy’s.

Clare Judd

Just had one of the best burgers I’ve ever had ever, and that’s saying something!! Busy restaurant, fantastic waitress, the new Le Bateau is fantastic! Keep up great work!x

Linda Stammers

Great food, great beer, fun music

Marie Glen