The Bingley's Experience
Bingley's is open Tuesdays - Saturdays. To facilitate the recommended social distancing measures (currently indoor gatherings are limited to 6 or members of any 2 households (or support bubbles)) and to ensure your comfort and safety, we now offer three sittings, 5.30, 6.30 and 8pm. With a current maximum capacity of 16 guests (8 per sitting), booking is advised and pre-orders most helpful (required for tables of 6+). Guests are respectfully requested to comply with the finish times advised to allow us to clean and prepare for the next booking.
All bookings should be made on-line via Quandoo on our Front Page, or direct on the Quandoo website, thank you.
We would respectfully request that anyone wishing to cancel a booking please advise by telephone, 01202 679946, so that we can release the table to someone on our waiting list, thank you.
Guests accompanied by children are reminded that they are responsible for supervising them at all times and be mindful of social distancing guidelines.
We provide hand sanitiser for use upon entry, outside the bathroom (for use before entry and after) and at the table if requested. Menus and napkins are disposable. Drinks menus are sanitised before and after use. All surfaces and touch points will be sanitised frequently and antibacterial soap is provided in the bathroom. In line with the updated guidance with effect from 24th September 2020, front of house staff will wear masks and guests should wear masks at all times other than seated at the table to eat and drink. Payments may be made by Google or Apple Pay (preferably) or by card, rather than cash, to maintain the safety of our team. All guests are required to complete the contact sheet provided. By law, guests should please use the QR code upon entry or, alternatively, your contact details will be held for 21 days after your visit to support NHS contact tracing if required.
On arrival, please wait to be welcomed and seated in table groups (in line with current guidelines), food and drinks will be served at your table.
Our current arrangements are intended to maintain distancing and the safety of all. Where we have to operate sittings as opposed to staggered bookings, we appreciate your kind understanding when sometimes delays occur. Whilst outside the building, guests are requested to respect each other and other members of the public by maintaining social distancing.
Parties of 6+ are confirmed with a deposit of £5pp and pre-orders for starters and mains required. The menu is available on our website, Facebook and Instagram.
If you have any concerns or queries during your visit to Bingley's, please raise these with the Team on the night, when we have the chance to address these and enhance your safety, preferences and experience.
Allergies/Special Diets: If you have any allergies, intolerances or special dietary needs, please advise with a pre-order, we will do our best to accommodate your preferences and needs, especially Vegan or Vegetarian options. Please be advised that, being a commercial kitchen, we can never guarantee that there is no risk of cross-contamination, eg eggs, dairy, gluten, deadly nightshade family, as these products are used in the production of some of our recipes.
Bingley's is a small intimate restaurant in the Old Town, Poole, just off the Quay. We serve fabulous homemade food in relaxed, tasteful surroundings. We are fully licensed, with a small select wine list and bar.
Bingley’s is part of a 16th Century Grade II* Listed Tudor building, one of the oldest in Poole. The front of the building has been modified over the centuries but in Cinnamon Lane, at the rear, the timber framed gable can still be clearly seen. Take a moment to notice the early 19th Century (circa 1830) painted ceiling with flowers and corner modules. The building was owned at one time by Thomas Bingley, who was a wealthy merchant and Mayor of Poole in 1555.
As social distancing measures change, we look forward to hosting your special occasion, birthday, engagement, wedding, retirement, and office functions. Depending on the format, we can normally accommodate up to 32 guests. Please contact us to discuss your preferences.
Bingley's vouchers are available and make an ideal gift - for yourself, family or friends. Just drop us an email with details of who the voucher is for, any special message, the amount required and we will send you a voucher by return. Payment may be made by card or bank transfer - let us know your preference and we will contact you with the details.