We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Rancho Steak Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
D26a Dolphin Quays | Poole Quay, Poole BH15 1HH, England
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

429 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 429: English reviews
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent meal , good friendly staff, very good atmosphere. Well done an enjoyable time . Thank you.

Thank pacowgill
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a night in October, the restaurant was not busy but we had to wait ages for anyone to serve us and once we had finished no one took our plates and when they did they made us feel like it was an inconvenience that we had mentioned this to them. No one smiled or seemed like... More 

1 Thank emilymc82
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to rancho on a Wednesday night with a work colleague after being recommended as a good place to eat by the place that we were working at earlier in the day. When we arrived the restaurant was quite empty with only a family near to us. The waiting staff were welcoming and friendly and showed us to our... More 

Thank Andrew T
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have never visited this restaurant before, i had looked at reviews and been put off. We bumped into some friends in the afternoon and they booked a table here for 8.30. Now in the Ranchos' defence it was the 5th November, and the restaurant was packed and i expected to wait a while for food, BUT 2 hours! We... More 

Thank verynaivetraveller
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife, in laws and toddler. Found the atmosphere comfortable and the staff friendly and enjoyed a good steak. I would happily return.

Thank Antnesss
Poole, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have read my previous reviews for Rancho's you'll note that this one totally contradicts them. This review covers a couple of visits for good reason, as I visited in September and was given a rump steak when I ordered a fillet, and to be fair, any chef worth their salt could tell the difference, my son also experienced... More 

1 Thank WayneHansford
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

First time here, very nice food. Large portions, staff very friendly. The only minus is that once the restaurant got busy (we arrived for around 6pm but started to get busy around 7pm) the staff seemed a little all over the place and completely forgot about us -we had to ask for sauces with our main and had to ask... More 

Thank OJR25
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Not great picked an early time to go as heard the service was slow, only went as people who were staying wanted a steak place to eat. I had fish as never eat teak out can cook it better myself usually. My food was not great and hubs said his was ok but nothing special, served with a rubbish salad... More 

Thank godzilla50622
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Good service as the restaurant was empty, but the steak is (reviewing from table) very ropey. Tough and hard work to eat. At the price I'm about to pay £24 for 14oz Rib Eye I do feel a bit cheated. Will stick to the classic pub meal next time.

Thank pistol1986
Level Contributor
78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My second 5 star review, went last night. Fantastic welcome as per last time. Superb service, brilliant food, reasonable final bill! Both times we have stayed to the end and there was no feeling of being rushed to leave!! Well done to ranchos

1 Thank p d

Travellers who viewed Rancho Steak Restaurant also viewed


Been to Rancho Steak Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Argentinian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D26a Dolphin Quays | Poole Quay, Poole BH15 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 01-20-20-68-20-20

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rancho Steak Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Wareham, United Kingdom

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Rancho Steak Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?