Paradise makes decorative use of its name, taken from GK Chesterton’s poem ‘The Rolling English Road’, by filling its high-ceilinged interior with religious icons, angels, cherubs and flowery chandeliers, even extending the effect to two huge stone vases of flowers on the bar counter.
When you reach it, you’ll find prices to be more than reasonable for the quality of mixing (very good) and service (ditto). Beers include Guinness, plus standard lagers at standard prices; there are also plenty of wines.
With its banquet-sized dining hall, courtyard garden and roof terrace, Paradise does a roaring trade in private dining, and bar snacks here are a notch above the norm: Poole harbour rock oysters and shallot dressing, for instance.
Comedy nights, movie screenings and DJs provide entertainment.
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