All shops and museums, as well as the RNLI College, will close or open as current Government guidance in those areas allows, and is subject to local RNLI operations and volunteer availability. Our lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

Our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in peril at sea. We urge you to follow government instructions. But if you are at the coast, please take extra care and follow our safety advice.

Safety information for guests

Riggers Restaurant at RNLI College welcomes everyone for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Enjoying a superb waterfront position overlooking Poole Harbour, Riggers is the perfect place to dine, whatever the occasion. The contemporary modern styling surrounds the centrepiece of the restaurant that gives it its name. With an a la carte menu prepared daily by professional top class chefs, there’s always something delicious available for you to choose from. 

When you eat at Riggers, chances are you’ll be dining alongside our crew members, taking a break from the training that turns them into lifesavers. And with every £1 you spend at Riggers, you’ll be helping to save lives at sea.

Booking is essential. Please contact or call our reception team on 0300 300 7654.

Riggers Restaurant opening times

Day  Breakfast Lunch  Dinner
Monday-Thursday 07:00-10:00 12:00-14:00 18:00-21:00
Friday-Saturday 07:00-10:00 12:00-14:00 18:00-21:00
Vouchers sent via postal delivery will be sent in a gift voucher presentation envelop by Royal Mail Second Class to arrive within 2-3 working days including Saturdays. They will arrive in a plain white envelope so as not to spoil any surprises.

Only original vouchers bearing a valid serial number will be accepted. RNLI College reserves the right to refuse vouchers which are damaged, defaced or do not feature a valid serial number. Please mention your voucher at the time of booking and present your voucher on arrival to the RNLI College. Where the total cost of dinner, accommodation or monetary value is more than the face value of the voucher, the balance must be settled on departure. Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash neither in full or in part, where the total cost is less than the face value of the voucher,  vouchers will not be issued for the balance. Booking is necessary and is subject to availability.


Please call 01202 308510 for the latest menus.

Riggers wine list

Specially selected to perfectly complement the food on the menu, have a glass or share a bottle from our wine menu.

Please call 01202 308510 for the latest menu.

Riggers restaurant

We serve a variety of hot and cold drinks. And if you feel a little peckish, our all day menu offers a selection of light bites, salads and main courses including dessert and afternoon tea. Chill out with us, tinker on the piano or just sit and watch the world go by.

Please call 01202 308510 for the latest menus.

Book a table at Riggers Restaurant on 0300 300 7654 or send us an enquiry below

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