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1812 Bar and Restaurant

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Exeter Road, Bournemouth bh25ag, England
+44 1202 203050
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Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 259
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good cocktails!

Stayed at the hotel to which this bar is attached recently and have to say the happy hour was great fun! Superb selection of cocktails and the bar guy knows his stuff!!! We were made to feel very welcome and would undoubtedly visit this place again when down in Bournemouth.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
darrenah
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the hotel to which this bar is attached recently and have to say the happy hour was great fun! Superb selection of cocktails and the bar guy knows his stuff!!! We were made to feel very welcome and would undoubtedly visit this place again when down in Bournemouth.

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Thank darrenah
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Darren, thanks for the good review, make sure you come back in the future so we can get that 4 up to a 5!! Cheers! James. More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited twice with the current wife and have never been dissappinted. Fantastic menu and great wine, the feeling is laid back and you done feel they are rushing you.Nice location and you can finish the night off with a walk down the beach which is 5 minutes away.

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Thank PaulFJSmith
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Paul, thanks for leaving such a great review, make sure you say hi next time you're in it would be great to meet you. Cheers! James. More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Royal Exeter hotel where this restaurant is housed. The quality of food is excellent, we're talking Michelin star quality. Presentation on the plate is like something from a magazine photograph but, more importantly, the taste and standard of cooking is suburb. Well done the chef -chefs? It is not possible to provide a 3 course set meal... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul W
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Paul, wow! Thanks for such amazing words, it's really appreciated - feels great when somebody really recognizes the huge effort the staff put in. I've passed this on to our kitchen team who were beaming when the heard! Make sure you say hi next time you're in, would be great to meet you. Cheers. James. More 

bournemouth
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be completely fair, I have not eaten here for several years and just go to the bar with my friends for drinks at the beginning or end of a night out. I used to always have a pina colada and havent had one for a while but 3 of us decided to have them again. When we go them,... More 

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Thank connap
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

HI there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we're really sorry you've left us feeling disappointed and would love the chance to change your views. The Pina Colada on our current menu is a twist on the classic recipe, from reading your review it seems you're a traditionalist who loves the classic, we would happily make this... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a leaving do. Great cocktails and mocktails. Food excellent if rather small portion sizes, but a good choice. Staff very helpful and efficient.

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Thank cahollisatwork
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for a great review, it's really appreciated by the whole team, we look forward to having you again in the future. Cheers! James. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The purpose of our Sunday afternoon visit was that of a family get together and belated Christmas present for our elderly grand mother. On first impressions this was probably not the busiest of times to go for a meal to this venue, certainly no waiting for a table unlike perhaps a weekend evening visit. Facing us was a large and... More 

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Thank David L
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi David, thanks for such a great review, sorry you felt that your portion size was small, I can assure you the quality of food, flavours and effort put into every dish is well worth the money. I understand completely about the temperature issue, we had a couple of weeks where our heating system was giving us the run around,... More 

UK
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Xmas eve was obvioulsy the wrong day to visit, but stll has a good time even though the restaurant was almot empty. Enjoyed the food but may not go there again, not sure.Guess if the restaurant is busy and noisy that adds to the atmosphere and you tend to enjoy your evening out better. This time it was not the... More 

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Thank Jitu-Jet
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review us. I agree if a restaurant is on the quiet side it can really effect your evening and maybe not want to return. I can assure that 1812 is amazing when it's busy so I would really urge to visit us again have some great food and cocktails and really soak... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 50 people were invited to friends birthday party. The service was friendly and efficient.All of our food came out beautifully prepared. I love the fact that we weren't too fussed after, once our waitress had checked our meal was good she left us to enjoy our friends,until the next course. The atmosphere was elegant yet fun. I would recommend... More 

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Thank Steve H
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hadn't been to 1812 for years since I felt that the standard of food had slipped. However, the recent reviews on Trip Advisor looked really good so I thought I'd give it another go. Amazing! For a start, I didn't realise that they were doing a mid-week deal which offered 3 courses for £15 so I opted for that.... More 

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Thank Sue P
, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Visited the restaurant in late December 2015 while staying at the Royal Exeter Hotel and had the three course set menu. Food was delicious, with the fish main being exceptional. Staff were attentive and friendly. The restaurant was not overcrowded, with diners being spaced out around the room. Overall a very pleasant experience and would visit again.

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Thank Faith B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth bh25ag, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 203050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 51
  • Cuisine: British, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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