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1812 Bar and Restaurant

Exeter Road, Bournemouth bh25ag, England
01202203050
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Ranked #114 of 522 restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was fantastic, the service was prompt and professional, but the way the restaurant is decorated (lots of flat, reflective surfaces) makes it really noisy, especially when full, so I could barely hear what my partner was saying; also half the time didn't hear the waitress properly because of all the background noise. The bar, which is basically surrounding... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Everything that's good about this place, as mentioned in other reviews here, is undermined by the awful bar service. I see no attempt by the staff to serve people in turn, just a 'couldn't care less' attitude on their part, and even rudeness to customers who complain! On a recent occasion i witnessed an older gentleman being slapped down by... More

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

Dear Jim Firstly we would like you to know that we take our standards of service very seriously. We are looking into the issue raised. This is unacceptable and this will be dealt with accordingly. We are aware that at weekends the bar does get very busy however the bar can only run at a certain capacity. Simply putting more... More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went there with 3 friends on a Tablepouncer deal. Had never been before and was really impressed. It's quite pricey if you're paying full price but the food is lovely and the service is very good too. They were running a little late with serving our food and kept apologising and giving us complimentary food to keep us going! Not... More

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Me and my friends went there two nights ago, had their 3 courses meal for £15 only! Was really nice food!! Had some amazing cocktails too! Make sure you go there before 7PM to enjoy the happy hours and their cocktails/food :)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Would you enjoy a meal in the middle of a noisy club? Would you like drunken nitwits busting shapes through the window by your table? How about stale bread for starters? (£8 for four small slices with a few, admittedly quite nice, olives.) Then replaced by a so-called new batch (actually the same bread slightly toasted so that it would... More

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

Dear Sir / Madam Firstly, apologies for your recent poor experience. We have looked into the issues raised as we take all negative feedback seriously. Our management and our head chef tested our duck and steak the following day and have now made some changes directly off the back of that testing. We always have live music in 1812 at... More

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Went to Bournemouth a couple of weeks ago to see Michael Bolton at the Conference centre Steyed at a Hotel right opposite in Exeter Rd 1812 Bar was nxt door, so decided to go there for Cocktails before the show and very glad we did Nice Bar, nice people and nice Bar staff Definitely nethe must go list for Bournemouth... More

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Four of us dined there recently and thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. We were greeted by a pleasant efficient waitress. We all had different starters and main courses which were excellent - no room for puds - but the special coffees were supurb - hot and you could actually taste the brandy!! A couple of days later by chance I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

first tried the 1812 several months ago with the local 'patricks table pouncer' who email offers every few days of restaurants in the Bournemouth area doing up to 65% deals or 2 for 1 on all courses. The menu was limited but still had a good choice and it was served well in a pleasant atmosphere . Been again this... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The kids wanted non-alcoholic cocktails which obviously was a pain for the barman who proceeded to fill two cocktail glasses to the brim with ice and cover the ice with a splash of pina colada which amounted to two or three sips and it was gone. £4.00 per drink for what must have cost pence to produce is just not... More

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taipei
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Saw an advert in the local Dorset Society magazine advertising "3 courses for £15 Monday-Thursday", hadn't been before and with some good reviews of both food and drink wanted to try-unfortunately we couldn't find another 4 people to join us as it requires a minimum of 6 people, but no mention of that in the advert. Very naughty and we... More

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

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review. We offer the 3 course for £15 to any size party Monday - Thursday evenings. I am sorry that you received the wrong information but please feel to call us on 01202 203050 so that you make make the most of this offer. Many thanks More

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