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1812 Bar and Restaurant

Exeter Road, Bournemouth bh25ag, England
01202203050
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Ranked #121 of 523 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
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a delicious meal which included a complimentary appetiser before our starters. However the meal was slightly spoilt because of the bar and live band which was so noisy. Staff shut the restaurant doors but it made no difference. Sound proofing is needed!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

On one if the warmest evenings of the summer my friend (female) and I were smartly dressed and arrived for a cocktail at 1812 I was then informed that I could not enter because my smart shorts were not acceptable. I reminded the doorman that it is a beach town resort, it's July and that it was very warm! I... More

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

Dear Pedro I order to maintain the standards that 1812 is synonymous with we do operate a no effort, no entry door policy. Our professional door staff are encouraged to police this policy during busy periods. As a rule we do not allow shorts, beach wear or flip flops after 9pm on a Friday or Saturday night. We consider our... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Having read the Menu online, it looked really nice, we decided to go to 1812 for dinner on a Wednesday night. We called, tried to book online, and sent an e-mail. Eventually we called the Hotel reception to get a reservation for 2 at 8pm. On arrival, the restaurant was not busy, 3 couples and a large noisy table of... More

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

Dear Andrew We are sorry to hear that the 1812 experience did not meet your expectations. We always take all customer feedback seriously and offer to discuss them further in person. A member of management can be contacted on 01202 203050. Kind regards, 1812 Management. More

Liverpool
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently spent an evening both in the bar and restaurant, fantastic food, staff and service. Well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The place has a great look and it's kind of a posh place. The people in there is usually a little bit older than in the average places in Bournemouth and also usually very well behaved so no problems. They have a big range of cocktails and drinks even they are not very cheap the quality of what you are... More

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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 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

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