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1812 Bar and Restaurant

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Exeter Road, Bournemouth bh25ag, England
+44 1202 203050
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb cocktails

This is the real deal, forget the alcopop 'cocktails' served anywhere else. I'm a bit of an aficionado, and 1812 serves the best cocktails I've had anywhere. The staff have huge knowledge and are happy to experiment. But beware you don't need many drinks to feel the effect!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
nitere
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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373 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is the real deal, forget the alcopop 'cocktails' served anywhere else. I'm a bit of an aficionado, and 1812 serves the best cocktails I've had anywhere. The staff have huge knowledge and are happy to experiment. But beware you don't need many drinks to feel the effect!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fantastic restaurant. Wonderful food all at reasonable prices with a £15 for 3 courses deal on Tuesdays. Great service, clean and well kept, local history based theme to the décor.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Have often visited 1812 for cocktails with the girls. Ate here for the first time in Motets Day with a party of 4 and two young children. It will not be my last visit. Everything was outstanding, from the waiting staff to the food. I simply can't fathom why this place is voted 116 on trip advisor. We paid £14.95... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love 1812 and have spent many celebrations here, most recently my birthday. The barman was fantastic and asked me what flavours I liked and he created me a fantastic cocktail (and then re-created it several more times throughout the night) If you want a classy evening in a comfortable (mature) environment, this is the place to go

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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202 reviews 202 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great cocktails, good prices, friendly staff and really attractive venue. Loved the lighting and booths!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Clearly a popular place but everyone crowded into the small space by the bar with majority of tables marked "reserved" (probably 8 or more) sitting empty. Overall effect was to make the venue look empty and very unfriendly. Left to go elsewhere - we were not the only ones. Suggest the management limit the number of tables they allow to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We've eaten at 1812 quite a few times over the past couple of years and always really enjoy going for dinner here. The cocktails are perfect for a pre-dinner drink and in the restaurant the food is consistently excellent - they regularly change the menu with season-appropriate dishes and we're yet to be disappointed by anything we've had here. Last... More 

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I'm a fussy eater and enjoyed food. Good quality and very well presented. We are evening meal and breakfast. Good choice for breakfast and quality. Good range if drinks and cocktails available.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We haven't been to 1812 for a number of years since a near disaster when the service was so slow as to be going backwards and we nearly missed to start of a show at the BIC opposite. However, we thought that things must have changed after all this time and so it had. The service was excellent, the food... More 

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Catterick
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

An amazing array of cocktails, made with a lot of care and skill. It was clear the barmen took pride in their work. Whenever I visit a new cocktail bar I always start with a mojito. It's an easy cocktail but one that's easy to get wrong, as so many bars do. Well this bar got a 5 out of... More 

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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 15 - 52
  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?