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1812 Bar and Restaurant

Exeter Road, Bournemouth bh25ag, England
01202203050
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Ranked #132 of 537 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
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
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
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Six of us dined at this trendy bar/restaurant. We all enjoyed a lovely meal, well served in great surroundings and all at a reasonable price. The cocktails beforehand we good too.

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Berkshire
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had drinks here before and after EWF in September, great atmosphere and very professional staff. If I had a complaint it was that there choice of wine by the glass (white) was extremely limited. But this did not spoil a good night out

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Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our family (4) went here on mon 25th aug 2014 & took advantage of the £15 set price 3 course meal - we all enjoyed our food it just took what seemed like hours to arrive - but that is the only problem with this restaurant as the quality was certainly there - our server was Justina who was very... More

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Having enjoyed a meal here 2 months ago returned on Saturday with my son looking forward to a treat. Very disappointed with the size of the lamb rack I ordered and the side order of chips weren't enough to fill me up, as although good size there was only 7 of them so I had to order a 2nd helping.... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I will definitely come back for drinks as the cocktails were lovely but the food, while enjoyable and well cooked, was nowhere near enough to leave us satisfied. Three scallops on top of a few peas followed by a couple of mouthfuls of lamb with a small circle of potato fondant and a chopped up carrot. Also the chocolate fondant... More

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MArgate
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

As a regular of this place I have loved it for year but after the last couple of visits, it's time to find a new bar. I was overlooked twice by the surely barman and waited for drinks for over twenty minutes (far longer than normal) and when I said to him 'I've been waiting for over 20 minutes' he... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Previously I have visited 1812 at weekends for cocktails and had never thought about eating there until I was invited for a birthday celebration this week. We were a group of eight women and initially met at the bar. The barman had made a new cocktail which he had asked us to test out and it was interesting and potent!... More

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A good friend came to stay with me for the weekend and I was excited to take her for dinner at 1812 following a delicious dinner I'd had there 3 weeks before. Unfortunately, the reaction we had from management to a hair being found in my friends dinner ruined our dining experience. It's such a shame I have to write... More

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

Hi Louise. Firstly apologies for the way this was handled. We would like a chance to deal with this complaint so could you drop me a quick email to james@royalexeterhotel.com and we can make arrangements to look into this matter further. Kind regards James More

Portsmouth
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

At least somebody could greet customer when coming in the promises, and not judge by the hat !! Impressed by posh furniture, but service is just standard, I'm sorry but some things u can't just describe.. Poor poor poor.

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

Hi Juzzy Thank you for the kind words regarding the 1812 style and atmosphere. I think there has been some misunderstanding with the reference to the lime fresh usage in our bars. We always use fresh lime juice however we do not use fresh muddled lime segments in our mojitos. We do bottle our fresh lime juice for speed of... More

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Really enjoyed our night at the 1812 with great mojitos and we did have fresh limes in ours! Really good live band playing on the Friday we were there and it was great to just sit there and people watch! Not our first time at this bar and we weren't disappointed on our return. We will be back.

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