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75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
01202 485 105
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Ranked #67 of 134 Restaurants in Christchurch
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
south coast
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Finding the restaurant was our first challenge as we had to walk through a crowded bar! We expected midweek in January to be quiet but we were disappointed to find we were the only diners, which meant there was also no real atmosphere. We were allowed plenty of time to choose from the extensive menu whilst nibbling on the prawn... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had lunch here last week and were really impressed with the tasty pub food and excellent value, you can get a roast in the week for £4.50! The staff were really helpful. I lost my phone and the staff rang it for me to try to find it, searched where we had been sitting and then finally when I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Nelson Tavern on a Sunday lunchtime with our dog. The staff were very friendly and were great with the dog, bringing her water and offering treats. The other customers also made us feel at home and were very friendly. A great welcome all round. The food was excellent. I had the beef from the carvery which... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The entrance to the restaurant is not obvious and you have to walk through the pub to find it. When you get there the restaurant is more pleasing than the pub although a little lacking in atmosphere. We ate from the Thai menu and the food was very good, well presented and hot. The menu prices were a little high... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great high end Thai food service was very good friendly staff 😀 Prices are a bit on the high side but was all served very hot. On the down side the restaurant was cold and Made it uncomfortable to sit and eat in.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Christmas Day Menu at The Nelson Tavern was excellent and could not fault it. The staff were friendly and helpful and had intervals between each course. The excitement in the Restaurant was excellent with balloons being blown up and crackers being pulled. The atmosphere was excellent and thoroughly recommend it.

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Bournemouth, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good Thai food and English menus too (fish and chips is good) and service in the restaurant - you can also eat in the bar area and on a Sunday night there is live acoustic entertainment from the locals. Nothing fancy but good value for money.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have visted this restaurant twice and both times we have been happy with the food and the service. We ordered Thai from the menu and really enjoyed it, the service was good and the food came piping hot with hot plates. We paid for the meal with a Tastecard, there was a query about our booking, it was said... More 

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It was a good meal for a very standard price. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was good quality and cooked quickly. The music was a little loud and the room was a little bright. except for that I would recommend it.

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very slow service and very disappointing food. The Green Curry had about as much flavour as it had colour - see photograph. When I complained I was told that the chefs were from Hong Kong and Singapore and not from Thailand. Is that an excuse for an "anaemic" and flavourless Thai standard curry? This was my second and my last... More 

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Additional Information about The Nelson Tavern

Address: 75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
Phone Number: 01202 485 105
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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