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“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Natural Bourne Grillers - CLOSED

Natural Bourne Grillers
Price range: $8 - $48
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating
Description: Natural Bourne Grillers steakhouse restaurant serves fresh local steaks and seasonal British food. The entire menu is coeliac friendly. We cater for up to 30 guests at any time and recommend booking on weekends.
Hampshire, UK
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Lovely king prawn starters, great steaks, locally sourced, perfectly cooked & super cheesecake for pudding. Friendly informal atmosphere & attentive service - very well paced. Take your own wine - what could be better! Very good value for money & highly recommended.
Comment - portion sizes were good - not over-facing - but the main course plate was perhaps a little small - difficult to find some items until part way thro' the meal! Suggest using slightly larger plates or serve salad on side plate?

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
London
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Should be 6 stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

We tried this place based on Tripadvisor reports and were not disappointed. Don't be put off by what the outside looks like, this place serves simple food cooked to perfection and of the highest possible quality. The staff are also really friendly and very genuine.

We went on two consecutive nights and had steak both times. I can't put into words how fabulous these steaks were; cooked to perfection and without a single piece of fat or gristle they almost crumbled under the knife, absolutely wonderful.

Steak is the speciality, and this is backed up by delicious home-made coleslaw and a range of potato and veg/salad options.

There's a surprisingly wide range of starters, all 4 we tried were superb, and in the unlikely event you have space, the deserts are pretty good to.

One slight oddity is that you need to take your own booze if you want it as they don't have a licence. There's no corkage charge though, and you'd be amazed at the quality of wine you can buy locally at half the price restaurants usually charge you.

£53 for 2 starters, 2 fillet steaks with the trimmings, and one shared desert can't be bad. Add £10 or £15 for a bottle of good wine and you have the perfect meal.

Thank you Natural Bourne Grillers, we will be back. Sadly we don't live locally so it might be a while.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Lazy_people
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Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fantastic food will definitely go again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

I went with my 2 children (5 year old and 1 year old) early evening and the service was so friendly. They do have highchairs for babies and a childrens menu with just as great food for them as the adults. Our food was fabulous and having a coeliac in the family it was great as all their sauces were gluten free. The childrens menu was great too - homemade variations on the usual choices which really made the difference - my little girl had homemade salmon fish fingers and they were devoured quickly with no persuasion. I ordered steak and was not disappointed, there is also no corkage charged on byo alcohol which is a great plus (there is an off licence 200 meters down the road if you forget like me to bring it with you). highly recommended and will definitely return. thank you

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Louise A
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Cheltenham
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't be put off by the first look inside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely meal here during our recent stay in Bournemouth. We found it on Tripadvisor and it sounded great. Also it made a great change from all the usual Italian, Indian & Chinese places. (I'm not racist - honest!!) We were not disappointed with the food although if you are looking for 'Fine Dining' this is not it! Very basic no tablecloths etc. We enjoyed perfectly cooked steaks with plenty of extras like side salad or grilled veg. There was also a choice of grilled mushroom, fried onions and tomato OR a lovely sauce. We had chips but Jackets were also available. The menu was varied with steak burgers and vegetarian options to choose from. Finally you can take your own booze (If you buy from the nearby shop you get 10% off) No charge for corkage. All in all an excellent meal for a very reasonable price.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank anngp
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London
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fresh homemade food for all the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

We came here with our sons as the eldest lives nearby. It was pretty early and on a school night so it was quiet and not at all noisy. We didnt bother with starters and went straight for the mains. Both fillet steak and sirloin were cooked to perfection as were the delicious griddled fresh veg and tasty chips. Our two younger boys had the childrens meals which were great value and included a drink and ice cream. The burgers were made with steak mince and even the bread rolls didnt bloat us!!
If you want decent "home made" food as opposed to the "home cooked" offerings at the local pub then get down to this great restaurant, especially as you can bring your own drink (plenty of places to buy nearby!)

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