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1812 Bar and Restaurant

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Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, England
+44 1202 203050
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had an early dinner for 6 of us before a show at the BIC. There was nobody in the restaurant when we arrived and we were told we could only have the set 3 course menu as we were a big group and the kitchen couldn't cope (not the end of the world as it was a nice menu but... More 

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Somerset
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209 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us enjoyed a superb 3 course meal on Monday evening and what exceptional value at £15 (plus supplements for steak and chessboard). I had mussels in a gorgeous mariniere sauce and was amazed how many were served as a starter. The sirloin steak was delicious and perfectly cooked and others were equally complimentary about the hake dish. The... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Happy hour gives good value for money, Very noisy later on, very popular with the locals on a Friday night, Saturday is probably the same!!

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Thank sheddriver
Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into Bar 1812 for a pre concert drink as the Hilton Hotel Sky Bar did not sell draught beer and on entering the vibrant busy bar at 6pm to be told that the lager was off for half an hour as the lines were being cleaned. What business would remove its best seller at a peak busy time. Surely... More 

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Thank Paul H
BarSo1812, General Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Paul, thank you for taking the time to review 1812 Lounge Bar, a real shame this score wasn't higher, we certainly look forward to getting a 5 from you! Assuming 'poor management' is maybe a bit hasty in my opinion. You are indeed correct in saying our draft beer was unavailable for a small period during service, however clearly... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a week night, it was quiet but still had a nice atmosphere. Enjoyed the cocktails, premium vodka overpriced though. Toilets nice and clean.

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Thank Kalee36
BarSo1812, General Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Kalee36, thank you for leaving us a good review, very happy you enjoyed your drinks. I can assure you that none of our products are over priced, everything is priced fairly and in line with our competitors and industry standard margins. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. James Edis. More 

Slough, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here last night with my lovely wife. Stopped in at the Cocktail bar first and asked the barman for a couple of gin based long cocktails and he served us a couple of Blighty's (mashed cucumber and mint with Juniper berries, similar to a Mojito). Delicious! We took these through to the restaurant were we ordered from the 3courses... More 

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weybridge
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You may well be forgiven for walking past the 1812 restaurant and thinking it's not for you. Thinking It was yet another hotel restaurant serving up mediocre processed food for the residents. If you did this you would be missing a trick!! Yes the decor is rather dark and gloomy and perhaps rather 90's. Dark wooden tables and chairs but... More 

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Thank anni55
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Venue, Excellent Atmosphere, Very Attentive Cocktail Makers... Attention to detail is as I would expect... Live Music really good with repeat booked bands... One of my favourite venues for a night out in Bournemouth

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Thank Rich R
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here several times now and love going here. There is often live music and there is space at the back for a bit of a dance. The Bar staff are friendly and obviously know how to make a good drink! I honestly think this place makes thee best Long Island ice tea in the whole of Dorset.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

10 of us went here for Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. Beautiful round table, lovely atmosphere. Very efficient, professional and friendly staff. We all choose something different and all plates went back empty, everyone raved about the taste of their meal. Excellent value for the quality of the food, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$43
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 203050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?