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1812 Bar and Restaurant

Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, England
+44 1202 203050
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (53 reviews)
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Attended 1812 for a works function and was extremely unimpressed with the service. You would think that such an established restaurant would have better time management skills. Our party was due to dine at 6pm but did not receive our starters until 7pm, despite the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ClareM80
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Clare, I am so sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service for your Christmas party with us. At 1812 we pride ourselves on always providing great service, it is always unfortunate when that is not recognised. We do require the whole...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great selection of cocktails and happy hour is Always good. We're going to a concert at the Bic. Great place for pre concert drinks.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gavin e
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked late but accommodated the 5 of us. Great meal, superb wine and later, fantastic live music. Staff wonderful. Clientele a bit odd. Seem to think that kicking an ice bucket with champagne over... on the dance floor... is perfectly acceptable behaviour.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chris2709
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Chris, Thanks for the great review! Sorry about the champagne incident, glad you didn't allow it to ruin your evening :) Hopefully see you again soon. Madison Collings Restaurant Manager 1812 Lounge Bar & Restaurant

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family had a lovely lunch with the kids being looked after. We will go back here. We felt part of the restaurant was a bit dark and just needed a bit of TLC, hence knocking 1 star off.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank flychee
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank yo so much for the great review! We are actually have major renovation works done to the bar and restaurant in the new year so please come back to check us out when it is all finished. Hopefully then we will be worthy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Will never book a set meal again, we went with the staff for our Christmas meal and the food was not good at all. It doesn’t worth the price you pay for Christmas dinner. Big disappointment.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank a n
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, I am so sorry to hear that your group did not enjoy your experience with us. I am also a little confused as we have received no negative feedback on our Christmas menu from any of our guests. Please contact me directly on 1812@royalexeterhotel.com...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we booked this as close proximity to BIC and was not dissapointed. Great value for money and varied choice from both a la crate and set menu. Can thoroughly recommend the vegetable gnocchi and panna cotta. We will return

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Suzie R
BarSo1812, Manager at 1812 Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Suzie, Thank you for taking the time to review us! The gnocchi is one of my favourites too :) See you again soon. Madison Collings Restaurant Manager 1812 Lounge Bar & Restaurant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow so tasty. I think this place is a hidden gem! I could drink the gravy on it’s own, its soooo good. Everything was delicious

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Natashachant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my default Fri/Sat nite drinking spot, mostly on account of the almost-universally friendly bar staff, who have clearly been hand-picked by someone who understands customer care. As anyone who’s enjoyed having the 12 Bar Club, Ronnie Scott’s, and various O2 and other venues...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank 393nigelt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 6 to have a meal before a concert at the BIC. It was a shame the restaurant was quiet as the food was really excellent. There’s a set price for 2 or 3 courses which is really good value considering...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank lindseytemp
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took our daughter out for dinner at 1812 tonight. Half price cocktails was a good start followed by a lovely burger for my daughter and sea bass and steak for us two. Beautifully cooked across all three dishes and piping hot....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 4fusspots
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debbieg3
17 April 2018|
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Response from Anne H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay but smart and casual is acceptable great cocktails and great food.
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carolinegoodman
29 April 2016|
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Response from Anne H | Reviewed this property |
They have an excellent wine list with a large choice of all wines.
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carolinegoodman
29 April 2016|
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Response from Anne H | Reviewed this property |
If we have a meal there we have wine with an excellent choice of wine list. If we eat elsewhere we go there for cocktails and other drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$44
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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Description
Set within the historic Royal Exeter Hotel – Bournemouth’s first residence, 1812 gets its name from the year in which it was built. 1812 bar prides itself on widely renowned cocktails and a professional team of bartenders that consistently raise the bar on local industry standards. Our restaurant team have passion and a thirst for local and great produce, which combine to indulge our customers in an excellent venue that is both lively and unique in Bournemouth.
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