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Bates Restaurant

350-352 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 9RX, England
+44 1202 240310
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
350-352 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 9RX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Sunday lunch l have had in a very long time . The beef was cooked to perfection my wifes words , my pork was delicious with plenty of vegetables served seperately with a gravy boat . The starters came with crusty bread and...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned here to celebrate my son's 40th and my 65th birthday , family and friends table for 14 always accomodated as previous visit , Fabulous menu piping hot , good service as always , good time had by all thank you John and Cheryl well...More

Thank Sue532
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal with friends on our wedding anniversary. Great portion sizes, well cooked and reasonably priced.

Thank lincallow
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We brought a friend from Thailand for dinner here and he was most impressed. We were intending to have 3 courses but could not manage the dessert because of the generous portions. As usual the service was cheerful and polite and there was a good...More

Thank muscateer11
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Six of us visited on a very busy evening. I think every table was in use. But we were not troubled by too much noise and two of us wear hearing aids which pick up background noise. The service was attentive but subtle and the...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We came here for a Sunday lunch, it was quite full so I would recommend reserving a table if you want to go here. We were had a warm welcome and the service was efficient throughout our time here. For starters I had the prawn...More

1  Thank NAW_Newbury
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

After a lovely outting in the local woods, me and my 3 'friends ' felt a bit peckish after our session. We are fans of Bates Motel and decided that this would be a great fit for us. They had lovely bread and cola- can't...More

Thank Fran J
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Lovely restaurant. Food was presented well, and very tasty. Group of six, all had starters, mains and three had desserts. The two course for &17.50 very good value. I had the lamb which just fell of the bone, fresh vegetables were presented separately and there...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed July 9, 2018

When I phoned to book a table I was attended to by an extremely friendly and helpful person. It was a lunch for two with my 90 year old mother. On arrival, we were shown to a beautifully laid table right in the bay window...More

1  Thank 578natalien
Reviewed June 8, 2018

This is the second review I have done, the first one was for a couple whereas this one is for a group of (9). Everyone of us enjoyed the meal, which was superbly cooked, and all said that they would return in the near future....More

1  Thank lenmar973
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Steve M
October 3, 2018|
Response from Sue532 | Reviewed this property |
Give the owner a call always very accommodating you might hire the restaurant for the evening no turnover of tables cannot recommend the food enough
Jan W
June 18, 2016|
Response from JRBates | Property representative |
visit our web site for all your answers
Andrew B
June 13, 2016|
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Response from CAVC0812 | Reviewed this property |
No, but plenty of parking on roads close by
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350-352 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 9RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 240310
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