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Grasshopper

4.0
175 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch

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Why not treat the real ale lover in your life with our Countryside Sett Gift Box, 12 Bottles of Badger Ale in a beautiful display box. Available to order now in house.

A contemporary pub-restaurant, the Grasshopper is conveniently located, just a short drive from Bournemouth and Poole. An informal place for people who like to meet, eat and drink in a relaxed, safe and friendly atmosphere.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept online table bookings for our outdoor tables.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Opening Times:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am - 11:30pm
Sunday: 11am - 10:30pm

Food Service Times:
Sunday - Thursday: Midday-9pm
Friday & Saturday: Midday-9.30pm
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Phone number
01202 741463
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
There is a bus stop located outside house.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

We have been in the past and found it very good. Liked the candleabra on the tables, made it more intermate. The staff were very friendy and helpful with our requirements.
But found it more expensive than it used to be!

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4.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Lovely decor and friendly staff. Vegan options. Food was nice and the waitress was always happy to help.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable Mother’s Day lunch. Excellent service, nice choices on the menu although prices have gone up since the refurb.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Great refurb and something for everyone - spacious family dining or cosy coffee catch-up.

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2.0Dined on 4 March 2018

We ate on a Sunday evening, the menu choices are very confusing, menus are swapped when roast dinners have sold out. Eating in the evening during the week only the dinner menu is available, not the wider choices offered on the breakfast/brunch/mains menu.
One of the Duck dishes had to be sent back as so tough. No problem with replacing it. The staff are delightful.
I would not eat here again in the evening as the food choices are limited , I might try a lunch.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Great service and amazing food every time. Love it here and Sunday Roast to die for. Puddings a little on the pricey side except the apple turnover

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

A lovely Sunday lunch. The wine is always good quality too. Food is just leaning on the expensive side for a pub but always good. Renovations at the Grasshopper have greatly improved the ambience of the place.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

We went for my husbands birthday- food excellent, service very good.
We will be going back.

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3.0Dined on 2 September 2017

Called at the last minute for a table and was happy to get a table as it was Saturday night . Was surprised to find so many empty tables. Food was OK steak a bit grizzly in parts but cooked to perfection . One of the party had gammon which was very disappointing as it was so thin basically it could have been mistaken for a slice of bacon. We have eaten here before and the food has always been pretty good so this was a let down
Would I come here again for food , probably not . Would I call for drinks, definitely as it's a lovely pub with a nice ambience.

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5.0Dined on 2 September 2017

Took my mum to celebrate her 89th birthday. We were able to sit outside as weather so nice but service just as good!!

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

Very nice place to eat. Would recommend to anyone.

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1.0Dined on 20 August 2017

Please do not go to the Grasshopper for a meal the Food and Drinks are overpriced and inedible and the waiting time is over 1 hour;
At first the Grasshopper seemed to have some class about it we were led to our seats and the waitress took our orders. We bought drinks at the bar and waited and waited for our meal; eventually over 1 hour later our meal arrived.
I had Rump Steak and my wife had ham egg and chips; after a while we found out that it was a mistake by going to the Grasshopper; the food was abysmal, my Steak was inedible not just unfit to eat but impossible to eat it was like shoe leather. I spoke to the waitress about it and and she was away for 10 minutes came back and offered me a free Dessert I refused this. My Wife's dinner was simple enough she had Ham Egg and Chips but She also struggled to eat this dried up ham and stale chips, mine were the same.

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4.0Dined on 4 August 2017

The service and food were fine. The main problem is that nearly every time I have been there is quite a lot of items on the menu which are unavailable . If this was addressed I would increase the rating

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3.0Dined on 30 July 2017

Was ok, I had been previously and really highly rated it, this time the chips were overdone so you couldn’t get them on your fork and the ribs was a little fatty. but it is still nice venue and has good amount of parking and the staff are friendly.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2017

my husband and I had a meal with our son and my husband's elderly mum, we were made welcome and the waitress was was excellent. The choice of food was really good, cooked and presented well. It was also helpful to have small servings as my mum-in-law doesn't have a big appetite. A very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2017

Friendly staff, excellent food and atmosphere, will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on 24 June 2017

Love the venue, felt choice of menu not so good, my steak was not nice at all. Expected food to be of better quality and presented better than it was. Took a friend over from America with us he had ribs which were also disappointing. Service could have been little better no care with anything.

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4.0Dined on 4 June 2017

Family lunch with youngest son. Very good service, instant asking if we wanted a drink after sitting at table, not like previous experience at another place, which was 20 minute wait.

The food was very good, and not pricey for what we have. Will come again.

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2.0Dined on 6 May 2017

The staff were seemingly inexperienced. Not the best visit we have had

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2.0Dined on 16 April 2017

The service was slow between courses. The servers seemed more interested in chatting then serving. The starter I had was very small for the price it was compared to other places I have had the same starter. Which is a shame as we had our wedding reception here 15 years ago and it was brilliant then.

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2017

This was an enjoyable evening and there were no problems. We used to eat at The Grasshopper on a regular basis but in recent months have had some negative feelings after eating there so have started to eat at other local establishments. Too often the waiting staff that greet you and take your order for the first part of the meal suddenly disappear and other staff start to serve you which breaks any continuity. Upon occasions this second staff member has omitted to bring food that had been ordered from the first wave of staff, and on one occasion we were lied to when our food order was cocked up. There needs to be an improvement in waiting staff giving customers the feeling that they are valued, this does not always happen. The often very empty restaurant reflects how far theGrasshopper has in recent times, which is a shame.

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5.0Dined on 12 February 2017

Enjoyed our Sunday lunch treat. As usual good food and polite staff. Only downside was my drink. Asked for Bacardi and a bottle of coke because I like to add my own amount of coke but the person serving the drink decided to put 75% of the bottle into the glass. Not really what I asked for but hey-ho I had to have another Bacardi as well! Lol

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4.0Dined on 3 February 2017

My friend and I had a lovely evening good food good service and nice atmosphere
Will be coming again

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2.0Dined on 27 January 2017

Staff really miserable and some abrupt. . Food had a lot of vinegar in and very average

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2017

Friendly caring staff. Nice environment. Great food. AA+++

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5.0Dined on 18 November 2016

We always come to the Grasshopper when we want good food in a quiet restaurant where the staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. The tables are well spaced so that we don't feel crowded and have privacy in conversation. We recommend the Grasshopper to friends and family.

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2.0Dined on 9 October 2016

It was a Sunday evening and they had run out of a lot of items even really simple things. The service was good, but it took a good 45 minutes to an hour between starter and main course.

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4.0Dined on 25 September 2016

I have been to this restaurant on a number of occasions and the food and service are always of a good standard. Staff are polite and helpful and the menu choice is good value for money.

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4.0Dined on 22 September 2016

Seemed quiet in restaurant. Staff attentive. Beer good. Food good for price - not a gastro experience but we didnt expect it to be.
Needs a way of partitioning the huge room when out of season slack nights. Would be more convivial. Customers were scattered around the room in little lonely oases

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5.0Dined on 17 September 2016

Such a lovely find. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable. They even bought some children's books over for my little boy in addition to the activity sheet the provide. We were a big party and we all loved the food and service. Would highly recommend it :-)

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5.0Dined on 16 September 2016

Great evening yet again. Nice food.

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3.0Dined on 9 September 2016

Family threesome for lunch. Rather disappointed that on a Friday lunch time three of the most common and popular meal choices had run out of provision. No ham egg and chips available for a Friday lunch or evening? Come on.

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4.0Dined on 3 September 2016

Food is always good quality and staff are always polite and friendly, very relaxed atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on 28 August 2016

when we arrived we were not told the specials ( nothing written on specials board) or that there was a roast on offer and as it was a sunday and the people that came in after us were given the choice without asking. The service was slow as the servers were chatting with each other.

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2016

Lovely seating and food. Great service and surroundings. Good space between tables.

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5.0Dined on 18 August 2016

Great dinner experience. Food nice and staff friendly.

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5.0Dined on 14 August 2016

Absolutely bloody brilliant 🍾🍾🍾🍔🍔🍔🍕🍕🍕🎂🎂🎂🍿🍝🍝🍝🍝

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5.0Dined on 11 August 2016

Very pleasant evening and meal for a catch up with a friend. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Our table was too close to another one and it was difficult to hold a conversation especially as they were a young couple and v loud.

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4.0Dined on 7 August 2016

Very good service,atmosphere. We have visited before& will visit again

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2016

Good food, good place & nice staff. Will be visiting again soon. Our waitress was really good and made us feel welcome

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