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Connaught Brasserie

4.3
4.3
381 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Enjoy a sumptuous meal in our award-winning AA Rosette brasserie.

Our menu offers a blend of traditional and contemporary favourites.

We're ideally located just a five minute walk from Bournemouth town centre and a few minutes from the beach.

Our gin bar is the perfect place to finish the night off, sampling some of the 100 varieties of gin that we have on offer.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, French

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    01202 298020

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Herman Steyn

  • Private party facilities

    A choice of three private dining rooms for 10-120 diners - all offering award winning food in elegant, private surroundings.

  • Private party contact

    Simon Hartwell: 01202 209103

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Opening Times: Lunch 12.00-2.00 pm, Dinner 5.30-9.00 pm. Prices and Dishes Subject to Change

While You Wait

  • Salted Pork Crackling£5.50

    Apple puree

    • Tear and Share Bread Board£5.50

      Salted butter, balsamic olive oil

      • Homemade Focaccia£5.50

        Olive tapenade

        • Marinated Mixed Olives£5.50

          • Mozzarella Sticks£5.50

            Cranberry sauce

            To Start

            • Ham Hock Terrine£7.50

              Apple puree, apricot and red onion chutney, pickled cucumber, toasted bread

              • Roast Parsnip Soup£6.50

                Bacon, smoked cheddar crumb

                • Beetroot Cured Salmon£8.00

                  Grapefruit salad

                  • Baked Brie En Croute£7.50

                    Golden puff pastry, somerset brie, cranberry gel, hazelnut crumble

                    • Classic Prawn Cocktail£7.50

                      Pickled cucumber, crispy capers, lemon tuilee

                      • Pulled Duck£8.00

                        Spiced flatbread, plum and rhubarb relish, pickled cucumber, crispy leeks, hoisin dressing

                        Steaks

                        Our steaks are locally sourced from fossil farm in dorset, located on the world-famous jurassic coast. Steaks are served with skin on fries, grilled vine tomato, watercress and black garlic butter or peppercorn sauce

                        • 10oz Rump£22.00

                          • 10oz Sirloin£28.00

                            Butchers Block

                            • Butchers Block

                              10oz sirloin, 10oz rump, two lamb chops, watercress salad, tomatoes, fries, red wine or peppercorn sauce

                              • For 2£65.00

                            The Main

                            • Braised Feather Blade of Beef£16.00

                              Fondant potato, savoy cabbage, thyme jus

                              • Seared Fillet of Salmon£16.00

                                Crushed potatoes, rainbow chard, tomato salsa

                                • Roast Breast of Turkey£16.00

                                  Sage and onion stuffing, chipolata wrapped in bacon, seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, pan jus

                                  • Oven Roasted Duck Breast£18.00

                                    Bulgur wheat, pickled fennel, honey glazed heritage carrots, ginger & sherry reduction and blackberry jus

                                    • Beer Battered Haddock£15.00

                                      Triple cooked chips, garden peas, tartar sauce

                                      • Pan Fried Sea Trout£17.50

                                        Sautéed new potatoes, pak choi, Thai green curry sauce

                                        • Roasted Red Pepper, Garden Pea & Mascarpone Risotto£15.50

                                          Parmesan crisp, micro salad

                                          • 6oz Beef Burger£15.50

                                            Grilled bacon, edam cheese, toasted brioche bun, baby gem lettuce, tomatoes, French fries

                                            • Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry£15.00

                                              Braised coconut rice, toasted coconut

                                              To Finish

                                              • Homemade Christmas Pudding£7.50

                                                Rolled in pistachio nuts, brandy custard

                                                • Cherry Bakewell Tart£7.50

                                                  Roast figs, cherry purée, vanilla ice cream

                                                  • Warm Chocolate Brownie£7.50

                                                    Chocolate sauce, berry compote

                                                    • Orange Posset£7.00

                                                      Ginger nut crumb, candied orange

                                                      • Selection of Artisan Dorset and British Cheeses£10.50

                                                        Fudge's biscuits, quince jelly, grapes, celery

                                                        • Mixed Spiced Berry Compote Cheesecake£7.50

                                                          Chocolate glaze, fresh raspberries

                                                          • Salted Caramel Tart£7.50

                                                            Pistachio rolled raspberry sorbet, caramel sauce

                                                            Sides

                                                            £4 each

                                                            • Skin on French Fries

                                                              • Mash Potato

                                                                • Green Beans

                                                                  • Hand Cut Chips

                                                                    Last updated: 17 November 2021

                                                                    What 381 people are saying

                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                    4.3
                                                                    4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                    • 4.4Food
                                                                    • 4.3Service
                                                                    • 3.9Ambience
                                                                    • 4.1Value

                                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 5 January 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience1

                                                                      It was very quiet when we went in then a blasting music came on then went again. Sound system clearly not working but if dining for a little ambience then it’s very disappointing

                                                                    2. JA

                                                                      JonnyAndV

                                                                      Greece

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 1 January 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We came for a new years day meal. Service was very good, our waiter was attentive and friendly. The food was very tastey and well presented. My husband and I will both be back soon

                                                                    3. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 23 December 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Lovely food, wonderful staff and an extensive gin menu. We picked this place randomly and weren't sure what to expect but we were very pleasantly surprised to find such a nicely decorated, clean and comfortable restaurant with a well thought out menu of bistro style food and more than 100 gins to choose from. The staff were really good humoured and made us feel very welcome. We would love to go back next time we are in the area.

                                                                    4. s

                                                                      sdam

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Staff very attentive and friendly. Food superb .clean and efficient.

                                                                    5. PC

                                                                      PaulC

                                                                      Hampshire

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 5 December 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Amazing food, superb service, great wine selection, will return again and highly recommend

                                                                    6. LG

                                                                      LindaG

                                                                      Hampshire

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The food was delicious and very well presented. I had a starter and main course and had already decided on a dessert, but the courses were so filling I couldn’t squeeze a dessert in! Would highly recommend.

                                                                    7. LF

                                                                      LauraF

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 26 November 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food was nothing short of fantastic. All the staff were brilliant and accommodating with a great sense of humour and a zest for life. The gin selection was brilliant. Thank you all. Would definitely recommend

                                                                    8. N

                                                                      Nicola

                                                                      Berkshire

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 22 November 2021

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      Food was lovely. Service was also very good. It was Monday evening so naturally a bit quieter. Overall we were impressed and would definitely eat there again.

                                                                    9. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Devon

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 11 November 2021

                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                      My husband was receiving a building award at Bournemouth International centre on the Friday, so we travelled up the night before and booked a meal in the brasserie. The staff were very helpful and efficient. The food was very nice, but too big a portion for me(2 big chicken breasts) I hate wasting food!!! I wish more restaurants would offer smaller portions, for smaller appetites! It would save them money as well!

                                                                    10. SK

                                                                      SimonK

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                      Very good food,me and my wife had the butchers block,only little thing was that we were on a meal deal booked together with the room,it didn't state on menu if the butchers block had to be suplemented,or in our case payed in full so basically we payed twice for our meal

                                                                    11. SB

                                                                      SimonB

                                                                      Dorset

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Recommend the liver & bacon off current menu. Good value for money and the waiting staff are attentive.

                                                                    12. GP

                                                                      GeepersP

                                                                      Dorset

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Good food, excellent service and nice ambience for a special occasion

                                                                    13. HL

                                                                      HollyL

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 4 November 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Thank you very much for helping me celebrate my graduation. The food and the drinks were incredible. Many thanks to the servers.

                                                                    14. IM

                                                                      IssieM

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 3 November 2021

                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                      Came here with family before my graduation, food was very nice, atmosphere was good, service was a bit slow however, especially as there were only 3 tables and it was a Wednesday lunchtime, but would definitely come back!

                                                                    15. M

                                                                      Mavis57

                                                                      Dorset

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                      I was dining alone and there was a mixup over my order so I waited ages for my first course and even longer for the main course. It was very nice and the staff are polite and friendly but I couldn’t help feeling that the place was understaffed.

                                                                    16. RL

                                                                      RobinL

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                      Trust the menu varies occasionally. if you are staying more than a few nights, options may be reduced. A Cob Salad , something lite , would be good to see. Otherwise good quality , presentations and quantity. Breakfast was comprehensive. I know we live in the south but black pudding is a favourite. Well done to all.

                                                                    17. s

                                                                      sunsmiler

                                                                      Brighton

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                      Food and service very good but shame there was no ambience just too much lighting

                                                                    18. NT

                                                                      NigelT

                                                                      London

                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 29 October 2021

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      Nice food and great staff. Sensibly priced for both drinks and food

                                                                    19. SV

                                                                      SandraV

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 28 October 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      The food on offer was good quality, the bars are well stocked and ALL THE STAFF were friendly polite and helpful. We had 3 nights of excellent dining experience in the Connaught Brasserie . All our breakfasts (4) mornings were excellent as well and all the staff at the Connaught were very friendly and professional. Thanks again to the brilliant team you have there.

                                                                    20. SJ

                                                                      SteveJ

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 27 October 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Very much the whole stay at the connaught hotel Would definitely return again

                                                                    21. MT

                                                                      MarkT

                                                                      Dorset

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 24 October 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Excellent service and the food was delicious and beautifully presented.

                                                                    22. MC

                                                                      MaryC

                                                                      Dorset

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 20 October 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The best part of our experience was Roberto .He really made the three evenings we spent dining a great experience.

                                                                    23. CK

                                                                      ConnieK

                                                                      Dorset

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 19 October 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great food and outstanding service from all of the staff there led by the convivial manager whose team work well together. Would highly recommend. The chef there is fabulous-delicious hot food superbly prepared.

                                                                    24. MK

                                                                      MishK

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 19 October 2021

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      Helpful, friendly staff. Delicious food. And comfortable surroundings.

                                                                    25. ML

                                                                      MartinL

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 October 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                      The Brasserie has replaced the bar food facility. The food was excellent also the staff but the cost almost matched the main Blakes restaurant cost. The drinks were expensive but then everywhere has increased their prices since the pandemic to cover the losses. The menu was ok and despite previous criticism the experience was good.

                                                                    26. CG

                                                                      CarolineG

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 October 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great service and food - lamb chops were delicious and the homemade burger was actually homemade - definitely recommended

                                                                    27. S

                                                                      Sara

                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 4 October 2021

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                      Greeted by very friendly staff Food was very good Maybe some quiet background music would be nice

                                                                    28. KB

                                                                      KayleighB

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 28 September 2021

                                                                      overall1food4service1ambience1

                                                                      The service was terrible. Staff very rude. We were seated for 40 minutes before a waiter took our food order (the restaurant was not busy). The food was nice but massively let down by the service & would not recommend.

                                                                    29. NB

                                                                      NatashaB

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We had Moroccan Lamb which was delicious and a very generous portion. The waiters all really looked after us. Highly recommended.

                                                                    30. M

                                                                      Martin

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Very good food in a friendly environment with efficient service throughout.

                                                                    31. LG

                                                                      LyndaG

                                                                      Yorkshire

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing staff.. so friendly. The food was amazing. Only thing I could fault is the awful zaz type music it was intrusive

                                                                    32. ZC

                                                                      ZoeC

                                                                      Brighton

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 15 September 2021

                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                      Fantastic food, service staff very friendly but inexperienced and slow. The Italian head waiter is very good but the other staff seem inexperienced. But as the food is so exceptional it out ways the slow service. We dined here twice because of the food.

                                                                    33. AG

                                                                      AnneG

                                                                      Devon

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 13 September 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Delicious food from varied menu. Staff friendly service excellent Value for money.

                                                                    34. RN

                                                                      RichardN

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                                      During our visit the service was terrible, the drab waitress never asked if we wanted anymore drinks, we had to wait a long time to receive our starters by this time we had finished our drinks, the empty glasses on the table went un noticed and that’s where they stayed for the duration of the evening. Not once did she say can I get you anything else. The food was bland, under seasoned, the lamb chops were somewhat floury with the amount of marinade and also they were burnt. The cous cous was stodgy and lacked taste. The chorizo mousse inside the chicken was split, and didn’t taste great. The desserts, were better, but the base on the banoffee pie was to thick and too hard, loosing half to the table when trying to eat it. Every table around us was complaining of the wait and dire service. There was no atmosphere, and trying to park was horrendous! Unfortunately I waited so long for someone to come to the table to get the bill I put cash in the wallet and even though the food and service didn’t deserve a tip I didn’t want to wait another 30 mins for my change so I left a handsome tip (£8.60) on a £61.40 bill Wouldn’t return.

                                                                    35. SP

                                                                      SusanP

                                                                      Dorset

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                                      Lack of choice. Haddock poor , thick batter, and chips like huge roast potatoes ... Would not book here again .

                                                                    36. JJ

                                                                      JulieJ

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Booked for dinner for two. The food , from starter to dessert, was cooked to perfection. We were greeted on entering and their service to our needs was exemplary. We both had an enjoyable meal and evening and would go again.

                                                                    37. CC

                                                                      CeeCee

                                                                      Birmingham

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                      The food was good quality and well presented. The restaurant was quite empty and lack a bit of atmosphere. Service was great from most staff especially the restaurant manager. However, there was one young lady would was very unprofessional and rude. She made a scene when we mentioned that our dessert that was advertised as warm was brought to us cold. She had no idea about how it was meant to be served and spoke loudly to other staff members proclaiming we had ate half of our desserts which was just not true. She took a long time before attempting to rectify this and it was the restaurant manager that came over and resolved the issue. The young lady never returned to our table again but did walk past a few times in a strop continuing with her other duties. This is not the first time we’ve visited restaurant, we had a wonderful family meal last time. This experience was pleasant enough until that young lady spoilt the end course of our meal.

                                                                    38. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 27 August 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                      Was a bit skeptical when seated as it seems like a hotel restaurant but the food and presentation were outstanding !

                                                                    39. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Gloucestershire

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 11 August 2021

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

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                                                                    40. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 11 August 2021

                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                      Had the fish and chips - batter was thick and soggy inside. Very little fish inside of it too, twice as much batter than fish. Service wasn’t great and to be honest felt a bit like amateur hour.

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                                                                    Connaught Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                    Booked 3 times today
                                                                    Google Map for Connaught Brasserie

                                                                    30 West Hill Road Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5PH

                                                                    • Area

                                                                      Bournemouth

                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                      Daily 12:00–20:45

                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                      British, French

                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                      66 spaces

                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                    • Executive Chef

                                                                      Herman Steyn

                                                                    • Additional

                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                      01202 298020

                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                      A choice of three private dining rooms for 10-120 diners - all offering award winning food in elegant, private surroundings.

                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                      Simon Hartwell: 01202 209103

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