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Schpoon & Forx, Bournemouth, Dorset

Schpoon & Forx

4.1
4.1
45 Reviews
£41 and over
British
Schpoons & Forx is chef and broadcaster Matt Budden’s modern British all-day restaurant featuring a lively open kitchen. A vibrant place with a tandoor and stone oven, the restaurant offers British inspired dishes, made with only the freshest local produce. The modern interior is decked out in rich wood finishes, jewel-toned tile and comfortable luxe seating with striking feature lighting and will encourage a lively, buzzing atmosphere. Schpoons & Forx is open daily from breakfast until dinner.

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:30–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30
  • Phone number
    01202 804775
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Budden
  • Area
    Bournemouth
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Back by popular demand, our infamous Bottomless Brunch has returned and is available every Saturday with a new festive twist. Treat yourself to delicious brunch dishes and unlimited Prosecco, Prosecco Rosé, Aperol Spritz or Elderflower Spritz during your sitting.

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Good for business meals

  • Dorset

    Good for business meals

  • Dorset

    Innovative

  • Dorset

    Hot spot

  • Dorset

    Great for fine wines

  • Dorset

    Romantic

  • Dorset

    Good for special occasions

  • Bournemouth

    Best Overall

  • Bournemouth

    Best Food

  • Bournemouth

    Best Service

  • Bournemouth

    Best Ambience

  • Bournemouth

    Best Value

  • Bournemouth

    Good for groups

  • Bournemouth

    Healthy

  • Bournemouth

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Bournemouth

    Good for special occasions

  • Bournemouth

    Lively

  • Bournemouth

    Most Booked

45 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cozy restaurant. We’ve been treated very well bcoz of my friend bday. Great food and nice service !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It wasn’t the best or the worst, staff don’t have great attention to detail although they were very friendly, food was okay we had the steak because half of the items on the menu was not available, decent selection of wines. The manger Simone was great!

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  3. NicolaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My stepdaughter and I came to Schpoon and Forx for a bottomless brunch on Saturday. We had a lovely time. The restaurant was fairly quiet. We had great service from friendly and welcoming waiters who kept our glasses topped up. The food was lovely. There were a few things on the menu that I could have happily chosen so we’ll need to come back to sample more! Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

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  4. TheGingerPrince

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, ideal for the whole family. Catch of the day Fish Curry was a particular stand-out dish

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff and venue are very good but food is under whelming. It's ok but needs much refinement to reach the next level

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  6. IanL

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spent two nights at this hotel and the second evening ate at the restaurant. The service was exemplary the waiters attentive and the food was esquisite.

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  7. Kao1j

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and really attentive staff. Only down side was not being able to get hold of restaurant prior to meal (call went to Spa, then put through to reception who said restaurant didn’t have a phone) and also emailed…simply asking for copy of menu (as one of us is vegetarian so wanted to review). Eventually managed to find menu online…turned out to be different on the night…if only they had a phone! 🙄
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 2 February 2024
    Dear Kao, Apologies for the inconvenience, We are currently dealing to solve the phone problem soon as possible to avoid any future issues. Thank you for your really nice review about our staff and choosing the S&f restaurant. We hope to welcome you back again soon Kind regards F&B restaurant Manager

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  8. CraigN

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, lovely food and excellent ambience. Would thoroughly recommend to others. Have never been here before but will be going again.

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  9. LadyE

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience from booking to departure from the restaurant. The staff was super accommodating, friendly and welcoming. Our group had delicious food and we could have not had a better afternoon. A big thank you to the team! My only recommendation is that the hotel telephone menu system is fixed as the “option 3” for the restaurant does not work.

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  10. FrancesO

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We ended up leaving just after we sat down, being seated wasn't that welcoming, to then be told two things were off the menu, went to order and that was also off the menu. Not overly impressed

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  11. IngridB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant throughout . Battered cod cheeks and pig cheek gnocchi were delicious. The wild mushroom risotto was equally tasty. My GF tonka bean panne cotta was the best over and my friend drooled over the croissant bread and butter pudding! Service by waiting staff was exemplary - it all makes for a perfect celebration. A birthday on this occasion. Would highly recommend .

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  12. JuliaH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From entering the dining room, the care and attention given by the staff during our celebration evening meal for 5 made the whole experience perfect.

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  13. StuartT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, great service, great food. Need I say more Will definitely go again as and when in Bournemouth.

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  14. DeshawnM

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service. Was seated quickly by the people working in a professional manner. The food was very good and a satisfying selection of drinks. The cost of it was okay but definitely worth it for the night. Will be coming back soon for sure.

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  15. DomY

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Standards have dropped at this Hilton, shame as it was a favourite. looking for an alternative hotel in Bmth now.

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  16. AndrewH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All three courses were very tasty especially the catch of the day. I had eaten at a very fancy restaurant in London earlier in the week but this meal was much nicer

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  17. Sheep

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always eat here if we got to the BIC. Service was very good and they were happy to sit the two of us in a booth which meant them having to clear the other four places the table was set up for. Food was spot on a usual.

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  18. JulieH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience with every component of our meal tasting superb and the staff were friendly and attentive. Superpassed our expectations.
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 3 December 2023
    Dear JulieH Thank you for the lovely review Looking forward to welcoming you back Kind regards Marco P

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  19. Elsie

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was imaginative and tasty and the service was friendly and welcoming and we had a lovely time
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 12 November 2023
    Dear Elsie Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the time spent at Schpoon &Forx We look forward to welcoming you very soon Kind regards S&F Team

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  20. LouiseR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Good value for money for the bottomless brunch
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 31 October 2023
    Dear Louise, Thank you for your lovely review and choosing the S&f restaurant for bottomless Lunch. I am so pleased you had a nice experience with us, it was a pleasure to looked after you,by our amazing team. We hope to welcome you back again soon Kind regards S&F Restaurant Manager

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  21. RossL

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and great food. Staff couldn’t have done more for my family. We had age 6 to 71 and everyone had a great evening and food.
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 26 October 2023
    Dear Ross, Thank you for your the really nice review and choosing the S&f restaurant. I am so pleased you had a nice experience with us, and We are please to see that you have enjoyed. We hope to welcome you back again soon Kind regards S&F Restaurant Manager

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  22. DarrenH

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and the service was great. The voucher scheme was a great way to have a good but relatively cheap night out.

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  23. Jamesb2539

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food cocked to perfection taste was unreal on the fillet steak

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had dinner there for our birthday, fantastic service and lovely food. Made to feel extremely welcome and nothing was too much trouble.

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  25. ALIM

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice of food, well cooked and presented. Staff were great

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sister had a good bday she really enjoyed Thanks

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  27. SharonE

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Although the restaurant was quiet we had to wait nearly 45 mins for our food. The food was very tasty, portions were on the small side though! One meal had to be returned because there was a hair in it. Unfortunately we were short of time so it could not be replaced. We did order some fries which we weren’t charged for, which was good. Staff all very friendly.

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  28. IngridB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit - excellent service and food all round. My coeliac needs were fully met and it was lovely to be greeted with a “ Happy Birthday” surprise. Menu choices were a delight. Tasty food elegantly presented. Lovely atmosphere - a tad noisy - but this did not spoil a lovely Sunday evening. Great service made it a memorable experience. Thank you.
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 5 October 2023
    Dear Ingrid, Thank you for your lovely review and choosing the S&f restaurant. I am so pleased you had a nice experience with us, and We are please to see that you have enjoyed all our dishes. We hope to welcome you back again soon Thank you very much again Kind regards S&F Restaurant Manager

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  29. LuisA

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have a quiet dinner with your couple.

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  30. LeeSp

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    For our anniversary we ordered steak, I had sirloin steak. My husband had rump steak. Everything was going well until I noticed mine was a bit chewy and I noticed that I had been eating paper. My steak had been laid on paper and I haden’t noticed and then my husband who had eaten most of his steak, realised his had been laid on paper as well, the manager took the stakes off of the bill but still charged us for the vegetables and chips. it’s spoilt what should have been my lovely anniversary evening.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food . Slow to provide bill.

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  32. HarpreetA

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice dining experience. The service was really great and the food was unbelievable. Thank you to everyone
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 3 September 2023
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review and choosing the S&f restaurant. I am so pleased you had a nice experience with us, and We are please to see that you have enjoyed all our special homemade dishes. We hope to welcome you back again soon Kind regards S&F Restaurant Manager

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Slightly disappointed with the food at this restaurant. Ordered a variety of dishes. The bread was extremely chewy and very difficult to break, salmon was excellent. Halloumi starter was also great. Mains were a hit & miss. Husband loved the fish main but had to order a second main as portion size was small. Cod cheeks were delicious even though the fries were overdone. I ordered a butter nut squash, goats cheese and quinoa based dish. Wasn’t the best and I struggled to continue eating it. Dessert was mediocre. I had the the sticky toffee pudding but it was cold? I’ve always had it warm and then cold ice-cream with it but maybe I’ve done it wrong all my life? Service was okay but you have to wait a while before you can catch the attention of a waiter/waitress though when you do speak to them, they are very polite. Don’t think we will be coming back anytime soon. Spent over £100 but you can definitely get £100 worth of better food and service elsewhere.

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  34. JasonD

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good atmosphere. Definitely be going back. Food was amazing. Staff really friendly

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  35. DavidB

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely food, but I'm sorry for the chefs. Shambolic service with errors in orders, very slow service and the wrong wine given (knowingly by staff), as if they didn't think we'd notice; should've just said they didn't have the wine; I felt fobbed off. We paid the included 12.5% service charge, but this was only due to not wanting to make a fuss which would (by experience) have taken a long time to adjust.

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  36. Marllyn

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived 15 minutes early and asked if we could take a seat. Told the kithecn will not produce food until 1pm (which was ok) we just wanted to sit down No one came to see if we wanted drinks - so we had to go back to the bar and order and take them into the restaurant. No standard coke available only diet? The food was very basic. The BBQ chicken pizza was very poor quality. Just felt like a bottle of Sainsburys BBQ was pumped on to it
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 12 August 2023
    Dear Marllyn, Thank you for your feedback and I am really sorry on this occasion we did not meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to Hilton Bournemouth to try to redeem your trust in our S&F restaurant and to provide you with a far better service than what you have experienced. I will make sure that I will take action so I can avoid any issues for any future service. Kind regards S&F Restaurant Manager

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  37. SimonH

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great visit. Super food and attentive service

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  38. DominikaK

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to eat in the centre of city. Great food and service

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  39. Guest

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is not Restaurant’s Quality standard. Sorry, but more like pub standard. The Steak we ordered were inconsistent cooked, half medium half rare. The rest just unacceptable for “Hilton” I know. Have you been to Hilton, Internationally? Then you can judge and experience itself here just prepare not to be disappointed. From start, I booked for my 11 years daughter birthday and ask for a “little” surprise, payable I don’t mind but the Waiter straight away asking if the surprise will be a glass of Rose wine. (Excuse me..????!) The starter arrived, bland and no “Hilton” chef’s signature, main course is just a piece of meat that burn on the hob and dessert…??! I cancelled straight away. Overall, they should change it into Bistro rather than Restaurant.
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 23 July 2023
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and I am really sorry on this occasion we did not meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to Hilton Bournemouth to try to redeem your trust in our s&f restaurant and to provide you with a far better service than what you have experienced. Kind regards S&F Restaurant Manager

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  40. JackB

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service wasn’t great, food was very overpriced for what it was, wouldn’t recommend just a flashy Wetherspoons but paying for the name, Hotel and spa is great though .
    Schpoon & ForxResponded on 23 July 2023
    Dear Jack B, Thank you for your feedback and visit to Hilton Bournemouth and our S&F restaurant. I am saddened and surprised to hear your feedback as this is not our usual standards, I shall certainly follow this up with the team. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel and restaurant in the future. Kind regards S&F Restaurant Manager

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Schpoon & Forx is rated 4.1 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Schpoon & Forx

Terrace Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5EL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Bournemouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:30–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Budden
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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