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Town Centre · Bar · ££££
85 Reviews

About 1812

Located inside Bournemouth's first residence dating back to the 19th century, 1812 is local favourite, boasting all of the the key components to an amazing night: a stylish setting, a lengthy cocktail list and a menu of delicious international cuisine. The restaurant is the perfect place for a sophisticated meal or a romantic date, while the bar area provides the perfect backdrop to an evening spent sipping on cocktails to the sound of live music. Whether it’s for dinner or drinks, 1812 draws in crowds from all over Bournemouth to its location on Exeter Road in Bournemouth town centre. Book ahead to avoid disappointment!

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Exeter Road, Town Centre
Bournemouth BH2 5AG

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:30 am

Chef's Choice



Confit duck and apricot rilette, beetroot crumb, butternut puree, hazelnut dressing


Tian of hot smoked salmon, warm pea veloute


Pan seared scallops, buttered spinach, parsnip and vanilla puree, pancetta jus


Small Plates

Hand cut chips


Ham hock macaroni


Honey roasted root vegetables



Tiger prawn and crayfish linguini, artichoke, samphire, tomato and herb butter sauce


Rump of lamb, sweet potato fondant, buttered kale, cauliflower puree, broad bean jus


10oz sirloin steak, portobello mushroom, cherry vine tomatoes, hand cut chips, peppercorn sauce or mustard and herb butter


Further Information

1812 brings together a classic atmosphere with contemporary British cooking and innovative international fare. This restaurant in the heart of Bournemouth town centre provides guests with an unbridled dining experience that’s complemented by excellent service and an extensive selection of fine wines to whet your appetite ahead of your meal. This bar and restaurant on Exeter Road is also famous for its bespoke cocktails, all whipped up by a team of incredible mixologists who’ve spent years mastering their craft. Featuring live music almost every day of the week, 1812 inside the Royal Exeter Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy dinner and a show.

If you’ve been looking for a dining experience that’s out of the ordinary, you won’t be disappointed with a visit to Bournemouth’s 1812. This town centre restaurant and concert venue invites you to enjoy a lengthy menu of British and international specialities, all made with the finest seasonal ingredients. We recommend beginning your meal with the dorset ham hock and prosciutto terrine with roasted apple puree, salad and toasted onion bread before moving on to favourites like the roasted rump of lamb, pan-fried fillet of hake or the juicy 10oz sirloin steak served with portobello mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and triple cooked chips. There’s much more where that came from, and since 1812 changes its menu seasonally, you’ll never run out of new options to try. Reservations are never a bad idea at this bustling Bournemouth hotspot.

85 1812 Reviews

Stephen S.2 days ago · 3 reviews

been a few times now always great staff and good.with great service

imgEmma S.4 days ago · 2 reviews

Lovely restaurant. The staff were really helpful and my dinner was great.

Verity M.5 days ago · 1 review

We went on a Saturday night for a birthday, despite being fairly busy service was very good and the food was fantastic, portions were also good, maybe a little on the pricey side particularly starters and wines

Andrew B.10 days ago · 1 review

Fantastic, cocktails, 2 for 1 and the dinner special at £15 for three courses was excellent value. Bar Staff and Restaurant staff were excellent. We will be back :-)

Louisa M.5 months ago · 1 review

Took the husband for dinner for his birthday. We were greeted and seated by a very friendly Maitre'd who gave us a complimentary Prosecco. The waitress gave us plenty of time to study the menu and was attentive but left us to enjoy our meal. We both opted for the seared scallop starter, which I can honestly say, was the most flavoursome scallops I have ever had. A great combination of flavours and textures. We then both had the sirloin steak. This was a large plate of food and not the best quality meat (would have preferred fillet on the menu) but that said, again, the flavours and seasoning was exceptional. My only other issue was the 'triple' cooked chips were slightly underdone. We didn't have room for pudding. Great, bustling atmosphere in the restaurant even though it wasn't packed, then into the bar for the band and drinks. All in all, a really great evening.

imgElliot T.8 months ago · 2 reviews

Amazing experience, went for a Christmas meal out with my girlfriend and we loved 1812! The food was lovely, the service was excellent and we had the perfect night. Very good food for the money, yes it's quite expensive but definitely worth it for a good night out, looking at going back soon! Can't wait to eat here again!

Niki R.5 months ago · 1 review

Really warm welcome. Lovely hostess/waitress. The Sunday roast was enourmous and freshly prepared to order. Nice environment (with a Gin bar!), and subtle acoustic live music from the bar adjoining the restaurant. We come to the BIC every summer for an event and will absolutely bring all our staff back to 1812 for lunch again.

imgDaphne S.4 months ago · 1 review

Our first visit to this restaurant but could not fault the food and service. Four of us visited and had different starters and mains which we all loved. Our deserts were lovely, crumbles and the Grand Marmier panda cotta was absolutely delicious! Cheese board also perfect to end the meal. We will be returning to the restaurant and can so easily recommend. Cost £153 for four without wine and brandy which is a personal choice but it was a birthday celebration so we did push the boat out!! Lovely evening.

Lisa A.5 months ago · 1 review

As always the food was superb, extremely tasty, well presented and just the right portion size. The service was excellent, the staff were attentive without being intrusive. I would thoroughly recommend 1812 to anyone looking to enjoy a fantastic meal.

Peter L.a year ago · 1 review

The pre show menu was great , the service fast and friendly, the location for the BIC cannot be bettered. Overall the visit enhanced a really great night out and I will recommend 1812 to all my friends

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