Town Centre · Bar · $$$$
38 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. We recommend beginning your meal with some black pudding scotch egg with curried aioli, apple and rocket, before moving on to the pan-fried sea bass, caper and olive crushed potato, bok choi, chorizo and red pepper butter. Whether its 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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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


38 Reviews

Wesley H.8 days ago · 2 reviews

Amazing value, excellent quality and wonderful staff. Always a pleasure to come back here - me and my partner come here at least 3 times a year and are never disappointed.

Niki R.12 days 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.

Rachael B.20 days ago · 1 review

Very friendly and helpful staff in both the bar and the restaurant. Food was good and there was a very good pre-show offer available that was worth it.

Lisa A.20 days 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.

Louisa M.a month 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.

Elliot T.3 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!

Peter L.8 months 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

Jodi S.5 months ago · 1 review

Haven't had a bad meal at 1812. Staff are friendly and very efficient. Would highly recommend it to anyone. Very good value for money with 3 courses for £15 mon-wed

Donna W.2 months ago · 1 review

We had a lovely time (as usual). The event had been booked as it was a triple birthday celebration, so plenty of cocktails were bought that evening. Thank you again - and the bar staff are amazing - very attentive and plenty of them available at all times - nice to see.

stephanie s.a month ago · 1 review

Lovely restaurant, staff were friendly, Food was lovely and thought value for money, at the time a band was playing live music which you could hear whilst eating and chatting. Would definitely go back to eat and drink and stay in the bar after

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