Located on Old Christchurch Road close to the town centre,The Mandarin Fusion has become a fixture in Bournemouth, established all the way back in 1969. Known as the place to go for a Chinese meal in the Bournemouth area, the menu at The Mandarin Fusion brings together the best dishes from all over China, and you’ll find everything from Cantonese classics to spicy Szechuan dishes and Peking specialities. Book a table now for a culinary journey across China!
The perfect place for celebrating a special occasion with your loved ones, The Mandarin Fusion is a longstanding gem in Bournemouth. On the menu at The Mandarin Fusion you’ll find a mixture of Peking cuisine, known for its blending of sweet and sour flavours and Szechuan cuisine famous for its liberal use of spice, as well as Cantonese cuisine – the best-known style of Chinese cooking. Whether you want to stick to an old favourite or are looking to try something new, the extensive menu at Bournemouth's The Mandarin Fusion offers something for everyone.
Share some oriental tapas like the crispy duck rolls, stir-fried lamb with ginger and spring onions and garlic salt and chilli squid, or indulge in something from the a la carte main menu. We recommend starting off with a bowl of hot and sour soup, before trying the stir-fried shredded chicken in an xo sauce, the baked fresh lobster with black bean and garlic sauce or the Mandarin-style sizzling pork chop. Vegetarians will find plenty of choices on the menu too, like the mixed vegetable hot pot, making The Mandarin Fusion the perfect place for a group dinner near the town centre. You’ll find it located on Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth – reserve in advance to guarantee a table!
lovely service, very quick for a lunchtime. Excellent quality food, perfect portion size for lunch. we will definitely be back for more in the near future
We had not visited the Mandarin for several years but were pleased to find the same excellent standards of food, decor and service had been maintained. A very friendly welcome was given by the Manager and his team and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates fresh Asian food in pleasant surroundings.
Great restaurant, delicious food and attentive staff. Great vegetarian options and knowledgeable staff to advise if you have allergies - chefs will also make gluten free versions of some dishes!
Excellent food, staff attentive, we had the seafood set menu which was more than enough for a couple. Loads of choices on menu. Well worth a visit
Didn't know what to expect when booking on line, although Trip Advisor rated it no. 1 in Bournemouth, so was a bit apprehensive as it was my wife's and my anniversary meal. All I can say is 'WOW' A lovely atmosphere and décor to match. The service was quick, the staff very polite and the food was fantastic and well presented. Unfortunately I won't be able to go very often as I'm from Peterborough but I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality meal out. 10/10
We've been eating at this restaurant for years. It seems the addition of the word fusion into the cuisine type also means slightly smaller portions. In our case this is fine and doesn't detract from the experience at all. One genuine downside for us is that food warmers are no longer used. Yes the plates arrive hot but they arrive well in advance of the food which renders the idea of heating the plates a redundant exercise. I'm being a bit picky but this is something they need to rectify but having said all of that, we'll be back.
We visited the Mandarin on a Saturday evening and our booking was for 6:15pm. There were 3 of us in our party - my partner, her 12 year old daughter and myself. The staff were friendly when taking the order and accommodating to our questions regarding the menu. Starters (Dim Sum) were very tasty as was the Crispy Duck middle course. The main courses were a different story, though the food was fine. We were eventually delivered one of our mains and all three of our sides after a lengthy wait. We then had to wait for 15 minutes for the next two mains to arrive, only after two requests to the waiting staff to find out where the remainder of our main courses had got to. We also had to ask twice for more drinks as the original request was not acted upon by the waiting staff. Overall the food was good, though expensive for what it was, with the exception being the Banana Fritters which were cold and greasy. The waiting staff appeared to be frantically running around trying their best but our dining experience on this evening left a lot to be desired.
It took a long time before our drinks/meal order was taken and then the 3dishes were served so far apart that I had to state that we wanted to eat our single course meal together! The 3 lagers we ordered came as pints - we weren't asked what size we wanted. When I paid the bill I asked for service to be added to my Credit Card total - it wasn't, so I left a pile of cash in the middle of the table. They did seem a bit understaffed!
Fantastic food great service. We ordered from the tapas menu 3 dishes for £7.50. Excellent value great for 6 of us sharing. Also ordered takeaway for my son who is vegan. They had a separate vegetarian menu and where happy to ask the chef to make adjustment for vegan. Will definitely eat here again and happy to recomend.
A very quiet evening at the Mandarin, with good friends (although usually it's very busy)! The food was up to the usual high standard, with awesome toffee bananas to finish. The only slight downside was that the satay skewers were rather tough this time, and I missed the pineapple rice from the Peking feast. The service is always excellent, and this was no exception.