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Reviewed 28 February 2020

The luncheon menu is excellent value for money. Food is beautiful presented with a varied menu. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 January 2020

Our group of 30 diners were treated to an interesting & delicious menu served by lovely young ladies who are training to become air hostesses. The whole event was well handled by Ingrid the College Restaurant Manager in a very professional manner, with the modest...luncheon cost making it the best buy in Bournemouth. Any special dietary requirements (diabetic/gluten intollerant etc.) can be accommodated if advised in advance supported by a good selection of wines or soft drinks. We are having another event on 12th February which is again full, with demand out stripping availabilityMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020

We went as a group of ten for the 7-course tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very good and the food was great.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 January 2020

Had a three course lunch today found all food well presented and tasty, being a high qualified head chef most of my career.But a little more rice with the lamb and perhaps asparagus tips would of made the dish 💯. Well done.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2019

We were lucky to go with friends to the ‘7 Course Taster Menu Evening’ and it was a brilliant experience. The students prepared the most wonderful food and the quality of service by other students was excellent. It was amazing value for money and we...would not hesitate in recommending it very highly.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019

We are indeed pleased with the service and food offered by the students,hence a revisit. The supervisor was happy to receive our comments. We are usually given a form to fill but this time it was not to be. Our overall experience was good. My...only comment this time was that the lighting was rather dim which made the ambience a little dull. A bright dining area is always refreshing. Hope they will brighten up the place. My wife has booked for christmas lunch with a group of her friendsMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 14 September 2019

Fabulous food, awesome food, fantastic value for money. Book early as it's very, very popular. Enjoy all the themed lunch and evening menus

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 29 August 2019

We attended a family members birthday celebration. The wait for food was a little long but worth the wait.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 13 June 2019

Recommended to us many years ago we visited this wonderful restaurant to enjoy the food provided for us by the students of the Bournemouth & Poole College. Results of our visit; impressed with the outstanding quality of food, gracefully served with many delightful courses beautifully...composed with much thought on both presentation and taste. The WOW factor! I highly recommend this restaurant to you and I truly believe that you will be as inspired as me after enjoying the meal set before you and want to return time and again.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

Beautiful 4 course meal served by perfect waitresses and the cocktails were also very good. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening, will definitely be back 😊

Date of visit: March 2019
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29 November 2018|
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Response from BiscuitHampshire | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t have thought so as it’s a college. Worth checking though.
Keith C
14 February 2018|
Response from Keith C |
I would like to book a table for 2 for dinner on Thursday 22nd Feb. Please confirm that this is possible to email keithchauncy phone 07966174994
Keith C
14 February 2018|
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Response from Saleem R | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do.Give them a call. We had a revisit last week for an Asian meal with several friends. The service by the students was very good. Unfortunately this time I was not fully satisfied with the meal.The beef was... More
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5