1812 Lounge Bar & Restaurant
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Royal Exeter Hotel’s award-winning 1812 Lounge Bar & Restaurant is named to commemorate the founding of Bournemouth over 200 years ago, as well as the illustrious past of the historic hotel itself. This popular independent bar and restaurant offers some of the area’s ﬁnest food and drink, and with seasonal menus showcasing the best local produce, it’s easy to see why it’s considered the place to be in Bournemouth. The main course selection includes dishes like pan-fried ﬁllet of hake served with chive mashed potatoes, buttered spinach, sprouting broccoli, and chorizo, and perfectly cooked beef sirloin and lamb rump that really highlight the quality and ﬂavour of local farming. The desserts are equally indulgent and beautifully presented, with offerings such as caramelised mango crème brûlée and dreamy peanut butter parfait.
1812 has remained popular with guests and has maintained a well-deserved reputation for serving exquisite wine and cocktails. Bartenders are trained in serving classic drinks alongside unique creations such as the Hop Scotch, a blended Scotch whisky infused with Citra hop and mixed with fresh apple, lemon tincture and absinthe. If your beverage of choice can’t be found on the extensive menu, the bar staff are very obliging. With fantastic live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, it comes as no surprise that 1812 has deservedly won the Bournemouth Tourism award for Best Evening Experience of the Year on ﬁve separate occasions.