Closed for refurbishment.
Find this bustling upmarket brasserie in an elegant 1920's building that until recently was the building occupied by the Daily Echo.
They open at breakfast, when they offer everything from Toast & Cereal to Full English.
At lunchtime, the menu expands with starters such as 'Black Treacle Cured Salmon, Pineapple & Mango Salsa with Coriander Cress'; 'Pressed Gloucester Old Spot Terrine with Hot Pickled Figs & Pain D'Epice'; 'Pan-Fried Hand Dived Scallops with Spiced Cauliflower & Black Pudding' and 'Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Mousse with Truffle Butter & Shallot Brioche' typifying the style for starters.
The likes of 'Dressed Crab with Fries, Salad & Lime Mayo'; 'Pan-Fried Wild Stone Bass with Crushed Provencal Potato, Saffron Aioli & Aged Balsamic'; 'Roast Breast & Poached Thigh of Cotswold White Free-Range Chicken, Fondant Potato, Sage & Onion' and 'Twice-Cooked Belly of Lincolnshire Pork, Gratin Potato, Crackling & Roasted Apples' plus simple dishes from the Grill - listed among the mains.
The sweet-toothed might be tempted by 'Bread & Butter Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Valrhona Chocolate Delice with Frozen Vodka Jelly & Lime Curd' and 'Glazed Lemon Tart with Raspberry Sorbet' whole cheese lovers should enjoy their selection of artisan cheeses.
They also have a Charcuterie Bar offering fresh anti-pasti, cured meats & cheeses.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: all week 8.00-22.00 (Fri & Sat 23.00); mains about £9 to £30; set L Mon-Fri £11.95 (2 courses), £14.95 (3 courses); Sundays Roasts (12.00-18.00) from about £11
- Dinner: all week 8.00-22.00 (Fri & Sat 23.00); mains about £9 to £30
- Seats: 170
- Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off at around the £18 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Bournemouth Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: check Christmas openings