About Bates Restaurant

Step inside this charming restaurant on Charminster Road in Boscombe and you’ll instantly feel at home with its traditional decor, cosy ambience and warm and friendly service, and even more so when you taste the delicious and hearty cuisine served up. Start off with some homemade chicken liver pate or the garlic mushrooms, before moving on to dishes like the roast pork fillet stuffed with apple, ginger & sage and served with a creamy calvados sauce or the grilled dover sole dressed with fresh asparagus drizzled with a lemon and butter sauce. With choices to suit all tastes and dietary requirements, Bournemouth's Bates Restaurant is the ideal location no matter if it is for a big, group dinner, or an intimate date. To guarantee a table, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Bates Restaurant
350-352 Charminister Road, Boscombe
Bournemouth BH8 9RX

Menu Highlights



Homemade Chicken Liver Pate

garnished with salad served with warm toast

Devilled Whitebait served on a bed of salad leaves

with tartare sauce

King Prawns sauted in Chefs special Café de Paris butter

served with crusty bread

37 Bates Restaurant Reviews

37 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Derrick P.16 days ago · 5 reviews

We had a really good meal prepared and served to the highest standard. The staff are always most welcoming and it is a please to dine at Bates.

Joy W.18 days ago · 1 review

I have always said one day I would visit this restaurant and as I wanted to say Thank You to special friends, this was where I wanted to take them. Both the setting/food and service was excellent. We will visit again in the future.

Dawn T.a month ago · 1 review

Friendly and attentive staff - food presented well and tasted fantastic. An amazing selection of desserts - we will definitely be going back! A hidden gem.