Since 1990, Les Bouviers has been providing foodies and gourmands from nearby Wimborne, Poole and Bournemouth with a fine dining experience. Set within five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens south of the village of Oakley, Les Bouviers is the perfect place for celebrating a special occasion, whether it's an intimate family meal or a big, group function. On the menu you’ll find refined British and French-inspired classics, crafted from the best seasonal produce. Start off with some sauteed Scottish scallops with swede & sage puree and a grilled asparagus sweet & sour sauce, before moving on to a mouth-watering main like the duo of Highland venison (wild rump of venison and homemade venison, apricot & thyme sausages with Parisienne potatoes and rosemary sauce). You’ll find Les Bouviers located on Arrowsmith Road – to avoid disappointment, booking a table in advance is recommended.
If you feel like treating yourself, Les Bouviers on Arrowsmith Road in Wimborne’s Oakley area is the glamourous destination restaurant of your dreams. Serving up splendid French cuisine for the past 27 years, the two rosette chef and patron at Les Bouviers, James Coward, is a perfectionist when it comes to keeping guests well-fed and content. Not only is the food at Les Bouviers absolutely incredible, but the service and the setting are what make the whole experience come together beautifully, and why you’ll return time and time again for leisurely dinners, or special celebrations. Dining out with people who have special dietary requirements? The attentive staff at Les Bouviers are able to cater for vegans, vegetarians, people who are gluten free or diabetic. What’s more, all the dishes are homemade from scratch, so omitting an ingredient for people with specific allergies is no problem whatsoever.
If you’re planning a fancy dinner around Wimborne, you really can’t go wrong with this Oakley restaurant. The French menu offers fine dining at prices which won’t break the bank, with a remarkably-well priced set menu. Choose from delicious dishes such as honey-glazed magret duck breast with potato dauphinoise, braised red cabbage and black cherry sauce or pan-fried wild hake with chorizo risotto served with braised fennel, sugar snap peas and pimento oil. With food that good, booking ahead at this restaurant is highly advised!
Very impressed with the whole experience! The food was exquisite! I’m usually quite a difficult and fussy eater so I have no idea why on earth I chose to order the 7 course mystery menu option; but by god I’m glad I did!! I loved every single course! Such lovely people as well. Thank you.
We had a lovely evening at Les Bouviers. We sat outside on the terrace basking in the last rays of the sun whilst enjoying pre-dinner drinks and canapes. The restaurant itself was beautifully laid out with table cloths, silverware and wine glasses; no paper napkins or wipe clean tables here! A refreshing change from most of the restaurants these days. I liked the way that we were given two wine glasses each so that we could drink our sparkling mineral water from a nice glass instead of the horrible little glasses that most restaurants seem to provide these days. The meal itself was delicious; we had the cod with choritzo which was on the set menu option. There is also a seven course taster and an a la carte menu option. There is a comprehensive selection of wines and, a bonus for my husband; Peroni on draft! The restaurant also offer a loyalty bonus scheme which is a nice incentive.
Beautiful setting, is fairly priced, great friendly and professional service and communication regarding requirements and booking. Will definitely be going again, thank you very much!