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The Carlton Hotel - Bournemouth

East Overcliff, Bournemouth, BH1 3DN +44 1202060502

((()* British
Main course: £13
Food spend: £13

The event was good mother inlaw loved it

Wayne King 30 August 2016
from Salisbury

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Perched high on Bournemouth’s east cliff affording picturesque views across the bay, the AA Rosette-winning Frederick’s restaurant at the Carlton Hotel is the perfect coastal retreat. Wide windows allow diners to soak up panoramic seafront views from indoors, while the landscaped garden is perfect for soaking up the summer sunshine and dining al fresco.

In keeping with its coastal location, the Frederick’s restaurant at the Carlton Hotel menu serves up a selection of fresh seafood in its atmospheric dining room, such as Dover sole, sea bass and seasoned salmon. Meat offerings on the contemporary British menu include duck liver parfait and ham hock terrine, along with a selection of succulent steaks in bernaise sauce.

Exuding the nostalgia of a bygone era, Frederick’s in Bournemouth sits 9 minutes’ drive from Bournemouth rail station.

The Carlton Hotel - Bournemouth

East Overcliff, Bournemouth, BH1 3DN

Contact +44 1202552011
Reservations +44 1202060502

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Customer reviews for The Carlton Hotel - Bournemouth

3.5 ((()* (based on 25 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (17)
  • views (4)
  • value (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • (((** by from Bournemouth

    When we arrived we told the staff we were there for afternoon tea by the sea. They were in the middle of lunch service and we got the feeling they were not expecting us. One waitress went to ask another about our reservation and then did not come back to tell us anything, she just walked past us. We then had to wait for someone else to come seat us.
    Our tea arrived fairly quickly and we were able to choose our own finger sandwiches which was a nice detail. On the website it said that this high tea came with cola cubes, ice cream and candy floss amongst other things. However, we did not get the first two and we got 2 bits of candy floss even though there was 3 of us. But I do have to say that the scones and the sandwiches were delicious. Staff was quite attentive and made sure we were happy. We got charged for the 'normal' afternoon tea instead of the slightly more expensive afternoon tea by the sea, probably because they ran out of a few things like the cola cubes. Overall we had a great time and I would recommend this to anyone, just don't expect perfection.

  • ((((( by from Salisbury

    The event was good mother inlaw loved it

  • (**** by from Bournemouth

    When we first arrived, we were directed to sit and wait outside a bar, where the staff wouldn't even acknowledge us. After waiting for twenty minutes, we were finally showed that our table is ready. We didn't even get a chance to order our choice of tea when they brought two pots in, and ten minutes later they came and asked us which afternoon tea we had booked and asked which sandwiches we wanted. We made our order, and then proceeded to wait for AN HOUR for our food to arrive. During our wait, there was literally no staff around and no one to ask how long it'd take for our food to come. We finally found the waitress who had been serving us (who had been nothing but rude and nonchalant the whole time), and she told us that there had been a problem in the kitchen and our food hadn't even been prepared. After the appalling service and experience we and our fellow diners had experienced (the table next to us said the only reason why they paid was because they had a gift card), we had had enough and decided to go eat somewhere else. Absolutely appalling service -- it's a shame because the food looked nice.

  • (**** by from Bournemouth

    Really disappointing. The food was OK, but only OK. The waitress had a really bad attitude and didn't seem to know the menu's. It took over an hour for the afternoon tea to arrive, but our table was lucky. The table next to us ordered and waited as long as we did only to find out the waitress hadn't ordered their food so they just left really annoyed. We went as a group of 5 and paid £120 for sandwiches, cake and expected a treat but in summary we got mediocre food and poor service, I wouldn't recommend it. Poor value for money and a rip off, really but a bit damper of my best mates birthday.

  • (((** by from New Milton

    Fab food, great selection but service was slow. Only two staff, not their fault at all, they did a really good job but they were run off their feet!

  • ((((( by from Bournemouth

    It was a delicious variety of cakes, the choice of sandwich fillings was a good selection. The waitress was a delight an overall brilliant time

  • ((((( by from Bournemouth

    Lovely afternoon tea. On arrival they had no record of our booking, even though we had booked many weeks in advance. They were not busy so managed to fit us in with no problems

  • ((((( by from Bournemouth

    The afternoon tea at the Carlton was just perfect. The staff were friendly and helpfull. The food was delicious,sandwiches and cakes were very tasty.

  • ((((( by from Poole

    Excellent tea, great service

  • ((((* by from Wimborne Minster

    I enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon, delicious cakes were nicely presented.

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