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The Curlew

287 Christchurch Road , West Parley, Bournemouth, BH22 8SQ +44 1202060503

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Easy to book. Welcoming staff. Nice well presented food. Good value & comfortable surroundings.

Kim Kendrick 14 January 2017
from Bournemouth

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With a rich culinary heritage as a farmhouse, The Curlew near Bournemouth continues to offer traditional British pub cuisine with a welcoming rustic appearance. It features classic Victorian brick-work, a charming hearth-fire and al fresco outdoor seating, which enjoys great views around its secluded country location.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Curlew menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Curlew ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Curlew is just 14 minutes’ drive from Bournemouth Train Station.

The Curlew

287 Christchurch Road , West Parley, Bournemouth, BH22 8SQ

Contact +44 1202594811
Reservations +44 1202060503

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Customer reviews for The Curlew

4.1 ((((* (based on 90 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (59)
  • lunch (56)
  • value (40)
  • private dining (19)
  • al fresco (18)
  • romantic (16)
  • business (15)
  • child friendly (15)
  • large parties (10)
  • trendy (6)
  • views (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • breakfast (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • luxury (2)
  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Kim Kendrick from Bournemouth

    Easy to book. Welcoming staff. Nice well presented food. Good value & comfortable surroundings.

  • ((((( 13 January 2017 by Richard Wilson from Ferndown

    All very smoothly booked online and table ready and waiting for us upon arrival. Prompt service throughout meal and all served nice and hot too. Have been many times before and always consistantly good service everytime. Was able to use 25% January discount as well so all in all we all (6) had a very good evening.

  • ((((( 10 January 2017 by Edwin Davies from Bournemouth

    Service ws a little slow for the starters but this was no problem as we had drinks on arrival. The Starters and mains we chose we both very good. Service was good and the waiter conscientious. Overall a good dining experience definitely to be repeated

  • ((((( 21 December 2016 by Jo Weston from Ferndown

    Our waiter Tony was brilliant, very humorous and approachable. Additionally the food was fantastic. Quick service and very tasty.

  • (**** 16 December 2016 by Abbass Hassan from Bournemouth

    Bad very bad , 2out 10 . Welcome bad , service bad , management bad , food cold and very bad .
    Car park is dark and not even surfaces . Danger for kids and old people and normal people .

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by Ann Pomeroy from Bournemouth

    Myself and two friends only meet up a couple of times a year. It was my turn to choose where we went and so I decided on The Curlew after hearing good reviews. Two of us had the two course festive menu which was delicious and so filling! My 3rd friend had sea bass which she said was very good but not exactly as described on the menu. However we had no complaints about the food or drink. We were looked after by a young lady called Bethany who provided excellent service throughout. She was very friendly, very efficient and a really nice person.

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Wendy Harrington from West Parley

    Absolutely love this place, the staff make me smile, the food is always good and the environment is stylish and cosy. The Caesar salad is the best and the sticky toffe pudding is to die for! They even do floater coffees! Always attentive and efficient and very welcoming!

  • (**** 23 November 2016 by Roz Rose from Dorset

    We were disappointed....when food arrived it was cold and all of us had to send it back. It was obviously stuck in a microwave and was returned with hard veg and Yorkshire pudding and had been completely covered in a dark gravy. We did eat it, but it was poor and we will not go back there again for a roast dinner. The waitress did her best, it wasn't her fault.

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Lyn Lever from Christchurch District

    The welcome was exceptional and not rushed in anyway, and given time to choose from the menu. It was noted how fresh all the vegetables looked and tasted, and good choice of vegetarian food. I booked online and found it very easy. Great improvement from the last time to went there about a year ago.

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Loraine from Bournemouth

    Great venue to meet a friend, enjoy great food and have a chat. Excellent menu, wonderful cooking and welcoming atmosphere. Very friendly, attentive staff and good value. This was my second visit and I will definitely return and recommend to others.

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