- Main course: £7
- Food spend: £15
- Opening hours
- Monday to Sunday: 09:00 - 22:00.
Shared starters for three and enjoyed the main course.
14 April 2018
Famed for its unlimited salad bar and mouthwatering grill delicacies, Harvester Cooper Dean is a firm family favourite. Kids get their own activity packs, there is a cosy ambience all through the day, and adults can choose from a great selection of wines, beers and spirits.
From its succulent grill selection to the celebrated unlimited salad bar, the Harvester menu is packed full of wholesome flavours for the whole family. Rotisserie chicken cooked in a secret blend of spices is available alongside tender smoked ribs marinated in signature BBQ sauce, while smaller tapas-style dishes are perfect for sharing, with options like spicy crackerjack prawns, and grilled chorizo with padron peppers. There are generous combo platters, juicy steaks, well-stacked burgers, and a great salad selection with premium additions.
All kinds of sweet treats are served on the dessert menu at this Harvester in Bournemouth. The sundae selection loads real dairy ice cream with toppings like warm chocolate fudge brownie, raspberries and honeycomb pieces, while classic British options like Bramley apple pie sit alongside international twists like key lime pie. From the bar, there are world beers, spirits, and speciality soft drinks for the kids.
Blending traditional pub comfort with modern dining touches, Harvester Cooper Dean sits just 5 minutes' drive from Pokesdown Rail Station
Harvester - Cooper Dean
700 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, BH8 9UQ
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Customer reviews for Harvester - Cooper Dean
((((* 14 April 2018 by Hellyer from Bournemouth
Shared starters for three and enjoyed the main course.
(**** 6 March 2018 by Susan from kent
We had booked for my birthday we arrived and were taken to our table given menus and ordered drinks the drinks arrived we continued to choose our meals. When we were asked what we would like we ordered Salmon and cod n Chips to then be told they had run out of both. We felt compelled to stay as we were drinking our bottle of wine and other drinks had we have been told this at the start we would have gone. One of our party is a vegetarian and so was very limited. All the meals were over cooked and not presented very well. A lot of the salad bar options were empty and took a long time to be refiled after asking. Ruined Birthday meal.
((((( 22 August 2017 by Ken from Bournemouth
Good food and excellent customer service
(**** 29 May 2017 by Beryl from Parkstone
The food was good but the service was very slow. We had two toddlers with us who got bored having to wait so long. We realised it was busy but they needed more staff, table booked for 5pm we couldn't sit down as it wasn't ready for us until 5:20. Then we were waiting to order for ages after our meal, and we were again waiting ages to order desserts and it was 7:00pm the children were tired and grumpy. The waitress was in a mood with no people skills and spent ages talking to a couple of ladies on and other table and we were waiting for our table to be cleared and order deserts, then it took ages for deserts to arrive, we all enjoyed the food but the delays were just too long.
((((* 7 May 2017 by Joanna from Bournemouth
Enjoyed our meal
((((* 23 February 2017 by Richard from Bournemouth
Good ambience and excellent salad bar
((((( 12 February 2017 by Gary from bournemouth
((((* 22 December 2016 by Marilyn from Bournemouth
Friendly front of house host. Exceptionally nice waiter. Served with a smile and nothing was too much trouble.
((((* 18 December 2016 by Julie from Southampton
Family meal for 4 generations. Good range of food, enough choice for everyone. Good portion sizes and fresh veg on every plate. Delicious sundaes.
(**** 6 December 2016 by Lucille from Bournemouth
Having been to the Cooper Dean Harvester dozens of times over the years, we are astonished at how poor it was. It appeared clear on our arrival that something was wrong - possibly staff not turning up - and we had to advise that we had already booked our choices, and that we were a Christmas booking. The food was poor (not the salad bar). The soup tasted - inappropriately = as if it had curry in it. The main turkey course which one of us had, the roast potatoes must have been reheated and all of us with our different choices said they were dreadful. No fork could be got into roast potato and frankly the entire course was spoilt for all of us generally. I never leave food but all of us left uneaten items. The most helpful waitress said we could change our original sweet courses, if we wished, and two diners changed to fresh salad. The fruit was lovely and freshly prepared but whoever prepared them was not experienced in food preparation because the pieces of fruit were far too large chunks to eat with a fruit spoon. Again, food left.
We had tea and coffee and remain disappointed that you still do not offer Earl Grey tea. However, that is a very small item. The meal was very poor indeed and we have said that we will not go to a Harvester again. We realise something must have gone wrong, but our daughter and son in law had driven from Brighton to have a Christmas meal together and as they are vegetarian we thought the salad bar would be ideal in addition to Christmas meal.
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