The Libertine

(114 Reviews)
1 Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, South West England, BH4 8EL
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 18:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00 & 17:00 - 21:00

Restaurant description

In quirky Westbourne, The Libertine offers homely British classics and an impressive bar stock. The pride of The Libertine, the outdoor Forge is a sheltered brick area filled with reclaimed furniture and a crackling wood burner.

Committed to working with the best suppliers, The Libertine in Westbourne is renowned for its charcoal-grilled steaks, delicious sharing platters and innovative puddings. From the varied Libertine menu, sample marinated duck skewers with cooling cucumber yoghurt, seafood and chorizo linguine, or the coriander lamb burger.

A comforting children’s menu offers dishes like mac ‘n’ cheese or bread hake, while experimental dessert flavours include chocolate and chilli praline torte, or plum & damson soup with vanilla panna cotta. A renowned wine cellar at Libertine features fine vintages, and locally-brewed ales are pulled at the bar.

In the dining room, vintage light fittings cast a subtle glow across the brilliant brass bar, rich caramel leather and hefty wooden furnishings. The Libertine bar is a 5-minute drive from central Bournemouth and the coast.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Libertine
(based on 114 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (13)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (10)
  • child friendly (16)
  • dinner (81)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (19)
  • lunch (59)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (27)
  • romantic (18)
  • trendy (26)
  • value (37)
  • views (1)
  • By Julia L from Poole
    3 November 2020

    Staff were lovely food was delicious

  • By Terri C from London
    1 November 2020

    We loved the pub and the food was delicious but they had all ready ran out of a few things by 2pm. We wanted beef roast but they didn’t have any left and the two desserts we wanted, lemon cheese cake and sticky toffee had also sold out A bit disappointing but what we did eat was very good

  • By Sophie H from Bournemouth
    1 November 2020

    Food was great, but they had run out of most of the dishes and the menu was very limited. No one told us this until we went to order which was quite disappointing. Everyone really enjoyed the food they did have but I don’t think we will visit again.

  • By Steve L from London
    31 October 2020

    Staff excellent. Food Excellent and loved the buzz of the place

  • By Mette N from Bournemouth
    31 October 2020

    Lack lustre experience food very average if not below average at £110 I believe it to be overpriced as well

  • By Susan P from Bournemouth
    30 October 2020

    Lovely service by our waitress Ance. Great food we had starter, main course and drinks.

  • By Holly G from Poole
    30 October 2020

    Nice evening. Friendly table service

  • By Esther Curry C from Poole
    29 October 2020

    We had a great night - food was lovely

  • By Matthew S from Bournemouth
    28 October 2020

    Great pub experience at a time when staff and guests are under restrictions. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food lovely, Drinks hit the mark. Would highly recommend.

  • By Paul B from Bournemouth
    25 October 2020

    We have frequented the Libertine over the last 6 months, and we have noticed in the last couple of visits that things were changing, on Sunday I felt for the front of house staff. The food was disastrous cold and when speaking to our waitress she admitted that there were only two people in the kitchen, and one was the new Head Chef ?????. I had pork and it was basically a chop and was so I dry and tough, the gravy had no taste at all. The Manager did apologise and knocked my meal off the bill and did deal with my issues.

Restaurant Location Map
The Libertine
1 Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, South West England, BH4 8EL

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