The Libertine

(30 Reviews)
1 Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4 8EL
British
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Lunch set menu: 2-Courses £11 per person, 3-Courses £13.50 per person

Availability as displayed within the booking interface. Menu subject to change.

Average

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
4.4
(based on 30 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (24)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (8)
  • lunch (15)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (8)
  • trendy (11)
  • value (13)
  • views (1)
  • By Martin S from Bournemouth
    22 January 2020

    The Libertine is a fantastic place to both dine and drink. The steaks ands pizzas are very good and the staff are extremely friendly.

  • By Veena C from Westbourne
    18 January 2020

    My companions all enjoyed their meals despite being told that at least 6 items from the menu were not available. However, I was disappointed that my choice of a vegan pizza was not available especially as this was after the waitress had taken my order.

  • By Lisa D from Bournemouth
    15 December 2019

    Fabulous lunch with my parents - everyone was really happy with the food and the service

  • By Ms Tuesday P from Bournemouth
    10 October 2019

    The decor of the pub is nice, making it feel more like a nice restaurant. Service was prompt and friendly and the food we had was delicious. I strongly recommend the Scotch and chorizo egg starter!

  • By Hermione L from Bournemouth
    27 September 2019

    Easy booking online. Service and food brilliant.

  • By Maurice L from Wimborne Minster
    29 August 2018

    The restaurant is a pleasant experience. The service was excellent. The young lady who took care of us was discreet, helpful and hard working with a smile. The food was very good although the sides they offered were ridiculous in size. When you offer mushrooms with a £54 chateaubriand for two, you should get more than one per person. Overall we had a nice time and we will definitely come back for more.

  • By Jackie S from Bournemouth
    13 July 2018

    Regular diner at the Libertine with family and friends. Staff very friendly and food is always good (especially their pizza's) Service is always good. Dining room is a good environment for various sized groups or more intimate meals. No real criticism here, but each time we have opted for the 2 for 1 pizza deal we have had to query the bill, as we have always been charged full price! It has always been remedied without fuss, but seems to happen every time.

  • By Emmerson E from Bournemouth
    9 June 2018

    Incredible food, great service, couldn’t ask for more. The sharing dessert was a great finish to the evening

  • By Steven S from West London
    30 December 2017

    This is a good local pub with a decent restaurant that specialises in steaks (and pizzas). We go quite regularly and it never disappoints.What is consistent is the service which is always friendly and sociable. It's a great place to relax in.

  • By Ben J from Bournemouth
    5 December 2017

    Usually really good food at the libertine with friendly and polite staff. Unfortunately 2 of our steaks were cooked wrong but were taken away and a new one brought out which was perfect. They also do a brilliant Sunday roast and usually have some good offers on but all of these stop for December unfortunately for us

Restaurant Location Map
The Libertine
1 Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4 8EL

Available offers

  • Lunch set menu: 2-Courses £11 per person, 3-Courses £13.50 per person

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