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The Bear Cross

€€ - €€€, British,
2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
+44 1202 574413
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“meringue” (9 reviews)
“pudding” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend had the steak & ale pie & said it tasted disgusting & left it. We ordered the sweet chilli chicken stir fry.presentation was terrible, it looked like a load of slop thrown on the plate. The large portion wasnt enough for a child.it...More

Thank j f
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We popped in for a bite to eat had small appetite Salmon and Tiger prawn in garlic meal from specials board absolutely to die for. Always great food

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we booked to the moment we left, the staff were friendly, attentive & nothing was too much trouble. The food was the tastiest we have had in a while & although the restaurant was extremely busy,for a table of 7 the wait...More

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with the excellent food and service, especially as it was a very busy Friday evening.

Thank scan1890
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today for lunch. We had various types of fish - all were excellent. I had one of their smaller portions which was quite adequate for lunchtime. One of the party had a pudding which was missing from the bill when it arrived. When she...More

Thank sarahgbournemouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my family. Overall very good though some dishes seemed to be large portions whereas others seemed on the small side. Would go back.

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the fact that they cater for smaller appetites - lets me have a dessert as well. Their desserts are 'to die for'. Don't miss out - make sure you have one. I visited this restaurant twice in a week just so I could have...More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an unexpectedly fantastic visit. We hadn’t booked (which is advisable ) but as we were quite early in the evening they gave us a table reserved for later. We wanted to try the specialist vegan menu as we had heard that it was...More

1  Thank RobertsMMDCL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 guests.....we chose steak, pork loin & cod with a Parmesan crust. The mains were all good. 2 puds........cheesecake and coffee, ginger & apricot pavlova. The cheesecake was great. The pavlova was disappointing, the design was lovely but it was coffee meringue not chewy pavlova...More

Thank Jackie192014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely evening, good service and all the meals were good quality. Varied menu and the desserts were lovely but. Sry naughty. Staff very considerate and friendly. Couldn't fault it.

Thank singletonda
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30 March 2018|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
sorry not sure either
Sarah S
18 February 2018|
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Response from lornaheath | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that Sarah S. I only went there for a meal once. I live 240 miles away. My guess is Yes I think they will. Certainly give them a ring and ask them! Good Luck x x x x x
14 December 2015|
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Response from MarkandJulieDavis | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can still just have a drink, some lovely sofa areas for you to relax on. Have a good evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 574413
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