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79-81 Charmister road, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 315865
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“lebanese food” (18 reviews)
“chilli oil” (2 reviews)
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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
€€ - €€€
79-81 Charmister road, Bournemouth, England
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The food is great. Not the cheapest eats but good food. the service is ok - better service in other places but can't complain

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank amb199
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Have been coming to Retro for several years now and although there can be a slight variation sometimes with the food and the service its always worth coming back. Basic decor and facilities but the ingredients are fresh and everything is tasty. Perfect for a...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Monkee7066
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We came across this restaurant after our original plan had back fired. It was a good find! The waitress was lovely, she had a smile on her face and was very welcoming. Although the food is very basic compared to other Lebanese restaurants we have...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ssaliadventures
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We went to retro to try some specific Lebanese dish that can hardly be found but unfortunately it was not available! Nevertheless, Elias, the owner promised to make me some for the next day. He surely did. The place is on a busy street with...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Happy2016man
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Visited Retro again last night and as ever it was good Lebanese food, with plenty of choice for vegetarians and meat-eaters. Friendly staff. Great place to eat.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank KH03UK
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We went to Retro on Saturday for what will probably be the last time. The service was poor. If you want anything here you have to ask for it several times, but that's no guarantee you'll get it. I felt sorry for the young woman...More

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank owensmj
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Authentic Lebanese cuisine, very nice, with friendly staff and a nice setting in Charminster. opportunity to eat outside if weather allows.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The food in Retro is always brilliant with fantastic service. Really good for vegetarians as there are lots of hot and cold mezze type dishes which are great to share. The grilled meat is also very tasty!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jessicaeV7361JZ
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We first tried this restaurant years ago and it is now a go to when I visit my family in the area. The food is delicious and and the staff are very friendly. The decor has improved recently too, which is a bonus!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank elnoir
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I have not eaten in the restaurant but on several occasions I have made the trip to Charminster high-street just to pop in and pick up a takeaway portion of Hummus, flatbread and olives as a tasty snack.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Tigermike79
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-81 Charmister road, Bournemouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 315865
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