Charminster’s local favourite home cooked food

There’s nothing better than great quality home cooked food and if you are in the Charminster area and that’s what you love, then the Bates Restaurant will be just what you need.  We are a family run restaurant offering a range of traditional British food, home cooked and with the freshest ingredients right here in the Bournemouth area.

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About Us

  • Quality home cooked food
  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Lunch and dinner menus
  • Specials every day
  • Homemade desserts selection

Top quality menus

We have a range of menus during the day so whenever you pop in, there’s something tasty available.  The main menu offers grill dishes, fish options and vegetarian meals as well as side dishes and sauces so you can have just what you love.  There’s a range of traditional starters and homemade desserts to finish.

Sunday’s menu is a little different and here we have just what you expect for your Sunday lunch – a range of classic British roast meals.  We have a range of different meats including beef and lamb as well as options for the vegetarian and the fish fan.  Finish it with another of those tasty homemade desserts or even a cheese board.

Family run restaurant

We are a family run restaurant and have been feeding the people of Charminster for 14 years.  Visitors are always welcome, and we are open six days a week.  With table sizes up to 18 people, we are also happy to accommodate groups for special events and celebrations so simply let us know how many are in your party when you make your booking.

With a lunch and dinner sitting, all of the food is fresh and made with the best ingredients.  Specials mean there’s always something different to try and just let us know if you have allergies or eating issues such as being gluten-free.

Outstanding restaurant in Charminster

"I've been going to this restaurant for a few years now. And we've never been disappointed with the service provided. Very friendly and very helpful staff. The food is excellent. Great for solo, a couple, or with friends or family."


Bates Restaurant has been serving quality food in our family restaurant in Charminster for more than 18 years. Serving the wider local area from Ensbury Park to West Howe, Winton, Moordown, Mayrick Park, Queens Park, Muscliff, Throop and the wider New Forest area we have established a reputation for quality food at very reasonable prices. Phone now to book your table on 01202 240 310.