Relaxed and casual dining in Charminster

If you are looking for the perfect venue for casual dining in Charminster, then the Bates Restaurant is the place to go.  We offer a friendly, family run place to visit for lunch or evening meals and have a range of menu options.

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About Our Restaurant

  • Full lunch and evening menus
  • Range of specials
  • Sunday menu
  • Options for gluten free, vegetarian
  • Friendly, family run restaurant

Lots of menu options

The A La Carte menu offers a range of starters, main courses and desserts and includes fish and vegetarian options.  You can choose a traditional meat dish from the grill and there are a range of sauces and side orders to finish the meal just how you like it.  Complete the meal with a tasty dessert, coffee or even a pot of tea.

The lunch and evening specials menus can change daily depending on what our chefs are inspired to create.  We always have options for fish fans and vegetarian dishes, and we are also able to adapt to accommodate our gluten free visitors.

Sunday lunch

Because our customers love it, we also offer a traditional Sunday lunch menu.  This includes meats such as topside of beef, leg of lamb and also fish and vegetarian options.  There are starters and desserts to choose from including homemade sweets or cheese and biscuits.

The restaurant can seat up to 45 people with tables sizes from dining alone right up to 18 people.  So if you are dining with friends or family for a special event, just give us a call and we can arrange the tables for you and your party.

The restaurant is open from 12pm for lunch and from 6:30pm for dinner apart from being closed Sunday evenings and all day Monday.  Give us a ring to book your table or pop in as you are passing!

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.