We are open Friday and Saturday Lunch from 12pm to 3pm (last orders 2pm). And Wednesday to Saturday Dinner from 6pm until late (last orders 9pm). We offer a Traditional Roast on Sunday and We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
About Restaurant Roots
We are a small 16 seater neighbourhood restaurant specialising in tasting menu experiences. We pride ourselves on good service, good food and wine, and hope to give you an evening that will make you think differently about dining out.
Excellent food and service we will definitely be returning for another delicious meal.
Food was excellent, the attention to detail and fusion of flavours was tremendous.
This was our first visit and was to celebrate my wife’s Birthday. We were created in a warm friendly man air and guided through drinks and the menu. The food was excuisite and the service excellent throughout. The wine recommendations were perfect and the chef took time to speak to us at your table. We will be returning for dinner as soon as possible.
We've lived in Bournemouth for over 12 years and in that time have tried most high-end restaurants that the area has had to offer. This was our first trip to Roots and we can honestly say that this is the best dining experience that we've had. Well-deserved top marks for food, service, price and a really interesting wine list. We'll be back!
A fantastic evening. Superb food and service.
We've previously sampled the lunch menu and finally made it for dinner, and we were not disappointed. We chose the Discovery menu with wine pairings, which provided one of the best meals any of us have ever eaten. Each portion was sublime, perfectly created to showcase a number of unique and complimentary flavours, while the wine pairings were unerringly selected to accentuate the food. Service is a huge part of any restaurant experience, and Roots have managed to find the ideal balance between a 5 star professionalism, and a personal touch that makes you feel welcome and thoroughly at ease. We cannot wait for our next opportunity to dine at Roots, thank you all for a fantastic evening!
A cosy restaurant with a nice ambience. The waiter couldn't do enough to help make it an amazing experience, the food is out of this world. The best part though for me is the wine with the 'discovery' menu. I have never been able to correctly pair wine with my food, my wine is usually undrinkable once the food comes, which is always shame! It is a revelation that at Restaurant Roots I can drink a different wine with each course, which just complements the food perfectly! At £100 a head including the wine, it isn't something we would do often, but to put into context, most people will spend this amount of money on going 'out out' without even realising it; once you count a meal and all the drinks and maybe the taxi? We only had to walk round the corner to this restaurant! Altogether a great experience, and one we would definitely repeat for special occasions.
Second visit to Roots for their Sunday roast and the meal was every bit as good as the last time. The restaurant feels very relaxed and staff friendly and helpful. The bread that is included in the roast is amazing. Last time was sourdough this time rye. I would happily buy a loaf as best bread I've tasted. They do a vegan roast for me which was delicious and my tart tatin with custard was sublime. My two friends thoroughly enjoyed their roasts and desserts of chocolate fondants too. Thanks to everyone in the restaurant and see you all again next year.
Excellent food and very friendly staff.
Another fantastic meal. The creativity of Chef is second to none and front of house is knowledgeable whilst creating a rapport with the diners. Can’t wait to return! Well done ‘Roots’ team. See you soon......
This is our favourite restaurant, go too place to eat. We’ve visited many of the top restaurants in the country but find Restaurant Roots has the best blend of superb food, wonderful service but in a relaxed atmosphere. Eating in a restaurant where the food speaks for itself is what we really enjoy. If you want the formality of the Ritz, it’s not for you, but superb food and the attention from people who are genuinely invested in you enjoying your visit, Roots is the place for you. As regular visitors over the last three years this was where we chose to have our wedding breakfast and reception- we were not disappointed but expectations were exceeded by everyone who attended. The food is matched to the personal service. Front of house is Geza, the wonderfully kind hearted Hungarian who will recommend the most complimentary wines which match the food (not as at other restaurants the most expensive), Jan, the Berliner Michelin recognised chef and Stacey (Jan’s wife) who is a graduate of Bournemouth Collage (who’s previous students work for, as an example, the Queen), who creates the most wonderful desserts. I’d recommend this restaurant but once you’ve got the bug booking in advance is recommended.
A wonderful evening of dining. A friendly atmosphere, Geza and Stacey were very personable and really took you through all the courses. The food was tasty and delicate. A fantastic night, I will be returning in the future, thank you.
I brought my sister as a birthday celebration. We had a really lovely evening. Relaxed, really tasty food & drink. We didn’t wish to swap anything but appreciated the option to tailor things depending on our taste. I will definitely come back for another special occasion.
A fabulous tasting menu served by entertaining & knowledgeable staff. What a gastronomic experience!! Every mouthful was bursting with flavour!
Very good fine dining
Excellent evening of amazing food, wine and service!
Amazing experience, incredible food and wine and knowledgable, helpful staff!
Faultless food and fantastic wines. Highly recommended.
Have been twice now. Gorgeous food. Lovely staff. Great place for a treat.
Two friends and I went for one of the Sunday lunches at Roots. I was totally impressed with the service right from the booking process (I am a vegan and they did a special meal for me) to the service on the day. The restaurant is cosy and calming and the staff friendly and helpful. Our meals were totally amazing and we never felt rushed as happens in some places. The mains were delicious but highlight was the desserts. I had the best vegan dessert that I have ever eaten. For the quality of the food we had, the cost is very reasonable. It was our first visit but it definitely won't be the last. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
It is our third time here and it is still very special, the initial greeting is always welcoming. The menu ( Discovery with wine) is fantastic, I love it that it changes to what’s in season each dish is presented beautifully, each part tastes delicious and drinks go with each dish so well. I love the teams enthusiasm, they seem to have passion for what they do and it comes across. Thank you again , we will be back !
The highest of standards all round. Will be recommending to everyone
Roots is a culinary delight matched by equally brilliant service! I have been twice now for the tasting menu. Not one course of the menu has disappointed, the thought and technique gone into each dish are impeccable. Thank you for another wonderful experience.
Fabulous food,service and ambiance can't recommend this restaurant enough,one of our favourite restaurants. Absolute gem in Dorset
Excellent evening beautiful food in looks and taste, and wine selection went well with each course, staff very attentive and knowledgeable about food and wine taking time to explain each one a very enjoyable friendly evening. I would highly recommend