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 are closed on Sundays and Mondays
About Restaurant Roots
We are a small 18 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.
A Sunday lunch experience to remember. A menu which excited, flavours and combinations which amazed all served by fantastic staff who truely know the meaning of great service. Thank you all.
Booking procedure a little protracted, given limited telephone access, otherwise excellent
Wow just wow ! We had a great time, the food was amazing, it had my taste buds jumping all over the place. Service was friendly an relaxed, I like the way you only have 18 covers, it's intimate and warm The best meal I have had this year !
Excellent service and food (especially the butter). Great selection of wine.
This is my second time dining here and I thing it could of been even better than the last. I will be simple if you can, go do it..thank me later*****
An excellent evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Thank you all. The food & wine matches were stunning. Will look to come again on another special occasion. Regards, Gordon Wood
The food was delicious, beautifully presented, well balanced, and in proportion. There were many elements to the meal I had never seen anywhere before, totally original. The ambience was welcoming and warm, and the staff lovely. Highly recommended The coffee didn't match the high standard of the rest of the meal.
My wife & I have eaten at Roots a fair few times now. The food is delicious, the service is personal & very friendly, it really is a lovely place to spend your evening, or Sunday lunch.
Just has a wedding anniversary meal there. The whole team provided perfect service for an unforgettable taster menu. The wines were expertly chosen to complement each dish. Looking to going back in another 20 years for our ruby anniversary ;)
Outstanding food and service! Such a luxury to have a top class restaurant on our doorstep. Haven’t been for a while but definitely did not disappoint, we’ll not leave it so long til our next visit!
Excellent meal and service for our Sunday lunch. Food was delicious, as always, so tasty and plentiful. Lovely setting and great team. Delighted Sunday lunch is back for a couple of months and can’t wait for our next visit.
Amazing as always my favourite
We had high expectations following our first visit and were not disappointed. Well done to all.
The experience from entrance to exit was absolutely incredible. Knew who we were, talked us through the menu/food/courses and even added a great touch at the end for our special occasion. For fresh dishes prepared on site, it was absolutely second to none, and I for one, will be back. So unassuming!
Excellent and memorable evening as always, fabulous food and atmosphere. Looking forward to the next occasion
Our second visit and again not disappointed. I took my husband for his birthday and we had stunning food and stunning, an absolute delight!
Fantastic vegetarian tasting menu - some amazing dishes and great wine. The service was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening - would absolutely do it again!
What an unexpected gem. Lovely evening- we’ll definitely be back
Delicious food Romantic setting Excellent & friendly staff A very special meal...a proper experience!
Best food in Bournemouth Very creative and original
This was our first time at Roots so first impressions are important. On opening the door I noticed the music and thought, it's going to be a good night and then the front of house gentleman came on the scene. Having been shown to our table we were then bombarded with a very loud and long explanation of your extensive menu. Admittedly I had left my reading glasses at home and the lighting was very subdued, but having already checked the menus online we were pretty sure what we had decided on. The food was interesting and very nicely served by two young ladies who were quietly spoken and explained the dishes very well. Unfortunately the night was not enjoyable thanks to that very loud voice which continued explaining the menu and wine alternatives to every table. To me, Roots Restaurant is not the place to go for a quiet romantic evening.
Really fantastic restaurant with great service, food and wine.
A lovely fine dining experience enjoyed with friends. We had a great evening.
Excellent as ever.