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“Celebrating our Ruby Wedding Anniversary”
Review of Bentley's

Bentley's
Ranked #13 of 55 Restaurants in Ferndown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Celebrating our Ruby Wedding Anniversary”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

What a great place for a special celebration. The venue has a lovely atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. A pianist played background music and the whole effect was wonderful. We went on a Sunday and had a carvery lunch which was first class and as much as you wanted followed by delicious sweets and the starters were good too.

Would thoroughly recommend Bentley's - couldn't fault it.

J. Bulstrode

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Ringwood, Hants.
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Large restaurant, nice food and lovely view”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We went for my birthday lunch and chose the 2.30 sitting. We were greeted by friendly staff and sat and had a glass of white while we waited a very short time to be seated.

I hadn't been to Bentley's before and was shocked at how huge the dining room was and how full it was. I've no idea of the number but the place was jam packed and I don't really like huge restaurants, preferring cosy places.

No complaints about the food or service. We had starters and the roast carvery which was delicious I must say. I enjoyed having the pianist there too which broke up the sound of so many conversations all around us!

I would say that it's great for families or older people who like a busy atmosphere but it's not romantic or cosy. Great if you get a window table as we did, wouldn't like it at all if stuck further inside. I wish they'd divide it into smaller, more intimate spaces, less Butlins-like.

  • Visited April 2013
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Could be so much better.”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

A group of ten of us went to Bentley's Wednesday 1st May and have to say we were very disappointed. The menu was not ambitious, the Restaurant was less than half full and this was an offer night [four for the price of three] and being so empty there was no atmosphere. The pianist was very loud and conversation was difficult, the service was disappointing. Mary was singing as usual and although she has a pleasant voice the music was overpowering. The waitress/waiter comprised two young girls and one young man, one of the girls forgot the milk and cream for the coffee and then forgot the sugar. One of the dishes chosen by our group was mussels, these came with two small bowls, one full of chips and the other with a green salad and sliced red onion, not exactly a classic presentation. Would we come again, do not think so until the menu changes dramatically and the pianist is quietened down.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Howie30
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Poole, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
756 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

With a party of 20 we had Sunday lunch. Lovely surroundings and view the food was also very good with plenty of choice on the carvery. Both starters and dessert were excellent. The only downside was that the restaurant was packed (normally a good sign) but the service was slow. Cost reasonable £17.95 for three courses.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Mike M
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Crawley
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“excellent night out”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Good food, good service, ecellent entertainment, there was nothing to dislike about this restairant, it was very comfortable, and entertaining.

Visited April 2013
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