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Bentley's
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Ranked #15 of 55 Restaurants in Ferndown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Family party of thirteen for dinner, five were children. Therefore quite a challenge for the staff but they coped superbly. The Winter Warmers 4 x £20 3 course meals for the price of 3 is unbeatable. The food was excellent, meats were served to individual preferences. The dishes of vegetables are now left on the table rather than whisked away after one's initial selection - a big improvement. Something has happened in the kitchen, after a spell when things were somewhat indifferent, the food is now prepared to an exceedingly high standard.

The ambiance throughout the premises is exceedingly high. The staff are not too pushy.

Pianist, who does some singing plus Mary who also does some easy listening songs provide the live entertainment.

Plenty of secure car-parking.

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Thank halilley
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Dreadful Xmas lunch with 4 other friends, service appalling, food awful, turkey miniscule portions, roast potatoes had to be returned and gave us some others which were slightly more roasted vegetables warm. We weren't even welcomed when we arrived and almost had to hang our own coats up. It is sad as we had a very good carvery on a Sunday before but we will definitely not be returning. We sent a complaint to the Manager with not much of an apology, would have expected a free meal after the amount we had paid for rotten food,. Would definitely not recommend.

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1  Thank BollyWally
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We visited with friends on a Thursday evening. The chandelier-lit dining room is elegantly decorated and we had a table by the window that would have afforded a fine view of the golf course, had it been the day-time. We dined off the '3-courses for £20' menu and I started with tempura tiger prawns. These were excellent - a very light batter with the three large prawns cooked exactly the right amount and still hot. The accompanying sauce was Thai-style, quite spicey. One of our party started with the mussels, which were served in a tin pot. They were somewhat small, with no residual sauce, but were tasty enough. For the main course, I chose beef medallions in brandy and red peppercorn sauce. We had been asked if we were happy to have this dish served pink (we were) but it was not actually served pink. The meat was tasty but cut into thin slices rather than the normally thicker medallion-cut. The accompanying sauce was delicious, a highlight of the dish. The vegetables were pleasantly al dente and tasted good.
Another member of our party was very happy with the seafood (sea bass, salmon, scallops and tiger prawns) in martini sauce. We ended with a berry meringue with Chantilly cream.

This was a very good three-course meal for the price, made even more reasonable with a 4-for-3 voucher off the internet. There was live music throughout, with a singer accompanying himself on a keyboard. All in all, it was an attractive place to spend an evening and we were more than happy with the quality of what we had been served.

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2  Thank BroLucius
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Bentley’s is within walking distance from us so we use it quite frequently mainly for special occasions.

During the week a three course meal is just under £20 and with a excellent selection on the menu its great value for money.

The restaurant and adjoining bar are always nicely presented with some very nice touches. Live music is played usually by a guy playing and singing but not overload and at time Mary will sing at the tables. You can also dance if you wish all in a very relaxed atmosphere.

Views are great over the Golf Course down to river Stour and at night the lights of Bournemouth are in the distances.

Not the youngest of cliental at times but that fits in the situation well its worth a visit. Staff are great too. Its almost unique in this location Good food, Reasonable price, music dancing and pleasant staff.

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1  Thank Ralph W
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Our second visit to Bentley's restaurant on the edge of Bournemouth for a super lunch. Like many restaurants, they do a carvery as well as an a la carte menu with a wide choice and all superbly presented. Our group all opted for a carvery lunch with a choice of beef, lamb, pork or turkey, plenty of fresh vegetables and, of course, yorkshire puddings. Our plates were full to overflowing and all were totally cleared when the waitress took them away. The suite menu offered several attractive choices and for me, the raspberry cheesecake was both light and delicious.
All the staff from the bar staff, chef and waitresses were cheerful, charming and eager to please and it came as no surprise that the place was full. The decor is sumptuous, mostly in Barbara Cartland pink, and the excellent pianist provided the finishing touch.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Bentley's to anyone, it is superb.

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Thank portsmouthfoodie
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