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“Found by chance”

The Durley Inn Harvester
Ranked #258 of 757 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: US$4 - US$19
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: At The Durley Inn Harvester in Bournemouth food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.About our Harvester restaurantIf you're looking for a family friendly restaurant in Bournemouth, there's nowhere more popular than Harvester. Close to Branksome, Westbourne and Charminster, our restaurant is a great choice for anyone who loves tasty grills, indulgent desserts and eating out in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Plus we've loads of choices for young guests.
Gillingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Found by chance”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Found this place as we were walking along the beach in the evening - after snaffling a bottle of champagne on the way - it was time to eat! My goodness, we hadnt booked admittedly - but it was so very busy. Eventually got a table - but the staff had clearly had enough by the time we were eating. Adequate food - excellant location.

Visited June 2013
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Thank IDRick
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Durley Inn Harvester, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you for your review, we do appreciate that you have taken the time to share your comments following your recent visit to Harvester Durley Inn.
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Durban, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not that good”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We only popped in here for a coffee however consistently heard a waitress walking with food orders, shouting the name of the dish and also shouting at customers to move out of her way. Bar staff could be friendlier if they want repeat business. There was a communal teaspoon left directly on a table for everyone to use to stir their teas& coffees with - not hygenic. Toilets not that clean either. If you are thinking of visiting, I suggest that you consider elsewhere.

Visited April 2014
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4 Thank bakermidge
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Durley Inn Harvester, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
We are very sorry that you left disappointed, following your meal at The Durley Inn Harvester. We have emailed you personally as it is our goal to give every customer the best service possible and your feedback can help us achieve this.
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“nasty!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Lovely location but suggest that you inspect the toilets prior to ordering food! Dread to think what the kitchens are like.

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank WalkingWithBoots
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Durley Inn Harvester, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
We are sorry that your recent visit to The Durley Inn Harvester was not to your satisfaction. We appreciate your feedback which will help us to improve, and we have replied to you personally about your review.
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Poole, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Durley Chime has restoredour faith in Harvester”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We have eaten at the Durley Chime a few times over the past few months and our faith in Harvester has been restored.
After some bad experiences with other Harvester establishments we were a little aprehensive when visiting the Durley Chine.
The service was good and the staff had a smile (unusual at other Harvesters), food was also good and any problems were sorted out.
We have visted the Durley Chine twice more in recent months and we were more than happy with the visits.
Happy to go back and reccomend to friends and family.

  • Visited January 2014
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Durley Inn Harvester, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
Thank you for your review, it is great to read that you enjoyed your visit to The Durley Inn Harvester and I have shared your comments with all the team. We have replied to you personally and look forward to taking care of you again soon.
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Poole
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“In need of an urgent update”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

I am a regular at the Durley Inn, usually after a walk on the beach. Recently I have noticed the restaurant is very tired looking and the toilets are awful, in need of urgent attention. The smell from that area is wafting into the bar and is very unpleasant.
The pub generally has always been good for an inexpensive meal and the staff are always really nice. It is not good to see this decline, the pub has a prime position on the beach and should be improved to reflect this.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Katrinpoole
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Durley Inn Harvester, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
We’re sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to The Durley Inn Harvester. Thank you for raising this with us, we really value all customer feedback and are working closely with the staff to ensure that this doesn't happen again. It is our aim to give every guest the very best service we can and we have written to you personally.
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