We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Enjoyable dinner ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beefeater The Somerford

Beefeater The Somerford
Ranked #43 of 148 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Enjoyable dinner ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have been another day at this restaurant and we have been served by Samantha. We should admit this restaurant really benefits from having a friendly and professional member of staff like her. Nothing is a problem for her, she is always there to help.

We will be back again

Helpful?
Thank Peaceonearth1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

337 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    103
    106
    67
    38
    23
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bad experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Waited half an hour for table . Once seated waited 30 mins for starters one started brought without the other ,waited another 40 mins for mains nothing arrived . Was told 6 ounce steak was fat and needed extra cooking and that they had several big tables In, how fat can a six ounce steak be and as for the tables they had plenty of staff on . Left without getting our main meals . Will never return

Helpful?
1 Thank price152
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bank holiday ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

OMG ! What a shambles !! 45 mins for a slice of garlic bread to arrive ( burnt ) ! , another 30 mins later being told my 6 oz steak was taking a long time to cook !! Needed slicing in half after a while I gave up waiting told there was a table of 25 in taking up the time !! More than 6 staff waiting on tables !! If they couldn't cope why not say , never ever eating ( or not as the case was ) again ! Only 1 star because I have to , to submit a review

Helpful?
Thank Kateprice72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Lovely atmosphere. Had a great 3 course meal for a reasonable price. I altered my main course and the staff was happy to accommodate. Helpful and quick service.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Jenjenmac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An Amazing Burger & Chips all round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We visited The Somerford in Christchurch during the school Half Term. We werent expecting too much from a Beefeater but we were very surprised.

When we arrived we were gretted by a lovely lady who showed us to our table. It was clean, warm and the smell of the food cooking was very encouraging.

We all had starters consisiting of Pate, Chicken bits and Nachos, these were all very nice.

For mains 3 of us had Burger & Chips ( 2 adult burgers, 1 child burger ) these were amazing. They were juicy, very tasty and i would say value for money,. The adult burgers were approx £10.00 and included chips. This burger had more flavour to it than a Specialist Burger company in Southampton and the bun and salad were very good as well.

One of my children decided to have childrens pizza, i told him not to bother as when they normally come out they are very small and tasteless, again how wrong were we. It was a nice size, cooked fresh and the base and topping were very good.

The service here was as good as any of the top restaurants that i have visited in my time and would we go back again???????????

Without a doubt.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Gary D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Beefeater The Somerford also viewed

Christchurch, Dorset
Christchurch, Dorset
 
Christchurch, Dorset
 

Been to Beefeater The Somerford? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing