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2 for 1 at Retro

Retro is a traditional Lebanese restaurant with an authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere situated in the heart of Bournemouth. It offers the highest standard of food and a large vegetarian selection with many dishes being cooked on a charcoal grill.

Spacious and friendly, Retro genuinely welcomes families & types of parties and events. Their prices are sensible and their service superb, making this place big competition for local restaurants.

Close your eyes as you savour their fantastic food and drink and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the heart of Lebanon.

Dine in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere that easily maintains its classy ambience whilst being informal.

The staff here work hard to ensure that all diners have a fantastic experience, treating each diner with the respect they deserve.

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Hannah said "Excellent place to eat
We had the special set menu and food was brilliant, really enjoyed it. Staff helpful and..."
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Abi said
" Amazing food!! Our bill was £30 with our tastecard; we had about 5 starters, a main to share and..."
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Karen said "Wonderful
Good service, we had the Special Set Menu which began with a great selection of different..."
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Ray said "Recommended
I wanted to take my lady friend to a restaurant in Bournemouth where she could experience..."
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"Excellent fresh home-made food, loads of choice for vegetarians and particularly welcoming and..."
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"An experiment to try Lebanese food that was very enjoyable. We are used to Indian, Thai, and..."
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  • Hannah said: "Excellent place to eat
    We had the special set menu and food was brilliant, really enjoyed it. Staff helpful and friendly. We were very satisfied, highly recommended and would love to come again. "
    Posted 3 years, 9 months, 2 days ago...
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  • Abi said:
    " Amazing food!! Our bill was £30 with our tastecard; we had about 5 starters, a main to share and a bottle of white wine between 2 of us. Huge portions, we had loads left over. Couldn't believe how good the food was for the price! I definitely recommend the hummus with lamb!! "
    Posted 3 years, 9 months, 16 days ago...
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  • Karen said: "Wonderful
    Good service, we had the Special Set Menu which began with a great selection of different starters to try, followed by a grill, it was all really tasty.

    Unfortunately we were the only customers there - it was a rainy week night and most of the other restaurants in the street were empty too so no reflection on the place! "
    Posted 4 years, 3 days ago...
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  • Ray said: "Recommended
    I wanted to take my lady friend to a restaurant in Bournemouth where she could experience Lebanese food. I found Retro using the search facility on tastecard. Reading other reviews and exploring the on-line sample menu it looked ideal.

    We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and the food excellent. We tucked into a selection of four traditional Lebanese starters with bread, along with a glass of their house red wine. (Yes, they do have a bar, not clear from their on-line menu). Lovely food, in fact we were enjoying our selection of starters so much, we forgot about the lamb kebab main dishes we had ordered! :-) When we go again we will probably just order a couple more starters to our selection for our full meal. A great way to experience their lovely cooking.

    Only one negative, the credit card machine was not working and we were asked to pay by cash. I hope this was not linked to our use of tastecard. Otherwise highly recommended, try it. "
    Posted 4 years, 20 days ago...
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  • "Excellent fresh home-made food, loads of choice for vegetarians and particularly welcoming and helpful staff. A great place to dine. Try it! Julie   "
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  • "An experiment to try Lebanese food that was very enjoyable. We are used to Indian, Thai, and Chinese cuisine but this had a style and flavour of its own, although the dessert menu needs expanding. Well worth the visit Geoff   "
    Posted 5 years, 9 months, 29 days ago...
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  • Hannah said: "Excellent place to eat
    We had the special set menu and food was brilliant, really enjoyed it. Staff helpful and friendly. We were very satisfied, highly recommended and would love to come again. "
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  • Abi said:
    " Amazing food!! Our bill was £30 with our tastecard; we had about 5 starters, a main to share and a bottle of white wine between 2 of us. Huge portions, we had loads left over. Couldn't believe how good the food was for the price! I definitely recommend the hummus with lamb!! "
    Posted 3 years, 9 months, 16 days ago...
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  • Karen said: "Wonderful
    Good service, we had the Special Set Menu which began with a great selection of different starters to try, followed by a grill, it was all really tasty.

    Unfortunately we were the only customers there - it was a rainy week night and most of the other restaurants in the street were empty too so no reflection on the place! "
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  • Ray said: "Recommended
    I wanted to take my lady friend to a restaurant in Bournemouth where she could experience Lebanese food. I found Retro using the search facility on tastecard. Reading other reviews and exploring the on-line sample menu it looked ideal.

    We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and the food excellent. We tucked into a selection of four traditional Lebanese starters with bread, along with a glass of their house red wine. (Yes, they do have a bar, not clear from their on-line menu). Lovely food, in fact we were enjoying our selection of starters so much, we forgot about the lamb kebab main dishes we had ordered! :-) When we go again we will probably just order a couple more starters to our selection for our full meal. A great way to experience their lovely cooking.

    Only one negative, the credit card machine was not working and we were asked to pay by cash. I hope this was not linked to our use of tastecard. Otherwise highly recommended, try it. "
    Posted 4 years, 20 days ago...
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  • "Excellent fresh home-made food, loads of choice for vegetarians and particularly welcoming and helpful staff. A great place to dine. Try it! Julie   "
    Posted 5 years, 5 months, 6 days ago...
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  • "An experiment to try Lebanese food that was very enjoyable. We are used to Indian, Thai, and Chinese cuisine but this had a style and flavour of its own, although the dessert menu needs expanding. Well worth the visit Geoff   "
    Posted 5 years, 9 months, 29 days ago...
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