The Larderhouse, Bournemouth

On Sunday, I went to The Larderhouse for the fourth time since I moved to Bournemouth just over a year ago. After searching the internet for “the best Sunday roast in Bournemouth” when my parents came to visit, TripAdvisor lead me to this wonderfully quirky restaurant. While it is not in central Bournemouth and actually in Southbourne, it is less than a 10-minute drive from the centre and definitely worth the journey.

My family and I love it there. The food is such high quality and the menu is seasonal so changes quite regularly. All the staff are so friendly and have always made our visit the best it can be. Not only this, but the way that it is decorated and the energy that it has is truly unique. There is an indoor restaurant and an outside courtyard with heaters and blankets so you can sit there all year round.

The courtyard decorated for Halloween (October, 2018)

The restaurant has just started serving a ‘Galette Menu’ from 12pm-3pm every day of the week excluding Sunday. I have not tried it yet but I’m planning to fit it in sometime soon. They are all reasonably priced, ranging from £6.50 to £8, and I can’t wait to try the ‘Hot Smoked Salmon’ one!

From the ‘A La Carte Menu’, I have tried a selection of different dishes. My favourite tapas dishes are the patatas bravas (which are easily comparable to the ones I have tried to Spain) and the jambon croquettes. For the mains, I have had a special of Moules Marinere and wood-fired gnocchi from the summer menu. These were both delicious and I would especially recommend the Moules Marinere as it is one of my favourites! They also have a selection of ‘Social Suzannes’ which can be either a main course for one person or a shared starter between 2-3 people. There are different themes to these dishes such a ‘Grocers’, ‘Fish’ and ‘Charcuterie’.

They also have a great selection of cocktails, wines and even absinthe! (October, 2018)

Sunday roasts at The Larderhouse are definitely the best that I have tried in Bournemouth! This Sunday, we had the overnight cooked ham hock, the wood roasted half chicken and the slow-cooked lamb shoulder. All the roasts come with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables (we ordered extra Yorkshire puddings too). All of the dishes have plenty of meat, especially the ham hock which we shared between two people with extra roast potatoes and still had some left to take home.

Overnight Cooked Ham Hock with Seasonal Vegetables, Roast Potatoes and Yorkshire Puddings (October, 2018)

So, if you are looking for somewhere to eat in Bournemouth then I couldn’t recommend The Larderhouse enough! The atmosphere, decor and food are all uniquely outstanding. Every time I have been it has been busy (especially on a Sunday) so to avoid disappointment I would definitely book ahead of time! For more information, or to book a table, check out their WebsiteInstagram or Facebook.

Thanks for reading!

Bethan x

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