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Eat and drink

Thanks to Britain’s recent food renaissance, Bournemouth now has an array of rather good eating options. So it’s a measure of the excellence of Frederick’s that so many locals should chose to eat at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton. Undoubtedly, its setting helps. Not just the fabulous views of a shimmering ocean through large elegant Victorian windows, but the palatial interiors of a restaurant that opened its doors in 1947, with towering ceilings, cornicing and plasterwork, alongside mirrored columns, chandeliers and luxuriant drapes.

Of course, that’s not enough on its own. The food is superb. Don’t just take our word for it. Ask the locals. Frederick’s has a fantastic locally sourced seasonal modern British menu (with a few European flourishes). Think starters like duck liver parfait and chicken, basil and mint terrine, followed by honey and peanut glazed duck breast, wild mushroom and spinach cannelloni and lemon and thyme roasted chicken. This is talented contemporary cooking, without flannel, where the superb ingredients speak for themselves.

We wouldn’t want to oversell. It’s not the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton’s style. But our Sunday lunch with its array of traditional roasts is the stuff of local legend. How do we know? The locals tell us! We also offer a fabulous Afternoon Tea by The Sea with finger sandwiches, home made scones with clotted cream and jam. And families fear not. We never forget our younger guests. There are a variety of creative additions for the junior palate from ice cream in a cone and marshmallows to candy floss and cola cubes.

A final word to the wise. Frederick’s has a formal dress code (frankly, anything more casual just wouldn’t look right in the majestic surroundings). But our lounges serve lighter bites and snacks and the 24-hour room service has a family menu.

Fredrick’s restaurant opening times

  • Monday – Thursday: 19.00 - 22.00
  • Friday and Saturday: 19.00 - 22.00
  • Sunday: 19.00 - 22.00

Kitchen closes: 21.45

During summer school holidays restaurant opens from 18.30 | Children’s high tea buffet is available at 17.00

Meet our head chef

Name: Richard Allsopp

Experience: Started in college City and Guilds 7061/7062, 7071 & 7072. Then worked his way up through various 4* & 5* establishments, including; The Belfry Golf Resort, Stoke Park, Imperial Hotel Torquay. Richard has won various gold medals for the British Cooking Team. He is now in his 14th year at Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton as Head Chef.

Signature dish: Roasted Mudeford Brill, Scallop and Lobster, in a delicious shellfish and sherry sauce.

Healthy option on our menu: For your main course, why not try our delicious Bamboo steamed lemon sole fillets, with lemon balm, ginger and coriander


We offer a delicious breakfast buffet, including cooked and continental breakfast items. We are more than happy to provide table service for our guests on request. We also offer a wide choice of dishes cooked to order like omelettes, poached haddock, porridge, kippers and poached eggs. Vegetarian breakfast options are also available.

Breakfast is served between:

  • Monday – Friday: 07.00 – 10.00
  • Saturday: 07.00 – 10.00
  • Sunday: 08.00 – 10.00

We also serve continental breakfast throughout the night via room service. We are fully flexible with our breakfast service times, as we don`t want our guests to miss their breakfast because…

1. Eating breakfast can help prevent obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.
2. A better attention span, focus and productivity
3. Maintaining a healthy weight
4. Lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease
5. Setting an example for our children
6. Essential nutrients
7. Eating breakfast can reverse the effects of fasting: irritability and fatigue
8. It has been linked to better learning ability and memory functions
9. Increase your metabolic rate
10. Better fitness

24 Hour room service

All our menus are available for room service delivery. We also offer a 24 hour drinks room service for our residents. 

Guest Reviews

First class from start to finish

Smooth check in and a really spacious and comfortable room. A call ten minutes after I arrived from reception to ask if all was well – you could not ask for more. Breakfast was very good quality – and the ultimate service touch – the really helpful waiter chased outside with the tablets I had left on the table!

Bruce Hunter