Restaurant Roots

“Contemporary, elegant space for tasting menus.” - AA Inspector



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It’s tasting menus only at Roots, with a vegetarian option available. These change monthly and the food is inventive but uncomplicated, thoughtful and confidently constructed and presented. Service here is great, from a very knowledgeable team, and the elegant, intimate dining room (it’s small, so book early) is a relaxed, comfortable space. ‘Triple C’ is a crowd-pleasing starter, a light, airy crumpet topped with crispy chicken breast, caviar, crème fraîche with a touch of heat from togarashi, and maple syrup, while ‘Countryside Supper’ is a dish inspired by the chef’s German heritage, with rye bread, sliced coppa and salami, and cured salmon along with a dainty potato salad.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Restaurant Roots
141 Belle Vue Road, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET, BH6 3EN


  • Seats: 20
  • Wheelchair accessible
Opening times
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 2 weeks August, 25–26 December
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 29
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Dorset

Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.

Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing. 

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