Eating Out Just for Us

A Birthday Meal at NEO Restaurant Bournemouth

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June 22, 2016

When Hubby asked me where I wanted to go for a birthday meal, I reeled off all the previous restaurants we had been to but we both agreed we wanted to be a little more adventurous and try somewhere new.
But where?
Hubby asked around at work and one restaurant stood out above the rest – NEO!
Set in a huge glass building opposite Bournemouth Pier, NEO Restaurant has been open just two months and looks spectacular with 180° of floor to ceiling windows which offer views over Bournemouth Garden, the Pier and the beach.
Neo Bournemouth
On the downstairs of the building is a cocktail bar with seating and a small outdoor area and upstairs is the main dining area as it has the best views.
Neo Restaurant
We arrived for our booking and were immediately shown to our table. Sadly it was not directly beside the window but we still had good views from where we were sat near the middle of the restaurant.
Neo Restaurant
The restaurant still has that “new” smell but the staff made it seem like they had been there for years with attentive service, great knowledge of the menu and their own recommendations. We were immediately presented with some complimentary bread with butter and rock salt to enjoy as we made our meal selection.
Neo Restaurant
Hubby, a creature of habit, chose Sirloin Steak for his meal and I decided upon Piri Piri Chicken. There was also a great selection of freshly caught local fish too.
Neo Restaurant
Both our meals were cooked to perfection and just the right amount to leave that all important room for dessert.
Neo Restaurant
The staff were attentive without being pushy and ensured that we were looked after. When it came to choosing desserts I went for something light with a sorbet dish whereas Hubby fancied an ice cream sundae.
Neo Bournemouth
Again, both dishes were delicious and freshly made.
Neo Bournemouth
I cannot fault NEO Bournemouth. The decor was stunning and made the most of the spectacular sea views. It was all finished to extremely high standards and even the toilets drew a “WOW” moment from me as they were all finished in walnut with traditional Thomas Crapper fixtures and fittings.
Neo Bournemouth
Hopefully our next visit won’t be on a school night and I will be able to sample some of their delicious sounding cocktails.
Neo Bournemouth
NEO Restaurant is open from 11am daily and has menu’s and treats to suit every budget, from coffee and cake to a bar / terrace menu, an express menu to main meals and its proximity to the BIC means it is ideal for pre-show drinks.
Great hospitality, stunning surroundings and the beautiful setting make the perfect partner for such delicious food.

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    Dean of Little Steps

    June 23, 2016

    Looks fab and very modern! The food looks absolutely delicious too. Would love to be able to have dinner out too without the daughter in tow 😉

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    June 23, 2016

    Ooooh love the look of this place – nosh looks delicious! And always got to have a childfree dinner isn’t it?!

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    Cathy Glynn

    June 23, 2016

    The food looks amazing and what a fabulous place to have a meal and enjoy the views x

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    Baby Isabella

    June 23, 2016

    Happy Birthday Kara! You know we passed that place the other day – looks super sleek. Love modern restaurants and the food looks yummy!

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    June 23, 2016

    Looks like a fab classy and modern restaurant the food looks good too.

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    Otilia @romanianmum

    June 24, 2016

    Beautiful setting for the restaurant! It looks lovely! And the food too!

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    Fashion and Style Police

    June 24, 2016

    I love the chic modern look. Looks amazing.

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    Kenia Mazariegos

    June 24, 2016

    Everything looks so delicious, especially the steak. YUm

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    June 24, 2016

    That looks absolutely beautiful, hope your hubby had a lovely time. Great post! ????

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    June 24, 2016

    That looks like a fab evening out Kara! I’ll have to check it out next time I’m in Bournemouth 🙂

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    June 24, 2016

    What an amazing place to have a meal and I would have gone for the steak too x

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    Natasha Mairs

    June 25, 2016

    Neo’s looks o nice. The chips look lovely and fat, the way that I like them and that ice cream sundae your husband had look so nice

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    Erica Price

    June 27, 2016

    I love the look of the place – sort of an art deco look.

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    June 27, 2016

    Looks like such a nice place. The dessert looked absolutely amazing!

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    June 27, 2016

    What a gorgeous restaurant and the food looks amazing – especially your sorbet x

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    Emma | The Mini Mes and Me

    June 30, 2016

    Even the building is beautiful!
    That steak looks so good x

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    Clare aka Emmy's Mummy

    July 6, 2016

    Wow it looks beautiful and the food has my mouth watering.

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