Review on Patrick's Restaurant & Bar

A stunningly converted bank building in up-and-coming Lower Parkstone is the setting for Patrick's contemporary restaurant and bar. Once through the original bank doors, you can't fail to notice the spectacular bespoke chandelier that hangs from the 40ft-high ceiling. The cool bar itself is open from 10 in the morning for coffee and pastries, and it provides drinks throughout the day.

A glass partition helpfully divides the bar from the no-smoking restaurant, which is overseen by Patrick himself. Chef Chris Howard has worked alongside the likes of Paul Heathcote and Paul Gayler, and he delivers a mixed bag of dishes spanning everything from brasserie favourites to fusion. On the one hand you might find home-cured trout and smoked salmon fishcakes or steak and kidney pie; on the other, gremolata crusted sea bass with fennel purée and saffron potatoes or Thai vegetable couscous with tempura of asparagus.

Straightforward grills are also big sellers, and the selection of desserts might feature baked rhubarb and ginger cheesecake with a vanilla 'shot' or high-calorie sticky toffee pudding with banana fritter and caramel sauce.

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Modern European


Chris Howard

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 10.00am - 2.30pm 12.00pm Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm 5.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm (10.00pm Fri-Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

Online Booking Availability for Patrick's Restaurant & Bar

Facilities at Patrick's Restaurant & Bar

  • Childrens menu
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • 80 covers


WiFi is available

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Patrick's Restaurant & Bar
1 Bournemouth Road
Lower Parkstone
BH14 0EG

Customer Ratings on Patrick's Restaurant & Bar

3.5  / 5

Based on 2 reviews

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  • avatar
    May 2016

    1 people found this review helpful
    Consistently excellent food

    We have been frequenting Patrick's bar & restaurant practically since it opened and have never experienced anything less than excellent food and service. So much so, we are rarely happy when we branch out and go somewhere else!
    For example, we left just before midnight, having enjoyed a great night of live music and were back in this morning for brunch!
    We cannot recommend it highly enough 😊

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    July 2015

    2 people found this review helpful
    80th birthday

    Been several times before and always very good, but this Sunday lunch was poor veg not cooked and roast potatoes seemed as if warmed up , and beef very fatty was told when booked it was an 80th birthday meal but no mention of it on the day so very disappointed after our previous visits.

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