“ 22 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EJ. Tel:01202 552202 „
Iv'e only been to the coriander restaurant once located in central bournemouth and I have to say it was very enjoyable and the food was excellent.
What is it?
The coriander is a mexican themed restaurant serving only mexican style food and so watch out if you dont like spicyish food you wont like this but if you do then this is a winner. The food caters for vegetarians as well as people who suffer from ceoliacs disease which is very rare in restaurants so this is a great point about this restaurant, but overall you cant really go wrong than to go here. Vegans can also enjoy a meal here.
The restaurant is situated over 2 floors, ground and first floor and the tables are all designed with bright colours, rustic orange walls and mexican ornaments, hats and muriels. Its very bright and is attractive to all ages including children as it serves a great kids menu and offers children colouring sheets and crayons also on arrival, to keep them entertained.
Up until 5pm everyday the restaurant serves dishes which are lighter and not as large or filling than a dinner course however all are delicious and are quite substancial for any lunch or late afternoon dinner. The best bit about eating there in the day before 5pm is that kids can eat for just £1 which can save an awful lot of money when taking kids out for dinner. The kids menu ranges from fish fingers and chicken wings, to nachos and tacos and the classic tortillas which can be made up by the child and brings in a lot of fun to the meal and is also a good ply to help fussy eaters enjoy their food and have fun at the same time.
The evening menu is superb, with starters ranging from £2.50 -£6 with a choice from nachos to salsa and pittas, chicken wings, prawns and potato skins this is perfect comfort food with a hint of spice if you desire for any evening in any season.
The main dishes range from £6-11 and are all mexican from burritos, enchilladas, tacos, chilli, gumbo, potato skins and salads and they are big portions to fill you up and the quality of food is excellent. You can without a doubt make this restaurant perfect for a night out with your other half or freind for approx £30 or indeed for a bigger event or party at the weekends as it caters for every occassion. Its got a great party atmousphere so to hold a party here is definately a must.
The restaurant is located on the top of richmond hill in bournemouth and there are parking facilities with a car park both next to it and across the road and taxis are easily availiable all around the immediate area. If you go however especially in the evening and more especially at the weekend booking is advised as it does get incredibly busy.
A fabulous fun restaurant with great food to match and the price cannot be beaten.
I would really recommend you visit this restaurant if you are in Bournemouth!
Environment: Brightly coloured, cosy, mexican style music, upbeat party type atmosphere. There is a guitar on the wall upstairs, and on one occasion when we happened to be dining at the same time as a stag party, on of the 'stags' took the guitar from the wall and began to play, the whole of the upstairs ended up joining in and singing the songs! Fantastic fun!
The table mats are plain paper, and crayons are waiting on your table - the restaurant is decorated all over with prime examples of table art. I fun way to pass the time whilst waiting for your meal!
Food: An excellent selection of traditional mexican starters, mains and desserts. I personally recommend the 'Banoffee Nachos' a sweet take on the fried tortilla chip snack, which is absolutely delicious, and something a bit different to your regular pudding!
Drink: A wide selection of soft drinks, beers, wines and cocktails - including of course home made sangria! Also a variety of coffees and shots are available. (On our visits we have been presented with a free shot of tequila at the end of our meal!).
Service: The restaurant is always very busy, so I would recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Having said that, the staff are always attentive, friendly and polite, and we have never had a problem with waiting times. The prices are reasonable, and at the end of the meal you'll be given a little pot of corriander to take home (collect 5 pots and receive money off your meal!).
Coriander has a fun lively atmosphere and we have been serving great Mexican food for the past 22 years. Parties have become our speciality. If you wish to book a party at the weekend please book early as we have limited space.