We are thrilled to have won a Great Taste Award for our Chilli Dip. We have dreamt of this moment and are so proud to be adding the prestigious black and gold Great Taste badge of honour to our fermented chilli dip

14,195 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process; and Mezebag Baraca’s Chilli Dip was dubbed as having a “lovely deep red colour and delivered a full spectrum of spicy aromatics. It also delivered on flavours, starting with the sweeter ones, yet not overly sweet. Being fermented, the chilli gave lighter earthier flavours that built in the mouth. A useful product.” at the world’s most coveted food and drink awards. 4,088 products were awarded a Great Taste 1-star – ‘food and drink that delivers fantastic flavour’, 1,568 were awarded a Great Taste 2-star – ‘above and beyond delicious’, and 248 were awarded a Great Taste 3-star – ‘extraordinarily tasty food and drink’.

Described as a “Vibrant dip with a good spicy aroma. There is a lot to like about this smooth dip: sweet fruity notes are working in harmony with the spicy heat of the chillis. This is a well-judged hot sauce delivering a sweet fruity flavour and well-judged heat”, this exquisite flavour profile, exceptional ingredients, and artisanal craftsmanship was a big hit with the Great Taste judges.

Made with fermented hot chillies and sweet peppers, home-made assortment of herbs and spices, and a touch of Mezebag - Baraca's culinary magic resulting in a tantalizing taste experience that has captured the hearts and palates of both diners and judges alike, the Chilli Dip was one of 5,904 products to receive a Great Taste award in 2023 (which is only 41.6% of the total products entered).

The award-winning CHILLI DIP is sold in Baraca 129 Charminster Road, BH8 8Uh, , so if you’ve not tried it yet! In the meantime we are updating our website so you can order online soon

What is Great Taste?

Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food lovers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. All products in the line-up for judging are blind tasted: every product is removed from its packaging so it cannot be identified, before entering a robust, layered judging process. This year, judging took place over 89 days in Dorset and London, with a panel of more than 500 judges putting the products to the test. The line-up saw food and drink products submitted from an extraordinary 109 different countries across the world.


Welcome to Baraca, Bournemouth’s longest established premium restaurant.

We are delighted to share with you most delicious food, Turkish and Mediterranean dishes, all homemade by the fantastic team at our Bournemouth restaurant. We always want you enjoy your meal that tastes as good as it looks.

For almost 23 years, our head chef Ms Kurt, trained in Hilton and her team have been using high-quality ingredients, mainly organic and locally sourced. She bases Baraca’s menus around fresh local ingredients, drawing her inspiration from the farmer's market, local farms and her own massive garden supplies most of the vegetables, fruits, salads and herbs. She prepares a range of ingredients from naturally fermented vinegars, home-made pickles and preserves, vinaigrettes, her own secret spice mixes to jolly good dips, condiments, sauces and oils. All of her ingredients are made with passion, care and attention to tastes.

With its characteristic interior, Baraca serves a vast array of delicious menus bursting with healthy foods; plenty of vegan, gluten free and vegetarian dishes, hot and cold mezes, meat and fish specialities that love you and your taste so everyday there is something for everyone you can choose from the menu, all of which are made fresh several times a day and cooked to order. Baraca also cater for any other dietary requirements, all meat and poultry served is suitable for Halal diets.

Locals love Baraca, the charm of the restaurant and its service, but most of all by the originality, subtlety and sophistication of the food. After 22 years, one of the most talked restaurants in Bournemouth, Dorset. Looking for somewhere that will really impress? Whether you're on a date night, family meal, partying or catching up with friends, Baraca is an ideal choice. The menu is packed with delicious dishes, boasting flavours of preserved, cured, pickles, fermented and brined elements perfect to eat within the authentic interiors.


There are no set times for belly dancers to perform at present as COVID-19 is still with us, and we should stay cautious to help protect ourselves and our guests. We are really sorry that we are still unable to schedule any at present and hoping our regular belly dancing nights will return as soon as it is feasible. In the meantime, we have a vast collection of Arabic and Turkish music from a variety of singers, belts and hats and partying is always welcome.

For those extra special occasions, there's nowhere quite like Baraca as we will still be serving delicious food, your favourite drinks, gourmet coffees and a relaxing atmosphere


BARACA' menu uses the finest seasonal ingredients to create Ala carte and Mezze menus that capture the essence of nature, well known for fantastic parties, fantastic menus and affordable prices.


You’re sitting there, poring over restaurants brochures looking for an exciting belly dancing performance in Bournemouth; the best venue what Baraca offers with no doubt,Book your party

Outside Catering

We host all functions and offer amazing outside catering; wedding, anniversary, birthday or parties we can cater for your all types of formal and informal events, parties.

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Sauces & Dips

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Sauces & Dips

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House Fermented Natural Vinegars

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House Fermented Natural Vinegars

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Dipping Oils

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Dipping Oils

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Blend Coffee & Speciality Tea

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Blend Coffee & Speciality Tea

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  • Amazing food - definitely recommend. Tried Baraca this evening and the food (calamari, lamb shish) was amazing, really authentic. The service was great

    Natali - Visitor

    A hidden gem, can’t count the amount of times I’ve walked past this place. A lovely cosy atmosphere with lovely homely decor.

    Sarah - Visitor
  • I would recommend this place to anyone. Moussaka is amazing as is the Mezes and other traditional recipes.

    Paul - Visitor


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129 Charminster Road, Bournemouth

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  • +0(44) 1202 515144
  • Tuesday to Saturday, 12am till 22pm
  • We are closed Sunday and Monday so If you would like to book a table
  • Give us a call & text on 07503945520
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