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restaurants in bournemouth

We all love heading out for a bite to eat. And Bournemouth is a city full of restaurants that suit a range of people. Let us point you in the right direction as you discover some of the best restaurants in Bournemouth.

Located on the Southern coast, Bournemouth is a bustling resort the many tourists flee to each year. The town is full of delicious restaurants, and we love trying new places to eat in Bournemouth.

Whether you love tucking into a vegan kebab or want to treat the kids to a cheesy pizza, the restaurants in Bournemouth will not disappoint.

Keep reading to sink your teeth into some of the best restaurants in Bournemouth…

Family-Friendly Places to Eat in Bournemouth

Forno Pizza – 406 Wimborne Road, BH9 2HB

Forno is a trendy spot that prides itself on serving cheesy sourdough pizzas.

The pizzas come in 12 and 18 inches and are great to share with the family. With meat, veggie and vegan options, Forno is suitable for everyone that loves pizza.

If you’re like me and love eating, you can also grab a side of mac and cheese to feed those hungry bellies.

For dessert, there is a choice of 5 sweet treats. And if you want to enjoy an alcoholic drink, there is a selection of beers and wines.

Opening Times

Monday: 17:00 – 22:00
Tuesday: 17:00 – 22:00
Wednesday: 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 22:00
Thursday: 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 22:00
Friday: 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 17:00 – 22:00


01202 538 801

Steam Vintage Tea Rooms – 47 Poole Hill, BH2 5PW

The Steam Vintage Tea Rooms are great if you want a creative meal with the kids.

The charming tearoom is full of bright colours and interesting characters. It is a great way to explore the UK’s passion for afternoon tea.

For food lovers, the menu changes depending on the local produce but is perfect for those that love an indulgent treat.

Known for the selection of hot drinks, the Steam Vintage is an ideal stop for a hot brew. Let the kids enjoy a sweet cordial while you sip on a refreshing cranberry green tea.

Opening Times

Monday: 11:30 – 16:30
Tuesday: 11:30 – 16:30
Wednesday: 11:30 – 16:30
Thursday: 11:30 – 16:30
Friday: 11:30 – 16:30
Saturday: 11:30 – 17:00
Sunday: 11:30 – 17:00


01202 551 384

Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Urban Reef – The Overstrand, Undercliff Drive, BH5 1BN

Urban Reef is one of the most talked-about restaurants in Bournemouth and one of the best restaurants in Dorset. What makes the delicious food so special is that they are willing to cater for everyone, even our four-legged friends.

You can find the popular restaurant on Boscombe seafront. When the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, Urban Reef is a calming place to eat in Bournemouth.

The Urban Reef is split into a café, deli, and restaurant.

From 9 to 11, the breakfast is a selection of traditional dishes. Sink your teeth into a full English breakfast (veggie if you want) or indulge in an Eggs Royal with oak poached salmon.

The lunch menu from 12 to 4 delivers some of the freshest seafood on the Bournemouth seafront. There’s nothing like the mystery you get with the catch of the day.

After 5, the first-floor restaurant is a little more refined. From Bouillabaisse to tuna ramen, you are onto a winner in this pet-friendly restaurant in Bournemouth.

Although dogs are welcome, they will not be allowed in the first-floor restaurant.

Opening Times

Monday: 9:00 – 15:00
Tuesday: 9:00 – 15:00
Wednesday: 9:00 – 15:00
Thursday: 9:00 – 15:00
Friday: 9:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 9:00 – 20:00


01202 443 960

Goat & Tricycle – 27-29 Westhill Road, BH2 5PF

The Goat & Tricycle is an award-winning pub that serves a delicious food menu throughout the day.

Take your dog and sit enjoying your favourite selection of beers, wines, and spirits. That is why this pub is a welcoming place for a man’s best friend.

On the menu, you can find a range of traditional dorset foods to fill those hungry bellies. Or, if you don’t fancy a full meal, you can take a look at the small plates and sharers.

And don’t forget to indulge in your favourite dessert to finish the meal.

If you love taking your dog with you, check out these dog-friendly pubs in Dorset.

Opening Times

Monday: 12:00 – 00:00
Tuesday: 12:00 – 00:00
Wednesday: 12:00 – 00:00
Thursday: 12:00 – 00:00
Friday: 12:00 – 00:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 00:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 00:00


01202 314 220

Romantic Restaurants in Bournemouth

Restaurant Roots – 141 Belle Vue Road, BH6 3EN

We all enjoy treating our loved ones to a romantic meal for a special occasion. Restaurant Roots is one of the best restaurants in Bournemouth to enjoy with your partner.

As with many Michelin Star restaurants, Roots offers a tasting menu. That gives your taste buds a real opportunity to enjoy high-quality food.

Throughout the year, the menu changes depending on the season. The Chefs Jan and Stacey pride themselves on good food.

If you are looking for a romantic restaurant, Roots is an intimate space. With cosy seating for 18, you need to book in advance.

The restaurant also has a lunch menu that is a bit cheaper than the dinner menu. And you can find the usual wine tasting menus to accompany your meal.

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 19:00 – 22:00
Thursday: 12:00 – 12:30 & 19:00 – 22:00
Friday: 12:00 – 12:30 & 19:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 12:30 & 19:00 – 22:00
Sunday: Closed


01202 430 005

The Larder House – 4 Southbourne Grove, BH6 3QZ

With a passion for food, The Larder House is a great spot to enjoy with your partner. In the wood fire oven at the centre of the kitchen, the team aims to tell you a story through food.

On the menu, you can find meals that will make your mouth water. But on your visit, why not pick a couple of dishes to share to make your meal a little more intimate.

The menu is refined and showcases some of Bournemouth’s local ingredients. We love the sound of the braised beef shin, but why not take a look at the menu and see what takes your fancy.

Opening Times

Monday: 11:00 – 00:00
Tuesday: 11:00 – 00:00
Wednesday: 11:00 – 00:00
Thursday: 11:00 – 00:00
Friday: 11:00 – 00:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 00:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 23:00


01202 424 687

Budget Places to Eat

Eat Pho – 210 Old Christchurch Road, BH1 1PD

Sometimes all we want is a quick, budget bite to eat. Eat Pho on Christchurch Road is ideal for cheap, delicious food.

At the Vietnamese restaurant, you will be greeted with unique dishes. The menu includes traditional Vietnamese dishes including, pho, spring rolls, and stir-fries.

We love trying foods from around the world. So that is why Eat Pho is one of our favourite places to eat in Bournemouth.

Opening Times

Monday: 17:00 – 22:00
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 17:00 – 22:00
Thursday: 17:00 – 22:00
Friday: 17:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 17:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 17:00 – 22:00


01202 538801

Olive Café – 50 Poole Hill, BH2 5PS

The Olive Café is a no-frills stop that focuses on food and a friendly atmosphere. Located on Poole Hill, you are right on the edge of the shopping district in Bournemouth.

Treat yourself to an afternoon of retail therapy followed by a quick bite to eat at the Olive Café. Plus, the café is one of the cheaper options to enjoy good quality food in Bournemouth.

Olive Cafe is great for those of us that love breakfast. All-day.

But if you want something a little more substantial, the menu has a variety of burgers, salads, wraps and sandwiches. There is a lot of variety for vegetarians, but you may want to check the menu to see the suitability for vegans.

Opening Times

Monday: 8:00 – 16:00
Tuesday: 8:00 – 16:00
Wednesday: 8:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 8:00 – 16:00
Friday: 8:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 8:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 8:00 – 16:00


01202 257984

High-End Dining in Bournemouth

Arbor Restaurant – Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Road, BH1 3AX

Arbor Restaurant is our fine-dining choice if you like things a little more high-end.

The chefs focus on using quality-assured food providers to ensure they serve food with a purpose. Everything from fish, meat, dairy and veg comes from their trusted sources.

They have an ‘A La Carte’, breakfast, afternoon tea and even a pizza menu. It’s a great place to stop and reasonably affordable to try your hand at fine dining.

The menus are constantly changing and make use of only the freshest ingredients. Make sure to check out the website to see an up-to-date version of the current menu.

The combination of the high-end food and reasonable price tag for what you get makes Arbor one of the best restaurants in Bournemouth.

Opening Times

Monday: 12:30 – 14:00 & from 17:30
Tuesday: 12:30 – 14:00 & from 17:30
Wednesday: 12:30 – 14:00 & from 17:30
Thursday: 12:30 – 14:00 & from 17:30
Friday: 12:30 – 14:00 & from 17:30
Saturday: 12:30 – 14:00 & from 17:30
Sunday: 12:30 – 14:00 & from 17:30


01202 498 900

We all love eating out when we are on holiday, shopping or feeling a bit peckish. But where do you go when your feel hungry? Our handy guide helps you decide which is the best restaurant in Bournemouth for you to pick.

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