Where to Eat in Bournemouth: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 15, 2017 Deane Carmody

Bournemouth’s seven miles of beach and exceptionally warm microclimate make it a favorite of U.K. travelers. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re a watersports fanatic (try surfing lessons!) or just want to let your kids splash around in the calm waters. For a traditional Bournemouth vacation, rent a classic beach hut.
Things to do in Bournemouth

1. Bates Restaurant

350-352 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 9RX, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$251 +44 1202 240310
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Bates Restaurant

Reviewed By Jackie M - Redhill, United Kingdom

I’ve literally just returned from the most delicious dinner here. I had the mushrooms with garlic and cheese then fillet steak with Diane sauce, roast potatoes, new potatoes, swede, broccoli and peas and I don’t know how but I managex a finger slice of cherry cheesecake! The steak was like velvet and so good and the cheesecake was amazing, my friends had different choices and each of them were great - pate, prawn cocktail, pork with pepper sauce and chicken with a cream mushroom sauce and trifle. Superb value, really great sized portions. Lovely ambience, friendly service and being given time inbetween courses not rushed. When I return to Bournemouth I’ll be returning here
Truly highly recommend

2. Chez Fred

10 Seamoor Road | Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 9AN, England Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$86 - HK$118 +44 1202 761023
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Chez Fred

Now fully re open following major refurbishment.

Reviewed By nigglepiggle - Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Went here recently and all ordered fresh cod, with drink, mushy pea, unlimited cups and unlimited tea or coffee.
Fantastic value for money, chips were so crispy and the fish was beautiful.
Nothing too much trouble for the staff
Definitely will be back when I'm the area

3. Gilbey's Restaurant

5 Wollstonecraft Road | Boscombe Spa, Bournemouth BH5 1JQ, England Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar British, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$385 +44 1202 394588
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 272 reviews

Gilbey's Restaurant

Gilbey's Restaurant in Bournemouth is situated in the Liston Hotel which is two minutes from the Cliff Top Gardens in Boscombe Spa. The large open restaurant with polished oak floor and wall murals of Edwardian days on the pier compliments the cosy bar and entrance hall with original features dating back to the turn of the century. Our food is modern English/French with some influences from the rest of the World. The large open restaurant with polished oak floor and wall murals of Edwardian days on the pier compliments the cosy bar and entrance hall with original features dating back to the turn of the century. Our food is modern English with some influences from the rest of the World.

Reviewed By Paul H - Bournemouth

On arrival we ordered pre-lunch drinks in the bar and had the menu to consult. Within a short while our orders were placed. Not long afterwards we were seated in the large airy restaurant.
Our three courses were very good and the service from the two waitresses 100% and friendly too.
We had coffee in the bar area after the meal.
This is certainly a hidden gem of a restaurant.

4. Lolas Restaurant

95 Commercial Road, Bournemouth BH2 5RT, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 7588 065360
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 266 reviews

Lolas Restaurant

Reviewed By Sobo_foody - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Took my wife here for a birthday meal, it was fantastic food and really good service. Best Tapas in town for sure, with lots of choices. Will definitely return.

5. Deli Rocks

23 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QS, England Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1202 430007
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Deli Rocks

Reviewed By Karen70P - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

We had lunch and it was fantastic. We had the Rustica pizza (delicious), Mexican vegetarian pastry and a made-to-order smoked salmon/cheese baguette. All meals were served with salad or grilled vegetables.
The coffee was fantastic, as good as we get in Sydney.
The decor is a mix of Italian and rock and roll, and there is great rock music playing.

6. Bournemouth Pizza Co

44 St. Swithuns Road, Bournemouth BH1 3RJ, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$133 +44 1202 555125
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 459 reviews

Bournemouth Pizza Co

The best Pizza in Bournemouth made using quality fresh ingredients, with daily prepared dough and cooked in a traditional wood fired Italian oven. To eat in, delivered locally or to take away Open every day, lunch and dinner We are licenced and serve wine and beer with your meal. we also make our own Gluten free bases and serve Violife vegan cheese.

Reviewed By 08mayeseva

Service was super quick which it should be because we were the only ones in there, but the venue is so small felt so claustrophobic. Food was average, nothing special

7. Renoufs

48 Poole Road, Bournemouth BH4 9DZ, England Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$275 +44 7440 111131
Excellent
87%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 448 reviews

Renoufs

The Award Winning Renoufs Cheese and Wine Bar brings a great new dining concept to Westbourne, Bournemouth. We boast a superb selection of Cheese and Charcuterie to pair with our extensive selection of wines. We believe we are the only venue in Dorset to be able to offer over 200 different quality wines by the glass. Our cheese and charcuterie boards are simply superb and accompanied with fresh daily baked bread, biscuits, pickles and fruits. We cater for parties of 1-50 and the restaurant can be booked outside of normal opening hours by calling Trevor at the restaurant. Renoufs is all about sharing. Our sharing Boards are over 1 meter in length of cheese, charcuterie, olives, pates, hummus, breads, fruits and so much more.

Reviewed By FifiD_london - London, United Kingdom

We visited the Wimborne branch and it was a fab way to see in the New Year , it is a simple and delicious idea , you can either have huge trays with a selection of cheeses and cold /hot meats with pate, hummus and...MoreHi Fifi Thank you for such a detailed review on our Wimborne Site. I'm so thrilled you spent your New Years Eve with us. We hope to see you again soon, before the next new year! Kindest regards Trevor and The Team.

8. Laluna Restaurant

125 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UH, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, European, British, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 1202 911800
Excellent
90%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 314 reviews

Laluna Restaurant

Reviewed By eskay101 - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Popped into Charminster’s best restaurant with my family. Always welcomed by the owner Haytham, food is always superb and you also have a wide range of choice to choose from. I would highly recommend anybody thinking of trying this place out. A must!

9. Alfies Fish and Chips

413 Wimborne Road | New owner., Bournemouth BH9 2AJ, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, British, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1202 914620
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 205 reviews

Alfies Fish and Chips

Reviewed By patriciapinklady - Southampton, United Kingdom

Alfie's is an amazing fish and chip shop with such friendly and helpful staff. We ate in and the food was freshly cooked to order yet delivered in a perfectly acceptable time. It's a very clean place, very pleasant to sit in. Newspapers are provided and it just ticks all the boxes. The delicious fish and chips are perfectly cooked and are everything you want them to be. A great experience and we look forward to returning soon.

10. English Rose Cafe

18 Ashley Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4LQ, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$55 +44 7496 492936
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 140 reviews

English Rose Cafe

Serve breakfast &lunch

Reviewed By rasbenek - Funchal, Portugal

5* service from arrival to departure. Excellent food, clean, accommodating, no rushing even though queues for seats at the door, and a cute young waitress with a lovely smile, helpful demeanour, and attentive work ethic. There's a lot that bigger business could learn from this bijou eating place. We'll be back for sure.

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