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Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
01202 587785
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: WestBeach Bar is a delightfully fresh and modern seafood bistro on the...
WestBeach Bar is a delightfully fresh and modern seafood bistro on the Pier Approach in Bournemouth. With floor to ceiling glass windows to maximise the stunning sea views, the light-filled dining room is understated and relaxed – allowing the spotlight to shine on the real star of the show, the stunning seafood menu. WestBeach also hosts weekly Jazz on the Beach nights, and is available for private parties.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food but left disappointed.

We stopped off for lunch on a cold and windy Saturday. The service was initially good. My wife ordered the mussels and I chose the fishcake and soup. The food was lovely, but when placing our orders my wife was informed that the mussels came with no extras. She therefore ordered some... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
ShaunSCatterick
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Catterick
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Catterick
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped off for lunch on a cold and windy Saturday. The service was initially good. My wife ordered the mussels and I chose the fishcake and soup. The food was lovely, but when placing our orders my wife was informed that the mussels came with no extras. She therefore ordered some bread as a side. The bread never arrived.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had a coffee and cake here in morning great service quality coffee and cake, menu very interesting and fresh not cheap but you pay for good quality and service. great location for sea view and in summer tables outside.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Food was tasty but portions would pass for child-sized portions. My starter was beetroot cut in four tiny sections about the size of a small egg and a dash of a mayonnaise type garnish. The rest of the plate was empty. The rest of our party had similar sized portions. Restaurant freezing. Left cold and hungry.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

last year till about summer was great, good service etc. then it changed, one day, no coffee (therefore no tea as hot water came from coffe machine) cake selection went down, service went down. sorry to say this. Never been in the eveining, this review is for daytime.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We sat at a table, which hadnt been cleared, just wanting some drinks. We had just drinks in the past. We waited 15 minutes for anyone to come to us, to be told by a rude waiter that it was a reserved table. Had we wanted food as well, we have no doubt that this would have been unreserved. Will... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited westbeach with my partner for a Sunday lunch. We had a 3 courses menu. I had mussels for starter, turbot for main and banana bread for dessert. Was all amazing, the food perfectly presented and really fresh. The location is perfect, on bournemouth seaside. I was a bit disappointed only by one thing, the tables have no cover,... More 

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WestBeachBournemouth, Marketing Executive at WestBeach, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're so pleased you enjoyed the food! We feel that the tables fit perfectly into our 'beach chic' atmosphere and covers would not compliment the style. We have been awarded 5 star level rating in hygiene and tables are cleaned thoroughly between every sitting. We are sorry this distracted you from the food and ambience... More 

Dorset
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited for Sunday lunch with Friends. We had called in some days before to choose a table in the window. When we arrived (on time) the table had been given to someone else and we had to sit further inside. The problem however was unbelievably slow service which ruined the meal. In the end I had to complain to the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great choice on the menu, good, friendly service and lovely ambience. It's great to be able to eat overlooking the sea.

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WestBeachBournemouth, Marketing Executive at WestBeach, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We're glad you got to enjoy our new Spring menu, overlooking the beautiful Bournemouth beach. We look forward to seeing you back soon. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Needed a quick business lunch. Hit the spot. Service was great and the food good! Will be back with friends soon.

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Poole, Dorset, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here many times and it never dissapoints. Especially good in the summer if you can get a table on the terrace, but equally great in the winter too. A very good menu and wine list and always had great service. If you want a table during the Bournemouth Air Festival then book months in advance!! We highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: 01202 587785

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 64
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

WestBeach Bar is a delightfully fresh and modern seafood bistro on the Pier Approach in Bournemouth. With floor to ceiling glass windows to maximise the stunning sea views, the light-filled dining room is understated and relaxed – allowing the spotlight to shine on the real star of the show, the stunning seafood menu. WestBeach also hosts weekly Jazz on the Beach nights, and is available for private parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?