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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
441202587785
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: WestBeach Bar is a delightfully fresh and modern seafood bistro on the Pier...
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 is available for private parties.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good quality breakfast

Visited for breakfast in February . Really fresh good quality food cooked to order if a little pricey. Our group either had full breakfast or eggs Benedict. Couldn't fault either. Great location bang on the beach just yards from the Pier.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
NickWyer
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been going to this restaurant for some years when we visit Bournemouth and it has never let us down. This time it was on a stormy Saturday evening in February with literally a gale blowing, raining and the sand blowing off the beach, like being sand balasted. But as always as we entered the restaurant, somewhat disheveled, we were... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited for breakfast in February . Really fresh good quality food cooked to order if a little pricey. Our group either had full breakfast or eggs Benedict. Couldn't fault either. Great location bang on the beach just yards from the Pier.

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Thank NickWyer
TRURO, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife is partially sighted and has a brain tumour and walks on a white stick. We had walked a little way on the sea front and she needed a cup of tea to warm up. Admittedly it was lunchtime but we were refused. So if you are disabled and in need of a drink don't go here. The cafe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb setting, beautiful views but my goodness you pay for it .... £7.50 for a 175mls glass of very mediocre house red.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit West Beach when we are in Bournemouth and are never disappointed. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food well cooked and well presented. In addition, they have a good and varied wine list.

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Thank Janina50
WestBeachBournemouth, General Manager at WestBeach, responded to this review

Dear Janina50, How lovely to read that we are your favourite restaurant in Bournemouth and thank you for describing our staff as friendly and helpful. Thank you also for saying that the food is well cooked and well presented, the chefs are very passionate about their work and enjoy having good feedback from our customers. We look forward to your... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Been coming here on and off for more than 10 years. Never disappoints Tonight. Great food. Great service. Don't miss this lovely restaurant. I love it

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Thank amanda a
WestBeachBournemouth, General Manager at WestBeach, responded to this review

Dear amanda a, Thank you so much for being such a loyal customer for so many years. What a lovely review you have written about West Beach and thank you for singing our praises. We look forward to your next visit where you will always be welcome. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another blustery rainy morning, and we decided to revisit Westbeach.We ordered the same items as our first visit, the service was attentive,and the food was delivered hot on warmed plates. What a difference! Overall a good dining experience and overlooking surfers and jet skiers out on the water in the winter sun! We will definitely be going back for another... More 

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Thank Gill F
WestBeachBournemouth, General Manager at WestBeach, responded to this review

Dear Gill F, We are delighted that you chose to come back to West Beach and even more so to read your complimentary review about your morning visit. We do try our very best to ensure our customers have attentive and friendly service along with enjoyable food. We are looking for to welcoming you back to West Beach in the... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night myself and four friends ventured down to WestBeach to enjoy the wonderful band Banaafa. We were greeted and seated very quickly, close to the music and also an excellent view of the chefs hard at work. All of our meals were exceptional, coupled with fantastic service and great entertainment. We are already planning our next visit, thank you... More 

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Thank SamCam33
WestBeachBournemouth, General Manager at WestBeach, responded to this review

Dear SamCam33, Thank you for coming and enjoying our first jazz night and thank you for your review. We thought the night went very well and Bafaana were a great choice of band to kick off jazz events. It is also great to read that you enjoyed the food and the service. We hope you and your friends will make... More 

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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst in bournemouth we had reserved a table here for 8.30pm as we have eaten here twice in the past. Arrived at 8.30pm and shown to our table which was exactly where we requested as love to watch the chef's at work. Ordered the wine and the meal and soaked up the atmosphere. As we ordered the seafood plater we... More 

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Thank Keith D
WestBeachBournemouth, General Manager at WestBeach, responded to this review

Dear Keith D, What a lovely heading "Magical meal" and thank you very much for writing such a complimentary review on Tripadvisor. I do remember we had to move you to a larger because you had the wonderful seafood platter, a very generous display of fruits of the sea. I am glad you choose to visit West Beach every time... More 

Swindon
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here a few times. It seems to have been different the last few visits so not sure if it has changed hands. The menu is not as extensive or unusual as before. The service is still good and obviously it has the amazing position on the beach but I now find it not as good value for money... More 

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Thank rebekhah914
WestBeachBournemouth, General Manager at WestBeach, responded to this review

Dear rebekhah914, Thank you for your review and thank you also for your regular patronage. It is disappointing to read that you feel West Beach is not good value for money. We haven't changed hands, still owned by the same family for the past 17 years. Our Head Chef and both of his Sous Chefs have been with us for... 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: 441202587785

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 36
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

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 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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