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Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
01202 587785
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Ranked #160 of 524 restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: $11 - $64
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
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65% Recommend
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English first
Long Ditton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The food and portions were very good indeed. The service was efficient and very friendly and the staff knowledgeable. Location on the beach could be idyllic if the weather is right. Good choice of fish and seafood, well presented and very well prepared. Sensible wine list. Unpretentious but a really enjoyable evening. All in all a very good restaurant and... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Big disappointment - we booked in advance, visited at lunchtime to confirm the booking and to ensure that we had an outside table - got there and a bolshie, unfriendly lady greeted us (blonde woman) and was really off-hand... 'she would see what she could do' Service was very very slow and food quality poor (pawns that were shrimp-size and... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped for a quick drink after a lovely day in the sun and you really can't knock this place for its location etc. we are going back for a full lunch tomorrow it was that good

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Surrey UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have been here twice once in May and once in November and sat outsides both times. Really lovely,have blankets if you got cold. Watched a thunder storm in Nov. Great setting wiht the sea and beach. They were happy for us to sit outside with drinks and not eat in the later afternoon. Had the fish and chips, very... More

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Bournemouth, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We'd visited WestBeach before over the years and always enjoyed our meals, although in the past the service has been a bit slow. Not this time! We fancied a special Sunday Lunch, the forecast hadn't been good but the sun had defied the BBC and was glorious. We didn't reserve a table, just turned up and were delighted when they... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My daughter and I arrived without pre booking and had a nice welcome, considering it was a sunny beach-packed day we didn't think we'd be accommodated, but pleased we were, having eaten here several times before and each time very good. We only wanted a main course and I chose sea bass fillets but noticed there were various butter ingredients... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is right on the beach and looks very appealing to a newcomer. I was seated quickly but it took 25 minutes before someone realised I was there and wanted to order a drink! (I was dining alone and chose a quiet corner seat but still…) The food was extremely tasty and fresh BUT, I do resent paying £18... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It was to be a special dinner, (Big birthday). Lovely position right on the beach. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. The food - excellent. The only shortcoming was the apparent lack of staff training. We had to ask for the red onion jam that was supposed to have come with one of the starters, also had to ask for a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the west beech for lunch and had the fish finger sandwich, it was so good and such a lovely location we have booked to go back for our evening meal. They have a specials board with dishes we can't wait.

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Varnamo, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If you need a place for good view with good food and wine, this will be the place. However, it is not cheap but worth every penny. Good with fish dishes and check for daily special will be the best recommendations!

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