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Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
01202 587785
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Ranked #179 of 554 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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Hants
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

As the weather was sunny today and we could sit outside, went to Westbeach with my family & our dog for lunch. On finding a table, we sat for 10mins and no one had even acknowledge we were there. Had to go in to the restaurant and get out own menu. Waiter arrived to take order (we had a 3... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Brought overseas guests and we were not disappointed. Service from James was first class, attentive but not overly fussy. Food was beautifully cooked and really fresh. Knowledge of wines was a little short of expectations as sommelier was off but wine choice nonetheless good. Live music Thursday nights is enjoyable once the volume is turned down a little. Overall a... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We came to this restaurant as we were given vouchers. I've heard good things about if from friends so was looking forward to going. The location is beautiful - right on the promenade near to Bournemouth pier. The restaurant itself is well decorated and maintained and the staff are very friendly. I have to say though, although the food was... More

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WestBeachBournemouth, Marketing Assistant at WestBeach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry that you felt the food wasn't as good as you had expected. We pride ourselves on our fresh, local produce and we hope that you will return for a more pleasant experience. More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Been here several times now for long lazy lunch on a Sunday, in the middle of a bracing pier to pier walk. Extensive menu of fresh seafood, excellent wine list, delicious specials and always excellent service. Always been very lucky they have a table free for us, always with the fabulous view of the pier and beach to watch the... More

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WestBeachBournemouth, Marketing Assistant at WestBeach, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoy WestBeach so much to return, we really have got the best views! We hope to see you again - we definitely think it's the perfect stop off on a lovely winter walk. More

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Have visited this restaurant several times now over 3 years. It should be fantastic, but it isn't..........anymore. In fact we've pretty much given up going there now, as the service has gone downhill so much. We took some friends there for their first time in August, and they, like us weren't impressed with the slow service, despite booking a table.... More

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WestBeachBournemouth, Marketing Assistant at WestBeach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, however we are sorry that you feel this way. August is our busiest time in the year and despite booking we have a huge number of customers through the doors. However it is not an excuse and we can only apologise for the slow service you received. Unfortunately due to... More

alicante
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Iconic beachfront restaurant,which is more a cafe than gourmet restaurant. Its overpriced for its seafood,and you need to select carefully for the best offers;Avoid the lobster,very small with very little meat. Seabream was better. Good Purbreck icecream for desert. In my view there are better restaurants in Bournemouth,but not many in this sort of location; Pay for the view by... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

still the same overpriced cafe that thinks it's a restaraunt . Over priced as mentioned in tons of reviews. Service rubbish as mentioned in many many reviews. Staff not interested in many reviews. Breakfast at over £9 is rubbish value as mentioned in reviews . If you complain the owner bans you . No attempt to actually address any problems.... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Food is good here but quite overpriced. It's lovely in the summer however may struggle in the winter. Good cake too. Apple cake was delicious. Probably only stop in for coffee and a cake now.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

After picking up a degree it was down to the west beach restaurant for a celebration meal. They must have had a great week and takings must be up for all in Bournemouth. It was a pleasant change to have an English speaking waiter, who we could understand, so full marks . And the food and service was exceptional. many... More

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Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a wonderful place to have a restaurant, the atmosphere and welcome is great, the service very efficient and friendly, the menu has plenty of choice and the food very tasty. Well worth a try.

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Additional Information about WestBeach

Address: Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
Phone Number: 01202 587785
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
Average Prices: USD 11 - 64
Cuisine: Seafood

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