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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday lunch

I took my mum here for a birthday lunch and was not disappointed. From the moment we arrived the staff were really attentive, especially our waiter. The service was also speedy. Food wise we were impressed with the choice of dishes on offer. We opted for the sea platter which was absolutely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely food and reasonably priced ... a definite place to visit but if you want am evening meal...nook ahead very busy but they gave all good reason to be.... great food n service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I took my mum here for a birthday lunch and was not disappointed. From the moment we arrived the staff were really attentive, especially our waiter. The service was also speedy. Food wise we were impressed with the choice of dishes on offer. We opted for the sea platter which was absolutely delicious. For a nice place to eat in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Called in for just a drink late afternoon and after a short wait, was shown to a table and received excellent service. Lovely sea views!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic place to have our first wedding anniversary meal, I had the scallops, perfect, my wife went for the beetroot salad as she didn't want to get too full from the starter, immaculate as well, for mains I went for the steak(one of the best I had in a long time? as did my wife. Nice wine list... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We walked in for breakfast about 10.30 am. It took an age for our order to be taken. It also took an age for the food to arrive, and the place was not busy. The poached eggs were 'rare', the tomato was whole and stone cold, the bacon was over cooked. The staff did not seem to be at all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

During a recent visit to Bournemouth, myself and two friends visited your restaurant on two occasions. Firstly on a rainy Wednesday night, we ordered a starter and a main each, a bread board, chips and a bottle of wine. To start, myself and one friend had the trout tian which was very enjoyable, my other friend had scallops which she... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is the only decent, or maybe only, restaurant right on the beach front - so, lovely to look out at the sea from your window table. We had dinner one night. I had prawn cocktail and classic mussels - both were very nice. Had to add a lot of pepper to the mussels to give the sauce a bit... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Coffee only served until 11.30 when entire place seems to shut down to prepare for lunch . Every table set up and ready anyway so puzzled when numerous people including a man in a wheelchair and a lady on crutches were turned away because they wanted a coffee at this time of the day. This is during the airshow days... More 

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WestBeachBournemouth, Public Relations Manager at WestBeach, responded to this review

Hi Carole, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and I am so sorry that you were unable to join us for coffee. Unfortunately during peak periods and during lunch and dinner services we are unable to offer a table for drink only customers. It is regret that we have to turn away any custom and we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Don't even bother trying this place! Seriously the worst fish and chips I've ever bought!! It's laughable now but when I opened the take out box, I thought they got my order wrong. The fish looked like a piece of deep fried cardboard. My plastic folk broke when I stuck it in the "fish". I tried a nibble (since I... More 

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WestBeachBournemouth, Public Relations Manager at WestBeach, responded to this review

Hi Ang-Di, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We have operated as a popular seafront take-away for 15 years and we value all feedback from our customers so that we can continue to improve our offering. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's in a lovely location and very presentable. The staff were friendly and the menu was great. I had hallumi for starter, which was great (can't help think that hallumi is hard to screw up). I had cod for the main which was wonderfully, very well cooked and with excellent side dishes. A credit to the chefs. It only misses... More 

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WestBeachBournemouth, Public Relations Manager at WestBeach, responded to this review

Hi Thomas, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. I am so glad that you liked our new menu - the Halloumi is a favourite of mine too! We have new specials going on our board every week so please pay us a visit next time you're passing - today's Stone Bass fillet was particularly... 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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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