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WestBeach

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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

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  • 88
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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
Short stop

We had a pleasant surprise when we arrived for a short stop on our way down the Durassic Coastal Route to Waymouth. Very good amenities and seemed to be enough to do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Lotuselam
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

On Saturday lunchtime , we booked a table @ westbeach , I ate here around 10 years ago and remember it being superb , but this visit I was very disappointed , the front of house manager seated us and he was very welcoming friendly and polite , we ordered our drinks and opted for the cold fruit de mar... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had a pleasant surprise when we arrived for a short stop on our way down the Durassic Coastal Route to Waymouth. Very good amenities and seemed to be enough to do.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Ate here yesterday on a hot sunny day and had a fabulous lunch as usual on the terrace - the setting is perfect, food always excellent and service very attentive. Look forward to my next visit when in Bournemouth - well done West Beach

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely restaurant, a little gem hidden away facing the beach! First impressions when you walk in is a very clean and bustling restaurant. Packed full even on a Wednesday night. Romantic candlelit setting with views over the sea. Menu is lovely with a small selection in each course. I started with a warm beetroot and goats cheese salad... More 

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Truro
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here with my parents on the 19th April... This being our second visit we already had high expectations, and yet again they we're met The service was fantastic and the food was just amazing. Thank you, next time we visit Bournemouth I'm sure we will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Such good food, friendly and efficient service, great location. We had a brilliant evening. A real hidden gem, definitely worth a visit. Be sure to book though. We had to call 3 months in advance for our table!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had a lovely meal here. The staff were warm and welcoming from the moment we walked through the door . Great quality food, great service and very good and professional staff. Another Bournemouth gem.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The restaurant wasn't full but the service took ages. Even for the drinks we've waiting more than 45 minutes, approximately. To receive the meal - just the starters took an hour, and the mains, almost 1.5 hours! It's ridiculous!!! Not to mention the quality of the food was awful compared the price & expectations. The fish was soaked in oil,... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Westbeach has deteriorated to the the point of comedy! The service is generally poor with moody young staff. Quality of food is ok if you enjoy spending £17 on butterfly prawns with poo tubes included, surely a basic culinary requirement in 2015!! An uninspiring expensive experience with a mere shrug of the shoulders regarding negative feedback from the management. Also... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you enjoy feeling entirely wound up whilst on holiday on the South Coast, visit Westbeach. At Westbeach you can experience some of the worst service and food imaginable, painful to the point it becomes comical, whilst all the while gazing out to sea, to the Isle of Wight and Old Harry Rocks. In hindsight, I would have much preferred... 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?