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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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
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A great location, was open for lunch and we asked for a table on the balcony which was lovely on the summers day we had. As vegetarians the main food options were very limited to say the least with only one option. We decided to order the one main option with a couple of sides and starters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
ThePablas
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a fantastic position right on Bournemouth beach. It serves a lot of fish dishes. They were all very good but perhaps just lacked that wow factor I expected from the restuarants reputation. Service was very slow.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great location, was open for lunch and we asked for a table on the balcony which was lovely on the summers day we had. As vegetarians the main food options were very limited to say the least with only one option. We decided to order the one main option with a couple of sides and starters. Although we were... More 

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Cheshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went here on TA recommendations as we love seafood. Sadly the set menu was definitely not worth the money as the helpings were very small - accepted in a lot of restaurants this happens, but a small tasteless piece of terrine and a few crisps with a token piece of lettuce was not what I was expecting. We were waiting... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely breakfast at Westbeach which is a lovely resetrant right on the beach near Bournemouth pier. The fish is always fresh and the staff are very polite.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Terrible service and over priced - they clearly only want to serve a certain clientele. It took 10 mins before our drinks order was Taken while 3 waitresses dealt with one couple out the front who were drinking champagne it took a further 10 mins for our drinks to arrive!! Fish was soggy - keep walking and find somewhere better... More 

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Barnstaple
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful location on the sea front, we were looking for somewhere for dinner and watching the sunset while eating seemed like the obvious choice. While the food is somewhat expensive it is definitely worth the price. I had the most delicious tigerprawns in a garlic sauce while my partner had pork. The service was a little slow at times... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We held our Escapade live music event at West Beach and from confirming the venue to the service throughout the night, everything was exceptional. The delicious food, gorgeous views, friendly staff created such an amazing atmosphere and i would highly recommend this restaurant for any one having a special occasion or looking for a lovely evening.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Staff seemed indifferent and the lobster was hot to touch but cold through the centre, I'm guessing it was pre cooked and re heated? Fine but at least make sure it's hot throughout. Disappointing!

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Aylesbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food served in a chilled out environment and with a perfect view of the beach. Our waiter was lovely and overall the service was attentive without being pushy. All in all a great choice for a relaxed dinner and it was nice and busy...... especially for a Sunday night!

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

After a long walk along the sea front; tired and hungry we happened upon West Beach. Staff were friendly and welcoming: we started the evening off with their Pimms Royal it was my partners birthday so the staff added champagne to our Pimms which was delicious. It was the start of their summer menu, i had the smoke chicken and... More 

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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
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
Average Prices: USD $11 to $64
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 to $64
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?