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Reef Encounter

42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ , England
01202 280 656
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Ranked #101 of 557 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Laid back, easy going, great food, have live music on Friday nights. Have special food themed nights. If in a crowd best to book a table as can get crowded

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Only heard about this place after a passer by recommended it when we were searching for somewhere to eat. Doesn't look much from the outside to be honest but is a really nice, lively place to eat once inside. Food was lovely and reasonably priced, there was a bit of a wait for food as it was a busy Saturday... More 

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Sheffield
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

This was our first visit to Bournemouth, saw this place by just walking past, the steak night deal caught our eye which is on a Wednesday. We didn't book and althought it was busy they found us a spot, was a very relaxed atmosphere and the staff was lovely. Would recommend.

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Hove
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This was a recommendation from the Strand Hotel. A lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food and great music made our short stay in Bournemouth a memorable one. It was the first time I tried coleslaw without mayonnaise - awesome! Would like it like this all the time.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Went here because a friend was playing music here and a really good evening. Food was very good but the service was average at best. We had to go up to the bar to order drinks during our meal, Not sure if that was normal for this place? Cocktails were great. Atmosphere was great but the music finished way to... More 

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bournemouth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I live near by and frequently go there to enjoy the chilled out atmosphere. Great selection of drinks and the staff are really friendly. I really would recommend the place. Dogs welcome too!

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Pontypridd, South Wales
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Staying in the Chine Hotel close by- this was a real find. Great food and service. We visited twice in 3 days. Wednesday steak night is real good value. Staff went the extra mile and were brilliant with our lively little one.

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suffolk
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Went here for my wife's birthday Lovely rustic feel to the place ,bit tight for room inside , they had a vey good band on the night that we ate there , luckily we had booked in advance , still many people stood at the bar waiting to be seated , starters very nice , main meal of rib &... More 

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Fareham, Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Good bar with lively a tmosphere. Sunny terrace, with music on Fridays. Also does good food if a little limited

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Their wareham lamb they did for st. Patricks was beautiful and they do the best roast dinners around.

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Address: 42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ , England
Phone Number: 01202 280 656
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
Cuisine: American

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