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Boscombe sea front | Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, England
01202 443960
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Ranked #81 of 563 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Urban Reef is an informal bar, cafe, deli and restaurant located right on the beach. We have our own farm where we grow much of our own produce and we're passionate about local, ethical and seasonal food. We have some of the best views in the country right over the bay and are just a few metres from the sand. Cafe by day and restaurant by night with our own in house baker and incredible coffee we look forward to looking after you anytime of the day. We're fans of praise in public and criticise in private, so any problems, ideally email the owner Mark we'll try to make things up to you. Any praise then please tell TripAdvisor and the world. All the best x
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English first
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Brilliant beach location ,limited bar eats downstairs,warm friendly restaurant upstairs,good beer and wine choices although a trifle expensive ,friendly efficient attentive staff,good menu choice,busy when I was there. ( Friday evening) the meal came quick and my salmon choice was excellent ,reasonably priced,all in all a very enjoyable evening would have no hesitation to revisit .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stopped by for a late lunch treat....Gorgeous food, excellent service, awesome seafront location! A must try if you're in the area:)

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Really enjoyed my meal even though it was dead on a Wednesday night. Had lamb special and octopus appetizer. Definitely visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at 11:25 told that by his watch it was 11:31 and that breakfast had been cleared already and therfore couldn't serve us. Very arrogant attitude and stated it wasn't his problem. Told we could wait till 12 to eat or come back another day on time. To be fair didn't get a chance to rate the food but with... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, great fish, lovely atmosphere. Well worth a visit. One of our party had a birthday which they made special. Really enjoyable visit to celebrate norwich city's win over bournemouth FC!!!

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This was a very trendy looking restaurant that is set on the first floor providing a view out to sea.The menu is reasonably priced but offers fresh choices with many ingredients I had either not had or previously heard of ! The food was fantastic supported by great service from "the Grinch" (!) our waiter and his tag on the... More 

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Dalry, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Good menu, tasty food, amazing ocean views. I will definitely go again if in the area. Great venue to entertain or have a lovely dinner with friends and the family.

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Having booked for Sunday lunch back in October and waiting over an hour for our food we were reluctant to eat at Urban Reef again (even though the food was lovely), however after mentioning our bad experience to a member of staff when we decided to book again (this time for breakfast on Boxing Day) we were very surprised when... More 

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Loubes-Bernac, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stopped for coffee on the way back from a long sea front walk on Christmas Eve. It was a sunny day & the place was buzzing! We didn't eat but the breakfasts being served looked great & we'll definitely eat there next time. Lovely coffee served with a smile in a brilliant quirky cafe which seemed popular with locals... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Whether you're looking for a simple pub/snack type lunch or a more of restaurant style of dining this place caters fantastically. Service also consistently superb, looking forward to going here on New Years!

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Additional Information about Urban Reef

Address: Boscombe sea front | Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, England
Phone Number: 01202 443960
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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