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Boscombe sea front | Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, England
01202 443960
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Ranked #79 of 556 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
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Service was fantastic and friendly, the view amazing and the food exceptional. I especially enjoyed the fish assiette. Without doubt I will return

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Bournemouth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Urban reef is in a great location. The waiting staff were very attentive. However, I was recommended the falafel burger by the waitress which was monstrous. When it was brought to me the waiter said "i wouldn't try and pick it up it can be quite soggy". He was right. It was a claggy slab of tasteless carbohydrate accompanied by... More 

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A crowd of us had an excellent lunch last week. Staff were very helpful and although there were some 20 of us, we were served very efficiently. We will return.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We visited today for lunch. There were 5 of us and it was the birthday of one of the party. My wife & I had never been there but had been told that it was good. The only good thing about it was the view. There seemed to be only one person serving for most of the time. We waited... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a cosy bar and restaurant on the beachfront. Prices are reasonable for the location and there is some decent live music is on some weekends.

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UK
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place...wow...there is nothing about Urban Reef I didn't like! The location is amazing - just a nice stroll from the Boscombe Pier makes it very easy to access. The interiors made me feel like I am on holiday - felt that relaxed, incredibly friendly atmosphere brought by a staff combined with a welcoming feel of interiors! Loved the attention... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you fancy a lunch sat right on the seafront then this is the place to go. The staff are cool, the place is cool and more importantly the food is awesome.. head in after a wintery walk to warm up.. and if you fancy some great cocktails the expert barmen will certainly oblige.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We go to Urban Reef every time we come to Bournemouth - we love it. The walk from Westbourne along the beach is lovely and we are always hungry when we arrive. My favourite is the soup - delicious. The staff are fantastic - real understanding of customer care and the bonus for us is we can take our dog.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food although a little pricey was really nice. Really well presented too. Looked very Michelin star-esque (I imagine!!) deserts were amazing too and I've only ever had the pina colada there as it tastes so good (although again a little pricey but a good size cocktail). Only downside is I've been waiting a little while in there previously and... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I'm guessing we've been incredibly lucky when I look at other reviews, but whenever I visit Bournemouth - work, university visits, mum/daughter annual trips, I ALWAYS make it part of my visit to get to Urban Reef. The mochachino is a must following the walk from Bournemouth - which no matter what the weather is a great way to build... More 

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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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