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“Location, location, location.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro on the Beach

Bistro on the Beach
Solent Promenade, Southbourne Coast Road, Southbourne | Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4BE, England
+44 1202 431473
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Ranked #300 of 537 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: $5 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, English, Bistro
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bistro on the Beach is situated on the waters edge on Bournemouth Beach at Southbourne. Full licenced Bar. The Bistro offers our guests Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea's and is open for Dinner from May till October on Thu,Fri & Sat Evenings from 6:00pm Last food order 9:00pm.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Location, location, location.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Location, location, location. Sadly this works against Bistro. The food and view are excellent and everything else is very good except for the time it takes to get served as it's always busy. The waiting staff are really nice and friendly, but the Bistro is a victim of it's location and success. It's too popular. I don't think another operator could do any better in the circumstances. I still recommend it though. :-)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast with a great beach view on a windy day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We had breakfast today on a wild, windy Sunday morning and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Our window seat gave us a great view of the crashing waves and beachfront activities and our food was just as good.
We all had a full english with various additions and it all turned up hot and freshly cooked. The staff were friendly and we enjoyed our time there.
I would recommend The Bistro for breakfast and if I had to be picky and make a comment it would be for them to have a better quality sausage. The ones we had were very palatable but there are many better ones available with a high meat content etc. Notwithstanding this, I still enjoyed mine and would return again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, friendly waitress and good cake.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

You can't really fault the bistro - it's a great place to go if you are walking along the promenade all year round or sunbathing in the summer. The restaurant is very clean and the views across the bay to Swanage on a clear day are fantastic. Staff are polite and friendly, the cake is a must and the restaurant is very clean.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“quick lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

the family wanted to spend the afternoon on the beach, so we had a quick lunch ... only fish n chips but it was nice.

Visited July 2012
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16 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Could be anywhere in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Excellent food;, service ; with the best views . Bournemouth resident, who takes all my family and friends here. Good food without high prices.

Visited August 2012
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