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Best Food in Bournemouth

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The university and beach town of Bournemouth offers a huge range of dining options, from budget and fast food to romantic, high end restaurants, and of course lots of fresh seafood! Here's a guide to some of my favourite dining spots.

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  • Foodie

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Blakes Restaurant

Restaurants

Cafe Boscanova

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Little Pickle Deli Cafe

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Edge Restaurant

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Signature Spice

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Alfies Fish and Chips

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Plates & Co

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The Crab at Bournemouth

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LovePuffin's City Tips

  • Reservations may be required in some of the higher end or more popular restaurants. Make sure you check ahead of time.
  • Aim to tip around 10% in restaurants for good service, 15% for great service.
  • Don't be afraid to head out of the main town to get the best food.
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    Blakes Restaurant
    Restaurants (French, British)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Located inside one of the most beautiful hotels in the whole of Bournemouth lies Blakes: A restaurant which prides itself on beautifully presented, tasty food. Menus are seasonal, and the fish - including fresh sea bream - is always delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the twice baked cheese souffle, it melts-in-the-mouth.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 622 restaurants in Bournemouth
    • Nothing special 07/27/2018
    • Yet another fabulous meal 06/12/2018
    • Blakes Restaurant
    Address:
    30 West Hill Road
    West Cliff
    Bournemouth BH2 5PH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1202 298020
    Price range:
    $22 - $45
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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    Cafe Boscanova
    Restaurants (Cafe, British, International, Contemporary, Healthy)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    One of my favourite places for breakfast, Cafe Boscanova serves the absolute best coffee in town. You can even buy some beans or ground coffee to take away! Try the blueberry pancake stack or the pancakes with maple syrup and bacon.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • They also serve great lunches which change daily. See the specials board for info.
    • It gets pretty loud and busy here, so it's probably not for you if you're looking for a quiet spot to relax.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 622 restaurants in Bournemouth
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice coffee and sandwich 08/13/2018
    • Morning Coffee with our Doggie 08/10/2018
    • Cafe Boscanova
    Address:
    650 Christchurch Road
    Boscombe
    Bournemouth BH1 4BP
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1202 242831
    Price range:
    $6 - $19
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
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    Little Pickle Deli Cafe
    Restaurants (British, Cafe)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    This tiny independent cafe in Boscombe deserves a mention if only for its Blue Vinney cheese sandwich. As you'd expect from a small, locally run place, the staff are very friendly and the food sourced from local farms where possible.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • They offer a children's menu as well.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 622 restaurants in Bournemouth
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Now that's a breakfast! 08/05/2018
    • Lovely little breakfast 07/29/2018
    • Little Pickle Deli Cafe
    Address:
    737 Christchurch Road
    Boscombe
    Bournemouth BH7 6AQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1202 900899
    Price range:
    $3 - $13
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
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    Edge Restaurant
    Restaurants (European)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    If you're looking for a great restaurant with a view of the beach, then look no further than Edge. Their cocktail selection makes a great partner to a blazing Bournemouth sunset and their food is always well-presented and tasty.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the fresh oysters which you can buy individually or by the dozen.
    • The 'Flirtini' champagne cocktail is a great accompanier to the oysters.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Dinner 01/01/2017
    • Closed 11/23/2016
    • Edge Restaurant
    Address:
    4th Floor
    Alum Chine
    Bournemouth BH4 8JA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1202 757007
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    Signature Spice
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi)
    LovePuffin Says:

    You'll never be far from an Indian restaurant in Bournemouth, but Signature Spice is one of the better options for authentic tasting Indian food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • On Wednesdays, they hold weekly 'gourmet nights' where they offer a starter, a main dish, a side dish, a curry or rice and a coffee for just £11.95.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #165 of 622 restaurants in Bournemouth
    • 1st visit despite it being on our doorstep! 05/26/2018
    • Excellent food 04/04/2018
    • Signature Spice
    Address:
    1-3 Columbia Road
    Bournemouth BH10 4DZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1202 535819
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
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    Alfies Fish and Chips
    Restaurants (Seafood, Fast Food, British)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Fish and chips is just about as British as the royal family, so to visit an English seaside town and not try this speciality would be a crime. Luckily, Alfies serves up the best fish and chips in the county - crispy batter and thickly cut chips... Delicious!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Order a side of mushy peas or curry sauce to add to your meal.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 622 restaurants in Bournemouth
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not what it was.. 07/27/2018
    • Catching up with friends 06/26/2018
    • Alfies Fish and Chips
    Address:
    413 Wimborne Road
    New owner.
    Bournemouth BH9 2AJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1202 914620
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    4:45 PM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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    Plates & Co
    Restaurants (European, British)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Plates & Co sometimes gets a bad rep for its slow service, but the fact that it's housed above an old church (complete with stained glass windows) definitely makes up for this shortfall. Plus the food is good, too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There's a lovely garden downstairs where you can enjoy a drink before your meal.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #95 of 622 restaurants in Bournemouth
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Poor service & food 08/12/2018
    • Amazing 07/28/2018
    • Plates & Co
    Address:
    16 Landseer Road
    Westbourne Village
    Bournemouth BH4 9EH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1202 765696
    Price range:
    $4 - $36
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Tue - Fri
    12:00 PM - 2:30 AM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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    The Crab at Bournemouth
    Restaurants (Seafood, British)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    The Crab is a must-do for any seafood lover. Moules frites, fresh dressed crab, oysters and lobster are all fresh from the sea and absolutely mouth-watering. For those not in the mood for seafood, the pork belly is crispy perfection.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • This busy restaurant gets extremely busy so make sure to call ahead to book.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #94 of 622 restaurants in Bournemouth
    • Beautiful food & great service 08/13/2018
    • Excellent food 08/13/2018
    • The Crab at Bournemouth
    Address:
    Exeter Road
    Park Central Hotel
    Bournemouth
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1202 203601
    Price range:
    $19 - $74
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Fri - Sat
    5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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