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Urban Beach

Certificate of Excellence
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Bournemouth, England
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Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had meal here recently, not been for a few years. Was great when opened now looming shabby. Fish I had wasn't washed out properly. Expressed concern to waiter who was poor in his response to the situation. Won't be back for several more years unless I hear it's had a boost.

Thank Steve O
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had breakfast and dinner here. Both were truly excellent. The main evening meal and pudding was absolutely delicious, obviously cooked by a real chef! Such a thrill after eating out so many awful or average meals in Bournemouth. The breakfast was fantastic too. Sausages top quality etc. (Only the bacon was obviously reheated and horrible/chewy!). Service good/friendly.

Thank MayTaylor100
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

By chance visited Boscombe beach and stopped at urban beach for lunch I had tagiatelle with lobster,scallops and monkfish which was excellent My friend had twice baked Wookey hole cheddar soufflé which was also delicious The dessert menu was varied I had local cheeseboard which was very interesting in its variety and quality of cheeses. I enjoyed all the cheeses... More 

Thank smokeymolly
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Sad to say Urban Beach has lost it. Booked a table for 2 on a Wednesday night at 8pm. Firstly I'd like to say I've always been fond of Urban beach, I like the layout, they have a great back bar and do a fierce breakfast but I was disappointed with this latest experience. A number of dishes on the... More 

Thank TheWanderererer
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Booked this restaurant a few weeks ago to take my family out for Saturday 28th May 2016, I requested outside seating, this was not available when we arrived they sat us inside. poor choice of menu no veggie option no chicken dishes. and the chips were fried three time no option to have a jacket Potatoes. The chips were over... More 

1 Thank shirley w
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Lovely relaxed early evening dinner. The food is good and the service is really friendly, enthusiastic and warm which we love. Just one comment; I'm not sure that it needs a TV on in the evenings. I can see that during the day that might work but in the evening, it's a bit distracting. Just a thought but we'll keep... More 

Thank CCEden
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Sat in their 'outdoor' section. Our visit was ruined by all the smoke, although they have 'defined' areas (No smoking on the 'fake' grass!!) the smokers were flouting the rules and it was like sitting in a chimney. Not sure how they can get away with it as the 'outside seating' area is actually almost enclosed with doors to get... More 

Thank currymonster37
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Visited the restaurant over easter weekend and it was very busy. We didn't have a reservation and needing to dine with our young daughter. Was getting late but they did all they could to get us a table with minimal wait. The food was outstanding with attentive service and great value. Would absolutely recommend and going back when we visit... More 

Thank Snarce
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing place. The breakfast here is the best in Bournemouth. How they continue to find great staff is brilliant. The deck is also awesome. Yes it's very popular and for a reason!

Thank steve h
Essex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit to eat here. Always a friendly greeting, great food, exciting menu too. Maybe not in the glamour setting of its sister restaurant Urban Reef but we prefer this one for many reasons, most of all menu choices and staff friendliness & attentiveness. During the week 2 courses and a drink for £10 before 5pm can't say... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, British, Bar, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bournemouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: 01202-30-15-09

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?