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“Best cheesecake ever!”
Review of Reef Encounter

Reef Encounter
Ranked #179 of 756 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best cheesecake ever!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

They have a original cheesecake. That's better cheesecake I tried ever.
Very good chicken wings, chorizo&peppers and fried squid.
Delicious mojitos but expensives

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mariousky
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English first
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good meal, friendly staff”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Five of us, including two children (plus a dog) visited for an evening meal. The food was great, the staff were helpful and the experience is highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Martin C
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A shadow of its former self”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Visited for the first time in ages last weekend and was thoroughly unimpressed. I remember the place years ago and it was great. The popularity and ongoing success have clearly caused complacency. Food and drink are still good, but used to be rocking. Staff seem very aloof and 'too cool for school'. Come on guys, get things back the way they were and make it great again!

  • Visited August 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing burgers, chilled vibe and fabulous location by the beach”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

My only criticism of this lovely beachy bar and restaurant is that the menu becomes a little bit limited if you drop in a few times a week. However, they have an extensive range of burgers (including a veggie falafel burger) which are really, really good. Nice wins, great staff, and lovely informal atmosphere. The real star is the location though, as the brilliantly-named Reef Encounter is on Sea Road, on the way to and from the beach and Boscombe Pier, and it gets the sun later into the evening than anywhere else. The outdoor deck is the place to be on a gorgeous summer evening, with nice tunes, barbeque aromas, friendly folk and a large chilled glass of sauvignon blanc... heaven. Please get more salads and fresh local fish on the menu, then it will be 5 stars all the way!

Visited August 2013
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Thank travelyogini89
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Eucalypta100, Manager at Reef Encounter, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thanks for your kind words, Travelyogini. The good news is that we've just finished revising the new main menu - and there are more salads and more fresh fish as you suggest. Looking forward to seeing you again soon - and hoping to earn that extra star!
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Bournemouth
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great please for branch, wonderful Sunday roast”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

One of my favourite place to go with my friends over the weekend, recommend highly. Better reserve table on sunny days and weekend.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Viola78Bournemouth
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