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The food outlets below are listed by category, good reviews and by location. You therefore can see at a glance which are the best, which are the nearest to Bournemouth and which are the best value. The aim is that you will be able to plan your evening eating out with confidence and at speed!

Crucially the 'More' tag at the bottom of the review list goes to an Eating Out Map with all local Restaurants, Pizza Houses, Pubs and Takeaways around you. In case we have missed anything we have the Thompson All restaurant tag at the very bottom.

Enjoy eating out around Bournemouth!
The Cliff Top Restaurant

93 St Michael's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5DS, UK – 01202 554665

First visited 4 years ago and it's still as fantastic. Wonderful food and service and an incredibly welcoming owner. Great indoor and outdoor seating and well worth the short walk to get there from the seafront. 》Please like helpful reviews《

The food was lovely but be warned the portions are on the small side. The service on the other hand let a lot to be desired. We waited a long time to get the menu or even to put our order. Also 7.50 for dessert is a bit much as well.

NEO Restaurant

Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AH, UK – 01202 203610

We love this restaurant with its enviable position overlooking the beaches of Bournemouth and the park- fabulous cocktail bar and great food. We arrived a little later than planned due to traffic and the service was less attentive than our previous experience but it didn’t affect the quality of the food - recommend this for something a bit more interesting than the usual chain restaurant options with a touch of fine dining about it. See you next time we are visiting 👍

Good location. Nice cocktails. Nice staff. However..... food was mediocre. Over cooked steak. Had to ask for a proper steak knife. Saw others struggling to cut through theirs too. Overpriced for what you get.

Arbor Restaurant

Arbor Restaurant, The Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX, UK – 01202 498900

Lovely, quiet restaurant within a hotel. Adventurous menu catering for gluten free but not dairy free. The staff work with you within the limits of the menu. Presentation cool and you are not rushed. Journey at your own pace. Well placed for a good walk along East Cliff, with a free and sizeable car park. The jelly and ice cream dessert is a wonderful take on a family favourite.

Another excellent meal in the Arbor's beautiful dining room. The restaurant has a varied menu including British favourites with a twist; beef in red wine with dumplings. Prices are high, but reflect the quality of the food and service.Beetroot and dill soup sounds odd; but it was outstanding and appropriate for a cold March night. This is a sedate restaurant with a varied clientele; business men; couples and three ladies (us). The Arbor Restaurant is in the boutique, Eco hotel: The Green House.

Best Reviewed Indian Restaurants and Takeaways in Bournemouth or in Bournemouth area

Joy Southbourne

129 Seabourne Rd, Bournemouth BH5 2HG, UK – 01202 431166

Fast service. Lovely food. To our surprise it was half price food on Sundays too which made the bill cheaper. Would recommend.

The Best Indian Food since moving down south.. Excellent food, beautiful presentation, great service and value. Recommended to anyone.. Don’t miss this gem

Mint Leaf Indian Brasserie

32-33, The Triangle, Bournemouth BH2 5SE, UK – 01202 299977

Excellent staff and really good food. Special lunch menu is an great value. I have now visited the place few times and I can say the consistency on service and food quality is outstanding. Nice atmosphere. Shared platter starter was brilliant

We had Sunday lunch, the meal was excellent, more than we could eat. Good value for money and the staff were very friendly.

Joy Charminster

74 Charminster Rd, Bournemouth BH8 8UR, UK – 01202 559562

Got to lover Ruby at the weekend this place has been hugely popular since it opened got to be reason for that

Balti's and naga not on the menu any more but they are happy to make still if you ask, great service. Always friendly.

Best Reviewed Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants

ASK Italian

Unit LG3 BH2, Exeter Cres, Bournemouth BH2 5DD, UK – 01202 295583

Very warm welcoming! Friendly and smiling people at all times, delicious food and outstanding service. Clean and pleasant atmosphere, we sat looking at Bournemouth gardens in a bright sunny day. My son and me enjoyed very much the meal, the homemade lemonade is highly recommended. In addition a very handy phone and usb charges by the side of the table. Definitely it is part of our top favourite restaurant! You won't regret it!

Great service, feels really authentic. Menu is fresh and not overly large. Food great, so flavoursome. I want it now!!!!!!!!!

Zizzi Bournemouth

5 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6HE, UK – 01202 299010

All the staff were absolutely fantastic, very attentative and provided great service. The food was also fantastic. Acoustics can be quite loud so it was hard to hear each other talk when busy.

Staff pleasant and good. All food ordered was good. Personal taste: although pizza was good, just a little too much topping to my liking. Enjoyable meal. Thank you.

Prezzo Bournemouth

58 Westover Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2BZ, UK – 01202 556399

Visited here for my mum's birthday & it was a nice lunch. We were sat right by the big bay window & the waiter was attentive/friendly. Food was tasty (I had Bass) & everyone at my table seemed satisfied as well with their food. I had a Voucher from Vouchercodes which was awesome so the bill was practically halved. The only thing missing was a dairy-free menu.

Nice place in good location. The staff were friendly, polite and helpful. 3 starts because as with most Italian restaurants in the UK, particularly chains, the pizza is OK but a long long way from what you would find in Italy, particularly around Naples. So difficult to find good pizza in the UK.

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The Lounge Cocktail Bar

Keystone House, 30 Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AR, UK – 01202 296394

Not a bad place at all

Smokin' Aces - Cocktail Bar & Whiskey Lounge

103 Commercial Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5RT, UK – 07886 953733

Brilliant bar. Staff are very friendly and make the most amazing drinks. You tell them what you want and they will make something to suit ya taste. Good atmosphere. Will definitely be going back when I visit Bournemouth again. Recommend the penicillin!!

Fun bar staff, good drinks, great music, wicked basement!

Bar So

Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, UK – 01202 203050

Was nice to sit outside with a drink and talk to people

Wonderful place to dance and have great time with your friends! Amazing!! I will come back 😍😍😍


Bournemouth Chinese Restaurants

Day's Restaurant

3, St. Peters Quarter, St Peter's Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2AD, UK – 01202 318888

A really nice all you can eat Chinese buffet. Very nice decor and atmosphere, very clean. Good range of food all well cooked and tasty. Good ranges of desserts too. A little pricey on the day we went and as normal drink prices are where they make their profit! But definitely worth a visit.

Never gone wrong going here. Sushi is amazing! Food is always great and a good selection. Staff are quick to take your dirty plates away! Good for kids as they've got a separate family section and some English food for fussy eaters Lunch is always best to go as its a bit cheaper. If others are going to moan about the quality of the food I wonder what they are expecting for the price!

The Old Place

274 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1PH, UK – 01202 555880

Absolutely top customer service, delicious food & also went out of thier way to accommodate our needs. Really pleased indeed. I'd go here again. Thank you

Superb! The food from this Chinese takeaway/restaurant is just fantastic and at the prices you just can't fault it; the beef in black bean sauce and the crispy chilli beef are my recommendations for sure, the decor is a bit like the local universities Dylan's bar but you'll not even notice because of the sublime food and I would recommend to anyone who wants good local Chinese food in Bournemouth. I actually found this place by accident on my way home and have not regretted it as I noticed a large amount of Asian people eating here which made me notice this must be a good restaurant for what it serves and 'my suspicions were not wrong.

Shang Pin

United Kingdom, Bournemouth, 494 castle lane west邮政编码: BH8 9UD – 01202 533350

Fast delivery, great food will definitely come back. 100% recommend

Quick delivery & yummy food.

Bournemouth Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

Conto Lounge

418 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2HB, UK – 01202 539274

Great food, great staff, great Space, great vibe. It's a family and students spot so sometimes u can have yelling kids running around but despite that it can be really chilled, lots of seating options with sofas and low tables but also high chairs with long tables for big groups, few plugs scattered around in case u need to charge your phone or work on your laptop, free tap water at hand. U can order food or just a drink in any case it will be delicious. Sunday night quiz quite fun.

Open and comfortable, loads of delicious options for different dietary requirements and helpful staff who are attentive but don't stop by to pester you every three seconds. Nice music but quiet enough to easily carry on studying and working away. Definitely coming back here.

Eat Pho

210 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1PD, UK – 01202 021078

It was awesome to get back here and this time I did not came empty handed , I brought my friend with me to share the experience and see what he thinks about the food here ... we have been eating out soups in different places for about a week and he told me that this one here is the best so far.. not the cheapest but defiantly the best one.. so if youbare looking for some special soup .. and not just .. this is defiantly the right place to go . It is a nice clean place with friendly stay and proper traditional foods and beers . Enjoy everyone.

I had the house special Pho and the Mrs the house special fried rice. Both were excellent. Very friendly staff and service. It’s about a tenner a dish but the portion was large

Bournemouth Pizza Co

44 St Swithun's Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3RJ, UK – 01202 555125

Very friendly and welcoming staff. So definitely high scores for that. Clean and modern kind of look of the place. About actual pizzas.. They were nice, fresh, tasty but could be a bit cheaper for what it is. Also pizzas are so big, unless you haven't eaten all day there is no chance you will ever eat alone all of that - so be aware :P

Lovely family run place. Staff very attentive & pizzas were delicious. We ended it with the calzone dessert which the kids couldn't get enough of. If we lived in the area we would be eating there every week. Two enthusiastic thumbs up to the family who works so hard looking after their customers.

If you are looking for a either a meal or a drink this Bournemouth Food and Drink page will show virtually all the Public Houses in Bournemouth or near Bournemouth. Choose either the best reviewed pubs or the ones nearest to you. We list the best reviewed Pubs first. If you would like to see all the hospitality venues us click more. This also displays their a Bournemouth street map with the location of all public houses. Enjoy!

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Revolution Bournemouth

Bar Vin, Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1JU, UK – 01202 232132

Although it's not the cheapest place for students, they do have a good variety of cocktail and flavored vodka shots. A nice change from the pubs and clubs for a night out

We did a cocktail making experience with Sam.. (Sam Sam Sam Sam sam) he was absolutely fantastic. So much banter, great embarrassing stories! Amazing evening thank you!!!!

Brewhouse and Kitchen - Bournemouth

152-154 Commercial Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5LU, UK – 01202 055221

Highly recommended - don't miss out! This place is a winner, the staff are super friendly and helpful. They have an amazing selection of beer and cider a vast number of which are brewed on site. The food is also superb, I have been here several times and the service and quality is consistent. They are happy to accommodate kids and the kids meals are a hit. All of the food is fresh and tasty, no reheated disappointments here. If you haven't been, definitely check it out. We will be back.

Good pub beers and ciders as usual, decided to have the Sunday roast. We had starters soft tacos with chicken, quite good. Halfway through the starters we was asked if would like our mains, said we would rather wait until we finish our starters. I had roast pork the vegetables where cold, no doubt caused as it was ready before we finished the starters. The cabbage was over salted. Shame because we had the Sunday roast at the B & K in Poole and it was one of best roast dinner I had in a long time. My husband had the rack of ribs and was quite happy.


231 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1JZ, UK – 01202 312174

Better than most O'Neil's I've been to. The weekend vibes are really fun and everyone has a good dance to the house band which inevitably play solid classic rock tunes. A big garden makes this place great to hang out in the summer. Group spaces and sheltered areas makes it great for a lot of friends to go out. The drinks range is predictable. The guiness is average

Edit: came a few more time since my first experience during the football and random times and has improved alot. The staff are much nicer and I do love a good brewdog and would recommend it to anyone who comes. Although the prices are high I do think this place deserves a place in a pub crawl just for some of the ales. Nevertheless, enjoying it so far and do like the deserts like the brownie Sunday, so keep them coming ;). Hi Jim was nice meeting you :)

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