Bournemouth is a buzzing coastal resort that sits on the south coast of England. It boasts seven miles of golden sandy beaches, a fascinating smuggler history and fantastic show venues from the O2 Academy to smaller independent theatres. It’s a popular location for hen weekends and days out with the family. 

What’s more, there are lots of fantastic eateries for you to sink your teeth into. Here are three high-quality restaurants that we’ve selected to give you an idea of where to start. 

1.        Arbour Restaurant

Arbor at The Green House, 4 Grove Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3AX

This AA recommended restaurant is the perfect place to experience true sophistication and top-quality food. Despite appearances, Arbour Restaurant is very reasonably priced. They only use locally sourced and sustainable ingredients and their uncomplicated menu doesn’t compromise on imagination and flavour. From afternoon tea to Sunday lunch, quick bites and a whole events team willing to pull out all the stops for your birthday party in Bournemouth, this is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. 

2.      Urban Reef 

Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 1BN

Being by the sea, you’d be silly not to try some locally caught seafood (unless you’re allergic, of course). Urban Reef is situated right on the beach just east of central Bournemouth in Boscombe. You’ll enjoy gorgeous sandy views while you tuck into a mouth-watering sustainable menu that includes crab bisque, mussels, beetroot panna cotta and on-site wood oven baked pizza. The owner, Mark Cribb, founded this restaurant through his passion for hospitality. The team here love serving up great food and providing a warm and loving environment that you won’t want to leave. Oh, and there’s an awesome ‘surf cam’ where you can catch the wave-riders hitting up the ocean outside. 

3.      7 Bone

9 Gervis Place, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2AN

For some real get-your-hands-dirty style grub, you’ve got to try 7 Bone. Cooking up burgers and hotdogs, this is a trendy yet top-quality burger joint that you’ll definitely want to wrap your jaws around. They serve tower burgers, buttermilk chicken, katsu-style wings, chicken fried olives and enough fry varieties to shake a stick at. And, vegans, never fear. There is a fantastic vegan menu that’s sure to satisfy those taste buds. Think vegan chilli burgers, ‘fried range chkn’ and veggie patties. We don’t mind if we do!