Eating Out and Takeaways in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is home to a variety of restaurants, cafés and bistros, from seafront eateries and award-winning fine dining to afternoon tea and international cuisine. Don’t forget to try the seafood restaurants and sample the catch of the day – a must when visiting the south coast.

Whether you are looking for a quick coffee break whilst shopping, a leisurely lunch with friends or haute cuisine at a high-end hotel or beachfront location, there really is something for all tastes and budgets.

There are also a growing number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants popping up in Bournemouth - it doesn't have to be meat-free Monday for you to try one of their delicious and wholesome dishes!

Tasty takeaways

As Bournemouth is Dorset's largest resort, it's got a huge variety of takeaway choices. Sushi, vegan, vietnamese, greek, italian or traditional fish and chips - you name it, you'll find it in Bournemouth.

You can even get an afternoon tea delivered to your door, complete with cake stands and everything. Go on, treat yourself!

Eating out with views of the sea

One of the best things about visiting the seaside is choosing somewhere to eat with views of the sea. Whether you opt to eat-in or grab fish and chips to take down to the beach, make this top of your list when visiting Bournemouth.

Key West Bar and Grill is perfectly located on Bournemouth Pier with panoramic views of the bay and seafront. Pop in for a coffee, bite to eat or enjoy a cocktail. You have the choice of eating inside or if the weather is nice (which it usually is), you can dine on their outdoor terrace.

Traditional Dorset

With fresh seafood in abundance as well as succulent, locally reared beef, lamb and pork, artisan Dorset cheese and divine ice-cream on offer, no matter what your craving is, Bournemouth can satisfy the hungriest of appetites.

Or why not experience a traditional Dorset cream tea in one of the cafés or hotels? You can also jump on the Tea Bus for afternoon tea on the move!

Don’t forget to make room in your suitcase for some local produce to remind you of your holiday in Bournemouth. Discover a fantastic range of cheeses, wines, ciders and fudge in the local shops or markets.

Foods from around the world

Bournemouth is a cosmopolitan town filled with a huge variety of places to eat out. As well as the big named chains, you’ll find lots of independently run, family businesses cooking up a storm and creating some amazing flavours.  

Enjoy international cuisine with tastes of the Mediterranean, Mexico, South Africa, Asia and Brazil – the choice is endless!

If you'd like to try authentic French cuisine, head for the stylish Côte Brasserie. It's very close to the shops so is a great place to stop for lunch and also perfect for a pre-dinner show at The Pavilion Theatre. They even offer a Champagne Brunch!

Just outside of the town centre in the Triangle and nearby Charminster, you’ll also find a great mix of cuisines including Japanese, Turkish and Labanese.

Something for after dark

Bournemouth is home to a host of year-round entertainment and with a mix of well-known bar and nightclubs as well as quirky independent taverns and stylish lounges, you’ll be sure to enjoy a great night out. Watch a mixologist create the perfect cocktail or get them to pour a pint of local ale.

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