Best Restaurants In Bournemouth

Wondering where to get a meal in this beautiful town? Whether you're after a spot of classic pub grub on the beachfront or something a little different, we've got just the guide for you. From seasonal dishes in homely environments to vegan plates paired with innovative cocktails, here are the best places to eat in Bournemouth.

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Last updated on 10th April 2024

Brewhouse & Kitchen Southbourne

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Serving everything from hearty Sunday roasts to wholesome brunch plates, there's certainly plenty to choose between at Brewhouse & Kitchen Southbourne - think homemade mac and cheese, beer can chicken or chipotle lentil burgers for mains. These guys even create five delicious beers at their on-site microbrewery, as well as having over 50 different craft beers on offer. If you're not in the area, then head to The Triangle location.

Wildwood Bournemouth

For delicious Italian fare and a killer selection of cocktails to match, Wildwood is a great shout. The casual, laid-back dining destination is slinging out mouthwatering and affordable eats, from pizza and pasta to grilled meats. What's more, you can nab two courses for £11.95 every single weekday lunchtime.

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One of the coolest restaurants on Bournemouth seafront is the multi award-winning seafood spot WestBeach, with two AA rosettes. From the freshest produce to crab Benedict at breakfast and DJs come the Friday or Saturday evening service, this destination is sure to leave you impressed.

Slug and Lettuce Bournemouth, Old Christchurch Rd

Found on Old Christchurch Road and on Richmond Hill, Slug and Lettuce boasts quirky decor, modern lighting and a casual atmosphere. Along with bottomless brunches in birdcages and delish sharing platters, the joint has some Insta-worthy cocktails - we recommend the Gold Digger that comes with edible flowers. And if you're after cheap places to eat in Bournemouth, check out their £10 lunch deal which includes a sandwich and a drink.

The Bournemouth Stable

Our guide wouldn't be complete without one of the best Bournemouth restaurants in the town centre, The Stable. Head here for refreshing pints of cider and a menu of signature pizza slices, with toppings ranging from chipotle chicken or chorizo to roasted aubergine and vegan burrata, followed by homemade Biscoff cheesecake for dessert.

1812 Bar and Restaurant

This award-winning destination is situated right in the heart of the city, flaunting sensational cocktails and an array of international eats. The interiors are opulent and colourful, creating a sophisticated atmosphere for munching on everything from barbecue ribs to sushi platters and Thai fish cakes.

The Larder House

Located in Southbourne, The Larder House is an elegant restaurant and bar that's perfect when you want to splash out a little. Ideal for date night, this intimate venue dishes out small plates such as poached dates and crispy potatoes, as well as sharing steak platters and oysters. Though their menu is European-inspired, everything about this place is infused with Dorset traditions - from the decor to the meals cooked up in their wood-fired oven.

COSMO Bournemouth

Searching for fun places to eat in Bournemouth? How does an all-you-can-eat buffet for as little as £19.99 sound? Occupying a prime plot on St Peter's Road, COSMO has a range of international dishes up for grabs. You'll find everything from Indian to Japanese dishes, over to traditional carvery with all the trimmings.

The Libertine

One of the top restaurants in Bournemouth, The Libertine champions a homely atmosphere and rustic interiors. Enjoy perfectly executed plates and wood-fired pizzas alongside boutique spirits, classic cocktails and a wide selection of wines. Plus, they've even got their very own Libertine Gold ale on offer.

Restaurant Roots

If fine dining is on your mind, then add the Michelin-recommended Restaurant Roots to your list - this place is as close as it gets to Michelin star restaurants in Bournemouth. The venue is whipping up simple plates cooked in an innovative way across sumptuous tasting menus. From chalk stream trout and seared scallops to soft cheese crumpets with truffle, this place is dishing out fancy eats by the truckload.