Eating & Drinking
There are over 250 restaurants in Bournemouth covering all four corners of our gastronomic globe to tempt even the most discerning connoisseur.
Feast by the sea, enjoy our seafront restaurants, cafés and bars, no matter what time of year you are visiting, the views are breathtaking. Located where we are, it will come as no surprise that the seafood available here is some of the best in the country. Don't forget to enjoy the staple seaside supper of fish and chips and they will never taste better than when you are sitting on a bench on the prom, taking in the sea air.
Dorset offers fantastic local produce and artisan food, many of our local restaurants and cafés in the area serve local produce from special boards that display 'catch of the day' to harvesting their own fruit and vegatables.
Another great British tradition that is very well represented in Bournemouth - afternoon tea! Dainty finger sandwiches, light and fluffy scones, fruit-packed jam and lashings of clotted cream... what's not to like? Many of the town's hotels and restaurants offer great versions of afternoon tea.
International cuisine is also well represented in Bournemouth. Nestled alongside popular Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants, you'll find Greek, Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Meditterranean and Brazilian to tempt you.
From dining in style to traditional pub food, vegetarian delights to glamorous hotels and international cuisine - no matter what the occasion, Bournemouth has the perfect dining experience. Or get into the party spirit by visiting places such as Hot Rocks, a fun beach and surf themed restaurant that offers a unique dining experience, situated right by Bournemouth Pier.
But if its a cocktail or a glass of fine wine you would like to experience then you truly are spoilt for choice -there's a multitude of nightclubs, pubs and bars and wine bars in Bournemouth.