It's the perfect time to get back into the dating game. Whether you're single and ready to mingle or long-term partners craving an overdue date night, Bournemouth’s idyllic location offers some fantastic places to go and things to do.

You simply can't go wrong with a romantic meal. Bournemouth and the surrounding areas offers some exquisite eateries that are sure to impress that lucky someone. If Italian is your flavour, La Piccola Italia and Vesuvio both have appetising menus that will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to Rome. For authentic Greek Dishes, Romanzo Greek Taverna should be at the top of your list. For panoramic views of the coastline, head down to the cool and quirky Urban Reef or upmarket Brasserie Blanc on the clifftop - you'll be spoilt for choice with their delicious menus. If you really want to impress, take your date to Schpoons & Forx, owned by chef and broadcaster Matt Tebbutt. It offers a truly unique experience in the town.

Brasserie Blanc at the Highcliff Marriott, Bournemouth

How about a tasty tipple? You can enjoy exclusive new cocktails at Rick Stein, including a Ceylon Negroni, Souk Cosmo and Campari Fizz. Visit 1812, a vibrant cocktail lounge that offers a fantastic range of yummy drinks. If the skies the limit, a visit to Level8ight – The Sky Bar is a must. Enjoy breath-taking views of Bournemouth whilst sipping on their signature Bournemouth Sour.

How about going out to stay in?! Bournemouth offers some lovely hotels that are perfect for your romantic getaway. Enjoy date night with a luxury stay in the hotel suites at the Hermitage or Hilton Bournemouth. Want to wake up to beautiful sea views? Try the Highcliff Marriot Hotel or Hotel Rivera by the Sea. Love the great outdoors? Spend a night under the stars at Shamba or Meadowbank Holidays.

The Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth Bedroom

Why not try something new on your date? Make memories together by taking your date on a Castaway Luxury Boat Charter or surprise them with a Jetski Safari or Scenic air tour. The sporty type? Treat them to a round at Queen’s Park Golf Course. Go further afield and take your date on the ferry to Brownsea Island. Here you can take romantic scenic walks and soak up the stunning harbour views whilst enjoying a cream tea.

Brownsea Island National Trust Nature Reserve, Poole

Whatever you choose to do with your new love interest or significant other this autumn, make it a day or night to remember in Bournemouth.


Vesuvio Restaurant Bournemouth Interior

Our head chef celebrates the traditions of Italian cuisine, with fresh meat and seafood.

Urban Reef
Urban Ree's logo on the front of the restaurant in Bournemouth

COVID-19 VISITENGLAND WE’RE GOOD TO GO ACCREDITED BUSINESS - Funky tunes, quality papers & magazines, surrounded by fresh produce and an amazing view. Launching Bournemouth's first Drive-Thru restaurant at Urban Beach, BH5 1EB.

Brasserie Blanc
Brasserie Blanc

Occupying a stunning clifftop location overlooking the sea in the heart of Bournemouth, we are delighted to have now opened our latest Brasserie Blanc at the Marriott Hotel, Highcliff.

Schpoons & Forx
Schpoons & Forx interior evening view - Pellier photography

Schpoons & Forx is chef and broadcaster Matt Tebbutt’s modern British all-day restaurant featuring a lively open kitchen.

1812 cocktail close-up

1812 is the missing piece of the Bournemouth puzzle, exceptional cocktails and inspired food will tantalise; all you need is to come in with great company and your evening can take care of itself.

Level8ight - The Sky Bar
Main interior lounge area

Situated on the 8th floor of the hotel, overlooking Bournemouth and the English Channel, LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar is the hottest and highest new bar in the South West.

Hilton Bournemouth
Hilton Bournemouth Exterior

Hilton Bournemouth boasts an ideal location just five minutes' walk from the town's beautiful beach and promenade. This modern hotel is within easy reach of the bustling town centre and the BIC.

Hermitage Hotel
The Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth

COVID-19 VISITENGLAND WE’RE GOOD TO GO ACCREDITED BUSINESS - The Hermitage Hotel is a unique and privately run hotel, occupying an enviable town centre location – only a short stroll from Bournemouth seafront.

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Bournemouth Hotel Main Entrance

COVID-19 VISITENGLAND WE’RE GOOD TO GO ACCREDITED BUSINESS - Perched on the clifftop with sweeping views of Bournemouth Bay and its seven mile stretch of sandy beaches, the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel offers a stunning location whilst providing premium services for business and leisure.

Meadowbank Holidays
Camping & Caravan Site
Meadow Bank Holidays

A quiet riverside holiday and touring caravan park, ideally located for visiting the New Forset, Dorset Heritage Coast and the lovely beaches.

Castaway Luxury Boat Charters
Castaway Luxury Boat Charters at Sea

Luxury Cruises along the Jurassic Coastline, Isle of Wight, or Lulworth Cove.

Jetski Safaris
A group of people using the Jetskis from the Jetski Safari group

A guided Safari to explore Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world as well as parts of the spectacular Jurassic coastline from Bournemouth to Swanage!



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