Bournemouth beckons with a feast for your senses. Take the opportunity to explore the diverse culinary landscape that this coastal town has to offer. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast, a fan of international fusion, or someone seeking plant-based delights, Bournemouth’s food scene is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for flavours. Let your taste buds lead you on a delightful journey through the heart of Bournemouth’s gastronomic treasures. 

Local Delights

While exploring the diverse culinary landscape of Bournemouth, don’t miss the chance to savour the flavours offered by local establishments.  Bournemouth’s culinary cuisine is not just about global influences; it also celebrates the rich heritage and local ingredients that make this coastal town truly special. 

Overhead Image of Key West Restaurant on Bournemouth Pier 

Key West Restaurant Bar and Grill is a relaxed, must-visit destination located at the end of the iconic Bournemouth Pier. This location provides unrivalled panoramic views that will take your breath away. Key West serves a great tasting varied menu with something to suit everyone’s tastes. 

 Image of the Bar at NEO Restaurant

For an exceptional take on traditional British dining and exquisite cocktails in the heart of Bournemouth, look no further than NEO - the go-to restaurant on every foodie’s list! They pride themselves on elegantly presented, locally sourced food, and bring a unique dining experience to Bournemouth. 

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As we embrace the new year, Bournemouth’s culinary scene continues to evolve, offering new trends and innovative dining experiences.  Dive into the coolest spots making waves in our coastal town. 

Image of the interior of the Arbor Restaurant dining area with purple chairs and a decorative tree in the centre

The Arbor stands out for its commitment to showcasing the best of local and sustainable fare.  With a dedication to seasonal menus, The Arbor ensures that diners experience the freshest and most flavourful ingredients from the surrounding region. 

 Urban Garden focuses on local, fresh, and seasonal food and drink from suppliers in the surrounding areas. They’re all about spreading love and making memories whether you’re there for a quick coffee or a three-course meal on their tree-top terraces. 

International Fusion

The culinary cuisine here in Bournemouth has a vibrant mix of influences. Explore the town’s international offerings with authentic flavours from around the world. Expand your palate with unique fusion dishes that showcase the tapestry of global tastes. 

 Pho is all about fresh, healthy, delicious and great value Vietnamese food, serving great value and healthy food that’s cooked fresh in the kitchen daily. You can expect informal but attentive service, superb interiors, and, most importantly, freshly prepared food. 

 Overhead table image of greek food options at The Real Greek

At the Real Greek, located in BH2, there’s a fantastic selection of Authentic Greek foods and products, bringing a taste of Greece straight to your plate! The menu is inspired by the many different influences Greece has seen over the centuries and the food emulates the delicious and healthy diet of the Eastern Mediterranean, made with fresh ingredients, and items sourced from Greece and Cyprus when possible. 

Cafe Culture

Discover the charm of Bournemouth’s cosy cafes, where you can relax and enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee or tea. Pair your drink with a delectable pastry or explore healthier options with artisanal salads and sandwiches. 

 Overhead image of breakfast table at the Olive Cafe

If you’re looking for the finest coffee, freshly prepared food, tasty treats, and a warm, friendly atmosphere, look no further! The Olive Cafe is one of the best cafes in Bournemouth and offers an extensive menu of hot and cold drinks, breakfasts, brunches, and lunches. 

Vegetarian and Vegan Options

Bournemouth has a thriving scene of vegetarian and vegan options. Explore the innovative and flavourful plant-based dishes that cater to a variety of tastes. From hearty vegan burgers to inventive vegetable sushi, there’s something for every palate. 

 Mad Cucumber is a haven for plant-based enthusiasts seeking a handmade experience.  They are committed to crafting everything by scratch using predominantly local and seasonal ingredients, ensuring a menu that not only delights the palate but also supports sustainability. 

 Image of waitstaff holding two dishes at Twelve Eatery

Twelve Eatery believes that dining is an experience. With sustainability, organic products, and plant-based nutrition at heart, Twelve offers an open-minded way of dining. 

If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere with exceptional coffee and friendly staff, then look no further!  Cafe Boscanova has a varied selection of vegan breakfast options and yummy beverages.  Try their vegan breakfast for a full meal leaving you ready to take on the day! 


Discover delicious options at affordable prices - treat your tastebuds without breaking the bank! These restaurants offer a range of mouth-watering meals that cater to all budgets. 

Winter Image of Prom Cafe with the Sun Setting At the heart of Bournemouth's award-winning seafront, you don’t have to stray far from the sand to enjoy some fish and chips, a pasty, or a hot drink at the Prom Cafe.  Open seven days a week, you can start your day with a full English, stock up with a coffee to go, or stop by in the afternoon for a light lunch or traditional cream tea. 

 Image of the exterior of Chez Fred restaurant

Run by three generations of the Capel family, Fred’s offers a warm welcome and the simple pleasure of great fish and chips. Responsibly sourced fish, potatoes fresh from the farm and homemade mushy peas are all prepared on-site with pride. 

Image of the interior of The Stable bar and dining area

Handcrafted sourdough pizzas and curated craft pints are the perfect companion for your incredible south coast adventures slap in the middle of town. The Stable is family and dog friendly open for lunch and dinner as well as a weekend Bottomless Brunch. 

Sweet Endings

No culinary journey is complete without a touch of sweetness. Don’t forget to elevate your dessert game in the heart of Bournemouth! 

 With amazing teas, coffees, and excellent cakes, Cafe Eighty-Three is not to be missed!  The coffee is roasted in Bournemouth in very small batches and the cakes are baked from scratch, with a signature triple chocolate brownie. They strive for quality fresh food every day, high-quality coffee, and tasty homemade baked goods. 

 exterior image of Patisserie Angelique showcasing the pastries and desserts

Patisserie Angelique is a spectacular artisanal patisserie that takes immense pride in its creations.  With an unwavering commitment to taste and quality, Patisserie Angelique is proud to ensure an authentic and delectable culinary experience that transports patrons to the heart of French pastry craftsmanship. 




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