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Urban Reef

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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About
The Urban Reef is an informal bar, cafe, deli and restaurant located right on the beach. We have our own farm where we grow much of our own produce and we're passionate about local, ethical and seasonal food. We have some of the best views in the country right over the bay and are just a few metres from the sand. Cafe by day and restaurant by night with our own in house baker and incredible coffee we look forward to looking after you anytime of the day. We're fans of praise in public and criticise in private, so any problems, ideally email the owner Mark we'll try to make things up to you. Any praise then please tell TripAdvisor and the world. All the best x
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
British
FEATURES
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've always been disappointed with the food here but my wife got a BOGOF on mains offer so here we go again! Service and beer were fine, unfortunately food was not. My wife chose Lamb Cobbler and baked squash. The cobbler arrived in a small...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank davidfzb78g
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely brunch served by lovely staff and the food was lovely. Would highly recommend this restaurant to have food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 31Carol
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a quick dinner here before going to The theatre, lovely food. Have eaten here before outside and experienced a very professional service. This time was more like going to a pub No welcome no showing to a table No explanation what to do....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank eatdrinkstay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to boscombe for a few days and stopped off for a drink. Both tea and green smoothie were good. Lovely feel to the building and Lovely view of the coast. Not keen on being called 'guys ie hi guys thanks guys... the place is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank onlymyopinion69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been popping in to Urban Reef regularly for a couple of years now and they always hit the spot. We've called in for drinks, coffee and cake, lunches, snacks and evening meals over this time and are always happy. The staff are very pleasant...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank snutkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in Jan19. Evening. Low season. Service excellent. Food, especially the chips, really nice. Nice type of person also dining. Ask for upstairs and in one of the 'bays' with the most comfy seats.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ray s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 of us went for breakfast recently and 2 had to send their food back as it was stone cold, and although they gave us replacements the harm had been done as the original dishes were so awful. We had to wait ages for our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wryrabbit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors here as we live locally and I would summarise as follows: Stunning location at any time of year. Great pizzas Great breakfast Great cakes. Rest of the food should be good but is distinctly mediocre. Service always very slow downstairs and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank drrock2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here many times as we are local and have come to accept slow service for decent location. After today I won’t be going back - staff were rude, they often have an air of doing you a favour by serving anything at all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Louloubmth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I last reviewed Urban Reef in 2013 & as I have visited several times since then, I though time for a newer review. As per my previous review the location, with the sea views is superb. The restaurant is over 3 levels & as well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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sukijin
9 August 2018|
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Response from Fiona M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they can, you will not be disappointed. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. I had fish and chips recently and it was fab. We are there three times in total and had no problems at all. Enjoy x
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annaspanna50
18 March 2017|
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Response from Lorraine G | Reviewed this property |
I agree with responses below. limited menu choice so best to ring and check. Enjoy your meal wherever you go.
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Covand
26 May 2016|
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Response from GeorgiaExplores | Reviewed this property |
They are. And they're good.
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