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Bistro on the Beach is situated on the waters edge on Bournemouth Beach at Southbourne. Full licenced Bar. The Bistro offers our guests Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea's and is open for Dinner from May till October on Thu,Fri & Sat Evenings from 6:00pm Last food order 9:00pm.
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$48
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Grill, Diner, Healthy, Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wanted to sit somewhere on the beach to have a drink and a bite to eat. Saw this on trip advisor and thought would try it out. Its the only restaurant near Boscombe and Southbourne on the beach and it was a success. Had a...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice view shame about the bistro! Food was awful. Congealed cheese on the nachos which were ordered as a starter and came out with the main! The volume of food was extensive but no quality. Great big pile of ham slapped on the plate with...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overcharged bill, rude staff, cigarette smoke in toilet areas, blatant disregard of COVID restrictions and one way systems by staff, long wait for food, pink chicken, sticky tables. Staff refused to amend incorrect bill for additional item or apologise when it was their error and...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bistro on the beach. Very friendly. Very quick. And very good tea and scones. The main meals looked good too. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful lunchtime meal with 4 friends - delicious food quickly served by courteous and well-mannered staff. What more could you ask for on a nice sunny day by the beach. All in all very good value. We will be back again in...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot praise these people enough. We were a group of 11 sat outside. We had pre ordered but one of the party was unable to attend last minute and a number turned up late. The restaurant was so accommodating and flexible. The staff were...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my daughter after a lovely long walk along the beach. We had the charcuterie board and were absolutely delighted with it. It was meant to be a sharing board for 2 but would have easily served 3 or even more as a...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our expectations we're massively surpassed. The calamari we're cooked fresh and delicious and the best i've had in a while and the moules were sublime ! This together with lovely service from local kids and a great manger made our last minute choice of venue...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovey place the staff are friendly and helpful chef was great at changing things to suit my food allergies ! We had breakfast here every morning of our stay there was 6 of us and a dog everybody said how great the food was and...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Christina and the staff were amazing today .. It was a Father’s Day cycle along the beach The food was piping hot , presentation was amazing and the service was brill

Date of visit: May 2021
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423donnag
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Response from shaunyboykid | Reviewed this property |
I believe so especially during the situation. Breakfast definitely was
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munchlunch_5
21 May 2019|
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Response from Derek F | Reviewed this property |
As with the others - try to phone them. Would say that, over the years, they have upped their standards so I guess dealing with requests would be a possible try-to aim for them. Hope things work out.
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scas654
9 March 2019|
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Response from RichardStephen | Reviewed this property |
Dress code is I am sure very casual. Have a good visit!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bistro on the Beach

Yes, Bistro on the Beach offers takeaway services.

Yes, Bistro on the Beach offers delivery services.

Bistro on the Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4