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Bistro on the Beach

Solent Promenade Southbourne Coast Road | Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4BE, England
+44 1202 431473
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“moules” (5 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Solent Promenade Southbourne Coast Road | Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4BE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

As I have visited several times since my last review & in view of the fact that many reviewers add a new review for each & every visit somewhere I thought it time to add a new review. Over the last 12months have visited this...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 4 days ago

The previous owners took little advantage of the prime location, often being closed during busy times with the result that the restaurant was half empty. I am so pleased to see that the new owners have risen to the challenge by opening longer hours, providing...More

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

We had a delicious lunch in this very attractive restaurant. The staff were exceptionally nice and gave us biscuits for the dog. We will return when we stay with our son again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Angy047
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have popped in a few times for fish and chips at lunchtime. Great quality and good portions. Currently sea view somewhat spoiled by heavy machinery being used to replace the groynes. The access is by way of a fairly steep slope so might not suit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 433MikeN
Reviewed 1 week ago

The friendly staff made us feel very welcome. The breakfast menu is varied and vegetarian friendly and the portions are big. Good coffee is served. The restaurant is light and airy but most importantly the sea view is amazing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KissesfromKissimme
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location on the beach. Menu is wide ranging and food is very good. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Dog friendly. Busy when we went but made no difference to the service we received, which was excellent

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dennishD8247MB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place for lunch. Right on the beach with clear views to sea (ignoring the groyne works currently being undertaken but now largely finished). It’s unpretentious but bustling and we like the fact dogs are always welcome and plentiful. The food is good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 763alan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch yesterday, a great location right on the beach and it was a warm winters day.They have a varied menu and plenty staff who were all friendly. I choose the burger which unfortunately was much too rare and I couldn't eat it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Excellent meal today, roast beef fabulous, accompanying veg great, service 1st class, such a bonus, dog friendly, returning in January for birthday meal.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Linfayda
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Cant comment about food: But I do use this place as one of my many coffee stops when im out & about walking along the seafront: I believe theres been a change of owners recently so might have something to do with..... The coffee is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Restless59
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29 July 2018|
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Response from BomoSun | Reviewed this property |
Depending on what time you go, there will be gluten free options available. For breakfast, there's a variety of eggs you could have with salmon. Lunchtime, there is alot fresh fish on the menu! Evening, again fish, meants... More
15 February 2018|
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Response from Lesley T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are I just received email after asking and was given an answer of ‘yes they are it’s iwners you need to watch out for ‘ ha ha ha Hope this helps
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15 October 2017|
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Response from Catherine E | Reviewed this property |
Today we went along for lunch and yet again had the most fantastic meal and amazing service. This is fast becoming our family favourite to eat. Keep up the amazing work Bistro on the Beach Team. Thank you .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$45
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Solent Promenade Southbourne Coast Road | Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 431473
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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.
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