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Reef Encounter

42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ, England
+44 1202 280656
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (47 reviews)
“ribs” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came in for a late dinner with my wife and was met at the door with a very welcoming smile and given a seat strait away as we sat down live music was just starting and I have to say it was one of the...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice fresh food, relaxed atmosphere, veggie friendly. Frittata changed on request to suit my taste. My son ordered the salmon which he thoroughly enjoyed. Will definitely return for more!

Thank tru345
Reviewed 1 week ago

A busy restaurant with good cocktails - fitted in our large party of ten - and everyone had a good time. Portions were large and the steaks were great!

Thank Peaspatula
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just been told no eggs or bread for breakfast. This used to be such a well run venue. Now they're too lazy to nip to a shop and restock. They'd rather tell you that what they do have left is being held for the reserved...More

2  Thank james d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought my friend here after raving about the 'fish bucket' meal, only to be disappointed. The menu boasts BBQ 'tiger' prawns - which I had loved before - however we were brought out 4 tiny, crucified and chewy shrimps on a skewer. Not only were...More

1  Thank Alex A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a relaxing light lunch here . Good choice of tasty sandwiches and staples such as mac and cheese. Very nice interior: no beach view, but we really liked the ambience. It's a very child -friendly spot; there were kids playing board games and drawing,...More

Thank eightbirds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 7 of us had dinner at this fantastic place. We had a corner booth which was great. The menu is extensive and we had a number of dishes to share for starters and then all had a different main course. The portions...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always eat at Reef encounter at f in the area, really good comfort style food. Good portions. Chilled atmosphere and no pretentiousness at all. Loyalty card is worth getting and booking in advance is essential in the evenings and weekend. Worth it though!

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for lunch as we were looking for something other than the greasy burgers offered on the seafront. Really friendly staff and great service. Had the halloumi and lamb skewers which we were lovely. Would highly recommend!

Thank harleypup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really recommend. The food was great, and this includes the kids menu. Came here twice in our 6 day local stay.

Thank RealTravelling
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 280656
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