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The Crab at Bournemouth

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Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 203601
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Today
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want good seafood in Bournemouth this is one of the better places to eat but expensive but if you want good food you have to pay for it

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Thank Steve A
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a fantastic meal. The service was outstanding and the staff were extremely helpful. We had a 4 coursr meal with each course just the right size and enough time between courses to have a break. Wine was constantly topped up by our waitress and the sharing fisherman's platter for 2 is my memory of the... More 

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Thank amyschris
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been at Crab about 3 times and its food is consistently good. I loved their lobster and sea bass. Food is well presented and taste good. Only drawback is the wait between starters and mains. Service could be improved as this restaurant is spacious and at times difficult to get the attention of the waitress/waiter.

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Thank rolandcruise
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice surroundings and friendly welcome from the staff. Small uncomplicated menu with a decent wine menu to add. Not for a faint wallet but worth it really enjoyable evening.

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Thank Markw1965
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On arrival it seemed very pleasant, light and bright. We had booked and despite lots of tables being available we were shown to a table in the furthest darkest corner of the restaurant. Staff were attentive until they took the order, after that it went down hill and on at least 5 occasions we had to get up to draw... More 

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Thank jman612
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had an outstanding meal, followed by some colourful delicious cocktails which helped seal the deal. The staff are amazing, nothing is too much. 100% will go again!!

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Thank Corona125
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hadn't booked but they soon found us a table on a busy friday night. Menu choice is great ( it's not all crab dishes!) Good selection of good quality house wines Friendly and attentive service What's not too like? The room needs some soft furnishings to cut down the noise which drowns out the background music

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Thank Alan W
Mihaela M, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this review

Dear Alan W, Thank you for your wonderful 5* review about your evening here with us, all the staff are delighted with your comments and hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited based on trip advisor reviews, very helpful when booking finding table suitable for wheelchair bound mum. Will definitely go back as seafood wonderful, especially the crab. Only downside is the acoustics are dreadful, really noisy not somewhere for a quiet romantic meal!

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Thank Shane R
Mihaela M, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this review

Dear Shane R, Thank you for your review about your experience here at The Crab. We have taken on board your comments about the acoustic. Once again thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting The Crab fairly regularly for the last 3 years, and have always found it to be one of the better restaurants in Bournemouth. Our most recent visit however was very disappointing as we were entertaining a friend from out of town to whom we had been 'raving' about the restaurant. The new, lighter décor makes the... More 

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Thank Adrian N
Mihaela M, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this review

Dear Adrian N, Thank you for your insightful review about your experience here at The Crab, I am glad to see that you are willing to give us another try. We have taken on board your comments about the food and chairs. I can assure you that we have high standards for our food and will look into the comments... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here on three occasions and can throuroughly recomment. The food is excellent as is the service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 32 - USD 80
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 203601
  • This restaurant is at Park Central Hotel
Description
Located directly opposite the BIC and a short walk to Bournemouth's sandy beach makes The Crab a perfect destination for a relaxing lunch or early dinner before a show.Why not try fish and chips 'The Crab way' with our 'Posh Fish & Chips' or just enjoy the local oysters and a glass of fizz.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?