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Reef Encounter

42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ, England
+44 1202 280656
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (52 reviews)
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Busy place, hip crowd, friendly staff, nice food and plenty of it, service can be a bit slow though. No problem if you're not in a rush

Thank aintynice
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read some reports that say the service has been slow. It is a relaxed place but we had good service for a saturday night. Really nice food

Thank Rpt_03
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited whilst on holiday on a Friday night. We were fitted in even though the place was packed. Service was great, very friendly, food was amazing and the music was great. We usually leave when we have eaten but we stayed all night such...More

Thank Rachel m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this restaurant as they were dog friendly and we had our dachshund with us. We precooked which was just as well as it was very busy. We were greeted by friendly staff and our dog was welcomed. The atmosphere was amazing like a...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were fantastic. We were a large group and they managed to take care of us with real diligence. The set menu was good value and very functional. The bacon used it the burger was the highlight - exceptional quality!

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good find - would definitely recommend. Saturday evening. Food was good & staff lovely. Rustic, beachy feel, relaxed bistro and dog friendly. Good menu (online) covering all tastes. Hubby had burger, his words “one of the best I’ve had, beautiful juicy meaty burger - perfect”...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We moved to the area the same week this restaurant opened. We’ve been regulars for years, even hosting our first meal as a married couple here! The staff are always friends and go above and beyond to make whatever occasion (or not) the perfect fit!...More

Thank Smudge24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited Reef Encounter on a Saturday evening, having heard good things about it, we were excited. We were quickly greeted and sat at a table, only to wait a considerable time for anyone to come and take a drinks order -...More

Thank Kim-the-power
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a light lunch and a drink here recently - "Bang Bang Chorizo". Took a little while to emerge from the kitchen despite there only being a handful of diners there, but it hit the spot. The draft Aspells cider went down nicely too. It's...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Always a great meal - I always have their excellent steak + fries but eveything on the menu is fine. Nice vibe, nice people.

Thank battlestar010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$42
Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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