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Reef Encounter

42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ, England
+44 1202 280656
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“burgers” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dog friendly with great atmosphere. Went on their steak night - good value, especially where they serve unlimited fries. Staff are great and very cheerful. We went on a Wednesday and the place was full so recommend you book a table.

Thank ray m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a colleague popped in for dinner whilst on business in the area. The staff and resturaunt are very welcoming with a mix of locals and tourists. The atmosphere was really relaxed, with a few of the locals dogs hanging out too for extra...More

Thank Sian E
Reviewed 11 September 2017

great meal, I had the bacon and cheese burger with fries, even the veggie option was good, especially loved the waffle and ice cream. The atmosphere was great and it seems a popular place to eat out great service, good price.

Thank lynette_lane
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I ate here with a friend, we had to pay up front. After the low quality of both the food and the service, we understood why... Neither of the two members of staff who were working that day bothered to smile or welcome us at...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Saw this cafe on our way to air festival. Wife had French toast which she said was just as good as anything she has had in US and I had sausage sandwich. Lovely fresh bread and tasty sausages with great coffee. All staff very friendly....More

Thank gravic
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I ordered the fish bucket which cost £15 and it was disappointing to say the least. The prawns (4 of them) seemed like they were frozen and defrosted, the Pollock goujons (3 of them) were overcooked, like dried cardboard and not seasoned and the squid...More

Thank mangonicci
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Restaurant felt unloved and tatty vs previous visits a year or two ago. We ordered nachos and the Po'Boy double dipped pulled pork baguette. Nachos were small with very little topping at £13 and the 'po'boy' was not as described - it was just a...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 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 13 August 2017 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 12 August 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 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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