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The Crab at Bournemouth

Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 203601
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (550 reviews)
“seafood” (181 reviews)
“fruits de mer” (45 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
17:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here as a couple, staying in the Park Central hotel and the Crab restaurant is part of the hotel, good evening meal and quality of food very good , the staff could be trained to a higher standard and in particular improve their listening...More

Thank Nor309
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our annual 4 day bournemouth dance festival at BIC and follow our day of competing with a super meal with gluten free options at the crab. The new layout is more like a terrace restaurant. I miss the Cabaret style & piano. However, the staff...More

1  Thank Martin A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's was my boyfriend birthday dinner, it's location right at the central. The food it's great, staff it's very friendly. We will be back soon😍😍

1  Thank May_puranachot
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Bournemouth for 1 night with my wife. We went here after reading some of the reviews on TA. Some said the service recently was bad but i have to say, it was great on our night. All the waiters were very nice...More

Thank Dannyk K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crab is a conveniently situated restaurant in Bournemouth town opposite the BIC so is perfect for a meal if you're going to a show or concert. The food was good, although the servers were a bit snooty - not ideal.........especially when the competition nearby...More

Thank Eleri D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food the sea food sharing platter to start was ok could be better and had little tasters on there but was pretty much average. Nothing stood out as tasty just felt like a filler. the Dover sole main course was nice probably the best...More

Thank Stefan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 4th visit to The Crab and it was a lovely lunch of Monk fish with squid ink risotto and other assorted seafood. We did book through Tablepouncer which makes it a bit more affordable. Food great but service for order taking and...More

Thank kpmilly
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wanted to try The Crab Restaurant in Bournemouth, so one Saturday night we decided to give it a try. We hadn't booked but that was not a problem and we were quickly seated. We ordered scallops as a starter to share, my companion...More

Thank SteveMacfromBoscombe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Crab at Bournemouth twice this week it was so good! Service was better than expected and the food was top notch if fish is your thing. Our 4 and 7 year old boys loved the food too, the kids menu was well priced...More

1  Thank CDH65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant for my Mums birthday. We told them it was her birthday when we booked and they must have taken note as they wished her Happy Birthday when we walked in. The service was first class, friendly and professional but not stuffy....More

1  Thank jazzicatt
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Roy G
26 June 2017|
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Response from Breizhlady | Reviewed this property |
I also meant to say that although I don't how far it is from Bournemouth on the shortest route you'll need to use the ferry at Sandbanks.....
Anastasija U
12 June 2017|
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Response from Clare H | Reviewed this property |
When we went you could sit outside for a drink but not for food. its quite a small patio as is on a main road. Don't think dogs would be allowed inside
Sharon P
31 December 2016|
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Response from 2divers17 | Reviewed this property |
2 pay as you park on seafront 100yards or bic 20yards away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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
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  • This restaurant is at Park Central Hotel
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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