Bournemouth Food and Drink

West Beach, Bournemouth

West Beach, Bournemouth

Bournemouth has hundreds of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and tea rooms offering variety and something to tempt all tastes and budgets whether it’s fresh fish and chips on the beach or various gourmet delights in the resort’s many world cuisine restaurants. Bournemouth contains everything from chic cafe bars and classic tearooms to beachside restaurants with spectacular sea views and best cocktail menus! Visit an authentic, coeliac-friendly steakhouse in the form of Natural Bourne Grillers, or enjoy freshly prepared seafood as you sit on the balcony overlooking the water at WestBeach.

Bournemouth’s Aruba is a bar and restaurant on the beach, and on Sundays it’s perfect for families with games, toys and family DVD screenings in a private dining room, and with live bands in the main restaurant. Vegetarian and vegan restaurant Zoukinis is open from breakfast, with dinners by candlelight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or you can enjoy something more casual at the All Fired Up Ceramics Cafe serving light bites and drinks as the kids paint ceramics to take home as a souvenir. Book in advance to guarantee your place in some of Bournemouth’s most popular restaurants. For fine dining, why not try Edge? This cliff top restaurant serves European cuisine, weekend breakfasts and al-fresco Summer dining with views of Hengistbury Head and Old Harry Rocks. Or Langtry Manor which offers fine dining in a stunning historical setting?

Food & Drink Festival

Bournemouth even host their own Food and Drink festival, usually held annually in early Summer. Held in many locations around the town, it is all about "ten days of foodie fun" with markets, demo kitchens, and plenty of associated discount offers both for during the festival and afterwards. With its street food market, face painting for the children, and events such as displays of Chinese dragon dancing, each year’s festival gets better and better.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.