5 of the best places to eat in Bournemouth

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Whether you’re a fresher or a final year, you may be getting bored of the £1 frozen pizzas from Asda. Or you may just need to pretend to your parents you’re venturing outside after a Cameo Wednesday.

So, fear not – Here are 4 (5 if you don’t have to impress) of the best places to eat in Bournemouth that are definitely worth shouting about.

  1. Urban Reef

Overlooking beautiful views of the Southern coast, seafront restaurant Urban Reef is the place to go for a bite to eat. Directly on Boscombe beach, it’s the ideal setting to chill out with friends and family.

Serving tasty breakfasts of pancakes  with berries to dinners of fresh fish, all ingredients are locally sourced and produced.

Owned by Dorset local Mark Cribb, Urban Reef has been open for over five years becoming a popular spot on the coast. With live music every Wednesday evening and quiz nights on Thursday, there’s no excuse not to head down and enjoy the sea views.

     2. Da Mario  

If you’re a pizza connoisseur family ran Da Mario, near the Triangle, offers authentic Italian wood-fire pizza. Locals highly recommend the small yet cosy restaurant for its delicious pizza, friendly staff and great atmosphere.

Serving as bring your own alcohol, there’s a small fee for corkage however the inexpensive prices for pizza balance this. It often gets busy so Da Mario recommends booking in advance to avoid waiting!

3. The Stable

Found in the picturesque Lower Gardens, the Stable boasts its West Country rustic flavours. From Dorset meat platters to handmade pies with traditional fillings, the Stable is also famous for its sourdough pizzas, ranging in locally sourced ingredients.

The relaxed vibe with bench seating and outdoor decking makes it the perfect weekend spot with only a short walk to the beach. With over 80 varieties of cider, The Stable offers a tasting cider board with 5 of the seasonal selections for just £7.50. Head down for Tuck in Tuesdays and grab a selected pizza, salad and half a cider for just £10 – bargain!

4. Las Iguanas

The popular South-American chain Las Iguanas, part of the BH2 complex, offers a lively atmosphere and great value for money.

From sizzling fajitas to tasty churros, there’s something to eat for everyone including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. If you’re looking for cheap cocktails, Las Iguanas has a 2 for 1 offer on selected cocktails everyday.

Students even receive a 25% discount off their food bill making it the perfect choice for a house outing!


5. Last but certainly not least – Wok 2 Go

After a heavy night at The Old Fire Station, students often stumble to the much loved, Wok 2 Go. Located on Holdenhurst Road, the noodle bar has made its mark as a firm favourite for a post-Lollipop snack.

Yes, it may have been temporarily shut down due to a rat infestation, but it’s reopen now. So let’s forget and move on – everyone makes mistakes, right?