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Reef Encounter

42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ, England
+44 1202 280656
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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42 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always great freshly cooked food. Breakfast is always fantastic! If you measure a place by their poached eggs, then you won’t be disappointed. 100% worth the short walk away from Christchurch Rd towards the sea.

Thank kate s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the dogs to the beach for the day and found the Reef Encounter after searching online for somewhere dog friendly to eat. Was a great choice, varied tasty menu and great service. Definitely will return next time we’re in the area!

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family of 5 adults with 2 small dogs on a cold Saturday night in November. We chose the restaurant as one of the few dog friendly restaurants near Bournemouth. On arrival the restaurant was about half full. We received a warm...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing meal with really great friendly staff. Nice relaxed restaurant. Despite not having a sea view its great!

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant after a wonderful walk down and around boscombe pier which is a stones throw. The environment is very comfy and the restaurant has a lovely feel. They encourage walkers with dogs although I'm not sure if they can go in the...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Sunday morning we came for breakfast. Both had a Dorset breakfast. The best poached eggs ever- a real skill from the chef to make these perfect every time. All the breakfast was excellent but I think 2 sausages for £7.50 would be a fair improvement.

Thank tom2002cl
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I was on a strict budget for my wedding reception and evening do, looking for somewhere small and intimate but with a great feel and great food. I found exactly that at Reef Encounter. James and the team did an absolutely amazing job of putting...More

Thank Lynette D
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 17 September 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 40
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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