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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” (568 reviews)
“seafood” (191 reviews)
“fruits de mer” (46 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
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1 - 10 of 1,721 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was quite good, but not good enough to justify the high price. Friendly, efficient service. My personal gripe: no dry sherry, only sweet sherry available.

Thank ninabailey
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went on saturday night to have a dinner with my friend. The food wasnt fresh and we didnt like the way the chefs cooked. We will never go back.

Thank stella672
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my friend yesterday, so quiet, just only our table, the mont fish was tasty and fresh, unfortunately, the lobster was mildew, crab should be protagonist, but nothing special, just boiled crab claws i don’t think that i will be return again.

3  Thank Emily7Ma
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Crab 4 times now, and have brought family and friends along too. The food is sublime and far exceeds other seafood restaurants locally. The staff are very friendly and the prices are not outrageous. Highly recommended for a special night...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our food was AMAZING slightly on the expensive side but well worth it staff very attentive overall it was excellent

3  Thank SJPetterson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were a few nice touches - like complementary bread and an amuse bouche. We thought the food was ok but I didn't feel it was worth the price tag - we paid about £25 for a main course. Staff were not knowledgable - I...More

2  Thank mazambane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and lovely staff! I highly recommend the sea food platter! Nice place and relaxing music!

2  Thank rimardeche
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked the Crab for an evening meal whilst we were in Bournmouth for the weekend. It turned out to be a great choice, we were impressed with both the food and service. We had a sharing seafood platter to start which...More

3  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked to go here as the wife wanted Lobster. U had a starter of Smoked Haddock Arancini ball & they were spectacular then the mains came out & the Lobster was just perfect. I had Braised Beef Crepinette which just melted in the mouth. Would...More

3  Thank M C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked online based on previous reviews. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed our starter of crab macaroni followed by enormous portions of moules. The service was a little disorganised, but staff sought to be helpful and the food arrived promptly. If you like seafood...More

2  Thank FamilySnit
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Stephen H
23 September 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
None, don’t go
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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