Where to eat in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Bournemouth is a haven for any food lover. The town has an abundance of eateries from Chinese restaurants in Bournemouth, to traditional Italian restaurants in Bournemouth, cafes in Bournemouth, bistros in Bournemouth, a la carte restaurants in Bournemouth and Old English pubs. Whatever you are craving for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Bournemouth in sure to have the perfect dish for you to tuck into.

We love to celebrate our food in Bournemouth and hold food festivals and events throughout the summer months, from the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival to community markets that sell local produce from across the region.

There are restaurants and cafes throughout Bournemouth, so you can either enjoy a glass of fizz and a club sandwich by the beach or indulge in an afternoon tea at The Print Rooms in the town centre. Wherever you are in Bournemouth you are bound to stumble across a friendly eatery that serves delicious cuisine. And, if you still aren’t sure of where to eat, why not take a look at our Eating Out directory for reviews and menus?

What could be better than sitting by the shore on Bournemouth beach with a golden batch of fish and chips in the palm of your hand? Harry Ramsdens serve the best fish and chips in town! – It’s the ideal lunch when you come to Bournemouth beach. There are dozens of beach restaurants in Bournemouth. Aruba is situated in the centre of Bournemouth beach, overlooking the sea. They serve fantastic food throughout the day, and offer a diverse menu – perfect for families and couples. Or, if you want to venture deeper into the heart of the town, there are some great restaurants to try, including Wagamamas, West Beach, Koh Thai, Corriander, The Kings Arms, Christchurch Harbour Hotel, The Norfolk Royal and Café Rouge.

If you have something to celebrate this summer then why not visit one of Bournemouth’s many bars? There are dozens of trendy bars in Bournemouth that serve tropical cocktails, from minty mojitos to strawberry daiquiris, topped off with juicy fruit. You could visit Bar So, 1812, Aruba or The Ink Bar – all these popular establishments have expertly trained staff that can whip you up a cocktail in no time at all.

If you are looking for places to eat in Bournemouth, then click on our feature boxes for ideas…


Salsa Hut

Tasty Mexican restaurant and Burrito Bar, serving delicious food to eat in or take away!

1812 Bar and Restaurant

A classy venue serving quality food and delicious cocktails...

Antelope Hotel Restaurant

Great food and great value in a relaxed atmosphere...


A beautiful beach location where you can drink and dine...

The Kings Restaurant

Based in Christchurch, serving the best local food...

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