Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am till 11pm
Saturday, Sunday: 8am till 11pm
- Disabled Access
- Tiered Restaurant
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Gluten Free Available
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Children's Menu available
- Business Lunch
- Families and Children Welcome at lunch
About Urban Reef Restaurant
The Urban Reef is an informal bar, café, deli and restaurant located at the newly transformed Overstrand on Boscombe promenade. This unique location offers panoramic views over the stunning Bournemouth Bay and to the Purbecks and beyond.
The team behind the Urban Beach Hotel are hugely excited to have had the opportunity to design, build and operate the Urban Reef and have injected the same level of detail, passion and commitment that has already turned the Urban Beach into a respected award winning local business.
Committed to fresh, local & seasonal produce, committed to ethics and sustainability, committed to smiling, having fun and working really really hard to achieve something amazing. Please come and pay us a visit. We opened in May 2009, and have been working frantically every day to create a venue we really want you to fall in love with. There are many many local restaurants so we never rest on our laurels and strive to continually impress you. We're open all winter seven days per week, but please check our opening times before setting out! You can even book your table right now online here with just a couple of clicks. Clever!
The Urban Reef offers a 90 seater sun deck (ok we are optimistic on the 'sun' front) right on the promenade, a ground floor café, bar and local produce deli and a 100 seater restaurant on the first floor and mezzanine. We've been building a balcony off of the first floor restaurant, more on that coming soon!
We can even keep you cosy in the winter with our open log burning fire, an oak clad wall holding 60 candles, a beautiful 50's inspired interior and designer furniture with a triple height glass frontage flooding the building with light. We really have got the ideal space for both summer and winter dining.
On the ground floor you can watch our team of chefs prepare your dishes in our open plan kitchen. Our bar team will prepare you some amazing triple certified coffees, a simple freshly squeezed orange juice, or something really special such as a winter warming cocktail. You choose...
Funky tunes, quality papers and magazines, surrounded by fresh produce and a view to die for. We know you're going to love it.
Absolutely fantastic I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone
Ideal beach front location. We were on upstairs balcony where the staff had left blankets on our chairs for our comfort should we feel cold. Service was excellent plenty time allowed to choose from interesting menu and I mean that in a good way. Food well presented and tasty. I reside in Poole so had brought my visiting family over for the experience.
Truly lovely experience after the pier to pier swim - great service including letting us bring table forward as we were early, adding 2 people at the last minute and letting us move onto balcony when a table became free! Definitely recommend!
Not our first visit but the quality of the food is lower than it used to be.
Fantastic as always
Great location, good selection food and wine. Lovely views and terrace
Have dined here in previous years but moved to the area in December so it's a 2 minute walk from my house, perfect! We had amazing weather for our visit on Friday evening so were offered a table on the balcony as it was still very warm into the evening. Great menu for both food and drink, nice relaxed atmosphere, and we were looked after the whole time (but not hassled too often!). Will be back!
I really like it, specially all the vegan and gluten free options you offer. Also the location is amazing. The vegan nachos were very tasty
We visited for breakie, the menu had a lovely selection of options and food was good as well as resonantly priced. We sat outside on the balcony it was a lovely atmosphere!
Brilliant place to go for food and drink, great staff and excellent food selection, one of our company has an allergy to gluten so the staff were very knowledgable and had plenty to offer her!! Will be seeing you again soon!!
A great restaurant, it has it all, views of the sea, relaxed atmosphere, great staff and of course fresh locally produced food.... yum !
The seafood was excellent, the vegetarian slightly dry but tasty. Great atmosphere and fantastic location would keep me coming back. Very friendly and cool staff providing the right amount of attention, but slightly inexperienced when offering to add ice to a glass of white wine to fix the fact that it was served in a warm glass. I'd definitely come back next time I visit.
A family group visit for breakfast. Sat upstairs. Staff very friendly& welcoming. Ordered 4 flat-white coffees- 2 were sent back as they were lattes! Replacements fine! Coffee here is usually v good & consistent! The breakfasts were very good & well priced, certainly considering the beach is a prime location! We all prefer the atmosphere here over the Noisy Lobster. Oh & your almond croissants are well worth a visit! Thank you.
Very friendly staff with fast, efficient service and good value too ..
Urban Reef is in a fab location right on Boscombe beach front. We ate twice in the upstairs restaurant and found it to have a great menu alongside daily specials. On our visits we had the mackerel, chicken burger, mussels mariniere and the lamb rump, all of which were delicious and the perfect portion size too. The service is friendly and attentive and the views from the deck are perfect to soak in the beach vibes and people watch. Loved it and highly recommend Urban Reef to anyone visiting the area. (I also recommend booking in advance so you don't miss out as very popular spot, especially in summer - really easy on website)
Whilst the prices were higher than we often pay the quality of the food was so good that in future we would forgo 2 cheaper nights out to have one excellent one at Urban Reef. Our one recommendation would be to have some form of heaters on the terrace for when the sun drifts away.
Had a very good evening, the service couldn’t have been better and food was delicious.
Always great . Normally go for lunch and a pint but this time we had a evening meal. Have had breakfast before which was great. We will be back the next time we are in Bournemouth.
Lovely window table which was very thoughtful and fully appreciated by the Lndnites in our group
Great service very welcoming and food was outstanding
Great experience. Thanks for looking after us. As Arnold said we'll be back.
The staff were fabulous, as was the location.
Great location with fabulous views from the windows on the top floor. The atmosphere is really friendly and welcoming and the staff attentive without being overbearing. The food’s really nice with a good choice for all, including vegans.