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.
We have been before and had to wait ages for a table due to us being a large group so this time we booked. We had one of the best tables upstairs on the balcony and didn’t have to wait at all. We enjoyed great food and service. The young lady serving us told us about the Hug card which made it even better value for money. The kids were entertained by the view and the activities provided. Again the waitress couldn’t have been more helpful waiting patiently as the children ordered. She asked if we wanted the children’s food to come first. We will be back and I’ll book again so as not to be disappointed.
We really enjoyed our evening meal at the Urban Reef. Food was delicious and staff were friendly and helpful. Many thanks.
Absolutely loved the cool relax look of the restaurant and the food was amazing. Super friendly service too! Will definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Bournemouth!😁👍
Great setting right on the beach. Fab food and friendly staff.
Lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff. Beautiful view over boscombe bay from the restaurant upstairs. Delicious food, especially the Hake Fritters from the specials menu :)
Lovely team and food!
We travelled down from Kidderminster, Worcestershire yesterday never been to Boscombe before but researched places for lunch and I booked your restaurant for my husband Alex as a surprise as it’s the sort of vibe he loves. I have to say it didn’t disappoint. Food amazing, he had the fish curry. Your staff were just lovely. We actually arrived just after 1pm and it was extremely busy but your team were on the ball. Even having time to give our dog some water. Our two boys (aged 14 & 11) loved it too! Best fish & chips ever! We will most certainly come back. Thank you Maurica
Went for breakfast one morning. Food was average, the poached eggs were practically hard boiled. Service was ok, nothing special. Would not rush back or recommend to friends.
I always look forward to visiting urban reef when I’m in Bournemouth.
Great food, service and location...I’d happily have breakfast there every day if I could :)
Waited 45 mins for our starters a little longer than we thought was acceptable and one of our sides was not served. Staff were wonderful friendly and accommodating food is good generous portions and very tasty.
With a 60 year old husband that moans about everything and a 20 year old daughter to keep happy...I have to say we had a lovely evening. We had mussels which were delicious and a burger which was devoured. Staff were not only very attentive but all rather beautiful too! Then we watched the fireworks at ten. If you are reading this trying to decide where to eat tonight, book it now !!!! You will not be disappointed .
I was little disappointed with the quality of the food. The steak was over cooked for what we asked for and a lot of the chips were undercooked. Didn't have any salt or pepper on the table. Not offered any sauces either. Friendly staff and an excellent location.
It was my birthday and we took the whole family to urban reef from teenagers to 80 year old grandparents. Beautiful food, great view, fab service from genuinely caring staff. Great time had by all thoroughly recommended
all staff are very helpful and polite nothing was too much trouble
We had a fabulous evening, sat in the sunshine on the balcony with first rate food and wonderfully cool beer.
Food matched the veiw which was amazing from the upstairs balcony . The staff were very polite and accomodating to customers not just us . This was a treat for us whilst holidaying in ringwood and although i wouldnt visit every week i would visit again 👍
7 of us went for Brunch, simply awesome place in a great location! Thankyou!
Our first time at urban reef but defiantly not the last. A fantastic view from the balcony watching people walking along the beach. All in all a lovely meal and a great experience.
Style over substance Urban reef has all the ingredients to be brilliant...sea front location, cool interior and a nice menu. Unfortunately, they have a monopoly being the only place to eat on the seafront and are therefore lazy. Borderline rude staff (think they are taking the moody hipster thing too far), food had been sat under the hot plate so long it was inedible and a long wait for food (nearly an hour)..at 6pm. What urban reef needs is a competitor and then they might pull their “funky” socks up. I don’t need an email with over familiar language...I want a decent meal by the sea with a proprietor who knows how lucky they are for the constant passing trade.
Great location with great staff and great food
Lovely place to celebrate our anniversary, great plant powered options
Great food, amazing staff, stunning location!
The food was very good, esp the Indoensian fish curry, great portion & good value. The service was good, though we waited a long time to get our dessert’s ordered.
The food & drinks were really yummy, we ended up going twice on our holiday in Bournemouth. The service was great, the staff that work here are lovely and made sure we were happy. We had a really great time eating here! Plus the view is beautiful, right on the seafront near Boscombe Pier.