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.
Excellent as always Had the roast turkey & it was absolutely perfect
had the christmas pizza party, great vegan pizza, would have liked crackers though to add to the christmas atmosphere
Excellent as always
All guests enjoyed the fantastic meal, wine and the atmosphere of the restaurant was really fun and Christmassy. Huge thanks for providing an excellent Christmas staff dinner!
The perfect location, whatever the weather; great vibe, super friendly staff and yummy food!
Our favourite place to eat. We always love coming here whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner, spring, summer, autumn or winter.
We visited for Sunday lunch. The food and service was exceptional. Would definitely return.
The service, music, and of course the food was all fantastic! I especially loved the vegan chocolate cake which was to die for :)
Great food and excellent service.
Great food, great wine, good service. If I was being ultra critical I would say the service was 'relaxed', as in it was a good 30 minutes from ordering to starter arriving and it was not busy. Really not a problem for us and all the food was worth the wait. Great cocktails downstairs too and really helpful staff.
Great atmosphere despite it being a wet & wild November evening.. staff were great. Dog friendly downstairs. Generous portions. Lovely dinner
We had a really good time!! Service was great throughout and food was delicious (full English breakfast). Only negative comment I would make is that I rang up twice and wrote a message on the online booking form mentioning it was my boyfriends birthday. They were very aware it was his birthday and said they’d do something but on the day we didn’t even get a mention of his birthday. I was just a bit disappointed, that nothing was said or done for him. But overall a good experience and lovely environment to have breakfast. Thank you !!
Went here after my graduation as a celebratory meal. It didn’t disappoint! Food was great and our waiter was very friendly. At the end of our meal he gave us a dessert with congratulations written on! So out of the blue and very thoughtful. Made my experience even more special.
Second time visiting and yet again very impressed. Food was very good, service was excellent and the log fire was lovely. It was my mum’s birthday and bringing a mimosa over as a surprise was a great touch. Will definitely come back again.
Lovely food and staff, really nice evening
Great as usual! Will forgive the fact the sticky toffee was supposed to come with salted caramel ice cream, but we were served rum & raisin instead!
Lovely roast beef lunch. Great service too. A mistake on the desserts was rectified without any fuss.
We came on a Monday with a 'Hug Club' card, which gave us a main course free. We shared a tasty clam starter. THe 'house red'- a modest Italian was £19 which seemed like a steep starting price, but it was thoroughly drinkable and perfect for our main courses. Sadly my first choice of trout was sold out, so I went with second choice: confit of duck, which was great- rendered and crispy, with the meat still just the right side of moist, and on an interesting fig and celery bed. with delicious caramelised shallots. My wife had a very good rump steak; she was initially served the wrong sauce (blue cheese) which was then hurriedly replaced with a garlic sauce which was little more than microwaved butter and crushed garlic. Fries were really good. I had an excellent espresso to round the meal off. Overall, very good food, although the garlic sauce was disappointing. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. I'd definitely go again- with a hug club card.
Great atmosphere to spend an informal evening with friends.
Excellent as ever
Good atmosphere and great place to sit and watch the sun setting whilst having a nice meal. We were lucky to go there when the weather was beautiful. The main course did take a while to get to us as they were quite busy but worth the wait.
Excellent service, great Birthday breakfast and outstanding views.
It was an unexpected hot sunny Saturday and the restaurant was really busy, luckily we had booked and had a great table overlooking the sea. We were told that there was going to be a longer than usual wait for food but the staff were attentive to make sure we had enough drinks. Food was tasty as usual!
We went as a party of six to Urban Reef for lunch on Sunday 14th October 2018 and all I can say is wow! service and food was fantastic and beautiful views were just an added bonus. We will definitely be visiting again!
There was a group of 14 of us for breakfast, as part of my daughter's hen weekend. We were given a large table upstairs and were the only ones up there - perfect! Food was amazing, both staff were so friendly and really got into the spirit of our weekend. However, we had pre-ordered using an online system and when we arrived there was no knowledge of our pre-order or the £50 deposit that had been paid, as requested. Thank goodness I had kept copies of all my correspondence with Helen. The staff though were very professional and, thankfully, we were not in a rush so we chose our orders again.