Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am till 11pm
Saturday, Sunday: 8am till 11pm
- Disabled Access
- Tiered Restaurant
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- 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.
Lovely atmosphere and great staff.
Usually excellent but occasionally sub-par. Service lovely but sometimes slow. I'd love to 5 Star everything but would be dishonest if I did.
Lovely lunch Brilliant service Excellent company
Wonderful family meal on Saturday evening. Great to see fish back on the specials!
Excellent as always
Great place for our business team breakfast meeting , great food , enjoyed by all attendees, everyone asking when are we going back ? Thanks all
The 3 members of staff in the upstairs restaurant gave fantastic service!
Hi guys, My husband and I came for a meal recently, this is the third time we’ve visited and as always the food, the view and atmosphere were all fantastic and your customer service is exceptional. Thank you for taking care of us We will be back again soon Marlene
Excellent Sunday roast beef Looking forward to returning after my hols
Awful day weather wise but at least I had a lovely lunch with some lovely company
We booked Urban Reef to celebrate my sisters 50th Birthday. We were a large group with some challenging dietary requirements which were all very well catered for. The whole experience from booking to eating was a fabulous experience, thankyou for a truly wonderful meal.
Just lovely. Everything about this restaurant was fantastic. I’d definitely recommend it
After a recommendation from a friend we just had to try Urban Reef for a special birthday celebration. We booked a table on the website- so easy to do. We arrived and were promptly taken to our table and given the choice of tables but we were happy with where we were first seated. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming but not too much and very very genuine. The food and drink were exceptional with 5 of us dining having mains, dessert and cocktails we couldn’t fault one single thing. Would certainly recommend to friends and family and will be returning. Thank you Urban Reef for a wonderful time.
The team are so welcoming and accommodating. Always willing to go the extra mile to help everyone feel looked after. Urban Reef us a very special place!
Chicken curry was excellent, very tasty Service was 1st class
Absolutely fantastic. I am and always will be a regular here. This is due to the lovely atmosphere, friendly and kind staff and delicious food. I also love love love how there is always a vegan option offered that isn’t just a burger! Thank you for giving variety!
Amazing food, best atmosphere during the summer with the doors open. Staff go over and above to be helpful, delightful experience.
Great food for a birthday breakfast
Absolutely excellent Couldn’t ask for anything more
Service was initially a tad slow but it was busy. Food was high quality so the pricing was accordingly a bit high but happy to pay it. Nice atmosphere coming in to a warm open fire from the wet and windy beach. Would 100% recommend.
We visited for breakfast with our young family and Victoria was so friendly and welcoming, she kept our children occupied whilst we enjoyed our breakfast and was so attentive, nothing was too much. It’s not often you receive service like this. A real asset to your brand. We look forward to visiting again.
I love urban reef. Just wished we lived closer. You vegan menu is spot on. And the atmosphere just perfect.
Food excellent Service excellent This restaurant is wonderful it’s more like a family & you can’t put a price on that Thank you all for looking after me
We had dinner for Valentines night. The ambiance and food were great and the staff were as always very friendly and attentive. My only one point to note ... the fabulous guy on school ousting guitar who made the evening so romantic and which we were really enjoying packed up At 9 pm. Could you have paid him to stay a bit longer.? Best wishes Mike Wildeman