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.
Had a great meal at the Urban Reef. Food was really good, staff were friendly and pleasant, could not do enough for us - there when needed and not in your face. Atmosphere was really good, people relaxing and having an enjoyable evening. As it is on the seafront car park was about 3 minutes walk away, needed it to walk off some food!
Food is absolutely excellent Thank you that the Sunday roast is back Thank you Abby, Chris & Lloyd x
Another fabulous meal with Urban Reef - loving my Hug card guys - thanks - see you soon. xx
Great sea view and friendly attentive service
We know what to expect from Urban Reef and they did not disappoint for my 70th birthday. My sister and her husband were over from Australia (they live on Bondi Beach) and they loved it! Atmosphere - buzzing with great music especially for a 70 yo; food - excellent as usual; service - super friendly and welcoming. UB cemented it’s position as our go-to place in Bournemouth.
A great way to enjoy a Sunday morning breakfast after a hard pier-to-pier swim. We were running hopelessly late due to the swim conditions, but that didn't worry the restaurant team. Our reservation was still honoured and the breakfast was awesome. If you're in Boscombe, definitely check this place out and book ahead - you get to dine on the balcony with a fab view!
Lovely meal in a great setting
We came for breakfast on Saturday 14th September 2019. We had a fantastic breakfast and the service was great!
Love the feel of your place but felt a bit rushed after our meal whilst we were still drinking. Plus it would have been nice to have has the recycled straws added to our cocktails instead of us constantly asking for them.
Honestly couldn’t fault our visit. And the Harvest moon was a master stroke! If Pressed, maybe one or two more vegan choices would have been nice for my daughter, but the kitchen were much more flexible than most about doing her something bespoke not off the menu. So big praise there again. With a vegan, a pescatarian and a carnivore at the table we were really testing you! A really memorable last evening before uni return. Thank you.
There were very few other diners around so the atmosphere was subdued, but fortunately that was exactly what we wanted for a meal with old friends. The waitress was delightful, friendly, funny and really helpful. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Sat on the upstairs balcony area. Staff were amazing but it was sometime hard to grab there attention. - It was just due to being a busy Saturday but they were great with service.
We had a lovely lunch at Urban Reef for the air show. Despite the rain... We had a lovely table inside which still allowed us to watch the planes go by and were offered a table outside once the rain had stopped
Great meal in a great location. The staff and service were both first class. We had to wait a little while longer than usual for the food but, as this was a busy bank holiday weekend, it was to be expected.
Lovely meal, great service, very nice food.
Great food and service in the most wonderful location. Lovely meal and birthday treat brought out without asking so kind! Thanks guys
Good food, Nice friendly service and atmosphere Great place to be at..
The perfect end to the summer holidays, great steak with excellent service, definitely recommend!!
Had a fab day at the air show. Sunshine, good food, great company and service.
Excellent as always Thank you for looking after me always
A brilliant place to celebrate my birthday - right from the point of booking with Simon to the service received on the night very impressed. And the food was delicious. Thank you for making it such a memorable night