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.
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.
I booked a table for 9people for my husband's birthday. We were seated on the balcony and had a lovely view of the beach. The service was good and drinks orders were taken quickly. The food was enjoyed by the whole party and the menu had just enough choice. We would definitely eat here again as it's in a lovely setting. The only things that were commented was that the lighting was a little dark for us and too few toilets but small things only.
We always enjoy our time here, great food & service.
Russell and team were as ever really lovely and treated my friend to some yummy chocolate treats on a plate with her name written in chocolate icing - what a lovely gesture! It’s why I keep coming back 👍🙂
Love the passion that's reflected in the whole experience. Lots of Hugs back x
Staff always make you feel at home, good food and drink without breaking the bank, not to mention the view from the restaurant. Fully recommend Urban Reef to anyone who enjoys going out. Thanks guys see you again
Really good food and service!
Go here for lovely coffee In the mornings when visiting Bournemouth. Decided to go for an evening meal and was so satisfied with the service and food! Thanks for a great time.
Great location and we were very well looked after. Would definitely book again.
While the food was good last night, the service was painfully slow (possibly not the serving staff’s fault), and my food was less than hot when delivered. We were charged for an extra we hadn’t had (it was taken off the bill), and one dish was delivered, we believe (it was a special), short of specified vegetables and with pork which was a bit pink for comfort. It took us just about 3 hours to have our meal and pay the bill.
Busy night and short of kitchen staff but all was explained and we enjoyed not being rushed and having the table turned over.
Wonderful food and friendly welcoming staff. Definitely recommend.
Lovely friendly staff who helped us celebrate Charlottes 16th birthday in style
Very happy with the service and the quality of the food, great environment and I always come back 😊
Friendly service. Loved the food
We were a table if 8 ladies for two friends special birthdays . I was able to bring in a cake and balloons which Russell and his team placed on tablle and made them feel special, the service was fantastic and all staff friendly. My only criticism is that the toilets weren’t very clean and a bit smelly, Which didn’t spoil our evening but we did all comment on them I am aware that you are open all day and they are used all day , but they are very close to where food is being served and consumed . Having said all of that , we come regularly as we live near by and my friends that had traveled from Warwickshire will be back next time they’re down x
Great atmosphere and good food. However please let us know about booking for New Year 2019. We are still waiting,
I love it, don’t change a thing!!
I love coming to Urban Reef, having not long moved to Bournemouth I have lots of visitors and I bring them all the Urban reef! I love the family fee, how I’m never rushed to leave and always given great service. Thank goodness the food is so delicious too!!!
Lovely friendly staff, very child friendly -nothing was too much trouble. Fab food and great location, will definitely be back!!
Kids meals need a bit of work. Melted cheese on white bread? Bread to thick and could you not at least half toast the bread or a brioche bun? Burger and chips was just as it said. Not very attractive to be fair. Adult meals 1st class and we really like the place but do a bit on the kids menu...
thank you for a great evening, we were a group of 9 family and friends celebrating my husbands 50th birthday. we had to book an early slot because we were more than 6 people, which was a bit tight for some of our working guests coming from Frome!!! never mind !! your staff we really alright about it. we had a lovely meal together, great tastes and great selection especially for our vegetarian guests (3 out of 9) we also brought our own cake and the staff presented it instead of desserts which was perfect. Your staff we always warm and friendly and took good care of us, we were even able to have a chat in our mother tongue with of one your German waitresses, that was a real personal touch to our evening. and my husband really enjoyed his birthday meal at your restaurant thank you the memories Sandra one of our guests was so impressed she would like to celebrate her daughters birthday at the end of October so see you again soon
Great service and amazing food.
Urban Reef is one of my favourite places to come for drinks after a long dog walk, quiz and pizza on a Thursday and now breakfast. Just please add more syrup to the pancakes :)
We have used Urban Reef on many occasions to facilitate of 6 monthly meeting and every time we are extremely satisfied with everything. I would highly recommend Urban Reef for leisure and business purposes.