Urban Reef Restaurant

The Overstrand, Boscombe Beach, Boscombe, United Kingdom, BH5 1BN
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Opening Information

We're open:

Monday 0900-17:00
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-2200
Friday 0900-2200
Saturday 0900-2200
Sunday 0900-1700

Facilities
  • Tiered Restaurant
  • 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!

Cuisine: Bistro, British, Seafood
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Great to be back at one of our favourite restaurants after lockdown and enjoyed a fab lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday - you never disappoint and the lovely weather was an added bonus

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

We had breakfast with our young family upstairs at Urban Reef which was a great experience. The food was really very good and the service was excellent. There was a good choice on the menu. The view from our table was great. They adhere to Covid guidelines which was good to see

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Excellent food, great location and really friendly staff. First meal out after lockdown, felt very safe and well looked after. Will be back soon!

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

We had an amazing lunch and would not hesitate to return! The views were stunning, it literally felt like we were on holiday...except we were wearing coats! The food was outstanding, we had Nachos and the Chicken Burger and both were spot on...delicious, full of flavour and plentiful. Service was quick but not too quick meaning we never felt rushed. It felt very well organised and safe even during these difficult times. We can’t wait to return soon :-)

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Beautiful place to sit and enjoy lovely food. Very friendly staff and excellent value for money. So glad you have survived the pandemic: it’s good to be able to eat with you again. We’ll be back next week with friends.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Great breakfast and you guys are just getting back into the swing of things! Here’s to a fantastic summer

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 April 2021

As ever great experience. The laid back, friendly but efficient service and yummy food always a good time 😄. Happy days

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 April 2021

once for dinner and once for brunch straight after lockdown. 2 adults and 1 kid and all around it was great given everyone is fresh back! staff were very friendly and great with our child running around. Definitely book in and get the upstairs view of the sea!!

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Simon and the team are fantastic. All of the staff were great with our kids and the food was amazing! My wife, being an American, is very picky with her burgers and she said it is the best burger she has had in the UK since she moved here 10 years ago!

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Considering Covid restrictions we had a lovely meal, great to be able to visit again.

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Urban Reef is my go-to local restaurant. If the amazing views weren't enough, the atmosphere, service and staff are excellent and the food is gorgeous. Thank you Urban Reef!

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Splendid service. Beautiful scenery. Great atmosphere

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Love this place! Great food, drink, views and people :)

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Such a lovely & memorable lunch to celebrate end of lockdown. Great food, service & beautiful location. Thank you so much Urban Reef 🥰

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Great to be back and food and service were excellent. Many thanks for a very enjoyable lunch (3 hours 😊)!

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 December 2020

What a wonderful location to have a fab lunch.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 December 2020

I really enjoyed the amazing food and service! Clearly lots of work has been going on behind the scenes because of COVID-19 and I felt really relaxed so thank you for all of your hard work!

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Visited On Monday, 28 December 2020

Staff were fantastic

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Visited On Monday, 28 December 2020

We had a great breakfast. Food was good quality, cooked and presented well and any specials we asked for were catered to. Great service and looking forward to coming back again soon. Barbara Cox

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Visited On Sunday, 27 December 2020

Restaurant, service and food all excellent thanking you all for looking after me during this strange year & Happy New Year to you all Be safe & I’ll see you in 2021

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Visited On Saturday, 26 December 2020

Service was the best Food was excellent Mushroom risotto was magnificent

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

The food was excellent Service was fantastic What more could you ask for

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

A fabulous breakfast, excellent service & friendly staff. Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

From my first contact to book a table for 5 outside due to social distancing through to the payment of the bill the service was excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

We’ve been coming to you since you opened and love it every time it’s our special place. I did notice the staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming this visit. I’m in the same trade in Southampton but my hotel bar and restaurant is closed at the moment. Well done for being open and for making it a safe space and we will continue to support you whenever we can. Bridget, mo and max

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