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.
Very lovely evening of Drinks and Food with great service and an even greater view, definitely recommend. 5 🌟
Great table situation - much appreciated. Very welcoming & attentive service & good fun. Food was prepared well. Thank you
Fab brekkie for Father’s Day
Booked for Fathers Day with my daughters, great food, great staff, fab location. Keep up the great work!
Lovely atmosphere and incredible food
Always reliable for great food, service and experience. Our go to place when we have visitors. One ask would be a better selection of Rose, not just the obvious 2 you currently do. Great choices in white & red, so how about an interesting Portuguese or Spanish Rose
Loved having a view of the sea. Car park was pricey but not the fault of the restaurant. Service was excellent from the moment we reached the front door. Food was great and we were amazed by the size of the desserts - we could easily have shared one! We loved the fact that nobody tried to rush us, so there was plenty of time to talk to friends.
Drinks on the terrace before a delicious meal inside. First time upstairs...lovely food, great atmosphere and staff who made us feel special. Thank you.
The man who served us was lovely and gave me a complimentary glass of prosecco for my birthday! Meal was fantastic.
Great evening with my boyfriend, we came especially to celebrate his 30th birthday, got extra touches such as a complimentary drink for him, balloon as requested from myself, a happy birthday dessert plate. The guy who served us was warm, funny and friendly and to top it off the food was delicious and worth the extra bit of money. Stunning location and vibe was chilled.
The food was so amazing 😉 the service was great differently would go back
Generally a nice experience with good food. Cost was as per other restaurants of the same calibre we have been to and atmosphere was comfortable. Children’s meals were too large otherwise for a four and two year old. Nice location of the restaurant
I visited friends for the weekend&having been to Urban Reef on a previous trip to Bournemouth for lunch i knew i had to head back there this time for breakfast. I was not disappointed. The food was delicious,service was very fast&staff were friendly. We sat upstairs looking out over the sea-fantastic views. I will certainly be visiting again next time i’m in Bournemouth. Thank you.
Had a great time as usual. We were well looked after and the food was great. Thank you for being so accommodating when we phoned to advise of our delayed arrival. Thank you.
Waiter who served us in the mezze sat nite was exceptional & a credit to your business
While by no means a regular I can say that I have never been disappointed on any of my visits to Urban Reef - whether for a sneaky coffee, a special occasion or romantic meal. The staff engage with customers in a genuine way - no false "awesome, have nice day" stuff here. Food is great.
Had an awesome night.
I reserved a table with specific requests. The table was held for me and available upon my arrival - ignoring the queue waiting outside. The staff were very attentive and helpful - a credit to the restaurant. Food was beautiful and price was reasonable. A great dining experience - thank you.
Would love to see some warm light at the balcony at night, a nice fire/torch would definitely make the atmosphere a 5 star.
Great atmosphere and location, with an excellent breakfast to start the day.
I had the most amazing visit. The food was incredible and the service was exceptional. A really great credit to your restaurant. Will definitely be visiting again!
My brother-in-law is hard to please and would definitely come back and will, they are from Worthing. We had a fantastic meal, timed perfectly and professionally. Well priced and perfect quantities.
Lovely breakfast on a beautiful morning, great service as always
Crab cakes were delightful. Trout excellent and the Italian wine superb as I wanted to try something that I don't normally go for . The waiters didn't mind that we swapped tables into the sunshine on the terrace and even sat at a table for 4 when there was only 2 of us dining . We did ask for extra garlic mayonnaise which struggled to appear. On the continent there are blankets for diners to use if needed. Just something to think about. Not our first visit and certainly not out last . Any chance for scallops as a starter? 😊 Wonderful evening . Thank you
Very polite and friendly staff, great food and a perfect location with an amazing view. Will return.