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.
Thank you Urban Beach, we had a fantastic meal, amazing veggie options and great to share, we had a few cocktails too which hit the spot and the service was fab. We’ll be back soon.
Fresh food - great customer service, friendly staff, very relaxed atmosphere.
Always come to yours when in Bournemouth - lovely atmosphere and relaxed environment
Lovely birthday welcome, good food, nice fizz and fabulous friendly service. Really enjoyed a sunny afternoon in January looking at the beach from this lovely venue.
My family and I really enjoyed our visit to the Urban Reef on Sunday. Wonderful food. The Indonesian fish curry was a particular favourite - the 3 people who had it (or a share of it) went on and on and on about it afterwards!
Another really great night at the Reef.
Lovely beef roast, charming service in a great location
I had a belated birthday brunch celebration with my wife, son, his girlfriend and her dog, on Sunday. Urban Reef were brilliant and reserved the best table for us on the ground floor, overlooking the beach. They are also dog friendly which makes life easy. My wife and I had our favourite Surfs Up which we can never resist, and my son and his girlfriend had scrambled egg and salmon on toast, which they said was delicious! The coffee is also amazing. The staff are always so friendly and genuinely make you fee that it's a pleasure to serve you. We're looking forward to the next excuse to come for brunch! Richard C
Fab food, fab coffee, fab staff and fab atmosphere.
Another fab trip out. Thank you to all involved for making our family meal out very enjoyable. Food was wonderful, service professional - both perfectly laid back but attentive at the same time. Environment relaxing and stylish. Looking forward to retiring in the near future. Thanks again.
We had to wait 45 minutes after ordering before our food arrived! The waitress was very apologetic and said it was because we ordered the trout. If we had known that we would have ordered another dish. The food was quite good and the waitress very attentive.
I visited Urban Reef yesterday as part of a group of 10 and found that the food was excellent and catered to all sorts of tastes and diets (including great vegan and GF options). The staff were extremely friendly, attentive & welcoming and the service was as good for our large group as it would be for a couple. On top of that the location and view was idyllic. I would definitely recommend!
Lovely chilled atmosphere and always great service, one of my personal favourites in the area.
We have been coming to Urban Reef occasionally over the last 8 years and have never been disappointed. Food is always fabulous, service great and the setting is the best!
Organised efficient great vibe and friendly staff great choice of food and acomdated a large group of adults and children for a wonderful birthday lunch with a awesome veiw on a sunny January Sunday highly recommend xx
Lovely atmosphere, very attentive customer service. Thankyou
Thank you for making my husbands birthday special. Great food, drinks and service as always!
Service was good but could be a tad more slick. One of my bugbears is trying to get a waiter to give me the bill. It’s a fine balance but it’s all part of the experience.
waitress didn't notice when we had finished coffee etc, she also didn't notice the empty water jug, I assume just a lack of training... great time anyway Thanks
The staff at urban reef really make this place special. Nothing is ever too much and they are always engage with their customers. The food is fantastic and never ceases to impress! I think it is great that the food is locally sourced and am a repeat customer for a reason. I cannot recommend highly enough. Keep creating greatness urban reef and team!
Great as always
One delicious vegetarian meal and friend loved their steak.
Always have a good time, a good meal. A great vibe there and friendly, accommodating staff. Food always delicious. We waited over an hour for our meal on 1st - it was busy so to be expected but would have been nice to a)have been 'warned' when we sat down and b)given complimentary bread perhaps - we had children with us.
Great location, excellent service and good food. Very happy with the entire experience and have already recommended to family members.