9am - 5pm Mondays
9am - 10pm Tuesdays
9am - 10pm Wednesdays
9am - 10pm Thursdays
9am - 10pm Fridays
9am - 10pm Saturdays
9am - 5pm Sundays
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About WestBeach Restaurant
A seafood restaurant on the beach. The stunning location makes WestBeach a beautiful place for any occasion. Named Bournemouth’s only ‘Local Gem’ in the Waitrose Good Food guide 2016.
We pride ourselves on using the freshest, local seafood, served in a relaxed beachside environment, encompassing everything you would hope for in a visit to Bournemouth.
Our contemporary styling through the restaurant features an open-plan kitchen so diners can watch the chefs at work, or simply relax and enjoy the stunning sea view – whatever the weather – through folding glass doors opening onto our sun soaked decked terrace.
Having previously visited for lunch we found the night-time experience lacking, perhaps because with darkness the spectacular setting is rather lost on you, and with the prices seemingly including a premium for the location, when the small-ish portions eventually arrive (the delay in the kitchen having been mentioned on ordering) feel a little underwhelming and overpriced. Add to that, that no desserts were available (other than ice cream or cheese) but it took 10 minutes after ordering them to be informed, we have to say it was a bit disappointing overall.
Disappointing. The portion sizes were tiny and we left hungry. I think one portion of halibut had been divided between two, it was that small. The veal jelly was missing from the main dish, they had sold out of three out of five puddings so we left really disappointed. We won't be coming back or recommending. Service was OK, but they should have realised we weren't happy after messing up every single stage of our order - they only asked if everything was OK when we were paying!
Upon arrival the guy at the front desk was unfiendkt and not welcoming and did not make eye contact. The fuss to get to the table was ridiculous. Our waitress was fine the food delivery was slow and quality mediocre
A great evening. The foood was delicious and the service was warm and efficient.
We couldn’t fault the food, it was excellent. However the service was appalling. Three waiting staff (one being the supervisor) for the entire restaurant was ridiculous. When we mentioned the poor service, we were told “ it’s a sunny day which we didn’t expect and it’s onky lunchtime!” However I do believe google weather forecasts exist, it was also Valentine’s Day and many guests had pre booked their table, as had we. We were in the restaurant 2.5 hours and only had starters and mains as by this point we were tired of waiting. Such a shame as a lovely restaurant usually.
A busy lunch service so service was slow. But server was friendly and helpful. Hair and lobster were just over cooked. The desert was a let down (it so often is where ever we eat) - delivers was too thick and rhubarb was hard to eat. Portion was huge so we were glad we were sharing.
Incredible food, excellent service & you couldn’t ask for a nicer setting.
Amazing service, beautiful food and lovely atmosphere
Thank you. We had a really lovely lunch enjoying the winter sun and the view of the beach!
Excellent as usual but we had a very long wait for our mains due a large party, I think our 2 dishes could of been in front of the large party and no one would have any the wiser.
Whole Sea Bream and orange and fennel salad was a lovely combination. Staff friendly and helpful and chefs always willing to make changes if this is possible to accomodate my dietary requirements .
We waited ten minutes to be seated in a quiet restaurant and then 2 hours for our 2 course meal and while our waiter was cheerful and apologetic the manager was rude and dismissive. We were sat near the kitchen and we could hear the manager and the chefs arguing throughout our meal. Our appetisers and starters were incorrect. Great location and the food was delicious but we won’t be back - this place needs better leadership for the benefit of the staff and customers
Delicious food, great service and good value for money make West Beach a permanent fixture in our social calendar. Love it!
some items on menu are expensive compared against others on menu
An excellent way to celebrate my mum’s birthday. The food and service was great, although it took a little longer than expected for our food to come.
Slightly slow service to start with but then everything went exceptionally well, the food was delicious, we were sat looking out over the beach and the live music wasn’t too loud... a lovely way to see in the New Year
Excellent food, fab staff, beautiful presentation of food, good value! Can’t wait to return! Loved to see the staff enjoying their jobs and getting on well with each other. Good vibes.
A most enjoyable early New Year’s Eve diner. The service was excellent and your lovely waitress from Sicily was great. Thank her for us. Chris
Lovely meal, will definitely be back.
Our second visit and we weren’t disappointed. Slight gap between our starter and the main, delaying our starter would have solved that problem.
Best meal and all round experience I have had at a restaurant for a long time
Very nice restaurant, lovely staff and a great view, excellent food
This restaurant has an idyllic sea front position and this is further complimented by an excellent menu and service. If you visit Bournemouth this is a must.
An excellent meal with friends. Very attentive staff but was surprised not to find it busier. What a joy for us!