Where to Eat and Sleep
Bournemouth is one of England’s most popular coastal resorts and has an excellent choice of accommodation, including self catering, caravan & camping, bed and breakfast, guesthouses and high quality hotels.
Of particular interest:
Our 2013 official festival hotel; the award winning boutique hotel is offering exclusive discounts on accomodation to festival visitors. Simply quote BABTSF2013 or ‘Arts by the Sea Festival 2013′ with your enquiry. Located in Bournemouth, within five minutes walking distance to the beach and Boscombe Pier. The hotel features a modern bistro with inside and outside seating and a menu that sources fresh and seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. www.urbanbeachhotel.co.uk
The Green House Hotel
Award winning boutique hotel in the heart of Bournemouth that lives and breathes sustainability. www.thegreenhousehotel.co.uk
Yenton Hotel Five minutes’ walk from the East Cliff and beach, The Yenton Hotel with its award winning gardens is an oasis of charm and tranquillity, this privately owned hotel prides itself on the personal touch and treats its guests as individuals. With locally sourced produce, breakfast freshly cooked to order each morning and a beautiful courtyard to enjoy your evening drinks, where could be better to spend your time in Bournemouth. http://www.yentonhotel.co.uk/
Sympathetic to its Edwardian origins, Hotel Miramar is an English Country House with a rambling facade of Roman inspired pillars and curved balconies which overlook the terraces and sweeping lawns that appear to stretch down to Bournemouth’s water’s edge. www.miramar-bournemouth.com
Sensitively restored, the Menzies Carlton has a grand charm and richly decorated reception areas and lounges and a restaurant against the sparkling backdrop of the sea. ww.menzieshotels.co.uk
Award-winning original art deco boutique hotel overlooking the bay. www.cumberlandbournemouth.co.uk
With its own private access to the Lower Gardens, the Arlington Hotel sits midway between the Town Square and Bournemouth Pier. www.arlingtonbournemouth.co.uk
Bournecoast Holiday Agents
Supplier of self-catering accommodation in Bournemouth and surrounding areas and a family business since 1960. A large selection of studio apartments and family accommodation in Bournemouth is offered. www.bournecoast.co.uk
St. Leonards Farm Camping and Caravan Park
A quiet family run park, ideally situated near Bournemouth, Poole and the beautiful New Forest, The Park is well drained and level with widely spaced pitches. Touring vans, tents and motor homes catered for and electric hook ups are available. http://milton.webfarm.hostbasket.com/Home/Camping
Lots more help and suggestions about where to stay can be found at www.bournemouth.co.uk
There are over 250 restaurants in Bournemouth, offering a wide choice of munchies. Of particular interest:
Flirt Café Bar
Independent vibrant café bar with a unique and warm atmosphere. Help-yourself bars of freshly-prepared hot and cold food, salads, cakes and pastries, and famous milk shake menu. Family-friendly. The Triangle, Bournemouth BH2 5RG.
Incredible and stylish independent café, deli and restaurant on the seafront at Boscombe Promenade. Food ranges from escargots to home-made cakes, earthy soups and often barbeques. Great service and often live music. They are “committed to fresh, local & seasonal produce, and to ethics and sustainability.” Panoramic views over Bournemouth Bay and the artificial surf reef and a 90-seater sun-deck. Boscombe Overstrand, Bournemouth.
Visit the bistro at this award-winning boutique hotel, bistro and bar. Food is ethically sourced with attention to detail and the service is excellent. Lovely outside deck. Sister of Urban Reef. Boscombe.
Independent beach-front cosmopolitan-style bar and restaurant with panoramic sea views and sun terraces. International menu with pizza, platters, salads, sandwiches, seafood, and kids menu. Pier Approach, Bournemouth.
A tiny tucked-away Mediterranean style independently owned café with lots of charm. Home-cooked meals and cakes by Rosie, and superb coffee. There is an unexpected and vast Italian style courtyard garden at the rear. 4/6 Roumelia Lane, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1EU.
Award-winning and Michelin recommended seafood restaurant on the beach, just west of Bournemouth Pier. Seafood is “fresh every morning from Smithfield, Brixham and Billingsgate markets and local waters”. West Undercliff Promenade, Bournemouth.
The Print Room + Ink Bar
Brasserie and Grand Café housed in the former press room of the Daily Echo and bursting with original and dramatic Art Deco features. The next-door Ink Bar offers bar food until 6pm. Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6HH.
Surf-themed restaurant adjacent to the beach at Bournemouth Pier. Menu is inspired by coastal cuisine from around the world; Fresh fish, steaks, huge racks of ribs, Thai curries, chillies, Cajun chicken, pasta and salads, plus kids’ menu. Pier Approach, Bournemouth.
The Crooked Book
Quirky vintage-style café and book shop run by an ex-art student. 725 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth.
Independent daytime café with an extensive and unusual hot and cold drinks menu, plus breakfasts, pancakes, burritos and soups. 650 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BP.
Independent Italian delicatessen serving food and drinks to enjoy at rustic wooden tables in the heart of the shop. 23 Southbourne Grove, Southbourne, Bournemouth.
Sixty Million Postcards
An arty pub/bar with regular music and craft events. Famous for homemade double-cooked Maris Piper chips and handmade West Country beef burgers. 19-21 Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AF.
Koh Thai Tapas
Two award-winning and indepndently owned restaurants, Koh’s concept is to offer rustic Thai cuisine in ‘tapas-style’ inviting the customer to order whatever they like, whenever they like. Innovative yet classic menu choices. 487 – 489 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AE; and 38 – 40 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PS.
The Larder House
Self-styled ‘artisan’ restaurant with a rustic atmosphere, unique menus and a wood-fired oven. 4 Southbourne Grove, Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 3QZ.
Next to Pokesdown station in the town’s vintage and antique district of Pokesdown. Burgers, pizza, wraps and drinks in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Authentic Spanish estaurant and bar, family run by Celso, his wife and their sons who hail from the Galicia region of Spain. Table football, tapas, a la carte and specials. 53 Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth BH2 6DW.