Solent Promenade,
Southbourne Coast Road,

(01202) 431473

Bistro on the Beach Information

Being situated on Southbourne promenade, Bistro on the Beach guarantees a beautiful picturesque view of the Isle of Wight and across to Purbecks. This relaxing and family orientated restaurant takes pride in its freshly cooked locally sourced food.

Opening Hours
Varies according to the season, please contact the venue for confirmation.
Advisable on Fri, Sat
Not Necessary on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun
Avg Food Spend
Under £10 per person
Food Info
Bar Menu, Take Away Service, A La Carte Menu, Breakfast Menu, Sunday Roast, Brunch Menu -
Evening set menu available:
2 courses £21.50
3 courses £27.50
Drink Info
Beer from £2.50 per bottle
Wine from £12.50 per bottle

Cocktail List available
Various drink promotions Wed-Fri 10:00-16:30.
Monthly wine tasting with food.
Special events, such as Valentines dinner, Mothers Day lunch, summer BBQ with live music.
Themed dinners.
Live Ents
Regular events.
Newspapers, WiFi, Other
No beach wear, must wear footwear.
Children welcome - children must be supervised at all times, not permitted to roam around.

Kids Menu, High Chairs - Menu dishes denoted by * suitable for children at 1/2 portion & 1/2 price.
Special requests can be catered for.
Outdoor Area
Seating area situated on the promenade on the waters edge
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer BabyKay78
During the week I find the bistro to be an excellent place to bring colleagues and conduct business meetings. Bistro on the Beach offer a very reasonable cappuccino, a lovely selection of cakes and free a WiFi service to suit business bods such as ourselves.

The restaurant is slightly off the beaten track, making it lovely and quiet - perfect fore getting my work done. I tend to find the best place to park is in the car park just off the roundabout by the cliff top. That way I can enjoy the walk down to the beach before I arrive.

5 thumbs up from me!
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Reviewer yummyhoney80
What a little gem! My husband and I came across the Bistro a few weeks ago while walking along the beach front. Fair to say we’ve made a point of returning whenever we’re in the area. We absolutely love the food and the view is to die for! There’s not a more perfect place to end up after an afternoon stroll by the sea.
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Reviewer wick
My family and I have been using Bistro on the Beach for many years both for casual daytime breakfasts, snacks and evening meals. For the last year I have been caring for my father so have not been able to get to one of my favorite places until today.

Whilst eating our takeaway meal (bought from the Bistro) at the tables outside, we kept seeing a man parading up and down. He seemed to be upsetting a lot of people also sitting at tables who then left. We then met 'I am Mario.....I am the owner, who was possibly the rudest and most horrible person I have met. I never thought I could leave a lovely sunny day overlooking the sea in such a bad mood!!

What a difference ownership can make, even if the food was wonderful now I would not set a step inside there again. You should always be polite with people, well that is how I was bought up, but especially if you are running a business with the public. You should also remember that when the summers are not so good, and the winter is upon us, it is your local community that keeps you open.

Be warned about the horrid little man
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Reviewer jtart
One of my favourite places in Bournemouth. Excellent service and great food. I've enjoyed many hearty breakfasts with a fantastic view of the sea. Highly recommended
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Reviewer JCC12
A truly awful experience

We went to this restaurant as part of a group of 10 to celebrate our friend's birthday. The menu was incredibly limited (e.g. popadoms and garlic bread named as 2 of the 5 starters) and the food badly cooked. One person had to send back popadoms that weren't cooked properly (I ask you...) and another sent back a piece of trout that was overcooked to the point of being burnt & chewy and undercooked, hard potatoes. The waiter didn't seemed to care and was incredibly surly so we decided we didn't want to pay a service charge. There then ensued a very unpleasant argument with the restaurant owner refusing to accept this. All I can say in conclusion is don't touch this place with a barge pole...
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