Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA
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Alfresco seafood suppers

Dorset staycationers and locals strolling Bournemouth’s picturesque promenade are instinctively lured into family-owned WestBeach restaurant.

Sunshine spills on the epicureans who dine on fruits de mer sharing platters and sip refreshing cocktails on the smart deck overlooking golden sands and clean waves.

While the alfresco eating is a major draw, inside offers an equal feast for the senses. If you don’t score a table by the window, avert your gaze from the sea to the team of innovative chefs crafting flavourful creations in the design-led open kitchen.

Fresh fish and seafood are the star attractions, and the catch from local waters around Bournemouth and Poole forms the bedrock of the enticing menu.

Choose from crowd‑pleasers such as plump mussels bathed in white wine, garlic, cream and shallots, oven-roasted catch of the day swathed in lemon and thyme, or lobster brushed with chilli and lime butter. And, of course, there’s no shame in embracing the classic British fave of golden beer‑battered fish and chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce.

An exciting wine list, with bottles sourced from all over the world, makes it easy to pair your pick of the menu with a perfect match.

Trencherman’s tip: Planning a sunrise sea swim? There’s no better place than WestBeach to refuel afterwards with its next-level views and brekkie. The crab benedict is an excellent choice, as is a Smoky Mary breakfast cocktail.

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Chef(s): Andras Veres
3 course dinner from: £50
Seats: 100
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