Archive for August, 2012

The BEST views in town for the Bournemouth Air Show

Friday, August 17th, 2012
Urban Reef Restaurant Air Show Menu

Enjoy some of the best views in town at the Urban Reef

The Bournemouth Air Festival is only just around the corner now. Stick your nose up into the air and smell the excitement and anticipation, it’s all around.

And as one of our Urban customers, we wanted to fill you in on what our little sister, the Urban Reef, is up to over that weekend (Thursday August 30th to Sunday September 2nd), so you can enjoy some of the best views in town!

On Friday (31st Aug) and Saturday (1st Sept) you can also indulge in the Reef VIP lunch package. For £45 per person step out on to the new balcony area and sup on an arrival drink of Prosecco or a glass of Urban Pomms (an Urban version of Pimms!). Get comfy and cast your gaze out to sea to catch all of the air displays, before tucking into a sumptuous three course BBQ feast. And to wash it all down, you can enjoy half a bottle of house wine – white, red or rosé – your choice.

If you’re a music lover and you’re eating with the Reef team on the Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings, you’ll be able to enjoy some songs from the Corona and Wave 105 music stage, situated right opposite Urban Reef!  You’ll be able to sing along to songs from the likes of Scouting for Girls, Rizzle Kicks and Newton Faulkner.

To end the weekend in style, the Reef crew have resident musician Jon Cotton, performing on the deck on Sunday afternoon. The perfect close to an action packed Air Show weekend.

So there you have it. Have a little click on the picture icon to view the menu or email: katie@urbanreef.com for more info.

Much love. x

 

*The boring bits!

- Normal bookings in the restaurant for lunch and dinner across the Air Show weekend

- 1st come 1st served deck policy still applies across the weekend

- Balcony VIP bookings on Friday and Saturday lunchtimes only. Otherwise 1st come 1st served balcony rules apply

 

Meet the ‘Secret Surf Spot’ band

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Secret Surf Spot Band

As Eric Idle and the Monty Python boys said, ‘Always look on the bright side of life!’ That’s what we at Urban like to do too. Yes, we know it’s August and it’s horrible and rainy out there, but you can still get out and about and have a marvellous time! Especially if you pop to see our little sister, The Urban Reef, this Friday evening.

Join the team (on August 17th when we reckon the rain will have stopped) and you’ll be able to kick back and chill out to some tunes from the ‘Secret Surf Spot’ band. A bunch of great guys who play their tunes to a background of surfy images. Have a little look here at their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SouthCoastSurfMusic

Head on down from 7.30pm and grab a pew on the Urban Reef deck. If you’re feeling a little peckish, you’ll be able to tuck into some tasty pizzas too. The guys from the New Forest Pizza company will be heading down with their wood ovens to cook these tasty pizza treats! Find out more about them here: www.newforestpizza.co.uk

And of course, the bar will be open so you’ll be able to purchase some booze to wash everything down with.

Give the guys a bell via: 01202 443960 for more info. X

 

Too Good to Waste!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Too Good to Waste!

 

Have you heard of the doggy boxes that have been storming London? (And no we’re not referring to boxes that can fit those tiny little dogs that our celebrities seem to carry around with them nowadays!) Theses boxes are the cardboard variety which have been specially created by the ‘Sustainable Restaurant Association’ (or the SRA) www.thesra.org in association with ‘3663’ www.3663.co.uk/ and ‘One Water’ www.onedifference.org//food-drink/water

The idea behind the boxes is when you’re out having a meal in your favourite restaurant, but perhaps your eyes have been a little bit bigger than your belly and you can’t finish your grub, you can take the leftovers home. So they’re like doggy bags but a little bit posher and slightly more robust!

These boxes are very green too as they’ve been manufactured by London Bio Packaging (www.londonbiopackaging.com) They’re made of 100% recycled and biodegradable materials, so once you’re done with eating your leftovers, they’re suitable for recycling and composting too. Perfect for helping our crops to grow at the Urban Farm then ;)

Here at Urban Beach we’re a part of the SRA, we love being as green as possible as we love the environment, and we want to keep it as amazing as possible for as long as possible.  While this doggy box scheme is something that’s currently unique to London, we spoke to our friends at the SRA who put us in touch with London Bio Packaging so we could get involved too by purchasing some of these boxes for you guys, our very lovely customers.

So here are some of the facts as to why we need to become a little bit more food waste conscious*:

-          A whopping 600,000 tonnes of food waste comes from restaurants each year. Much of it filling up landfill space. This is the equivalent of three Double Decker buses for every restaurant

-          For every single meal that’s eaten in a UK restaurant, nearly half a kilo of food is wasted! This is a combination through food prep, spoilage and from what’s left behind on the plate

-          Us Brits also waste an awful lot of food at home. We throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year. This costs £12bn!

-          Much of the food that gets wasted from our homes could actually have been eaten and the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking one in five cars off of the road!

If everyone did their little bit by eating their leftovers, it would all help. And often eating the food for the second time around is just as good or even better (we’ve all been there at home eating our left over takeaway the following morning!)

So help us to do our (and your) bit for the environment. And next time you’re visiting; don’t be scared to ask for one of these take home boxes. Just ask a member of the team who will be very happy to help.

*Stats from the ‘SRA’ website and the ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ website.