Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Boscombe’s Countdown to Christmas

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012


Boscombe's Countdown to Christmas!

Join in with Boscombe’s ‘Countdown to Christmas’ on Saturday December 1st 2012, courtesy of our friends at the Coastal BID (

Head down to the Sovereign Shopping Centre where from 10am – 4pm, you’ll be able to keep the kids entertained with face painting and a host of children’s entertainers. Prepare to be amazed by magic tricks and balloon modelling too! Between 2pm – 4pm the adults will also be treated to some timeless classics from the 50s and 60s.

The Precinct comes fully alive in the afternoon as a series of entertainers will take to the stage (2pm – 5pm) , offering jazz, storytelling, dance displays, a Punch and Judy show, juggling elves and angels on stilts!

As the natural light begins to fade, make your way to Boscombe seafront for a display from ‘FLAME’ the amazing flame thrower, before heading to see us at Urban Reef! Cosy up on our deck, grab a blanket and tuck into a hog roast, sup on a glass of mulled wine and enjoy some fantastic live music from the ‘Luke Adams band’ (5.30pm) who will be playing on our balcony out towards the sea – dance and sing along to a host of modern covers and some Christmassy tunes.

And to end your day grab a glow stick and join in with the countdown to the grand finale – the fireworks at around 6.15pm. If you’ve done all of that, you’ll be truly ready to welcome in the festive season in style.

We look forward to seeing you a week Saturday!

Love the Urbans. Xx


Urban’s autumn offers

Friday, October 19th, 2012


All cosy at Urban Reef

Autumn is now upon us and we have a couple of great offers and ideas that we wanted to share with you!

We’re hoping these will get you out and about and walking the 100 metres along the prom to dine with us. Since our head chef returned in April we’ve had some stunning feedback on the food (his year in London working in some of the best restaurants in the world has clearly paid off!) So come and test him out by making the most of some of the offers below.

Two For One Mains – Every Wednesday night – All you need to do is book for a meal with us on a Wednesday evening anytime from 6pm and you’ll get two for one on main courses. Anything you like from our ‘à la Carte’ menu or the specials board. Cheapest main free – pretty obviously ;-) Book online and just put ‘two for one’ in the comments box.

Urban Reef Wine Club – ‘Bring your own’ every Thursday* -We’re launching a wine club! We love a cracking wine and love to try new tipples from quirky little producers throughout the world. We also know many of you might have a great bottle of wine sat at home and you’ve been waiting for that special occasion to crack it open. Well we think we should team up! We’ll make the food and you bring the wine. No corkage charge and we’ll open it for you, supply the glasses, pour the wine and will even do the washing up! We might ask you for a little taste so we can suggest a great dish to accompany your food – but heh, it’s all about working together right!

So get that Châteauneuf-du-Pape off the shelf, give it a dust off and bring it down to us. We’ll get a pici of you with your bottle to go on our Facebook, so everyone starts talking about it. So get online, book a table and just pop ‘wine club’ in the comments box.

*A tiny little bit of small print: The wine club only applies to the restaurant when you have a meal over lunch or dinner. Only applies to wine, no bringing your own bottle of Vodka and a straw ;) Just one bottle of wine per two people – come as a table of four and bring two bottles, no problem!

A little extra for a Thursday night! If you’re making the most of our wine club on a Thursday evening, you can enjoy a little something extra too! At 7pm and 10pm we’re offering a shuttle service from our brother venue Urban Beach to the Urban Reef and back again – we don’t want you to ruin your hair ;-) – all you need to do is pop the word ‘Taxi’ in your booking (if you book online) and we’ll get it sorted for you. It’ll be a shuttle taxi going back and forth at those specific times, so please bear with us if you have to wait a couple of minutes on a busy evening. Saves paying for car park!

So there you have it. A few little gems for this autumn and they’ll be running throughout October and November 2012.

Bank Holiday Bonanza!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Bank Holiday Bonanza!

Join us this Bank Holiday weekend for some fun in the sun.

If you’re looking for an action packed weekend, we’ve got lots going on for you!

Pop down and chill out on Friday Aug 24th from 6.30pm. The guys from Casa Vieja Tequila will be pouring the drinks at their Margarita bar out on the Urban Reef deck.

On Saturday Aug 25th sup on a glass (or two!) of Rum punch from the guys at Appleton Estate. Sit back, relax and also enjoy some tunes from our DJ.

And finally, on Sunday Aug 26th our marvellous resident musician, Jon Cotton, will be singing some songs.

So come on down, bring your friends and make the most of your Bank Holiday weekend. x


The BEST views in town for the Bournemouth Air Show

Friday, August 17th, 2012
Join us at the Urban Reef for the Bournemouth Air Festival 2012

Bournemouth Air Show 2012

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, it’s only right that you get to enjoy some of the best views in town for the event. So head down to Urban Reef across the Air Show weekend – that’s any time from Thursday August 30th to Sunday September 2nd – and you’ll be able to enjoy all of the action and a bite to eat too.*

On Friday (31st Aug) and Saturday (1st Sept) you can also indulge in our VIP lunch package. For £45 per person step out on to our balcony and sup on an arrival drink of Prosecco or a glass of Urban Pomms (our 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 our house wine – white, red or rosé – your choice.

If you’re a music lover and you’re eating with us 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 – that’s right folks, they really will be performing right on our doorstep.

To end the weekend in style, we’ll have our 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 look on our menus page to view our Air Show menu. Give Katie an email: to book or call: 01202 443960.

Much love. x


*The boring bits!

- We will be taking 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

The Secret Surf Spot

As Eric Idle and the Monty Python boys said, ‘Always look on the bright side of life!’ That’s what we 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 come to see us at Urban Reef.

Join us this Friday evening (on the 17th August 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:

Head on down from 7.30pm and grab a pew on the 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 coming down with their wood ovens to cook these tasty pizza treats! Find out more about them here:

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

See you Friday and do a little sun dance to encourage the sun to show his face ;)


Live music Sunday with Jon Cotton

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Music from Jon Cotton

It’s nearly that time of the month again, where we welcome our resident musician Jon Cotton to sing some songs in our restaurant!

Jon will be with us this coming Sunday January 29th and from 7.30pm he’ll be singing some songs as you tuck into a three course feast with a special cocktail. This month’s treat is an Apple sweet ‘n’ sour. We think it tastes rather lovely.

We’ve got a couple of tables spare so if you want to book visit the bookings page of our website or just call us: 01202 443960 and we’ll save you a space.

Love the Urbans. X

P.S: If you want to view the current menu have a little look on our menus page. X



Make this year an Urban Christmas!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

We love the wonderful time of year that is Christmas! The jolly tunes, roaring log burning fires, candles, big woolly jumpers, walks along the beach as the wind blows, scarves and snow – and we feel justified in adding snow to this list as we’ve had a fair amount of it over the past couple of years ;)

Now we know it seems quite early to be writing about Christmas, especially as the sun is still shining down on us, but it really will be here before we know it so we thought we’d better be prepared.

This year we feel we have something to suit everyone’s needs, so come and indulge in one of our festive packages from Thursday December 1st right up until Saturday December 24th.

We’re even open on Christmas Day, so if you don’t want to play chef for the day, come and eat with us!

If you follow this link: you’ll be able to have a look at all of our different menus and you’ll also be able to see what our big brother, the Urban Beach Hotel is up to.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to give us a bell on: 01202 443960 and we’ll be happy to help.

We also have music going on throughout the whole of December. Our musicians will be adding in a few Christmas tunes to have you feeling Christmassy in no time!

With seasonal wishes! ;)

Make it an Urban Christmas!