Archive for August, 2011

Urban’s Monster Munchies!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Urban Monster Munchies team

Well, what a week we had last week! Some of our team took part in a challenge for the Good Food channel’s Monster Munchies TV programme, successfully dishing up a giant portion of fish and chips.

We were up against Bournemouth and Poole College and were tasked with creating a super sized version of much loved seaside dish, fish and chips, in just 24 hours.

It was quite surreal being followed around by a TV crew as we went about preparing and cooking our ingredients within the designated time frame, but great fun. We sourced a 6ft halibut (61kg!), used 40 cans of lager in our beer batter and peeled 60kg of potatoes!

At the end of the 24 hours both dishes were judged in Bournemouth Town Centre on their size, presentation and taste and once judging had commenced members of the public were invited to try each dish. A local homeless shelter also benefitted from food donations.

And one of the best bits was the presenter – retired English rugby player Matt Dawson!

Unfortunately we can’t tell you who won the challenge, so you’ll have to tune in to the Good Food Channel in November where all will be revealed!


New BBQ menu on the go at Urban Reef

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

We love BBQs at Urban, they remind us of long summer evenings spent with friends and family – happy times! A crispy sausage or two and a burnt burger just don’t quite do the trick though, so we’ve come up with a new BBQ menu to carry us through the next few weeks. We hope you enjoy!

The trio (£12.50):

1 butterflied Boscombe bay mackerel fillet in a smoked BBQ marinade

1 Dorset pork cider & cracked black pepper jumbo sausage

1 free range chicken breast pepper cherry tomato courgette & red onion kebab

The veggie (£10.00):

2 halloumi cheese, pepper, courgette, cherry tomato & red onion kebabs

Both options served with a scrummy combo of (included in the price):

Buttered New Forest corn on the cob, jacket potato with salted West Country butter, Moroccan style cous cous with fresh coriander & a garden salad

We’ve even thought about the kids too (£6.00):

Jumbo pork sausage with a jacket potato

*Served on a sunny evening out on the deck and on Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights (weather permitting of course!)


All set for the Bournemouth Air Show 2011

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Our Urban 2011 Air Show menu

The annual Bournemouth Air Show is nearly upon us again and to get into the spirit of things we have a deal going on in our first floor restaurant for the duration of the show weekend.

Come and join us from Thursday August 18th – Sunday August 21st and you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious local and seasonal two or three course lunch for a set price of £19 and £25.

All you need to do is book online or give us a call on: 01202 443960 and we’ll be sure to save you a seat. If you want more details on the menu just drop us an email to: and we’ll send it out to you.

If you don’t fancy that, we’ll have our deck open as usual where you’ll be able to make the most of our normal ‘café’ menu (seats are offered on a first come, first served basis out on the deck).

The weather is looking much brighter and sunnier than last year so we hope you take some time out to enjoy some great Urban Reef love. Xx

P.S: We’re selling the official Air Show programmes. Pop in and ask for details if you’re interested (£6 a programme, £1 goes to the Armed Forces Charities).