Archive for October, 2011

Tuck into ‘two courses for £12.95’

Monday, October 31st, 2011

If you’re visiting us anytime throughout November you can make the most of our ‘two courses for £12.95’ menu!

We’re running this on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – so that’s every day bar Sundays – for both lunch and dinner.

Have a look on our website under the menus section to view the menu and if you think you can fit three courses in, you can indulge in ‘three for £18’.

Enjoy! X


Our friend Brad from Atlantis First Aid

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Rather than writing about ourselves all of the time on our blog we sometimes like to tell you about other interesting things – after all we can’t write about us every week, we’d run out of things to say ;) So we had a little think and we thought we’d introduce you to one of our lovely friends who just so happens to be a rather talented chap. Say hello to Brad Marsh!

Brad runs and owns Atlantis First Aid and over the past year we have got to know him fairly well. We met him first in the summer months when he provided some of the team with first aid training and he recently provided us some fire safety training too.

Now we’ll hand you over to Brad and he can tell you some more about himself.

How did you come to set Atlantis First Aid up?

It all started when I went to Uni with the aim of becoming a PE teacher. At that time I was already a lifeguard, swimming teacher and had worked in hotels on functions, so I already knew I loved to teach/train/instruct and give amazing customer service! I also knew I liked to teach in ways that were interesting, fun AND got results.

I put myself on a First Aid and Lifeguard Instructor Course and loved every minute of it. It complimented my sports degree and background and I began to question my PE teacher aspirations. I felt there was much more freedom to use active and realistic training in first aid and it would make more of a difference to people’s lives. I really believed that first aid training as a whole was very dated and needed an injection of fresh, modern and up-to-date training techniques.

I began running first aid courses almost immediately, feedback from customers was brilliant and Atlantis First Aid was born!  Our Personal style is one of professionalism, approachability, informality and honesty.


Tell us a bit about the company – what kind of training do you offer?

Atlantis First Aid now aims to be a “one-stop-shop” for all training in small to medium sized businesses. We don’t discount large or corporate customers. In fact we’ve just undertaken training for companies such as Siemens, JP Morgan Chase and Scottish and Southern Energy to name but a few. We just love the personal touch, help, support and advice we feel we can give to smaller businesses. Our range of courses include (almost) all First Aid courses, Fire Awareness and Fire Warden / Marshal courses, Manual Handling Courses of various types and coming soon… Food safety / Hygiene courses! Also, if we don’t personally offer the training you’re looking for, we (usually) know somebody who does it and does it well.


So there you have it. We hope you can get a feel for Brad and his company. We definitely recommend him! Take a little look at: and no doubt Brad will be very happy to help :-)


The man himself, Brad Marsh


Surf and algal turf – Life on the Boscombe Artificial Surf Reef

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

We’re welcoming our friends from Bournemouth University today and tomorrow for some Marine Life talks.

Come and join us from 3.45pm on our mezzanine layer (that’s at the top of our restaurant) where Research Assistant (from the School of Applied Sciences at BU) Josie Pegg, will be telling the story so far of the colonisation of Boscombe’s surf reef.

Completed in 2009, Boscombe’s artificial surf reef, the first of its kind in Europe, has been the subject of much debate. However, under the water and oblivious to the controversy surrounding it, the marine life of the Bay has capitalised on the habitat provided by the reef. A flourishing new ecosystem now exists just a few metres offshore.

Josie will present findings and data that has been collected by Bournemouth University and partners – The Dorset Wildlife Trust Seasearch and the National Oceanography Centre. The talks will discuss the important questions surrounding the environmental impact of the reef:

  • How does the biodiversity of the surf reef differ from other areas in Poole Bay?
  • Could the artificial surf reef alter the fish community?
  • Are the species colonising the reef native or invasive?
  • What can be learned from the surf reef that could be used in the design of other artificial structures?

It’s a free event, so just pop along if you’re interested to find out more!


Urban’s Spooky Sunday!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Halloween Horrors at Urban Reef…

Fancy a thrill this Halloween? Pop to see us on Sunday October 30th from 7.30pm where we’ll have resident musician Jon Cotton performing in our restaurant.

For £20 you’ll be able to tuck into a three course feast with a ‘scary’ themed cocktail. Take a little look below at our menu.

For further information or booking enquiries just give us a bell on: 01202 443960 and we’ll be very happy to help.

Sending spooky wishes your way… ;) x


Halloween Horrors at Urban Reef