Customer comments

We were recommended you many times by different people and wow you guys are fab!!! Very much enjoyed and we will be back if you’ll have us!! (Mark – Visited On Saturday, 02 August 2014)

lovely evening and the food was fab! (Helen – Visited On Saturday, 02 August 2014)

Beautiful food amazing food and fab service. Perfect for a Sunday morning in the sunshine. (Laura – Visited On Sunday, 03 August 2014)

A breakfast upstairs to celebrate a special birthday everything exceeded my expectations ! After a lifetime in catering and hospitality I don’t give out these kind of comments unless fully deserved. Well Done ! & Thank you. (Rod – Visited On Sunday, 03 August 2014)

We use the restaurant from time to time and have always enjoyed the informal, friendly style of the establishment. The menu is interesting but, maybe, not to everyones tastes. It suits us so we have no complaints ! I like the on-line booking procedure and follow up e-mails. All very good. Thanks for a very enjoyable lunch. (Karl – Visited On Monday, 04 August 2014)

I was really pleased with gluten free options. (Elaine – Visited On Thursday, 31 July 2014)

This type of restaurant is just what the seafront needs – chic, friendly, excellent food. locally sourced. I really hope you next open in the canford cliffs area! (Debby – Visited On Wednesday, 30 July 2014)

Great service, varied and interesting menu and great beach front location. (Louise – Visited On Tuesday, 29 July 2014)

Very friendly, helpful staff. It was a lovely warm evening and we were able to sit outside which was a bonus. The food was delicious and the Rose wine was lovely and chilled. (Anthony – Visited On Tuesday, 29 July 2014)
My wife and I are regular diners at Urban Reef (often travel to Bournemouth just to eat there) as it has a fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. This trip was no exception! (Anthony – Visited On Tuesday, 29 July 2014)

I visited Urban Reef for my son’s 18th birthday meal – the food was great, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere friendly and chilled… my son was suitably embarrassed by the surprise birthday wishes from the team – thank you for helping to make a special night. (Anonymous Guest – Visited On Monday, 28 July 2014)

Excellent as always, great service, great food and friendly staff – what more could you ask for? (Alan – Visited On Sunday, 27 July 2014)
We are regular diners at your lovely restaurant where we are always remembered and greeted as friends by many of your regular staff. (Deirdre, Tommy and Oisin – April 2013)

Amazing food, chicken with gnocchi simply delicious! Great atmosphere and staff! Have added this to top of our eatery list! (Karen – April 2013)

big thanks to all the team @ Urban Reef. We are from landlocked Midlands and have visited the reef before for coffee/brekkie/lunch in the past. Stayed for a couple of days in Southbourne this week, so booked dinner for Andy’s birthday, BRILLIANT! from start (with a Mad Hatters Cocktail!) to finish (Cherry Creme brule for Andy & local cremiest icecream for me) . . . . . . . with the Thai Mussels / Baked Crab / Chenin Blanc in between, in case you were wondering!!! Fantastic evening, complemented by some really soulfull Live music. Great job folks, thankyou – we will be returning for another seaside escape sometime soon. Ps; Can also recommend the yummy caramel shortbread and hazelnut blondie – perfect sweet treat for a walk on the beach!!!!!!!!!!! (Andy & Su – March 2013)

Brilliant food, brilliant service, brilliant atmosphere, brilliant company….can we come again tomorrow?! (Rachel – March 2013)

Wow !!! The best place I Ever been for a dinner !!! I’m in love for this place and I can’t wait to bring all my Brazilian friends to discover this place and have the same FANTASTIC experience like my wife and I had. Fine cuisine, amazing serve and great atmosphere !!! For us, there is no other place in the south, Urban Reef is our place form now on !!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, last night was FANTASTICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!! :) (Gian And Rosana – February)

The usual high standards – I absolutely love this place – I can’t wait for the summer to sit out on your deck and enjoy the view. Your place is always on the list of things to experience whenver friends come to stay – keep it up guys! (John – January 2013)

Excellent evening, great food, good service and outstanding entertainment. One of the best New Years Eves we have had. Looking forward to this years already. (Alan – January 2013)

We were made to feel very welcomed and the food taste and presentation was perfect. Great family Xmas, so a big thanks! (Mark – December 2012)

A huge thanks to the whole team last night. Awesome food, great service and a really good atmosphere. All 19 of us had a lovely evening and I’ve got a feeling you’ll be seeing more of us in the future! ;) Cheers guys

We got there early to listen to the band on the balcony. Wow and wow – they were brilliant (Luke Adams and band). It should be a regular event. The atmosphere was great – helped by the mulled wine! Fireworks were also fantastic and hopefully will be repeated. Boscombe really needs this sort of chilled sounds. We then went up to the restaurant and had a great meal as usual, with a bigger appetite after some dancing on the prom. A great night – thank you (Kate – December 2012)

Mark, We had a fantastic evening. Everyone’s food was superb and really good portion sizes for the money. The live music in the restaurant was a really nice touch and not too over powering. The guy had an amazing voice and sounded like we were listening to a cd. All staff were super helpful and could not do more. A very big thank you for our complimentary breads and olives and dessert wine which was delicious. (Sam – November 2012)

The cake was definitely 5*, but overall so was the whole meal and experience. The staff were lovely and very attentive, didn’t use the loos but I’m sure they were lovely too! Maybe I should pop in another time to specifically use them, or I could always just ask Christian? We all agreed we’d definitely come back again, it’s certainly the best place I’ve been locally for service and quality. P.S. is it possible to buy one of your nice tote shopping bags? (Sally – November 2012)

Love it here! We’ve been several times for lunch, and this was our second time for dinner. Friendly, cheerful staff, the menu is varied and definitely not run-of-the-mill, food is excellent and service great. Thank you for the complimentary glasses of champagne for my husband and our friend to celebrate their birthdays – a very nice touch. Finally, this survey is a work of genius! Hope to see you again soon. (Tris – November 2012)

Brilliant time celebrating a Graduation and a birthday – staff went that extra mile – have already recommended you to a friend or two! Loved the live music too – added to the atmosphere which was excellent! (Mary – November 2012) 

Fab food, great wine, excellent service & realistic pricing…..what else does one need? (Richard – October 2012)

Fantastic dinner weds night, great to see the place full and buzzing, great service (Char and Olivier – fab as ever) and we even walked home with the boss* – you cant do that in every restaurant *we live a road away from him *we’re not stalkers, honest. thanks Urban. x (Michaela – October 2012)

Got taken to Urban Reef yesterday lunchtime for a quick coffee and left at 7PM. I love the place and will be back soon. A massive thanks. (Grant – October 2012)

Visited for the first time for an evening meal last Wednesday. Thank you so much, it was most marvellous! Fantastic meal, brilliantly looked after by the team, and a royal stormy night to look out on from the comforts of the wood burner. We will be back, many times I am sure.. Thanks all. X (Jane – October 2012)

Dear Mark and the team……We enjoyed a very special evening in the very atmospheric restaurant and were served exceptionally well by Natasha – we couldn’t fault her! She was brilliant! Very smiley, happy, efficient, polite and friendly! We were greeted by other members of male staff who were all very friendly and polite and welcoming (particularly the tall young man who met us on our arrival). The food…well…what can I say! Absolutely FABULOUS – I had the dressed crab and my boyfriend had the vegetarian moussaka – both meals were very prettily presented…as were the desserts! I had the bakewell tart (glorious!) and my boyfriend had the cheesecake (very unique!)…..we had capuccinos to follow which rounded up the evening perfectly! We would like to thank all your amazing staff, and we will look forward to visiting you again in the very near future. Obviously, it was a real bonus that we didn’t have to pay due to me winning the competition, but we SO very much appreciated the attention that we received and because of this we felt very special indeed. THANK YOU everyone! Well done, and keep up the good work! I take my hat off to you Mark! Wishing you all happy days and miles of smiles! With very kind regards and thanks. xxx (Sarah Tattersall – October 2012)

I brought a friend who was visiting the area and she was very impressed and told me I’d made a great choice with where I decided to take her! After the meal we had a drink in the bar and enjoyed the live music – it was a lovely atmosphere and staff were great both upstairs and down ! (Lucy – October 2012)

We love this restaurant and always visit when staying nearby. Love the location. We visited yesterday for my sons ninth birthday at his request as it’s ‘ the best restaurant in the whole wide world! ‘ thank you he was made to feel special and got a candle in his cake! (Clare – October 2012)

I thought it was great, unfortunately had to leave sooner than we wanted because of our babysitter, could have stayed all night. Wonderful experience, I went to work the next day and told everybody what a fab place it was. Keep up the good work, will definitely, definitely come back again and again, loved it!! (Leigh – October 2012)

The waiters were really friendly which is rare nowadays in restaurants! They also asked if we wanted more drinks after breakfast which is great as usually I need another drink and no one ever asks at other places. Love the new balcony & inside area. It’s a very relaxing place to go to and I feel like I’m on hols even though I live here! (Tracey – October 2012)

We had such a lovely time, it was the best customer service we have received, food was really scrummy and everyone was great – we loved it and felt so comfortable and welcome. (Jo – October 2012)

We have just been down, exploring the Undercliffe Road and stopped off to pick up a coffee and one of your A-mazing warm Almond Croissants. That croissant has to be the most fabulous thing we have eaten (we shared it) in a very long time. Serving them warm is just genius – and the squishiness, crispiness, crunchiness and ooziness is just beyond divine. What you don’t mention when one is considering buying one, is the bucket of sheer joy that you get – free – with every one. :D  Oh! Must mention the taster of bread pudding that we had – we’ll be back for some more of that another morning! (Jenny – October 2012)

Amazing food tonight guys. I consider myself as a ‘pudding buff’ and tonight’s chocolate fondant was up there with the best desserts I’ve ever had. (Annie – October 2012)

Thank you for a wonderful eve. As always the staff and the atmosphere was perfect. Looking forward to my next visit. (Dave – October 2012)

Lovely roast, our guests loved their meals too. See you again soon! (Julie – October 2012)

Once again I brought my son, daughter in law and granddaughters. They all enjoyed it and will not hear of eating anywhere else when they visit me! Thanks to all for a top quality roast, never tried partridge before, but will again now, great service and a fantastic vibe. (Jane – October 2012)

Lovely food, beautiful restaurant and location. Can’t complain as staff were very welcoming – we hadn’t booked a table and it was Saturday night. They happily made room for us and the service was spot on. Ordered the burger – which was well worth the £11 and would happily recommend! (Jessica – September 2012)

All in all, a lovely experience. Will definitely be returning, imminently :) (Matt – September 2012)

We were a table of five in Bournemouth for a conference. We came on a wet and windy Sunday night and the place was almost empty but then everywhere was the same as the weather was awful. We had a really good evening. Thought the place was lovely and would definitely visit again if ever in Bournemouth. Great waiter and excellent drinks. Overall a really great place especially if it is good weather! (Susan – September 2012)

It felt really good to have our wedding anniversary in your restaurant. We had a great time and were well attended and enjoyed your food immensely! Thanks. (Dan – September 2012)

We had a really lovely meal and will certainly be returning with friends and family. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and I am glad I took his advice and had the pork belly. The curried pigeon starter was so good that I keep eyeing them up in the street (not that the pigeon we ate was of street stock of course!) The stuffed courgette flower was beautiful, simple and light, though I couldn’t really get the taste of the pine nuts. The seafood lasagne was an indulgent treat, ram-packed with delicious, meaty morsels! In summary, we bloody loved our meal and having spent some time deciding where to go for a romantic meal out together, we are glad that we chose Urban Reef! Thanks guys. (Finn – September 2012)

Good quality food and fairly good value for money. Despite it being very busy we weren’t hurried by the waiters and a good quality of service was sin rained. Seafront location also makes it ideal for watching the world go by! (Haylea – September 2012)

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to enjoy good food in a relaxed, chilled out setting. The food was wonderful (I ordered a burger with cheese and bacon) and the restaurant is excellently situated, being right on the beach front. The price was very reasonable too! (Jackie – September 2012)

Amazing night with friends, well done and thanks for looking after us so well. (Wayne – September 2012)

I wanted a special location for a meal to thank my friends for support they have given me through a difficult time. I have had lovely breakfasts at Urban Reef and wanted to try the restaurant. It was super. Great food. First class service from friendly staff. We will be back to sample the cocktails!! Thank you. (Corrine – September 2012)

Yet another fantastic meal, always lots of choice on the menu…I just have to keep coming back!! (Joanne – September 2012)

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. Make sure I take all visitors there at least once and they all rave about it afterwards. Food is not only great but seasonal and increasingly produced from the restaurants own farm. Good variety, reasonably priced. Any thoughts of expense are easily outweighed by the view. Lovely, laid-back atmosphere with excellent friendly service. A must-visit! (September 2012)

Live music, great food and excellent service. What else can I ask for, I had for starters oysters with three different sauces follow by stuffed squid. My main was a yummy duck that was cooked with chinese sauces…..Great….. (James – September 2012)

Sitting on their new balcony and listening to live music, drinking a bottle of wine… what a amazing experience!I I was having lunch in the cafe many times. nice wraps and very tasty burgers. I tried the deli sweets and restaurant desserts and probably I had the best brownie ever!! ;) I recommend this place for all my friends! (Christina – September 2012)

Absolutely loved the food and wine. The staff were very friendly. Very pleased that you stock an organic cider. Only suggestion would be a organic wine option and maybe some organic meat on the menu. Easily my favourite place to eat in Bournemouth! (Eloise – September 2012)

Thank you to you and your staff for a truly fab evening! How you served us all at the same time, with a smile and absolutely great food, I don’t know! Thank you especially for the unexpected bonus while we were choosing our meals, and also for the great music, very much appreciated! (Jane – September 2012)

We have a holiday flat close to Urban Reef and its always our first call for a drink or food when we visit. (Paul – August 2012)

I booked a table for my husband as a suprise for our 6th Anniversary. The staff were a positive delight, very welcoming. Tom was our waiter. We sat out on the balcony, it was delightful. The surf’s up breakfast was heavenly and so much we struggle to eat it all! We had a wonderful Anniversary breakfast, truly memorable. Have told so many people about Urban Reef. We’ll be back soon! (Karen – August 2012)

Cool bar, fab location, great vibe, good cocktails, fab staff – friendly, efficient service, attentive & professional – keep up the good work it is appreciated. This place is well managed, it was like being on holiday and a breathe of fresh air to be in a place where the staff want to please and provide a fab service. Well done to all. (August 2012)

What a lovely evening we had on the new “open” mezzanine floor. The weather was fantastic, with a purple sunset over the water, but it wouldnt have been so relaxing had it not been for the staff and food! We had excellent service from the moment we got there to the moment we asked for the heater to be put on later in evening. There was a good choice of “specials”, which were delicious, served at a good “pace” by helpful, casual staff. There were 5 of us in the group, and all of us had great food, —-my only regret was that I could not eat a pudding!! Would definitely go back, and recommend it to anyone.  (Di – August 2012)

Been to Urban Reef several times during the summer, in fact tend to go here whenever the sun comes out! Such a great setting, right by the beach. Service is always good and theres a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Food is delcious too, huge portions and well priced. Will definitely be visiting again next time I get a chance. (August 2012)

Went back to Urban Reef 2 weeks ago, and had a fantastic evening. I love their menu, which always has incredible seasonal specials.
Service was great, food amazing. We live in West London, surrounded by great restaurants, but the Urban Reef wins hands-down!! Love the place. (August – 2012)

Overall amazing! Is my new favourite eating venue! Everytime we have been on our own or with friends we have all been wowed! Food is amazing and a very friendly atmosphere! Would be happy to eat there every night! Will defiantly see you all again very soon :) x (Charlene – August 2012)

Another great visit, thank you – we were entertaining friend who were on holiday in the local area – they visited you twice more during their break you were that good. See you soon. (Simon – August 2012)

Another lovely evening on the new balcony. Well done Mark and the team. Thanks. (Louise – August 2012)

All round fantastic lunch, made perfect by the wee girl who served us and made us feel at home. Thanks Mark :-) (Chris – August 2012)

An awesome meal. It was our 27th Wedding anniversary and we brought my Aunt and Uncle too. We thought the staff were FANTASTIC and they made us feel special. Really appreciated the glass of bubbly and the food was to die for! We will be back and will tell everyone how amazing you are :) Only fault was the two out of the three toilets our party visited smelled of wee but if someone had a bad aim it most certainly isn’t your fault :) Keep up the good work as we were very impressed. Loved the atmosphere, the decor, the food, the lovely staff. Well, we loved just about everything really :) (Sally Ann – August 2012)

Got to sit outside in the restaurant, which was fantastic. My mate I brought along had never visited before & now wants to come along again!!! Loved it. Thank you. (Vicky – August 2012)

It was my 50th Birthday. We have eaten at your restaurant many times but both my wife and I agreed this was the best meal yet! Keep up the good work. Looking forward to returning for lunch tomorrow. Thanks again. (Adam – August 2012)

I have very much enjoyed the experience at Urban Reef. Food was great and it was my first time I have tried oysters!!!It was amazing. I have been to few restaurants who have Michelin stars, so I like fine dining. At Urban Reef atmosphere was great, relaxed, service was efficient and i could not fault anything with my food. If I will be returning back to Bournemouth, I will be coming back to dine at Urban Reef. (Ugne – July 2012)

We live just round the corner from the Urban Reef so we have plenty of visits. We have been to the restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. We have just had friends down from Cheshire and they thought there second visit was as good as the first last year. We will be back there this week with more guests and know we don’t have to worry. We will be greeted by very friendly and welcoming staff and the food is always beautifully presented as well as being delicious. Hoping for a bit of sun so we can try the new outdoor patio!! Thanks to all that make our visits so memorable, good luck! (Lilian – July 2012)

Ideally located right on the seafront, what a view! We called on the off-chance of getting a table for two with 10 minutes notice; no problem, although the restaurant was full, they would open up the mezzanine floor if that was acceptable. We agreed and arrived on time, to be courteously welcomed and shown to our table. A few others also joined us upstairs, so they were quite busy by then; however, this did not affect the service at all. Meals were presented very nicely and the food was of a very good quality, washed down with a very nice wine. I have actually been here on several occasions and wondered what it would be like to turn up at short notice? All I can say is that I was not disappointed, the food was as good as ever and the evening was a great success. (Paul – July 2012)

Great to enjoy lunch on the upstairs decking area, great addition to the restaurant! Best oysters we’ve had in a long time and as always the team were great. (Chloe – July 2012)

We had lunch at Urban Reef yesterday for my Dad’€™s birthday and I just wanted to say how impressed we were. The standard of food has really improved over the last few months and we really enjoyed dining on the terrace. The burgers were delicious and very generously portioned! The waiter was also very pleasant. Thank you for a great experience, I will definitely be coming back! (July 2012)

Always come away having had a really good experience and an excellent meal.  (Lilian – July 2012)

Me and my girlfriend are visiting Bournemouth from Swindon and Urban Reef is the first restaurant we ate in. We were extremely impressed, the food was exceptional, the staff are attentive and friendly and the atmosphere/decor/views are just brilliant. Would make a trip to Bournemouth again just to visit Urban Reef.. and we will Definately be back! Very impressed! (Samuel – July 2012)

Another great breakfast. As ever the satff were all bubbly, smiley and friendly. (Liz – July 2012)

My partner and I enjoyed the Urban experience very much indeed! It was a virgin visit for my partner and he sang nothing but praise all the way home! He was so impressed that he said that he would bring me again. We are both very critical of restaurants and the service provided, but we could find absolutely no fault whatsoever with the food, the service, the environment etc……..Urban Reef have got the right formula, and long may they continue!! Congrats to Mark for employing such lovely happy friendly efficient and attentive staff – they are a credit to him! Well done! We will look forward to our next Urban experience! Thank you to you all! (Sarah – July 2012)

My family and I spent a week in the Bournemouth area to celebrate our Mum’s 70th birthday and we had dinner at the Urban Reef. What a lovely restaurant! The food was delicious, the service was even better. The team work amongst the service staff was excellent – everyone was keeping an eye on all the tables. This restaurant is practically on the beach and has awesome views. Don’t miss this restaurant if you’re in the area! (Jackie M – June 2012)

My partner and I enjoyed the Urban experience very much indeed! It was a virgin visit for my partner and he sang nothing but praise all the way home! He was so impressed that he said that he would bring me again. We are both very critical of restaurants and the service, but we could find absolutely no fault whatsoever with the food, the service, the environment………You have got the right formula, and long may you continue!! Congrats for employing such lovely happy friendly efficient and attentive staff – they are a credit to you! Well done! We will look forward to our next Urban experience! Thank you to you all! Love Sarah xxxxxxxx (Sarah – June 2012)

Really really lovely. We had friends staying from London and they thought the food and restaurant were amazing. We knew bringing them, we would be guaranteed a fabulous night. You also had fillet on the menu not rib eye, so perfect. Thank you once again for a lovely evening. (Katy – June 2012)

Our server Jessie was a star, made our Anniversary meal even better with her manner. Thanks for the glass of bubbly as well, much appreciated ! Compliments to the chefs, food was fab! x (Linda – June 2012)

We were celebrating a birthday and the service we got could not have been better from the birthday confetti on the table to the friendliness of the staff. We have recommended the restaurant to friends before and will be even more enthusiastic in future. Great evening and a big thank you. (Nigel – June 2012)

A very enjoyable evening. Drinks on the terrace followed by quality dinner with wine. Great atmosphere with accompanying live guitar music – all round excellent. (Damian – June 2012)

Good service and nice atmosphere. Food was nice. We really like the place and appreciate that the food is locally sourced. Staff are always excellent. (Barrie – June 2012)

We ate on the new balcony and Olivier was absolutely awesome. He made sure the heater was available for us and an adjoining table and was, as ever, truly lovely. The experience of eating on the balcony was awesome. Lovely views and we picked probably the nicest evening in a month to do so. You have all made the Reef a lovely place to come and eat and I can honestly say that since you opened (and we were at the opening party :-) ) we have never had a bad experience, in fact, just the opposite. Thank you for a great evening. See you again soon. xx (Alan and Mandy – May 2012)

Was very impressed that what I’d requested online was seen through! It was a special dinner organised for my boyfriend and it was just fab! Thank you :) (Violet – May 2012)

Mojitos beat those made in Soho House London! (Will – May 2012)

Great place, great food, great fun. Quirky and I loved it! Brought some of my colleagues over from Germany and they were thrilled! (Jason- April 2012)

As a regular visitor it was good to see the new upstairs decking area – can’t wait for the summer so I can enjoy the views whilst enjoying my meal! (Sharon – April 2012)

Love the new layout! Gonna be awesome in the summer! (Gemma – April 2012)

Yet another fantastic meal. Never fails to impress and always a favourite when family/friends visit. In fact they request we come to Urban Reef! (Joanne – April 2012)

Top food, top service, amazing atmosphere will be back with lots of friends, ye be warned haha! (Justin – April 2012)

My favourite eating place at the moment. Great food and great service. Will definitely be back!! (Marion – April 2012)

My most favourite place on earth. Can’t get enough! All my friends agree. Keep up the good work and the fantastic staff. (Diane – March 2012)

Roast dinners are often a disappointment away from home, but not those served at Urban Reef – delicious. Great kids meals too and nice touch with the crayons. (Clare – March 2012)

We had a lovely evening and the glass of pink champagne to celebrate my birthday was a wonderful bonus (and a window seat as requested was perfect) (Vanessa – March 2012)

Been quite a few times. Always enjoy the meal. My favourite restaurant in Bournemouth at the moment. (Matt – March 2012)

We had rather a large group which you very kindly agreed to squeeze in since it was my Birthday. Everyone had a wonderful time, as always the food was lovely. One vegetarian friend commented that it was unusual for her to have so many things to choose from on a menu. Lots of happy peeps, many of them first time visitors to Urban Reef and I expect they will be back since they all loved it. Thank you so much for helping to make a wonderful evening :-) (Jo – February 2012)

The waiter had a great memory and the menu was faultless on terminology. (Oliver – February 2012)

We had a fantastic meal. Delicious food and fabulous service. Many thanks! (Amy- February 2012)

A glass of champagne for my wife’s Birthday was a lovely unexpected touch. (February 2012)

We really enjoyed the food, music and atmosphere Valentines night ….. excellent! (Lynn – February 2012)

Fantastic – favourite restaurant in Bournemouth. (Marc – February 2012)

Our waitress Jessie was amazing! Going more than the extra mile to make our meal perfect!! (Hannah – February 2012)

Once again we’ve spent another lovely anniversary at Urban Reef. Olivier, Nick and Lauren were fantastic. Olivier was and is lovely, very attentive and we are always made to feel really special. I shall book again for next year but I’m sure you’ll see us before then. (Kerrie – February 2012)

The blonde waitress was lovely and friendly – always smiling! The main courses were very tasty and we all enjoyed the evening. I think a few of them will be returning with their partners. (Hannah – February 2012)

Fish and Chips fab, tart tatin a masterpiece! Was my friend’s first visit, they enjoyed the food, ambience and the view. Thanks again. Happy February! X (Linda – January 2012)

A wonderful way to spend a Sunday. Thank you so much. (Linda – January 2012)

As always, great food and friendly service. With a five-year-old at home, dining out as a couple is a bit of a treat for us, and you always ensure it is extra special. Thanks. (Kathryn – January 2012)

Back again after only a week from my first visit, great place for breakfast on a Sunday. I love the decor, ambience, views oh the breakfast was amazing! (Julia – January 2012)

We visit regularly for breakfast and occasionally for lunch. We are always made to feel welcome and think the menu is great as it caters for different tastes as well as ages of diners. (Aleta – January 2012)

My lady had the hake, which she said was delicious apart from the crumb coating which was very very salty…. It’s just a thought for your future hake diners :-) and won’t stop us returning or recommending the Reef…… It’s the coolest place in Hampshire…. see you again soon. (David – January 2012)

Once again it was a great meal with excellent service despite being a Tuesday night in January the atmosphere was lovely with excellent food thank you! (Julia – January 2012)

A lovely evening with great staff and even better that our meal was 2 for 1!! Can’t say better than that. (Louise – January 2012)

First visited as an Xmas meal with work colleagues in November. So impressed by food and friendly attitude that I booked last visit as a treat for a friend’s birthday. This is quite a trek from Wool but this us to be my restaurant if choice if coming to Bournemouth direction in the future. Have told lots of friends about it. Looking forward to cycling there and having lovely meal as a reward! (Val – January 2012)

Cracking food, lovely decor, good staff. What more do you want? (Paul – January 2012)

The food was fab, so tasty and I loved the decor and the view – great experience all round – I will be back! (Julia – January 2012)

Everyone commented on how good the food was! Fabulous selection of some rather unusual choices. Katie has been fab in keeping in contact with me and organising the event, so big thanks to her too!! (Rob – January 2012)

Please thank all your staff and yourself for a fab new year! We all had a super time. All the very best to all of you at UR! (Andrew and Liz – January 2012)

Our first visit this year and great to see you so busy early in January, although not surprising, as food and ambience brilliant as always and special price menu fantastic value for money at a giveaway price. Good luck and best wishes to you all for 2012. We look forward to many more visits. (David – January 2012)

Just returned from Bournemouth yesterday and wanted to say a huge thank you to you, for your organisation, and all the staff who worked on the 24th December 2011. I know Lauren worked especially hard looking after us! Our family and friends all had a great meal and very enjoyable time. (Michelle – January 2012)

Would like to say that it was my first time at urban reef and was a fantastic experience. It was my boyfriend’s birthday and we were seated by the window by the fire and had a glass of free champagne to celebrate, I thought this was a lovely touch. The meal was superb! I will be defiantly coming back I very much enjoyed my evening and so did the birthday boy! Thank you for a lovely evening. (Becky – 2011)

We always looking forward to visiting you guys whatever the weather and are really proud to call you our “local”! Thanks for creating a wonderful chilled bar – we ALWAYS bring our friends here :) x (Sarah – 2011)

Thank you for a lovely meal last night! We both really enjoyed ourselves, Adam even went to bed talking about which part of the meal he enjoyed most, it went something like this; ‘I particularly enjoyed the mussels (starter)… oh and the plaice (mains)… mm and I really enjoyed the cheese (cheeseboard)’ so he pretty much ‘particularly’ enjoyed the whole meal! Our servers were lovely, as always, ensuring we had everything we needed etc. Felt very well looked after! Thanks again for our dinner, may all our anniversary dinners be so enjoyable! We will of course continue to recommend Urban reef to everyone we meet. (Abi and Adam – 2011)

An enjoyable evening was had with friends. Made special with the added attraction of live music. (Dave –2011)

Food was beautifully presented and tasteful. Musician was excellent, being able to dance was great, so was the atmosphere, everyone in good spirits for a Happy New Year celebration. Thank you and a Happy and Successful 2012 to you all. (Jean – New Year’s Eve)

Thanks! Great service, fantastic value for a quality meal; absolutely fabulous setting all this on New Year’s Eve (lunch). Can’t wait for the next time we have overseas visitors! And, oh, excellent on-line booking service; and please thank the confirmation calling lady – the sun shone during lunch as requested….! Very well done! (Angelo – New Year’s Eve)

This was by far the best meal I have had in quite a long time. The portions were perfect. The attention was perfect. The staff very friendly. Overall it made our day. Thank You. Very satisfied. Wish I lived locally. (Graham – 19th December 2011)

Very nice food and atmosphere…as usual! :-) (George – December 2011)

We had a lovely meal, the food was delicious and our children were well catered for. The atmosphere was lovely and staff were very good indeed. This was our second Christmas with you, we would definitely come back again. (Emma – December 2011)

A wonderful start to Christmas – enjoyed evening very much with my partner, son and his girlfriend just the right balance of everything for a perfect evening – loved it thank you and a very Merry Christmas to you too and a till – ringing New Year – would hate for you to go, love to come down in the evening after work, he’s looking forward to a warm and sunny summer! (Sally – December 2011)

Have been three times with our young children now as my husband works in Bournemouth and have made a point of going back. Always made to feel welcome. (Vicky – December 2011)

Thank you all so much for your hard work in providing us with such a fabulous Christmas party! (Gemma – December 2011)

I won the meal and really enjoyed the time here. There was quite a delay with our mains about an hour but the manager gave us complimentary drinks so can’t complain. Would def return again. (Kristie – December 2011)

Thank you very much for everything. This visit was the first for my friend and he was very happy! (Dzaneta – December 2011)

Amazing so glad we came, got a free glass a bubbles as it was my wife’s birthday too, nice touch! Definitely coming back! Thanks. (Simon – December 2011)

Fantastic festive atmosphere, best Christmas decorations in Bournemouth! (Julia – December 2011)

Love the music selection and we fall in love with the decor every time we visit. It’s such a great place to be. It’s my boyfriend and I’s favourite restaurant. We call it, ‘our restaurant’ because it’s where we go to every special occasion. (Heather – November 2011)

A lovely evening, an amazing deal (£12.95 for 2 courses) which had great food on the menu. Would definitely come back! (Liz – November 2011)

My husband and I visited your restaurant and what a lovely time we had. The food was wonderful and presented beautifully, the waiting staff were very friendly and attentive yet not intrusive.  I would like to say thank you to your chef for the wonderful meal we had and also to Olivier and the waitress (we didn’t ask her name) who served us was young and had dark hair. We enjoyed our visit so much we will be back for more and have recommended your restaurant to our friends. (Carmel – October 2011)

Yet again, we had a delicious meal with great service last night. Duck breast and scallop starters followed by chicken and venison tagliatelle mains. Amazing friendly service, great wine, fantastic food and a wonderful setting. Can’t praise it highly enough. (October 2011).

We have visited you for breakfast, lunch and dinner on many occasions, with the family, with all the family and on our own. We have always had a LOVELY meal and a LOVELY atmosphere. The food is not cheap, but of high quality, as you get what you pay for. Urban Reef is now the restaurant of our choice (overtaken the others) for our special meals out. MANY THANKS. The Macs. (October 2011)

Lloyd who served us was brilliant. My other half asked for a cocktail that it turns our isn’t on your menu anymore, but he went away and looked up how to make it. What a star! Our meal was free as we won one of your newsletter competitions – so thank you very very much. We really enjoyed it and were made to feel very welcome and special. Thanks Helen and Thomas. (October 2011)

We stumbled across your place, loved it instantly and will recommend it to all our friends. (Nick – October 2011)

I would like to thank you for a lovely evening as it was my 43rd birthday. The welcome drink was a nice touch along with the decorated plate. We have had breakfast on your deck on a few visits. We will remain loyal when we visit Bournemouth again next year. All the best Richard. (October 2011)

I LOVE IT! Xx I come here all the time! X (Lesley – October 2011)

FANTASTIC meal – belly pork was excellent, Dauphinoise potatoes very good and my dessert (Dark Chocolate and Black Cherry Torte) was TO DIE FOR – the best I have tasted for many a long year.  Our mediocre roast a couple of weeks ago has now been forgotten and you are BACK at the top!!! Ben and Dean were excellent waiters and we are now very sad that we have had to come home to Swindon. Hope to see you all again VERY soon though. THANK YOU! (Maureen and John – October 2011)

Lovely meal, been a while since our last visit, not sure why we left it so long!!!! (Colette – October 2011)

We had the most wonderful evening….the food, the service, the lovely young lady singing in the corner, and lots of happy smiley faces. We shall definitely come again. Thank you for making our evening special! Congratulations to you all, and please keep up the good work – it was a real pleasure – thank you! (Sarah – October 2011)

Our meal was yet again delicious. We had the scallops starter as I’d never had scallops before, they were truly fantastic, as was the other meals we had. Love it and so pleased this restaurant is on my doorstep! (Joanne – October 2011)

Love coming here, keep up the good work! (Lisa – October 2011)

Staff are always really friendly, both in the bar and restaurant area. The food is also really nice and well presented. A relaxed place to go and also take visitors in a great location. (Barrie – September 2011)

Guys a big well done for your lovely chic restaurant, last night was an absolute pleasure. The atmosphere was cool and relaxed while the food had that upper class refined quality, excellent value for money, friendly service, great soundtrack playing to relax to, we will definitely be returning. Thank you! (Hannah – September 2011)

I ate here twice in August and September and on both occasions we enjoyed really excellent food and a lovely atmosphere. The service wasn’t the quickest but to be fair we wern’t in a hurry and enjoyed the laid back service. Recommended. (September 2011)

We visited Urban Reef restaurant on a Sunday evening and enjoyed good food nicely cooked and presented. The menu has lots of locally sourced food and the desserts are superb! All the staff were charming and took the time to chat as they served you and, at times, just as they passed the table. On the evening we went there was live music provided by a singer playing a guitar and he was very good. We will visiting Urban Reef again in the future. (September 2011)

If you want a good view of the sea and watch the surfers, sailboarders, kite surfing etc etc this is the restaurant to go to. You can sit outside and if cold the heaters will be on so you keep warm or you can go upstairs inside the restaurant where you can see all the goings on outside. Food is all locally produced (well most of it I think). Brilliant burgers (no onions). Staff are really pleasant and very good service. Try it. (September 2011)

A very nice meal in a great setting and atmosphere. Friendly service, varied and interesting menu that lived up to expectations. Will be making regular visits. (Harry – August 2011)

Given that I live just outside Milton Keynes and this is the 3rd time I’ve visited you in the last six months I think you can safely say I love the place. I have introduced two lots of friends (three other Mums of the same age) and another family with two children aged eight and nine. All have said they will definitely be returning next time they are in Bournemouth. The menu has been different every time which is great, but I was really hoping to have the same thing I had last time but it wasn’t on the menu so I went for something similar but it just wasn’t quite as good (still great but not as great!!) Would recommend this place to anyone and everyone and wish we could visit more often. Please open one in Stony Stratford – you’d make a fortune and help to pay back the bank!! Thanks again. (Claire – August 2011)

Fantastic as always. Breakfast a bit slow on Sunday am we waited nearly an hour for four egg and salmon Florentines, but it was well worth it in the end. Luckily the sun was shining and we were outside. Lunch and dinner were perfect, so please don’t think I am complaining because I am not, just thought you should know. We will be back soon as we so love Urban Reef. (David – August 2011)

Really enjoyable visit and great to be able to reserve a table using a phone. Well done on the website! (Andy – August 2011)

We have a very lively 18month old and as he was excitedly looking at boats out the window and making noises about not wanting to sit in the high chair. None of the staff/other members of public stared at us or seemed annoyed by his antics which was refreshing. Staff were all very friendly and happy to help with anything to make our meal and enjoyable event. Thanks again- recommended to friends already. Hope to visit again soon. (Lindsay – August 2011)

Food was really excellent – we all enjoyed it. Great atmosphere and really lovely waiting staff. (Jenny – August 2011)

Really lovely restaurant, great food, great service, great location. The best touch was the birthday cake being brought out with the chef having taken the time to write Happy Birthday round the bowl in chocolate. A very nice touch. Thank you. (August 2011)

Urban Reef goes from strength to strength: our favourite restaurant in the Bournemouth area! (Stephen – August 2011)

Always visit the Reef when I’m staying at my flat in Boscombe. Just wish I had a restaurant like this close to my home in London! Never been disappointed with the quality of the food, friendliness, and good service. (Claire – August 2011)

We were very impressed with the service we received and the added touches such as the glass of bubbly to celebrate our anniversary, being able to then go out on the deck for after dinner drinks was just the ticket!!! Many thanks, will be visiting again! (Marie – August 2011)

Our waitress was delightful happy, friendly and polite. (August – 2011)

It was my husband’s Birthday and he really enjoyed the evening. Even though the restaurant was quite busy the attention from the waiting staff was very very good and we were not made to feel that we had outstayed our welcome while we lingered over our last glass of wine. Been here several times while on holidays and have always had a great time. Just wish we stayed closer so we could visit more often. (Mandy – August 2011)

We had a wonderful meal on  Friday. Thanks to all your staff. I’ve also had an enquiry for tutoring via the link in the newsletter. How’s that  for networking ? (Geraldine – August 2011)

My first visit, I was looking for somewhere nice to take my friend from Oz when she recently visited. I had a lovely table on the top balcony overlooking the restaurant and I could still see the sea views. The server was very pleasant and attentive, the food was lovely and reasonably priced. The wine was very nice too and what topped it off was being able to finish the bottle in your outside seating area. The only comment was that the fire alarm kept going off this particular night but hey, that was beyond your control and didn’t last long. Will definitely be back for another visit. Thanks for a great night xx (Sarah – July 2011)

Very nice meal, everything just perfect! Top marks! (Daniel Bhagwanani – July 2011)

Laura was her usually friendly, welcoming self and of course so efficient with a wonderful smile. We missed her when she wasn’t there. We had another fantastic evening and look forward to our next visit which sadly won’t be for about three weeks. Thank you all for creating a place that we really miss when we can’t get to you. N B The sea bream and the sea bass tasted amazingly fresh and we really enjoyed the kohlrabi. Never heard of it before but now trying to source some to eat at home. Thanks again. (David – July 2011)

Would like to say, you have the best customer relations in the world! (Steph – July 2011)

Best mashed potato ever, really enjoyed my meal and pudding was immense, if I wasn’t driving I would have been able to enjoy it more with a few cocktails! (Becky – July 2011)

MEAL WAS PERFECTION. Staff were great and helped make the evening ‘a wow’ of a 90th Birthday celebration. (Doris – July 2011)

I was so impressed with both the food and service, I will be telling all my friends & I will def be back myself!!!!! (Vicky – July 2011)

First time I have been there and I had a great time. Look forward to coming back. Best of luck with the business! (Sean – July 2011)

We always dine at Urban Reef whenever we are staying at our flat in Boscombe, which, unfortunately these last three months is not as often as we would like. However, we have booked for the next few weeks. It’s a great place, fantastic food and location and we really don’t want to go anywhere else. Our kids (10 and 11 yr olds) love it as they can chose some REAL food and they adore drinking pash man. See you soon folks! (David – July 2011)

Third time we have been. Food equally great each time. Will definitely come again. (Lyn – July 2011)

We we’re made to feel really special by the team. We made it known it was our wedding anniversary so we were sat by the window and were given a couple complimentary glasses of bubbly and an appetiser. Very grateful for a special evening. THANKS xxx (Andy – July 2011)

Lovely meal as always. The whole family enjoys visiting. We have four kids between eight and 15, two of whom are vegetarian, so that’s saying something! Well done. See you soon. (Tracy – July 2011)

Thank you for sorting out yesterday. We had a really lovely breakfast, the food was great and the weather topped it off. Please can you pass on my thanks to Mark, I have been so impressed with how we have been looked after and will definitely recommend Urban Reef to everyone. (Michelle – July 2011)

Nice relaxed atmosphere and stunning outlook – a great find via a recommendation from @BCBreaks, one of my Followers on Twitter – would definitely visit again when in the area. (Martin – July 2011)

I have visited a few times (both Urban Beach & Reef I consider my ‘locals’) & very proud to have it as a local restaurant, I recommend it regularly. I love the fact the food is local & fresh, also now seems to be presented to an even higher standard, the effort is very impressive, the online booking system is great & personal friendly email touch is lovely. Overall another brilliant experience, well done for bringing this lovely business here, I sense a really positive attitude and truly wish you well deserved success, I will be visiting again! (Claire – June 2011)

Great atmosphere, great food, great staff. Wish we lived nearer and could visit more often! (Liz, June 2011)

Ours was a freebie this time for being ‘customer of the month’ – even the wine was complimentary which we couldn’t believe, thank you so much. Katie organised it all for us and her attention to detail with us was as caring as the service last night. (Julia – June 2011)

Visited for dad’s birthday tea and the complimentary glass of fizz was a nice touch. Loved the aspect and the ambience. Had one minor glitch with my meal but was more than compensated. Will definitely return for my birthday meal (only because it’s a bit of a trek for us, if we were more local we’d be in most weeks)!! Thanks for a lovely evening. (Ema – June 2011)

I am a regular at the reef and I’ve met Mark at a few networking meetings so I absolutely LOVE the Reef and Urban Beach! I’m almost convinced that I may even have some shares in the company by now because of the amount of time I spend there! We were there on Friday for dinner, Saturday morning for breakfast and Saturday afternoon for POMS!! I live up the road so it’s a perfect getaway, I am originally from South Africa and I am TOUR GUIDE Barbie and The Reef is the main place that I take all my friends and family for meals ESPECIALLY brekkie! So in a nutshell, I absolutely love the place and I get a bit irritated when I can’t find a seat so perhaps you guys can keep one out for me! he he xx (although I have learnt my lesson so I ensure that I book in advance now to secure a seat!) I love all the staff too! Very friendly trendy and accommodating! (Amanda – June 2011)

We had a great time and am looking forward to coming back soon! (Cassi – June 2011)

I was the April competition winner so my husband and I were very lucky to enjoy two complimentary three course meals. Wow!!! Everything was amazing. We were treated like rock stars from the minute we arrived to the very end when we tried to pay our drinks tab and your lovely staff wouldn’t let us. It was almost embarrassing how well we were treated! Your staff continue to be the best we’ve experienced in terms of customer service. It’s either the way you pick them or the way you train them! The food was pretty fab too. All in all a wonderful evening. You deserve every success. I’ll be coming back soon! Xxx (Deborah – May 2011)

I think the new specials menus and menus overall seem to be much better and the quality of food has improved. Service is the best I have experienced, whilst always friendly and enthusiastic it had until recently been chaotic. It seemed much better organised now. We bought friends and they thought everything was great. (Chris – May 2011)

Staying in Bournemouth for a Bridge congress Spring Bank holiday weekend – came to Urban Reef in every break! I.E: Saturday lunch, Saturday evening, Sunday breakfast, Sunday evening, Monday breakfast – we loved it! Made up for our not so good results in the competition – see you again next year. (Lorna – May 2011)

Excellent restaurant in a fab location (Stuart – May 2011)

Nacho portion was HUGE! Couldn’t finish it all. Very nice though!! (Donna – May 2011)

Visited many times – love your restaurant! We’ve been in Scotland for five months so were excited to come back again! Meal was lovely, we found the chocolate cheesecake a bit too big but, for me, I suspect that’s because I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake. All in all I am glad that the portion sizes seem to have grown over the past couple of years. Was a bit sad that there wasn’t a fishy risotto on the menu however my hubby had the best meal he’s ever had (the halibut) and I did enjoy my burger. Thanks as always for another scrumptious dining experience! (Abi – May 2011)

We had the perfect evening…..great food, fabulous surroundings, keen staff, super music, good wine and perfect company….thank you x (Lisa –May 2011)

First visit with friends, I can see my husband and I becoming regulars, the food was exceptional, high quality and beautifully cooked and presented. The chef deserves a big pat on the back! Fabulous waitress who checked on us to make sure we wanted for nothing. When the bill came we were happily surprised at the reasonable cost. The table was booked in the name of Harlow. Great evening, thank you so much! (Stephanie – May 2011)

A half sized portion of the gnocchi served with a salad would be good for us girls who are scared of more than half a teaspoon of carbs in one sitting – it tasted fab :) (Georgina – May 2011)

I’ve been coming to Urban Reef for the last few years now and have introduced various family members and friends to the Reef as well. I’m always impressed by the excellent customer service and exciting range of food. I think it’s great that the Reef asks for feedback from customers and then acts on this. Not a lot of restaurants would take that much care over their customers! I’m also pleased with the fact that Urban Reef takes into account the need for variety with vegetarian dishes. Usually restaurants only have one veggie option, but the Reef often has two or three which is great. My friend and I love the ‘Surf’s Up’ veggie breakfast! (Deborah – May 2011)

We brought friends who live in Niece, and eat at fancy seafront restaurants all of the time. They LOVED the Urban Reef. They thought the food, service and atmosphere were FAB (Amanda – May 2011)

Our lovely waiter, (French – think his name was Olivier) was wonderful, attentive but not overly so. The mix of people was also very good and we would definitely come back and recommend to our friends. Also, my boyfriend said the trifle was the best trifle he’d ever tasted, and trust me, he’s tasted a lot! Good luck with paying back the bank. Sure it should be no problem if you continue in this way. (Veronica, journalist from – May 2011)

I have been in catering for 24years either as a chef or catering manager and I can say from experience that the food, service and location are second to none. Well done to all. (Nigel – May)

Very very yummy mackerel salad!! Lovely place for my birthday lunch xxx (Lauren – May 2011)

Really good place… Well done. Hope the bank are patient, will come back soon. (Charles – May 2011)

Just wanted to say that last night was our first experience of Urban Reef and it was superb. Bearing in mind the weather meant you were very busy, our party of six were looked after without fault. The setting was awesome, staff superb, food amazing and overall excellent value for money. Wishing you continued success. (Nick – April 2011)

Went to Urban Reef for my mum and other halves birthday and loved it. Everyone’s starters were amazing and mains were top class as well. Unfortunately my mum came over a little unwell (nothing to do with the food) and the waitress was only too happy to provide us with a doggy bag for the food she couldn’t eat which was greatly appreciated heated up the following morning! (Joe – April 2011)

Great service as usual. Starters were fab. Hubbie had the chicken with cheese and cranberry for main, and we felt it was a little acidic but otehrwise the mains were great as was puds and cocktails from the new menu. We’ll be back! (Mandi – April 2011)

I came with one my parents with mobility and sight problems – all the staff knew where the lift was – it’s basic but not everywhere is so helpful Thanks. (Ann – April 2011)

A really enjoyable visit, all staff were happy and very pleasant and very helpful too. One suggestion – we came for drinks on the deck a few weeks back and whilst it was very enjoyable, an extra patio heater or two wouldn’t have been out of place, the Boathouse in Christchurch has this nailed! I’m not criticising though, we love Urban Reef! (Richard – April 2011)

A great way to have spent Mothers Day with my wife, breakfast and champagne. Good company, great views and our favourite restaurant. What more do you need. (Alan and Karen – April 2011)

Amazing food as always. (Becki – April 2011)

Have been several times and enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinners. Really love everything about it, especially the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. It is really refreshing being given time in between courses to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, other restaurants should take note. Another lovely meal last night and we shall be enjoying many breakfasts when the summer arrives. (Vanessa – April 2011)

I never fill in these feedback forms but after last night I felt completely obliged to say a huge thank you for an amazing night. The staff were perfect, the food was incredible and the prices were the best value for money I’ve found for food of that quality anywhere on the south coast. Thank you for making our evening so special, we will be back at any opportunity possible and informing all of our friends. Keep up the good work, it’s such a refreshing change to have a top quality trendy venue serving fantastic food at sensible prices :o ), Kind Regards, Sam & Libbie (Sam and Libbie – March 2011)

Our favourite place to eat when visiting our Boscombe flat – especially for breakfast. (David – March 2011)

Great evening – food, service and atmosphere perfect. (Sonia – March 2011)

Thank you for making our large party feel so welcome and for a wonderful evening. (Carly – March 2011)

Entertained two old friends who live in France, very fussy about food. They were delighted. (Duncan – March 2011)

Good value for two course meal. Very friendly staff. Good atmosphere and if you sit in the window a fantastic view. (Michelle – March 2011)

It’s one of our fave places to come and eat. (March 2011)

A really pleasant surprise when we saw the two course deal. The food was wonderful and we had a great time. Thanks! (Emma – March 2011)

Excellent once again, great food in great surrounds, so good we ate on the deck on Sunday…Where is ya loyalty card!!?? (Stuart – March 2011)

Mark thanks for sorting out last night. Jane had exactly what she wanted, and my mussels and steak were great. We both enjoyed our glass of bubbly and we were looked after fantastically by front of house team. Your usual high standards and attention to detail provided a great evening to celebrate Jane’s Birthday. Thank You. (Adam and Jane – March 2011)

We know our son and daughter-in-law enjoy coming, so they introduced us to Urban Reef and even bought us a £50 voucher for Christmas!! We ALWAYS enjoy coming in whether for coffee and cake or for a meal – special thanks to Naomi, Lauren and the handsome fella with the beard – you can choose which one this is – ALL your staff are FAB and we really do feel as if they are friends. Shame we have used our voucher so will have to start paying ourselves now – but that will NOT stop us coming back. I even tried making the belly pork dish at home, but although it was good, it didn’t quite match yours, so guess we will have to come back and try it again. So good to find a place that says it gives good service and really lives up to that. Please don’t ever leave Overstrand – if you do we will have to find somewhere else to go!!! THANKS AGAIN and gold star to all your staff. (Maureen and John – March 2011)

Funniest survey I’ve ever completed – thanks! Have been a regular customer since opening and bring guests at every opportunity so that they can enjoy it as well. My brother said yesterday’s roast beef was one of the best he’d ever had and he’s already texted to know when he can come down again, just to come to you! (Caroline – March 2011)

I had suggested the venue to my work team (on recommendation from my sister) and everyone loved it and was very impressed with the food and ambience. I also suggested it as a venue for my husband and his work colleagues, and they went for breakfast on Saturday 12th and, again, everyone thought it was great. My husband and I will definitely be enjoying your restaurant again soon and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Thank you for a lovely time. (Kay – March 2011)

Overall, another great experience. We were entertaining some visiting business colleagues who were suitably impressed. Many thanks to you and your team. (Andrew – March 2011)

I just wanted to drop a line to feed back my experience with Urban Reef today. I called in today to enquire about a gift card for my mother-in-law’s birthday and I spoke to two wonderful ladies (one whose name was Lauren) – they could not do enough to help and as we are living in Canada now, I asked if they could post it to her directly in Bournemouth for us and she is dealing with this for me. I wanted to email because in this day and age, people are very quick sometimes to be critical and not praise when someone helps and does a good job!  You clearly have smashing staff that are friendly and efficient – I definitely get the impression that nothing is too much trouble.  So, thank you for making this a smooth transaction and we look forward to visiting Urban Reef next time we are visiting the UK. (Colette – March 2011)

A most pleasurable experience that we will certainly do again! Was recommended by someone we know that lives local (we’re 35 miles away!) who has visited several times himself. Food was very tasty, well presented and service was excellent. Wish you were on our doorstep :D (Eloise – March 2011)

Superb visit, the food was awesome especially the bruschetta and the cod! (Emma – February 2011)

Excellent quality – regular visitor – good value. (Malcolm – February 2011)

We thought the halloumi wraps were awesome and would definitely come back again for them. (Felicity – February 2011)

Jon cotton…amazing!! We are having him play at our wedding and we are having our wedding reception with you guys…can’t wait!! Urban reef gets better and better… (Greg – February 2011)

We were celebrating a very special birthday and all enjoyed the ambience, food and amazing music from Ben. Wish you much success and will certainly be back. Thank you. (Sue – February 2011)

I had roast beef for the first time and although it was delicious the meat was a little on the tough side and it was a little cold. However apart from that I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and will continue to come back on a regular basis as I always have a good experience and enjoy the food. (Stephanie – February 2011)

Didn’t realise it was a music evening when I booked – found out through your email newsletter. Almost cancelled, but we decided to give it a go – very glad we did. We had a great evening! (Rob – February 2011)

Came all the way from Reading for lunch again for some hangover fodder in the guise of the awesome burger and chips. Lovely. (Rukhsana – February 2011)

Thank you for a lovely relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff…The food portions were generous and you offered something for everyone…but then we always enjoy it when we visit you! (Liz – February 2011)

I’ve heard great things about Urban Reef so thought I’d go there for my birthday and was not disappointed! The food was fantastic- extremely reasonable prices for the high standard of food. The wine (recommended by our lovely waitress) was to die for and the service in both the restaurant and the bar was faultless. Also, the complimentary glass of bubbles (as it was my birthday) was a lovely touch. It was the first time I’ve been but most definitely won’t be the last. Thanks to your staff for making my birthday eve fab! (Jade – February 2011)

Brilliant night, it was my 25 birthday and every one of our group had a fab meal and the server couldn’t have been more great giving me a free glass of fizz for my birthday and a beautifully decorated dessert. Wonderful evening, will definitely return. Thank you, thank you, thank you. X (Kate – February 2011)

We had a small error when the food arrived and I must say it was dealt with brilliantly! The free beer was a sweet gesture and I have never been disappointed when we come! Keep up the good work. (Kerry – February 2011)

Wow!!!!! Your mussels are awesome!!! Staff are fab!! I will definitely be coming back soon! (Sam – February 2011)

We had a lovely evening. When I made the booking I requested a table on the lower floor (not Mezzanine) which was all sorted for us – Thanks!! Food was lovely, we weren’t rushed and the wine was great. BTW, the Veggie options just get better – loved the soufflé! Looking forward to our next visit. (Georgina – February 2011)

We own a flat at Honeycombe Beach and many friends and relatives visit so we have recommended your restaurant. The two courses for £12.95 (deal) worked well for us as portions were just the right size. (Kathryn – February 2011)

Absolutely loved the Mojito cocktails, not many places get them spot on (as I am very fussy!! haha), but these were brill. (Daniela – February 2011)

Had a great time – will def be a regular customer :-) (Alex – December 2010)

I booked dinner here for my other half’s birthday. Having never been before as I live in Somerset you never know what you will expect. I can honestly say we had the best experience at Urban Reef. The staff were incredibly helpful and when asked for their opinions on some of the menu choices (we were struggling to narrow down what to chose as everything looked fantastic!) they gave informed opinions and they were not wrong! The mussels were gorgeous and there were lots of them, and my boyfriend had the sea bass and was very pleased with his selection. We then had pudding and I chose the chocolate orange cheesecake (to die for!) and Paul had the sticky toffee pudding, also lovely! I would like to say thank you to everyone at Urban Reef for the fantastic service we received and we will definitely return – we are just sad that we don’t live closer so we can come every week! (Becky – December 2010)

Thanks guys!!! (and girls) Another fantastic visit! (Rob – December 2010)

This was the second time I had visited the restaurant and have popped in for coffee’s and lunches on the deck area during the summer. The service overall is very good, the service within the restaurant is excellent as is the food and wine and I will happily visit again. (Joanne – December 2010)









































My girlfriend and I LOVE your place. Great food, great staff and great venue. Been loads over the summer – my first in Bournemouth as I only moved here in June and your place is one of the memories I have of a great summer. So thanks to you all!! We’ll be in through the winter as well, just maybe won’t be sitting outside so much! :-) (Anthony – December 2010)

Lovely food, great service – informal, friendly and not over the top, great atmosphere and environment. (Marie – December 2010)

We LOVE your restaurant and come regularly for meals or just to sit outside with a beer and we love your last sunday of the month music night. It’s brilliant! (attended the last two and booked for jan) Our experience has always been great. (Marie-Claire – December 2010)

A fantastic evening and we had one fussy eater with us and every effort was made to accomodate her. We thought the venue looked fab and as 3 exhausted teachers it put us in the festive spirit for the first time. Thank you. (Eluned – December 2010

We were the winners of the pumpkin competition and had a lovely evening there. Had a drink in bar before going up for dinner which was christmassy and the guy serving was very friendly. we all loved your winter wonderland in the restaurant it looked great and was a great idea to change it from the norm and we sat by the fire looking out on to the snowy beach, great to get in the christmas mood. So thank you for a lovely time. (Martin – December 2010)

We had a great experience and loved the atmostphere of the place, so refreshing. We don’t live local, but have returned to Boscombe twice to visit the retaurant and also stayed at the Urban beach Hotel twice too. All great! (Julia – December 2010)

Also had lunch earlier in the week which was also fab, hence why we came back for dinner last night. Would definitely visit again. (Leila –  August 2010)

Beautiful view and setting, lovely food and friendly staff…. just moved here and will bring all my visitors here without question! :) (Rebecca –  August 2010)

Good service and food was spot on. Been before using the evening menu and was great then too. Would be happy to recommend. (Steven –  August 2010)

HI, we had a really nice meal the food was fab, the surroundings were fab, the staff were lovely. seeing as you asked my only criticism was that the starters were a bit slow arriving! all round great night, I brought two friends over who don’t live locally and it was a great night. (Helen –  August 2010)

Third visit excellent time as usual (Dave –  August 2010)

Had a great day, had 7 friends visiting from Dublin, we went for lunch at 1.00 and left at 7.00 pm! we would have stayed for dinner if there had been availabilty, will definitely be back! (Liz –  August 2010)

Lovely job as always, Urban Reef Rules (Helen –  August 2010)

There were 6 of us and we had a fab evening. You were very busy (great for that bank balance you mentioned) and the service was slower than we’ve been used to. Not a problem really. My only negative comment was that my starter (devilled lambs’ livers on ciabatta) was luke warm. It tasted really great, but would have been better served hot. Grumbles over! Love your restaurant and think you’ve created a very unique dning venue with really lovely, well-trained staff. Boscombe Beach has been transformed!! (Gill –  August 2010)

We had 2 fantastic meals in the restaurant during our 3 week holiday. Thank you very much for 2 great evenings. (Craig –  August 2010)

great place to eat will defo return soon :O) (Martin –  August 2010)

A lovely meal in a great setting (pity about the weather!). Only one niggle and that was the length (or lack of) of one of the waitresses skirts. It was rather offputting. I appreciate individuality but decorum has it’s place too. Although a long way from home, if in the Boscombe area again I would most certainly make a beeline for The Urban Reef and will recommend to friends. (Karen –  August 2010)

Our Air-Show Beach Wedding! – Wedding Breakfast OMG……. You guys were the best, all the way through from point of planning this a year ago. We had the best day ever the food & wine was amazing considered we had around 85 guests served a 3 course meal. Nothing was too much trouble, even when 5 teenagers decided that they wanted Fish/Burger & Chips rather than what we had chosen! Everything was organised by Chris for the day; tables looked stunning, all our name cards, favours, table plans were sorted and Chris liased with our Flower lady. Words can not describe quite how spectacular we thought our day was; a massive thank you to ALL of the Staff for making our (the missus) dreams happen. ……also the Urban Beach Hotel is awesome (review on their website) Big love (Alli –  August 2010)

Just wish I could hire you out for my birthday….but sadly I know you don’t do private functions on a Saturday night…real shame….it is November….let me know if you change your minds !! Thank you for a lovely lunch. (Ali –  August 2010)

My normal meal out involves making a difficult decision between a few classic favourites of mine and a handful of specials/uncommon dishes on the menu. On choosing from the Reef menu however, I found that – for the first time I can remember – there were only interesting, different dishes to choose from, all of which sounded good..this was quite a nice surprise. Didn’t make my choosing any easier though of course. I have no negative remarks whatsoever. Only a suggestion that, despite the obvious reason for there being predominantly fish-based meals on the menu, perhaps just one or two more meat-based dishes would have added to the already great sounding menu. And maybe a second choice of Merlot – though I admit if I was more of a wine pro, I would probably be into the more hard-core red (riojas etc) and therefore perfectly happy with the choices on offer. I had a great night so cheers! (Bob –  August 2010)

Despite you being busy for the airshow, this was the best meal we’ve had with you, and Naomi looked after us brilliantly. Keep it up. (Paul –  August 2010)

Food been great over 4 visits one of our regulars ;0) (Coombes –  August 2010)

We had such a lovely time – thank you. A great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff & delicious food. No wonder your restaurants are so popular! (Justine –  August 2010)

Your meals seem very fairly priced and portion sizes were also spot on. The green thai curry sauce on the mussels with the red & green chillies in abundance was as good a companion for them as I’ve had anywhere. My kids really enjoyed the food and it was all presented in a way that allowed getting them to try different things very easy. The smallest of ‘criticisms’ if that’s the right word to use given such a pleasurable experience, the pepper mills could do with having a little more ‘pepper-enthusiasm….’ We’ll be back soon no doubt! (Martyn –  August 2010)

I brought three guests with me who had never been to Urban Reef before. They all absolutely loved the restaurant and raved about the food and the experience in general. Well done. (Victoria –  August 2010)

Crackin’ restaurant!! Absolutely loved the experience. Best meal out for a long time. Compliments to the chef, our dinner was superb! (Suzanne –  August 2010)

Thanks for the complimentary olives and peppers which arrived absolutely wonderful,I do not think one was left – helped us though the delay before our starter arrived. Everyone enjoyed the evening and the food had rave reviews. Comments were made as to how wonderful your staff were, another that the risotto rice maybe had a bit too much of a bite in it. I had booked expecting music, thought this a good idea as we had a some mature professional musicians in our party, but as it happens we all had so much to talk about we did not notice the for a good while !!! A great night and more of my friends who were unable to make that night cannot wait until we arrange another soiree. Many thanks to you and your wonderful, happy and helpful team for another great night out at Urban Reef. (Denise –  August 2010)

Great service as usual had lemon sole perfect!!! also mackerel as starter loved it. red snapper curry to die for apparently!!!! (Myra –  August 2010)

We have to say this is are favourite eating den. Your food 10/10 your service 10/10 at the moment we will always eat here please please don’t let us down ever lots of love to you all  xxxx we do mean this (Alan&Sandra –  August 2010)

We had a super night, great table, great views, great food and great service. Great and am coming back next Saturday. (Andrew –  August 2010)

We really wanted to come to your restaurant after looking at the website and reading reviews. We live in Amsterdam and were over here to visit our family. We wanted a booking for 8pm but as we left it so late we could only get 9.30pm. We decided to take it as we didn’t want to go anywhere else. Were told that if we came earlier and let you know we were there the table could possibly ready early. We arrived at 9.15pm, were told the previous customers were just leaving and would we like to get a drink in the bar and someone would come and get us. We had a drink on the terrace and went up to our table about 20 minutes later. We were not rushed to go and the we really enjoyed the whole experience. The food was wonderful and we will definitely be back. It is a shame we don’t live here! (Lyn –  August 2010)

Very relaxing and chilled atmosphere – food & service very good. Will definitely come again. (Mike –  August 2010)

Amazing food, great service. Very lucky to have this place on our doorstep! Keep up the good work. Love the oysters too- good addition to the new menu. (Lucy –  August

A restaurant that could be average and thrive due to a monopoly on cool beach location is actually exceptional. (Jamie –  August 2010)

I phoned explaining that it was my girlfriends 21st and booked a table after speaking to a va moery helpful bloke on the phone. i would like to thank everybody at urban reef for making the night special, as we both really enjoyed it! the service was great, the food was exceptional and we couldn’t fault anything about the visit. the waitress was realy really friendly and made sure we were happy with everything, the chap i spoke to very kindly sorted a birthday cocktail for my girlfriend and wished her a happy birthday which made it a bit more special, top marks! :) we’ll certainly be back and wish you every success with the restaurant for the future, have a good one! (Jon –  August 2010)

Great as always, see you all again on Thursday 5th August for dinner, and again on Saturday 7th August for lunch. (Alan –  August 2010)

Went last night for my birthday. It made it a really special event! Great waitress – lovely girl, friendly and chilled out. The food was top notch and the location is really special! Thanks for making it a great birthday! (Karen –  August 2010)

The mussels were the best that I had ever tasted. Pity all the specials had gone by 21.15 but the four of us had a brilliant meal from the standard menu. (Roger –  August 2010)

Thanks.I come pretty regularly both to the beach and the reef. Love the atmosphere in both places. (Claire –  August 2010)

We came for my girlfriends birthday. The waiter was cool, he bought over a free cocktail for her which was a nice touch. We have been before but only for a drink outside. The whole place is cool, very relaxed, stunning view!! Overall a great experience. (Greg –  August 2010)


Best chips I’ve had in years!! I’m Irish and even I can’t produce spuds that taste that good! Food great, service great and general atmosphere really relaxed. Pretty spot on in terms of everything really – thank you. (Skip –  August 2010)

Really nice atmosphere and helpful staff, thank you. (Jason –  August 2010)

Amazing food, great service. Very lucky to have this place on our doorstep! Keep up the good work. Love the oysters too- good addition to the new menu. (Lucy –  August 2010)

Some of the best food we’ve had thanks. (Don –  August 2010)

Thankyou for the Champagne on arrival as we were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary.It really made the night.A nice touch,we will return.
Food is fab as always. (Heather –  August 2010)

Lovely Staff – good service. Food was good and pricing reasonable. It’s quite noisy on the mezzanine but that’s probably not that easy to resolve. (Sarah –  August)

Superb food….brilliant! (John –  August 2010)

Very impressed with the whole experience, the service was fab and the food delicious… Will most definitely use you again…. many thanks (Terry –  August 2010)

We love your place and bring all our visitors for either brekkie dinner or drinks it def has the wow factor!!!!! (Myra –  August 2010)

Always a pleasure, thank you. (Chloe –  August 2010)

Very enjoyable evening. Nice atmosphere. Great use of local produce. (Chris –  August 2010)

We were stunned at the quality of EVERYTHING! Totally fallen in love with the place, everything was just right from the service to the food to the decor. My Bailey’s Iced Latte was AMAZING!!! We will be back with our friends! Hope it stays a thriving business as we want to come back many times over the next life time!! :) x (Nikki –  July)

A very enjoyable meal ,food and drinks very good .Service and attention to detail excellent . It had been noted that it was our wedding anniversary and the complimentary bubbly was a great thought . Plus the waitress knowing it was our anniversary was good . Cant fault anything and look forward to future visits Well done mark its a great place . (Julia –  July 2010)

Superb balance of flavours in the marinated lamb with cous cous. Generous portion – had to eat it all as too good to leave!! Glad to see the standard of food does not suffer when you are busy. (Jeni –  July 2010)

Thanks for a great evening – as usual (Eluned –  July 2010)

Loved the restaurant and atmosphere. Thought the menu was v good too. Thought the humus plate was rather small as a sharing starter. Enjoyed our mains. Disappointed not to see cheddar on the cheese board and not sure about the lime dessert. Urban Mess was a winner all round though. All in all we had a great night and will be coming back again soon. (Zoe –  July 2010)

Great service overall. The only thing we would recommend is slightly more ice-cream served with desserts! (Corinne – July 2010)

I have to say my Wife and myself have visited you on several occasions since you opened and i would suggest that you are the best restaurant in the area, the menu is excellent and well balanced – the Chef and his team are superb with presentation and flavours and in my opinion you and your establishment should be winning awards. if you don’t get AA rosettes – at least two then the system is wrong.  The front of house service is always spot on, they all seem to enjoy their work. We used to always dine at barton on sea but now we come to you, i have recommended you to work colleagues (which i never normally do in case of disappointment) and will be back with you in the very near future. (Mark –  July 2010)

First visit to the restaurant. Second overall. I’ve had bars abroad and here and can say what a pleasure that someone has filled the biggest gap in eating out in this country. Great feel and atmosphere created by all involved. Nothing seemed to be a problem for the staff. Good chowder,very good (real) burger. Well presented dishes. without being fussy. Went to sit out front after the meal on a fantastic summer evening. Tiny criticism, one more bar person on busy times. Queuing for too long to get a drink. Suggestion if I may. Maybe Let your staff take money at the tables for drinks. Overall we’re hooked. Be back in August and many weekends to come. (John – July 2010)

We have had many meals at Urban Reef and they have always been great. Keep up the good work!! (Joanne –  July 2010)

Fabulous time we really enjoyed our selves and nothing was too much trouble – even wrapping my steak to “go” (it was huge!) (Sharron –  July 2010)

We often come to your bar for a beer or a coffee and find it lovely, great atmosphere and service. Being 8 1/2 months pregnant and ready to drop I decided to treat my partner and I to a ‘last romantic adult meal’ (for a while) and chose your restaurant not only because of the perfect location but also because I’d only heard good things about it. And we weren’t disappointed, the service was fantastic I think we had Abby? (young girl but I’m not sure if that was her name) who was lovely and attentive. The food was excellent and trust me I LOVE my food and the whole experience made me feel pleased I had chosen Urban Reef. And my partner having finished with one of your cocktails managed to push me up the hill afterwards. We look forward to coming back to you… (all 3 of us next time!!) (Lucy –  July 2010)

Such a Fab place! So glad that made it to Boscombe to have a look and found such a cool pearl on the beach! Will be back. (Arja –  July 2010)

Special thanks go out to Laura and Charlie for a wonderful evening. Thank you to chef for the original and inventive cuisine.  In fact we love the whole concept of urban reef and beach – a winner on both sides for sure (Andy & Miles –  July 2010)

I have been to your restaurant 3 times now and the food has been of a very high standard each time. The staff have always been super friendly and very helpful. I will definitely be back!!! (Marion –  July 2010)

Once again excellent food, a great atmosphere and all staff working like Trojans. Will and his team delivered another great evening. Thank you. (Alan –  July 2010)

The food was exceptional, the fish dishes were very innovative and the presentation excellent (puds were great too). (Juliet – July 2010)

The American waitress who served us was really lovely and really made sure we had a great evening. Pudding (I had the Tiramisu) was delicious. Not 100% keen on the risotto as felt it lacked a bit of flavour. Great wine. Will definitely be back! (Antonia –  July 2010)

The food was absolutely top notch – particularly the seafood chowder – and I thought fairly priced. The premises was really well done out and made the most of the view. We all said it was nice to go somewhere to eat good food where you could wear flip flops! (Kathryn – July 2010)

I couldn’t fault it and already recommended it to friends and colleagues, amazing good food and very good service! Can’t wait to come back on Saturday! (Isabelle –  July 2010)

The only thing I would say is that maybe have a couple more veg options, maybe a very tasty Veg curry or a Veg Bake with lots of cheese!! If you don’t eat Fish or meat the choice was a little limited but very nice non the less. (Caroline –  July 2010)

Have been a few times for drinks/ breakfast/ dinner…. love the place… food is good (especially the eggs benedict!), location is brilliant and staff are attentive and friendly. Will keep returning! (Anthony – July 2010)

On arrival our table was downstairs and somewhat squashed my husband asked if there was another table and it was no problem we were seated upstairs and had a great evening, thanks. (Lisa –  July 2010)

The waiter saw that our food had not arrived in a while. So bought over some bread for us to eat whilst we waited. I thought this was excellent. Also the couscous with lamb was amazing. What is that couscous called? They defo don’t sell in Tesco!!! :-) We had a great night. Thank you (Dean –  July 2010)

We had a lovely lunch and the service was fantastic the staff where really helpful happy and well presented. It was also a busy day and the seem to have tme for everyone. It was great thanks and we will come again. (Lee-anne –  July 2010)

Excellent evening as always, food was brilliant. Olivier was fantastic, very attentive, worked the room brilliantly. He’s a real asset. He has that shal we say that je ne sais quoi. (Kerrie & Howard –  July 2010)

Very impressed with the service and food, not to mention the views.Thank you! (Paula –  July 2010)

The duck was amazing and fantastic portion size (Chelsie –  July 2010)

Our waitress was really helpful and gave excellent service.  (Bev –  July 2010)

I booked by phone but the reservation wasn’t there when we got there although I had received the email confirmation. However without too much fuss a lovely table in a booth was found and the rest of the evening was great, food was lovely and service was excellent thank you – it was my first time and I’ll definitely be coming again :) (Jood –  July 2010)

We had a lovely anniversary evening and thanks to our waiter Charlie for looking after us so well. His recommendations were all perfect! (Manjula – June 2010)

Urban Reef is my favourite restaurant at the moment, I love going to eat there and I recommend it to everyone. (Jo – June 2010)

Another couple of friends really impressed by Urban Reef. We had a lovely evening. The live music was very good too. (Lynne – June 2010)

Very impressed with the service and food, not to mention the views.Thank you! (Paula – June 2010)

Excellent evening as always, food was brilliant. Olivier was fantastic, very attentive, worked the room brilliantly. He’s a real asset. He has that shall we say that je ne sais quoi. (Kerrie –  June 2010)

We had some drinks on the deck before going up to the restaurant, and the staff on the deck were extremely friendly and helpful. The deck had a lovely relaxed atmosphere with the bbq and band and a gorgeous view. Up in the restaurant the food was served very quickly, again by helpful and friendly staff. The restaurant looks great too, and again had a lovely relaxed feel to it. (Zoe –  June 2010)

We have been many times to the deck. This was our first time in the restaurant for our daughters birthday and it was just the best. I asked when booking if it would be possible for a nice table and you far exceeded that with a wonderful table in the middle with amazing views and to finish it off a glass of bubbly as it was my daughters birthday. (Julie –  June 2010)

All of your staff are soooo lovely, you’re either very lucky in recruiting or the training is the best on the coast – well done and thank you, all areas are a joy to eat in. (Sharon – June 2010)

The food was incredible – we had scallops and thai fish cake for starters, the surf and turf and fish curry for main course, and the brownies and brulee for dessert. It really was one of the best meals we have had in a long time! The service was also very good and I would not hesitate to recommend your restaurant. (Donna –  June 2010)

Thanks to all the team for yet another great experience. All the very best and see you very very soon. (Had breakfast there the week before – awesome too) (Rob –  June 2010)

Once again meal was fab … Especially olives and stuffed pepper I had steak with red mullet the steak was excellent (Lucy –  June 2010)

Thank you for a wonderful anniversary meal . It was special and the view spectacular. Everything was just right and I will recommend Urban Reef to anyone . We are regulars on the deck and usually come during the day and always tell friends to visit you. (Geraldine & David June 2010)

Myself and my fiancé dined lunch at your Urban Reef yesterday in the glorious Dorset sunshine. I can not tell you how much we loved every SECOND of it. (Fredrika –  June 2010)

Thanks to all the team for yet another great experience. All the very best and see you very very soon - (Had breakfast there the week before – awesome too) (Rob –  June 2010)

Excellent – moving to Poole at the end of the month and will be visiting again and again. If only the surf was as good! (Kevin –  June 2010)

Waitress very very good wish I had taken a note of her name. Went with her recommendations and really enjoyed our meal. (Adam –  June 2010)

Our waitress was really good, food was fab … Have been at lunch many times, which is lovely but evening was a different league and price was right too… Unlike **** ***** which has out priced it’s self (#banter)…. Will be back soon (Lucy –  June 2010)

Can I just ad that I’ve never had a bad visit to Urban Reef, and your staff always seem so happy, that’s why we all keep coming back. (Saeed –  June)

Along with several colleagues we visited your restaurant on the 13th of May and I would just like to say the service/food was excellent. Surprisingly I am not a big fish fan but the fish curry was fabulous so I may yet be converted!! Thanks again and I am sure I will visit again next time I am in the area (Dave – June 2010)

Had a great evening and everyone was pleasant especially our lovely waitress who looked after us. You are so much more helpful and friendly than **** ***** (name removed so as not to upset our friendly sea front fish restaurant competition #banter) so no worries..I made the right choice! (Karin –  June 2010)

My family came to the Urban Reef over bank holiday for the first time. Our party included 2 adults and two children, one of 7 years old and one who has only just started eating at 6 months. I must say that we were all catered for perfectly, the food was fabulous and our waitress was fantastic. I am not usually the type of person who comments on restaurant but i thought the whole set up was just great. We all had a wonderful evening and a big thank you to whoever had to clean up after my baby :) (Suzanne –  June) 2010

I LOVE you guys. I live next door in Honeycombe Beach and always bring my guests to Urban Reef. Apart from being only 2 mins away (which is a huge bonus about living here) I know that you’ll always deliver a fab experience – from the service to the food to the views to the cocktails! Some of my friends only visit me so they can come to you for breakfast on Sundays! xxxx (Wendi –  May 2010)

Wonderful thanks – and lovely to have a couple of glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. We even headed up to Urban Beach for a night cap afterwards. Great and will be back for sure. (Sue –  June)

Unfortunately I am about to move out of the area but I have visited Urban reef many times over the last year to both the bar downstairs and the restaurant.
I have always thoroughly enjoyed it, the staff even when incredibly busy have been polite and friendly, the food delicious and all at great prices with an amazing view…what more can i ask for.
I wish you all the best with paying the bank back all your money, but with a place like urban reef I’m sure you will do fine! (Susie –  June)

You cappuccino was to die for.  We are are staying at the Urban Beach Hotel too (second time) –  so it can’t be bad!! (Nick –  May)

I had 5 friends visiting who I had highly recommended Urban Reef to. All were very impressed and enjoyed the ambience. They are happy to visit again. (Victoria – May)

Fantastic place, came on recommendation of a friend who I will now owe!! Will defo be back soonest, best place I’ve been for a long time – not just the food but the whole ambience. Have to say the blankies outside are a great idea! Thank you. x (Aly- May)

Great food, great service by all staff and great atmosphere – thank you for a lovely evening x (Cara – May)

Having visited Western Australia for five weeks through Christmas & New Year, your Restaurant is the nearest thing in comparison to the Aussie Beach way of life! The food is fresh and presented well, the atmosphere has a Buzz and even though we live over in Poole, YES we will be there as often as possible ! Best Wishes (Pat and David – May)

I loved the decor, and the ambience, I cant wait to come back again, especially when the clocks change and I can stare wistfully at the sea – and maybe some surfers. I liked the variety of tables and look forward to sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and a dessert. The menu was varied and well priced. We had a bottle of the Patagonian Red, because I am Welsh and it was a tenuous link – I now want to buy a crate of it. I also like the funky and friendly style of the website, its really good fun, fantastic gastro experience without the stuffiness. I wish you success, I hope to help you by visiting regularly. When can I move in??!! (Helen – March)

Fantastic evening, wonderful atmosphere. Will and his team were awesome. A great evening, many thanks once again (Alan & Karen – March)

Thought you did really well. It was a big table and we all ordered lots of different things so as hotel/restaurant/pub managers we understand how difficult these things can be. Love this bit!!! (Mandy – March)

Very enjoyable meal, brought a work colleague who was visiting for the first time and he was really impressed (Don – March)

Very enjoyable. Cant wait to return for lunch or dinner it wouldnt matter. Great decor & surroundings, lovely food & left us to enjoy our meal & each others company too. There are far to few restaurants of this kind in the area. Urban beach is also a favourite. Thank you (Kathleen – February)

Your restaurant provides a wonderful venue for the rare times we as a business host meetings in Boscombe – our guests were most impressed and continued to talk about lunch into the afternoon. Many thanks (Andrew – February)

Love the location, interior decor, staff, its an all round favourite spot for 2010! We will be visiting again soon. Many Thanks (Tori -January)

We were wooing business partners from London. They absolutely loved the interior design and the beach location (as do we). The food was simply scrumptious and our guests gushed about the yummy haddock, spiced seabass & the white wine. With your lovely staff, food & gorgeous views you can give the London restaurants a run for their money… So big thumbs up from the suitably wooed Londoners love Lisa x (January)

We have been visiting Boscombe since the summer, and always manage to drop in for drinks, lunch or dinner And have never been disappointed. The food and service are great every time.We also like the fact that the menu changes, so you have to try something new, and its always as good as the last time.We will be back soon.Thankyou for a great place to eat. (January – Mandy)

Very impressed with the casual yet professional approach of the waiting staff. (December – Ron)

One word “Fab” We couldnt fault it both the staff and food were excellent! (December – Debbie)

Excellent Christmas Day lunch [compliments to the chefs], good value on such a day, great atmosphere, with attentive but not overbearing staff . We were served by Ben who got it just right !! What more could one ask for ! Thanks very much, look forward to next Christmas. (December – Linda and Keith)

Absolutely Excellent !! Five Stars Everybody ! Great place to spend Christmas Lunch. (December – Rich & Babs x)

All six of us had a really great time thank you. Everything was really very good making Christmas Day 2009 a day to remember. (December – John)

We liked the idea of a 2 and 3 course menu – it made eating there affordable. The drinks were inventive and interesting. It was a refreshing change (no pun intended!)to the usual! Music was at perfect level – I could actually hear my wife talk across the table. Thanks (December – Claude)

Have been a number of times now, love the friendly and chilled atmostphere and great food – and all within walking distance! Fantastic – thank you. (December – Dorcas)

Great service from the french guy and the others were good too. Had the set menu which was very interesting and good value. Back next tuesday so must be a happy customer!!! (December – Don)

We do not eat out much but would definately come back again, had a lovely evening. (December – Jo)

Oh my… the mulled wine was amazing, the best i’ve had in a while. Thank you!! The whole party was suitably impressed with the roast beef and pork. We all loved the root vegetable filo parcels!! Genius idea. Another 10 0ut of 10 visit! Love you guys, wishing you all an amazing christmas and prosperous new year!! (December – Debbie)

It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had and it came recommended by the lovely french waiter.I have always found your staff to be very pleasant and interesting to talk to whether we are simply popping by for a drink after a walk with the dog, or having a meal which on both occasions have been superb Well Done on an excellent restaurant, I will recommend you to all my friends (December – anne)

We had a lovely meal and the service was excellent. Thanks. We’ll be back! I love being able to book online – so much easier for busy people like us. (December – Alison)

Very positive comments from our group. One person who had the traditional Xmas dinner said it was the best she’d ever tasted. One person said the red cabbage in the stew was the best she’d ever tasted. The staff were efficient, attentive and welcoming. A very good experience. I think many of the people who came to our Xmas do will visit again of their own volition. (December – Gill)

Your food was excellent, the atmosphere was fantastic, the service was really very good! Everything was very well priced for the amount of food we had and the excellent way in which it was cooked. This has been my first time at Urban Reef as a birthday dinner, we will certainly be coming back!!! Fantastic evening! :D (December – Holly)

Well done Mark ( and the rest of the Gang ! ) It’s a pity you didn’t move to Boscombe many moons ago! (November -Richard)