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I have seen a list of the Bournemouth venues participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, run by the government to help the hospitality industry following lockdown. I wanted to put together a post of the venues that I have personally eaten at, along with links to my reviews from previous visits, so that those looking to visit have a point of reference.
The Real Eating Company
I have been to the Real Eating Company, in Bournemouth town centre, for both breakfast and lunch and I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere on both occasions. The team are friendly and welcoming, and the food is excellent quality. I am excited to introduce Ed to the Eggs Benedict, as it is his favourite breakfast dish.
Found out more: Real Eating Company
Schpoons & Forx
I have eaten at Schpoons & Forx, Hilton Bournemouth’s onsite restaurant a few times, most recently for dinner with some of the other girls from the Bournemouth Bloggers, and I highly recommend a visit if you are looking for somewhere a little special for an occasion or just as a treat.
Found out more: Schpoons & Forx
As well as being a fantastic indoor adventure golf centre, Mr Mulligans, which is located in the Bh2 Leisure complex in the centre of town, also serve food including yummy pizzas. I have been to the venue a few times now and love that you can combine a nice meal with a fun, family friendly, activity.
Found out more: Mr Mulligans
Norfolk Royale Hotel
I wouldn’t have automatically thought of the Norfolk Royale Hotel, situated on Richmond Hill in the town centre, as somewhere to go to eat, so it was really nice to be invited along to try out their Sunday Carvery and afternoon tea last year. I particularly enjoyed the addition of pigs and blankets at the Carvery – I am obsessed with them!
Found out more: Norfolk Royale Hotel
The Bournemouth Stable
If I had to choose my favourite restaurant in Bournemouth it would be very close between The Stable and The Real Greek as I love both venues. I have worked with The Stable a few times now for review visits and events and the team there are so lovely and friendly. The food is incredible and my mouth is watering just thinking about their pizza, Ed and I will definitely be heading over there now they are open again.
Found out more: The Stable
The Real Greek
As I say, it is a close one between The Stable and The Real Greek. Ed and I actually went along to The Real Greek for our first post lockdown meal out and the food was just as delicious as I remembered from previous visits. We also had a takeaway from them whilst we had family visiting recently and I think I may be a little obsessed with their Souvlaki Wraps and Halloumi Fries – so tasty!
Found out more: The Real Greek
Peaches of Bournemouth
Ed and I were introduced to Peaches by my friend Chynna, as her parents own the business. We had salads delivered every Saturday during lockdown and loved them so much. I think we are going to start collecting them now that their premises are back open, as I need my Peaches fix! As well as salads, they also offer fresh filled baguettes, afternoon teas, platters and delicious cakes (they made a birthday cake for both me and Ed during lockdown, which were both super yummy – highly recommend).
Found out more: Peaches of Bournemouth
Brewhouse and Kitchen
I went to a couple of events at Brewhouse & Kitchen before lockdown and I am a fan of their food, especially their burgers. Ed really likes their beer, which is brewed onsite, so I’m sure a visit will be imminent now that the venues have reopened.
Found out more: Brewhouse & Kitchen
Rachael from the 15 Mile Foodie and I enjoyed a really tasty meal at Neo last year. Overlooking Bournemouth’s pier and seafront, the venue has an exclusive atmosphere, with dishes being as insta-worthy as they are delicious.
Found out more: Neo Restaurant
The Coconut Tree
I had never tried Sri Lanken food before I went to The Coconut Tree shortly after it opened in Bournemouth but I was converted. Their food is fantastic quality and is great to share amongst a group, with a relaxed vibe and tasty mocktails (with option to add alcohol to make them cocktails).
Found out more: The Coconut Tree
La Piccola Italia
I had a bottomless brunch at La Piccola Italia and LOVED it! Instead of breakfast foods, we feasted on pizza and assorted sides whilst sipping on Prosecco. It was such a lovely event, and definitely something worth giving a try if you fancy a bottomless brunch with a difference.
Found out more: La Piccola Italia
This post doesn’t include all the venues participating in the scheme, as I didn’t want to recommend places I haven’t eaten at myself. This doesn’t mean those venues aren’t as good as those I have mentioned, just that I haven’t tried their food yet. You can find the full list on the Bournemouth Daily Echo site.