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The Crab at Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset

The Crab at Bournemouth

4.4
4.4
1561 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
  • Good for special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Charming
The Crab at Bournemouth is one of Dorset's finest, AA rated 2 rosette seafood restaurant.
Situated directly opposite the Bournemouth International Center and just moments from Bournemouth Pier.
Our passionate chefs create an array of delicious dishes sourced from fresh, local produce. Our contemporary surroundings have friendly and personable staff that will make you feel most welcome.
A lovely, relaxing atmosphere with an open balcony when weather permits.

A £5 per person deposit fee is required to make a restaurant booking to confirm and secure the reservation.

Dress Code of Smart Casual (No sportswear, fleeces, sliders, flip flops or beachwear) enforced from 5:30pm. You will be refused entry if not dressed in smart casual attire.

Children aged 8 and under may dine in the restaurant on tables booked with adults between 5:30pm-7:30pm, children's menu is also available. If you are more than 15 minutes late to a booking, there is a possibility your table my no longer be available.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–15:45 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:30–21:30 Fri, Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    01202 203601
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We can cater for birthday parties, anniversaries and Christmas parties
  • Private party contact
    info@crabatbournemouth.com: 01202 203601
  • Area
    Bournemouth
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live music from our resident pianist some Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,561 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Good for business meals

  • Dorset

    Good for business meals

  • Dorset

    Great for fine wines

  • Dorset

    Romantic

  • Dorset

    Good for special occasions

  • Bournemouth

    Most Booked

1,561 Reviews
  1. Sarah

    Hertfordshire

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived at 8pm for our table and did not get our mains until 9.20. Staff seemed to be looking after the larger tables more than the smaller tables. We did get given a small glass of wine as a gesture but to be honest the evening was ruined and my food was just mediocre wirh the smallest piece of cod in the world and an over salty boullobaosw sauce. Very disappointed indeed.

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    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time we been at the Crab, never dissapointing

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    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to the crab before and had a lovely. But unfortunately this time the food wasn't as nice. The chips were awful fish lovely chefs surprise was cold on the plate Overall very disappointed.

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  4. DavidP

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Starter and maincourse absolutely top. Not easy when you have shellfish allergy! Best seafood (mackerel and hake) dishes I had for ages. Think interior could use a critical eye but easily done, just do it!

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  5. JackyS

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delicious meal and service was good. All the fish was fresh

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  6. KaraJ

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved this place, a few years back...sense change of ownership. All the staff were great, but seemed to have a different 'theme' or flavour to the dishes, couldnt find a pudding I liked, and compared to Nero next door, not as upmarket, given prices.

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  7. CarolineSadler

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner at The Crab last night, food and service excellent

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend the Crab at Bournemouth, the food was outstanding and the service was efficient, I would visit again when next in Bournemouth.

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  9. Daniel

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    6th time now 4hours to get there I love the crab restaurant

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been able to visit for some time. The whole experience at The Crab was superb, very highly recommend, hope to return in the not to distant future.

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The Crab at Bournemouth is rated 4.4 stars by 1561 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Crab at Bournemouth

Exeter Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AJ

Additional information

  • Area
    Bournemouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–15:45 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:30–21:30 Fri, Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live music from our resident pianist some Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01202 203601
  • Private party facilities
    We can cater for birthday parties, anniversaries and Christmas parties
  • Private party contact
    info@crabatbournemouth.com: 01202 203601
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