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The Crab at Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset

The Crab at Bournemouth

4.4
4.4
1555 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 22 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 1,555 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 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

1,555 Reviews
  1. CarolineSadler

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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    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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  3. 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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    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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    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent my Husband had the Halibut & it was fantastic. Couldn’t fault the food although a little on the expensive side. They brought out a plate with Happy Birthday on with some cake and strawberries which was a nice touch to end the evening. Would definately return.

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    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We ordered half a lobster and seafood linguine. My husband asked for no mussels and was advised that small prawns could be added instead. The waitress noted this but it was not adhered to by the chef. They took the linguine cost off the bill, but that didn’t improve our experience. We said we wanted quick service as we were going to a show at the BIC. We waited for half an hour and had to ask twice, when our order would arrive. We had 20 minutes to gulp down our food. The crab was £43 and was literally two mouthfuls the size of a king prawn and tasteless! We were so disappointed and I was left hungry all evening.

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    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and staff were outstanding throughout the whole meal.

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    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was appalling, wait staff didn't come to table. Long time to have orders taken. When pressed on this, excuse given that 'something occurred in the kitchen', however, table was facing bar area where wait staff were regularly spending time chatting and not doing rounds. Think the lying to customers face was worse than waiting times.

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    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for a lovely experience. From the moment we arrived, the staff were happy when they greeted us and all the way through their service. Will definitely be going back and have already recommended to friends

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and wonderfully friendly people Thank you

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The Crab at Bournemouth is rated 4.4 stars by 1555 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 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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