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The Crab at Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset

The Crab at Bournemouth

4.4
4.4
1545 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
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 5 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 1,545 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Innovative

  • Dorset

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Dorset

    Great for fine wines

  • Dorset

    Romantic

  • Dorset

    Good for special occasions

  • Dorset

    Most Booked

  • Bournemouth

    Most Booked

1,545 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Main courses of sea bass and cod superb. Absolutely delicious. Starters of large prawns and scallops were delicious but slightly overcooked hence the 4 stars. There was a large party of men in so a good atmosphere but a noisy child for a short while. Service was ok and we struggled to understand the waiter at times. Thank you.

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  3. Tess

    London

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place, but the food was really poor. We had 5 different dishes, and none were good, maybe except from the halloumi fries. It was either undercooked or overcooked. Our waiter was nice and friendly, but unfortunately, the experience was overly disappointing.

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  4. ClareJ

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service good. Antipasti share starter was poor. Veg consisted of cooked carrots, not value for money. Very meagre. Main fish & chips tasteless, soft batter, same with calamari.

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  5. RichardW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buzzing atmosphere, however the piano was a bit loud, although we were quite close to it. Food was as always exceptional and the service was good.

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  6. Hannahj

    Surrey

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had seen lots of positive reviews but we found it disappointing. Batter was greasy on the fish & chips and the place seemed quite soulless. Staff were attentive but we weren’t asked about allergies (I have some). Wouldn’t really recommend.

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  7. AnnIe

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a convenient location. Brilliant friendly service. Food was excellent. A small menu though. Luckily the choices available really worked for us. Would recommend!

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  8. OIOISAVLOY

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent location. Super fish venue, especially catch of the day - seabass. Starters of scallops, followed by seabass and trio of fish were all very very tasty

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dinner, lots of muscles on the starter and good portion on the octopus. Salmon on the specials was on the small side, not enough gnocchi to be able to call this a main at £25. Had half lobster which was lovely as had it there before, however the thermadore sauce was too mustardy.x Drinks service is appalling, not the first time either, but we went back because the food was good! Ordered a second drink when the main meal came out. Finished meal and saw it had sat on the bar for at least 20 mins before they served it. Declined it and advised to remove from the bill. Lovely pianist playing, but did feel sometimes it was a little overpowering. Unfortunately won’t be returning again due to delay on drinks.

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  10. LawrenceC

    Berkshire

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, a warm welcome, excellent food and service. The oysters are my favourite starter. I'm a repeat customer because this is the best seafood offering I've found in the area. A delight.

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The Crab at Bournemouth is rated 4.4 stars by 1545 OpenTable diners.

The Crab at Bournemouth does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 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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