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The Crab at Bournemouth

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Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 203601
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Winchester, England
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table for 5.30pm as we were seeing Ricky Gervais at the BIC for 7.30pm - it was perfect! Service is great, attentive but not intrusive & the food is amazing! We're big seafood lovers & this restaurant does not disappoint. Try the posh fish & chips when you visit - will have it again when we return.

Thank PoshBirdWinchester
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is average. This is not the best sea food i have ever eaten. Also the products do no seem to be very fresh - maybe march is not the best season.

Thank Jerome C
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good restaurant close to the beachfront. I had the battered fish & chips & it was very tasty. Good atmosphere & friendly service. Would recommend.

Thank Eleri D
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to this seafood restaurant.we had King scallops and monkfish to start and followed with Dover Sole and halibut.Both were delicious.The service was excellent and the decor and ambience pleasant.

Thank Geraldine B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just before crossing the road to the Bournemouth International Centre for a concert, my wife and I ate in the restaurant. As we are both seafood lovers (and were staying in the attached hotel) we booked an early table. This was a good idea as many others going to the concert had done the same and by 5.45pm the room... More 

Thank Martyn P
Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first nights stay and it was well worth the money. The quality of the food was excellent and the service of the staff was brilliant. The staff made you feel welcome and relaxed.

Thank Amanda C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After looking forward to eating at the newly refurbished crab we were firstly surprised by the canteen like decor and the most uncomfortable seats we have ever sat on. The service was mixed, one friendly young lady and another rushing about like a pizza express style service. Food was ok to good but did not in anyway reflect the price.... More 

Thank Karen A
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and good friendly service. Very pleasant ambience, somewhere between relaxed and very sophisticated. Will definitely be back.

Thank neilgI452RH
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

always excellent standard of food , creative menu, scallops outstanding , recent refurbishment to modernise for a classy brighter look , service on occasions could do with a little more training in areas but on the whole my favourite in Dorset

Thank sarahall162
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant forms part of the Park central hotel, The bar is quite well stocked & staff are very friendly & efficient. If i could change one thing about the restaurant I would add a bit more variety to the menu, Whilst the food was top class, It is mainly a fish restaurant, Had I known this before I perhaps... More 

Thank Fred M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$80
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 203601
  • This restaurant is at Park Central Hotel
Located directly opposite the BIC and a short walk to Bournemouth's sandy beach makes The Crab a perfect destination for a relaxing lunch or early dinner before a show.Why not try fish and chips 'The Crab way' with our 'Posh Fish & Chips' or just enjoy the local oysters and a glass of fizz.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?