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The Crab at Bournemouth

Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 203601
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (598 reviews)
“seafood” (172 reviews)
“fruits de mer” (50 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The seats are so comfortable you never want to leave, music is relaxing, and service with Peter is friendly and fun, well worth visiting

2  Thank ShawnCozens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So booked a table for 5 of us for my oldest friends 40th birthday at 5:30 pm on a Tuesday evening. Early table as we were off to the theatre afterwards. None of us were drinking, as we were all driving. Food and service was...More

4  Thank abaleendean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having seen the board outside the restaurant we thought let’s pop in for a few cocktails. There was a board outside and the laminate on each table stating the deal. We ordered and where the informed the deal was only for week days! Not what...More

2  Thank Squidge331
Peter D, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Squidge331, Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience as this clearly should have never happened. Please accept a huge apology for the response you received from my staff. The cocktail promotion should have been honoured as advertised. Please do contact me personally on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant for seafood. Service was generally very good. There were very noisy children in the restaurant at the time which was a real shame during evening service as it destroyed any ambience. I would visit again if in the area though as it was...More

Thank Opilus
Peter D, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Opilus, Thank you for taking the time to review us here in TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear you have enjoyed your evening and you found the service to be very good and the food excellent. Furthermore regarding your comments about the noise I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtedly a very good fish restaurant: well done to the chef. However.... Service is very distracted. Venue is definitely dirthy, have a look at the toilets. We walked on corks and other stuff on the floor. Had to ask for the waiters' attention more than...More

Thank Amedeo C
Peter D, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Amedeo C Thank you for your visiting us at The Crab and taking the time to write a review. Firstly we would like to apologise for the unfortunate drainage issue that occurred the night you visited The Crab which had affected most of Exeter...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

😍Definitivelly the best choice for any fish or seafood in Town! As you can see in pictures we did not liked anything 😘 not even the mussels or the sea food plate filled up with crab🦀 lobster and prawns 🦐 and bites of oysters and...More

1  Thank Andrei S
Peter D, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andrei S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review here on TripAdvisor. It was pleasure to read that you had an enjoyable evening at Crab Restaurant and your comments are very rewarding to both the waiting staff...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place online and was so pleased we had dinner here. Great fish and seafood at reasonable prices and very good service. The wine list had several good options. We asked for some recommendations and ended up having the shared warm seafood platter...More

Thank evajuk
Peter D, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear evajuk, Thank you very much for your review! We were all pleased to read that you had a nice dinner experience at Crab Restaurant We are always very happy to receive clarification that our guests have enjoyed a wonderful meal and have left with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent in every respects Location 9 / 10 Service 8 / 10 Food quality 10/10 Staff friendly Prices moderate

2  Thank bnghanem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, great decor, very attentive staff, star of the show the fruits de mer sharing platter, crab mac & cheese , fries and a salad, delicious and plentiful, enjoyed every bit of it, shared the chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream, perfect end to...More

1  Thank TofiBK
Peter D, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TofiBK, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review here on TripAdvisor! We're all very happy you enjoyed the experience at Crab Restaurant, and the food, service and ambience were up to standards. We always strive for the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had seafood platter it was sooo nice. Untold seafood fresh from sea. The tempura oyster was delightful. I thought it would be horrible but was pleasantly surprised. Service was impeccableMore

1  Thank corinebuchanan21
Peter D, Manager at The Crab at Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear corinebuchanan21, Thank You for your fantastic 5* review, it mean a lot to us! Our kitchen and waiting staff always try their very best to make your dining experience unforgettable. We hope to see you again in the near future! Sincerely, Petar Dragoev Restaurant...More

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Response from BikeMadYank | Reviewed this property |
only if they are properly attired and wearing lipstick. 😂
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12 November 2017|
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Response from Lizzielion | Reviewed this property |
of course, try table pouncer. Its a set menu, but fab!
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Response from M C | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would say so. The staff are very good & you should be very comfortable there on your own.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$78
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Park Central Hotel
Description
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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