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Alcatraz Caffe

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127 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1EP, England (Formerly Alcatraz Caffe)
+44 1202 553650
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The title says it all. Cold plates, waiter on phone throughout our meal speaking so loudly we heard every word - did the group of 40 ever pay? Had to go to the bar for coffee and bill etc. etc. Just dreadful.

Thank R3425KODavid
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked for coffee & cake deal & what a treat, well presented large portion of cake arrived with lovely coffee, helpful waiter service too.

Thank allisonc616
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I ordered medium rare steak and was given a very rare one. Quality of meat was good, so decided to eat it anyway and at the end just mentioned to waitress that steak was way too rare. After 2 minutes manager came over and ask me: "Do you have a problem?". I explained that steak was way too rare, but... More 

Thank 777_Janis_777
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited last night for a 40th birthday. The staff were lovely and there was a lot of options on the menu. The pizzas were cooked well, I had the carbonara which was nice and we all had either a dessert or coffee. As there were seven of us we expected a service charge but what we didn't expect was... More 

Thank MissKDLC
Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was early Saturday evening and pretty quiet. The food was good and the waiters attentive. A couple of minor annoyances was that my Son's pizza was not cut and they didn't ask whether he wanted lemon in his coke. They just poured it straight in. It was only after leaving the restaurant that I discovered that there had been... More 

Thank AndrewTwoFourSeven
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have been using this restaurant for twenty five years. It never fails to offer quality with value for money. We do miss the starched table cloths though.

Thank amb146
Luton, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Sat outside on Saturday 1st October 2016 for a drink. They have outdoor heaters so was very pleasant. We did not eat here but enjoyed our drinks. Very friendly service and they made my family and me very welcome.

Thank Nicholas F
Jacksonville, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in this restaurant for dinner without doing any research and we were very happy with our meal. Service was attentive and overall fantastic. Had traditional meals (spaghetti bolognese and pasta carbonara) and both were outstanding. Warm brownie for dessert was perfect ending. Highly recommend !!!

Thank BroncosFanInJax
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Superb food and excellent service at reasonable prices. Service was also great by attentive staff. Recommend the sea bass in a sambucca sauce divine.

Thank Jacqueline G
Hertfordshire, England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Only had one evening meal here but it was good quality at a reasonable price. Not very busy when we were there so were served quickly. Wine was a tad expensive.

Thank acgm33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$32
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1EP, England (Formerly Alcatraz Caffe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 553650
Traditional Italian cooking with modern inspiration set in an ambient and relaxing atmosphere. An Alcatraz Brasserie is the ideal place for a quick lunch, a business meeting, a night out or even just for one of our fantastic coffees. Alcatraz specialises in home-made pastas, pizza and specialty dishes prepared daily with the freshest and finest ingredients. It's no wonder that Alcatraz Brasseries continue to be one of the best in the business.

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