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The Crab at Bournemouth

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Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 203601
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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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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Buckingham shire
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best staff but looks like struggling without the proper supper from the kitchen.. You would not regret visiting here if you are ready to spend a reasonable amount on quality seafood menus

Thank kodungallur
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decent enough, I couldn't really fault the food or service however there was also nothing exceptional about it and it isn't the cheapest place going. I would go back but it probably wouldn't be my first choice.

Thank James K
Newport, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant on Fri 21st April wonderful service, wonderful food and ambience Great location also

Thank Welshsteve_11
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on Saturday 15th. Amazing food, great atmosphere. Quick service and friendly staff. Highly recommend

Thank 335rachaelg
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A family meal out and as requested by 72 year old who likes fish. So it is a little more expensive here than we usually go to, though sometimes discounted meals are available using various apps. However the quality of the food certainly justifies the price and worth paying for. OK, so the good news is that the food was... More 

Thank Ron R
Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

had breakfast here it was lovely eggs benedict was great service brilliant staff very friendly look forward to eating there again

Thank salpat1
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went hear with my fiancee on a saturday night, we didnt book so they told us to come back at 9:30pm. We ordered the Fruit de Mer with sauteed new potatoes and a bottle of Sauvigon blanc. The service was excellent and so was the food.

Thank JohnBoyle
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal and service, great ambience and lovely waitresses - what more could you want? Quality matched the price and excellent flavours too!

Thank bull166
Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will say that we have eaten here before however, for a restaurant with high prices the services to not match. We had to ask to order drinks and food we had to ask for the bill and i will say the food was good however the service an ambience dulled the whole experience and would not rush to return.... More 

Thank Clare H
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally don't leave reviews, but tonight was really lovely. Waitresses were so friendly and even gave us a little car to keep our little one occupied. Our normally fussy eater, happily chomped on his chicken goujons and was very happy with his fruit salad dessert! Sigh of relief! Our food (set menu duck starter, lamb main and white chocolate... More 

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?