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Harvester - Poole
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The Crab at BournemouthThe Crab at Bournemouth
162 reviews
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Seafood | Bournemouth, Bournemouth

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Being a fish restaurant it was good that they had a meat starter and steak as mains. One of our party did not eat fish. They had a pianist playing but it was very loud and unnecessary. Expensive More

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Buca di BeppoBuca di Beppo
87 reviews
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British | Bournemouth, Bournemouth

Happy staff who helped us go from a four to five with 30 mins notices Food was good and plenty to go around. Not cheap but you only pay for what you get. Very happy and will go soon. More

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Village Grill - Village Hotel PortsmouthVillage Grill - Village Hotel Portsmouth
76 reviews
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British | Portsmouth, Portsmouth

The only problem encountered was the wait at the please wait to be seated. I may as well been in invisible to the staff. The meal was good and service was also good. More

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Giraffe - BathGiraffe - Bath
18 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Bath, Bath

All good except Music was ear splittingly loud and gave me a headache! More

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Giraffe - PortsmouthGiraffe - Portsmouth
14 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Excellent meal. Very good service. Attractively served. Lots of choice More

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Al Molo1. Al Molo
444 reviews
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Italian | Weymouth, Weymouth

Delicious food at a reasonable price. Beautiful views and excellent service. We will definitely be returning. More

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The Green2. The Green
189 reviews
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British | Sherborne, Sherborne

celebrating birthday,good food,good service , special message on desert plate wishing happy birthday.Very enjoyable experience. More

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Shalims Balti House3. Shalims Balti House
91 reviews
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Indian | Weymouth, Weymouth

Good well flavoured food in a calm unhurried atmosphere with friendly staff at reasonable prices. More

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TIIEN THAI4. TIIEN THAI
347 reviews
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Thai | Bournemouth, Bournemouth

Restaurant was very busy which is always a good sign but I did feel the tables were a little to hemmed in, felt a bit claustrophobic. We turned up about 20 mins early, we were seated and offered drinks on arrival. We opted for a set menu which was lovely and very plentiful, service was very good and staff very attentive I would definitely return to this restaurant if I’m in the area again More

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The Amberwood5. The Amberwood
199 reviews
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British | Christchurch, Christchurch

Delish food, masses of menu choices to suit all tastes. Great service, lovely staff and great ambuence. Fab live Jazz and music nights, too. Love it! See you again soon More

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Harry Ramsden's - BournemouthHarry Ramsden's - Bournemouth
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Fish | Bournemouth, Bournemouth

Right on the attractive Bournemouth seafront, moments from the Oceanarium, Harry Ramsden’s Bournemouth Pier restaurant invites you for fresh fish, real potato chips and our signature mushy peas beside the beach. Bournemouth’s premier fish and chip venue occupies two levels, whose upstairs restaurant has large windows and a spacious terrace to ensure your delicious meal is accompanied with scenic views over the coast. And each Friday evening during the summer, our tables put you in the front row for the weekly firework display from the pier.

Downstairs is a traditional British takeaway chippie, with a choice of fish on its blackboards, so you can pick up a tasty cod, haddock, plaice or scampi, freshly cooked in our secret recipe batter, for a stroll along Bournemouth’s promenade.

We look forward to seeing you at Harry Ramsden’s Bournemouth Pier very soon.More

Harry Ramsden's - SwanageHarry Ramsden's - Swanage
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Fish | Swanage, Swanage

At Harry Ramsden we’re World Famous for our fish’n’chips – not just because we’ve been serving them for over 85 years, but because the great taste of every portion keeps our customers coming back for more, every time. With over 40 outlets throughout the UK, every restaurant, take away and quick service restaurant adheres to the same high quality standards as set by Harry Ramsden himself in 1928. Proud of our heritage, we still closely guard the secret recipe of Harry’s famous batter, which is freshly mixed every day to ensure the consistency is just right to complement our delicious fish, and make the perfect chip using British potatoes, carefully selected and chipped every day: it’s this dedication to continuing the traditions of our founder that helps us to keep serving up the tastiest fish and chips in the world.More

Sal e Pepe RestaurantSal e Pepe Restaurant
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Italian | Bournemouth, Bournemouth

We, Nicola and Nicki, opened Sale e Pepe in August 1997 and are now celebrating a successful 20 years in business. During this 20 years we have strived to provide a high standard both in the variety and quality of the menu and in the service from our staff. We are pleased to welcome new customers as well as welcoming back our ever growing number of regulars. Our chefs special changes daily and should you have any special requests please do not hesitate to ask us.

Here at Sale e Pepe we offer an authentic taste of Italy and is important to us that you enjoy your visit. We look forward to seeing you again during the 20th coming year and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom.More