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The Crab at Bournemouth

Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 203601
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (610 reviews)
“seafood” (213 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Exeter Road | Park Central Hotel, Bournemouth, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It has been many years since I visited this restaurant. We will not leave it so long next time, we were properly greeted and shown to our table. the menu was presented and well explained. They even went to the kitchen to show us a...More

2  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited with my husband for an early dinner at 6pm. Service was impeccably. Restaurant was very well presented as were the staff. The food was amazing and good portion size, was very filling - we had the seafood platter for 2: Had a great selection,...More

2  Thank ant b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for our year anniversary having read some brilliant reviews, I have to say we were very dissatisfied. The food seemed very overpriced for what we got. My starter was very bland and rather chewy, it was like it had been sat...More

3  Thank becmar90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dining room and attentive staff. Excellent food and beautifully presented. We thought that this place topped the Rick Stein restaurant. If you like seafood then this is the best place in my opinion in Bournemouth.

1  Thank Mr W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and had the crab sandwiches which were tiny Had dinner and it was delicious, much more filling .

Thank laurajameslondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit was delightful Good menu,friendly staff We went for the posh fish and chips beautifully presented Very tasty Many thanks

1  Thank 46nigels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Park Central Hotel through Hotels.com for a short break.We arrived early on Sunday afternoon and found the staff very helpful and friendly.The room was excellent with a very good ensuite bathroom. The beds were very comfortable and we slept very well.The breakfast...More

1  Thank O1145DTrons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time visiting and I pad for myself and partner. So I noticed how expensive this restaurant is. The portion size small and not filling. Especially if you order seafood like fish which I noticed is fresh and tasty. Wished it’s cheaper than we would...More

Thank chellafernie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a beautiful lobster meal service was excellent in a great location close to seafront and opposite BIC Couldn't fault it

1  Thank roygrainger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch on a very wet Sunday. We had Dover Sole, Plaice Risotto and 2 children’s meals. The fish was excellent and so fresh. Service was ok but the place lacked atmosphere as it wasn’t as busy as I’m sure it normally is.

Thank Katie W
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24 February 2018|
Response from BikeMadYank | Reviewed this property |
only if they are properly attired and wearing lipstick. 😂
12 November 2017|
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Response from Lizzielion | Reviewed this property |
of course, try table pouncer. Its a set menu, but fab!
Kerry B
8 November 2017|
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Response from martinedge2015 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely yes. I did it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$76
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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  • 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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