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Bournemouth is currently an extremely popular destination for a hen do, and as we’re sending so many groups of girls to this charming Dorset seaside town it’s only right that we provide hens with as much important information as we can. Here are three top restaurants in Bournemouth that would be an ideal setting to enjoy a feast fit for a hen (party)!
First up we have Edge, a restaurant and bar that is located on the cliff top at Alum Chine, and offers some cracking views of the Dorset coastline, making a fantastic backdrop for your meal. Decorated exceptionally well, you can dine at Edge for your lunch or dinner, and breakfast if you’re here on a Saturday or Sunday morning. As far as fine dining goes Edge is up there with the best, the menu offers some delightful dishes, and with a well-priced set lunch menu offering two courses for £16 or three for £20 it should be suitable for all budgets. From the lunch menu I’d happily recommend the panko breaded fishcakes.
Hot Rocks is right next to Bournemouth pier, and is without a doubt the perfect place to eat during the summer months! The décor gives the impression that this is a place to let your hair down, and with the cocktails on offer this is almost a certainty. You’ll find all manner of foods on the menu, from fish to steaks, chillies, curries, pasta, and the list goes on! The Kahuna burger is one for the adventurous, all 10oz of it, while if you’re part of a group the party banquet menu and set party menus offer great dishes at great prices, with platters from the banquet menu priced from £16.95 -£19.95 per person, and the set menu offering two courses for £14.95 - £16.95 or three courses for £16.95 - £19.95. You must book and order in advance with these menus.
The third and final establishment in our trine of brilliant Bournemouth eateries is Natural Bourne Grillers. Bonus points straight away for the name of the restaurant, which does a great job of exactly describing what kind of food you can expect to see on the menu. In fact, the name is spot on, with all ingredients sourced locally where possible; even the steaks are sourced within a 50 mile radius! Found near Bournemouth train station, the restaurant does not serve alcohol (although soft drinks, coffees and mixers are served), but welcomes guests to bring their own bottle(s), providing glasses and not charging a corkage fee, lovely! While the menu is heavily populated by steaks and homemade burgers (of course), there is also a decent selection for vegetarians, including home-made burgers and salads, and fish for the pescatarians. Main meals can cost anything up to £20, but the 8oz fillet steak cooked medium rare with a brandy & mushroom sauce is worth every penny.
So if you or anyone you know is heading off to Bournemouth for a hen weekend soon, keep these restaurants in mind and you can enjoy a top quality meal to remember! Perhaps you'll find your own little gem while you're there, if you do be sure to tell us about it!