Bournemouth is really going up in the world. Nowadays, this beautiful, elegant seaside resort has attracted huge holiday crowds, achieved sporting success and hosts plenty of fabulous dining options offering food from all across the world. Whether you are looking for a healthy Italian salad or a decadent pizza, the restaurants on Terrace Road or towards the seafront are the place to be. There are high-quality fish and chips restaurants around Pokesdown station and the Westbourne district, as well as on Poole Road. The area around the Lower Gardens and the town centre is the best place to find gastropubs and delicatessens, but there are excellent eateries all over Bournemouth. You can enjoy big savings on the finest restaurants Bournemouth has to offer by checking out Groupon's local vouchers.
Bournemouth is a coastal town and that usually means one thing - exceptional fish and chips and seafood. Bournemouth doesn't disappoint, with fantastic traditional chippies like Alfie's Fish and Chips, where large portion sizes are complemented by fast service with a smile. For a more refined take on fish and chips, head to Chez Fred for the line-caught haddock and plaice fillet, as well as some of the finest mushy peas on the south coast. At the Crab, you will find a wider range of seafood delicacies. Expect healthy, freshly-caught dishes featuring seared gurnard, salmon gravalax and teriyaki cooked salmon.
There are plenty of Bournemouth restaurants serving Mediterranean cuisine. Whatever you crave, from high-quality pizza and pasta to meat dishes, there will be a dining option for you. For deep-pan and crispy dough fans, the Bournemouth Pizza Company is the place to visit. Their hand-fired pizzas change every week, with specials constantly appearing with unusual ingredients - and there is even a gluten-free pizza selection. For the whole spectrum of Italian food, Deli Rocks is the best restaurant in Bournemouth. Enjoy wholesome goat's cheese salads, pizzas, charcuterie boards or stock up on parma ham and gorgonzola or parmesan cheese at the counter. Then there are classy Italian eateries like Bellaggio, with its elegant interior design, gourmet pizzas and huge antipasti selection.
It's not all about fresh seafood restaurants in Bournemouth - there are also some fantastic options for committed carnivores. At the 7Bone Burger Company, you can chow down on huge beef patties with melted cheese and bacon as well as exotic extras like truffled garlic mushrooms. If you need a protein fix without the carbs, head to the Rancho Steak House, where serving up large chunks of high quality meat is the priority. The succulent food there is accompanied by fine South American wines and friendly service, making for an atmospheric experience. For lovers of chicken, you can find irresistible fried chicken with intoxicating herb flavourings at CHKN.