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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“It’s an Italian restaurant on the beach. Food can sometimes be hit and miss but with the location, and a bottle of wine you can’t go wrong”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Great all round bar. Lively in the evening & chilled vibe in the morning for breakfast ”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“A short stroll from the annex. Good food with a sunny garden. Very popular. Always book for evening dining. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Great beer, lovely roasts, nice atmosphere with open mic night, local produce and friendly staff.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“You’ll get lost in here ;) one of the coolest pubs for a drink, with a secret bar! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Set in Ashley Cross this is a popular area with plenty of nightlife nearby”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“A lively night out in Ashley Cross, just a five minute walk from my flat. They also have a popular open mic night on Monday.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“This award-winning cheese and wine bar offer incredible sharing platters, mezze boards, mixed platters and giant sharing boards making it perfect for groups & families. Located in Westbourne, it is a short drive away from our Bournemouth Holiday let. We strongly recommend booking ahead as it is not unusual for it to be booked up 4 weeks in advance, especially over the weekend!”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Bar and restaurant, bistro / classic English food and drink. Good atmosphere and lovely food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“In summer enjoy drinks on the terrace, then a delicious meal in the restaurant. Have the choice of either dining Asian or continental style. Ocean Palace at Harbour Heights is the new oriental restaurant with a unique Asian dining experience.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great food Tasty Cocktails Views over Poole Marina Outside eating area Good Price Great for Groups”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great fish restaurant, you will need to book. if not try STORM in Poole High st”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Delicious coffee just a few minutes walk away!! Perfectly crafted espresso based drinks, incredible banana bread, and a warm welcome and witty banter! Great for a Saturday morning chilled coffee, or a takeaway en route to the beach for a walk! The veggie delux wrap is definitely worth checking out... ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar offering food - try the New York or Rancho Burgers! Open until 1am Fri/Sat and occasionally have live bands.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Great reasonably priced food and drinks with a terrace and beer garden. A great place to read the papers on a Sunday and enjoy a roast dinner at the same time.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located just outside Rockley Park, The Yachtsman is a nice family pub with an outdoor play area”
  • 4 locals recommend