One of the most attractive features of Southbourne is the wide range of cafes and restaurants available that serve fantastic food with good customer service. From Mediterranean to Asian, from Italian to British – you name it, Southbourne’s got it!
In no particular order, here are 10 of our favourite restaurants in Southbourne (handpicked by our team):
Firstly, Dicky’s is the new addition to Southbourne high streets’ restaurants, and offers a smart location combining class and quality with affordability. The attentive staff, attractive menu and reasonable prices mean that you can enjoy a 2 or 3 course meal without having to reach deep into your pockets!
Secondly, sitting strong at 13th out of 581 restaurants in Bournemouth (on TripAdvisor), Southbourne’s Makla Bistro is a small restaurant with bold flavours. To quote their website: “We work hard to provide customers with authentic Moroccan lunch and dinner to eat in or take away; offering everything from succulent starters and desserts to sweet and savoury main courses”.
The mix of European and British influences at The Larder House result in an extensive menu with sophisticated dishes. Moreover, reviews on TripAdvisor are glowing, with over 450 5-star reviews that consistently mention the superb food and attentive staff.
Tutto bene! Specialising in authentic Neapolitan style pizzas, Baffi brings a little bit of Naples to Southbourne. Wood-fired ovens create their iconic Neapolitan thin base pizzas with fluffy crusts. As an Italian family run business like Southbourne School of English, Baffi was destined for greatness!
Award winning Renoufs is the perfect place to wine and dine in an elegantly modest setting. Opening its doors in Southbourne for the 1st time in 2018, it complements Southbourne high street as well as a fine wine does to cheese.
In the heart of Southbourne high street, Ludo Lounge stands out to locals as the go-to place for a tasty meal in an inviting atmosphere. Furthermore, there is a welcoming choice of indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a wide-ranging menu to suit any meal preferences. Ludo Lounge has claimed the spot as a “feel-good food, lunch time hang-out” location, that makes it so popular.
Hungry Husky is a traditional café that’s one of the best in the area for British food! Serving tasty all day breakfasts, generously filled wraps and baguettes with friendly service. It’s understandable that Hungry Husky is a local favourite.
Bike repair shop or Café? As Bournemouth’s first ‘cycle café’, Velo Domestique perfectly encompasses the community of Southbourne’s adventurous, coffee-driven and bold nature. Even though you may be waiting a little longer for your coffee, in the end you will see that the proof is in the pudding (or rather, in the mug). The coffee they serve will knock your socks off and kick start your day like never before!
Freshly made deli sandwiches with locally sourced cured meats and produce that are on display from the moment you enter. As a result, a sure-fire way to make your mouth water and stomach growl. Deli Rocks is an Italian Deli and Espresso Bar situated on Southbourne high street. Notably rated as #15 on TripAdvisor’s best restaurants in Bournemouth, the quaint setting of Deli Rocks is certain to satisfy.
Last but not least, an authentic Spanish tapas including delicious paellas freshly prepared by the chef Carlos. Casa Carlos is a family run business with a lot of character! Enjoy hearty Mediterranean dishes made by the owner Carlos himself, who has been serving up his specialities in Dorset for over 10 years.
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