The Crab at Bournemouth
Thermidor, Garlic Butter, Chilli Butter Served with Fries & Salad
Pan Seared Scallops
Apple and Cider Pure, Black Pudding, Micro Herb Salad
Trio of Grilled Seafood
Oyster Rockefeller, Spicy Crevette and Garlic Scallop
Excellent Food, particularly the Tempura Cod Cheeks and the Chicken Goujons which my daughter loved. Service was slightly slow
I had a great time the waiter and waitresses that served us was so nice I will be back! The food was incredible my favourite restaurant for sure
Went here for a special occasion. The restaurant setting is lovely and the ambience was romantic. The waiter was really accommodating and noted the comments I put with my booking about the booking being for a birthday celebration. So that was a positive. Unfortunately the food wasn’t that memorable. It wasn’t bad, just wasn’t as amazing as the other reviews and that’s what I based the booking on. We had fresh bread and olive oil/balsamic vinegar. The bread was cold instead of warm. For mains, we ordered fish of the day that came with capers, butter and garlic., fries and salad. The dressing on the fish was bland and new potatoes were just boiled. The salad was delicious. We also ordered mussels in cream and garlic sauce. Again the sauce was really bland. I always expect a punch of flavour when having muscles with garlic. The fries that were served with the dish were overcooked. And there was a lot of grit in the muscles that was really unpleasant and put me off my food. I’ve eaten in plenty of restaurants and never experienced anything like that. Overall, nice place, nice staff, but I said at the time it’s really disappointing to pay for something that you could have made better yourself. Hopefully it was just a bad day but it did ruin the birthday meal.
Excellent food - very quiet due to COVID restrictions in the area
Food great, service friendly... bar bill like all restaurants a killer ...
Very disappointing experience, no atmosphere whatsoever, considering it was Xmas eve there appeared to be very little effort taken into making the restaurant festive, we couldn’t have pre-lunch drinks which was sort of understandable but we should have been able to sit down. Peruse the menu and have a drink, think they were totally inflexible, food was ok, service was very rushed
Great restaurant- very quiet when we went. A little disappointed with the gf options and it would be great if they could offer a gf batter for fish and seafood.
Amazing food with amazing prices with a really nice ambience. The staff were great and attended to our needs with an exceptional level of service!
Felt very outdated. Lobster main not good, poor and small wine list and again poor. Service friendly but slow and has to keep asking for drinks and to order. Felt a bit like the 1980s...
Good food, full menu despite Covid. Very good service. Definitely will come back
Brilliant service and attention to detail. The food was lovely as ever and the environment was very safe.
My second visit to this restaurant.. fabulous food.. just can’t fault the place, staff or food. Can’t wait to visit again 👍
Great food, great atmosphere, great staff. Definitely one of the best places to eat in Bournemouth.
Perfect for our special occasion, just right with ambience and service
Lovely atmosphere and great food!
Helped also with the lovely addition of the pianist.
Overall, food was good, although one of the main dishes was nearly cold and had clearly been ready waiting for my partners dish. The cold main was re-cooked and was good. The restaurant eventually dealt with it well, did not charge for coffee nor for the bottle of wine which we had ordered with the meal. Live piano music was a bit loud (Friday evening), fortunately our table was at the furthest point so noise level acceptable. Wine choices a bit limited
Outstanding food and service. This is my second visit to the restaurant and I will be back again. Good choice of different seafood and Market fish option was great both times. Live music adds to a special atmosphere.
Just would of been better with music while eating.
The restaurant was very cold and we were uncomfortable. The food was good. Service was good
Absolutely fantastic food, wine and service.
NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE, I had scallops to start which could of done with caramelizing a bit more, they certainly were not fresh but frozen. Main course for me was catch of the day the catch of the day which was nice and the Bream was of a good size however serving it with just boiled potatoes and a small bowl of poorly sorted salad let it down for the price. The real let down however was my wifes crab. It consisted of a very large (re-used) crab shell with what I could only consider to be a kind of brown crab soup! the legs and claws hidden underneath the shell bore no resemblance to the size of the shell but were from what I would imagine to be a £4.00 purchase from the market, a very overpriced meal. We shared an all right cheese board washed down with port and brandy which again was nice. Including our wine the total bill was £111 pounds, certainly not worth the overall experience. We will not be returning.
We very much enjoyed our lunch at the crab. The food was very delicious
Great to be back in the Crab following lockdown. Food as good as ever. A must for all who enjoy a great seafood dinner.
Lovely food a bit quiet for Lunch but well executed menu
Fantastic food , cocktails and service. Highly recommended. It felt very safe and clean with extra covid measures in place.
Simply amazing... can't recommend this resturant enough..
Great setting, food was really nice. Good service from start to finish.
Excellent meal at the Crab , one of the best seafood restaurant meals our family have had. So good we booked for a second visit during our break to Bournemouth ! So would highly recommend
Regularly come here and have never been disappointed.
Food was exceptional and service was very good without being obtrusive. It was somewhat noisy though. Pretty good social distancing measures. Wine list was very limited and disappointing compared to the standard of the food.
The most amazing food and reasonably priced. Exceptional service!
Recently went to the crab for a birthday celebration meal and I would definitely recommend! The food was incredible with excellent service and a really nice atmosphere.
Fantastic evening. Food great! Booked the week before going away and a bit disappointed when we arrived - Not what I expected from looking on the outside of restaurant but beautiful once you enter. Can not fault our evening was beautiful. Thank you to all the staff.
Delicious oysters and hot Fruit de mer and great service
The food was good and the service very good. It was well managed from a covid point of view. The only negative was the pricing. High for what it was and no offers or discounts like other restaurants at the moment, which might explain why only three tables were in use.
Lovely food an amazing place to go! Defo recommend this place
I am not really a fish person but the food at The Crab is amazing and converted me!. We went back twice over the weekend as the staff are great and really know the menu and what to suggest. Never had fish and sea food this good!
The staff were absolutely fantastic in particular Victoria! She went above and beyond with helpful suggestions in the local area and made our anniversary special with an added extra touch! Also the desserts were absolutely incredible! Would 100% return when we’re next in the area
The second time eating here, it was so good the first time we had to come back, we’ve eaten at brassiere blanc & Rick Stein & the menu & food at the crab are far superior. Extremely friendly staff and excellent food.
We were sad that were so few people there. We were happy and all enjoyed our meals but only two other tables eating.
OpenTable ダイナー593名によるThe Crab at Bournemouthの評価は4.3☆です。