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Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

St Michael's Road, West Cliff, BOURNEMOUTH, BH2 5DU

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As the name pretty much shouts out, it's on a high clifftop overlooking the lush golden sands of Bournemouth beach, and is a majestic old seaside hotel in the grandest vein, with imperious sea views as standard. The dining room has been hauled into the modern era with a stripped-down but colourful look, featuring unclothed tables amid striped and spotted upholstery in candy colours. Up-to-date ingredients and techniques, backed by the provender of local suppliers, distinguish the extensive menus. Smoked mutton 'bacon' with beer-pickled wild mushrooms and onions, zizzed up with horseradish, is an assertive opener, rabbit terrine with date and orange pastilla and pickled carrots perhaps a little overwhelmed by its accompaniments. A partnership of brown crabmeat and quinoa makes an interesting discovery in the context of a main dish of fried hake, while local rose veal comes as roast loin and braised shin with salt-baked celeriac, curly kale and apple. Finish with a rhubarb and custard spin, the former poached and jellied, the latter set into a pannacotta garnished with honeycomb.

Further information

Tel: 01202 557702
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Sat
Days closed for dinner: Sun (winter)

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Matthew Budden
Number of seats: 80
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £14.50
Sunday lunch: £15.00-£20.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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Take A338 dual carriageway through Bournemouth, then follow signs for International Centre to West Cliff Rd, then 2nd right
Nearest station: Bournemouth

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