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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Seafood specialist on the Bournemouth seafront

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The epitome of a seafront venue, the Crab is part of the white-fronted Park Central Hotel, but functions as a restaurant in its own right, smartly done out in sandy hues. An array of fresh fish and shellfish is on the menu.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Martin Pacholarz

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 18
  • Wines over £30: 16
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7.75
  • Main course from16.95
  • Dessert from: £7.95
  • 2-course lunch from: £19.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £24.95
  • 2-course dinner from: £19.95
  • 3-course dinner from: £24.95
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • Off-site parking available: BIC

Getting here

Follow signs to BIC, restaurant opposite, next to Park Central Hotel.

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