Last updated on March 14th, 2020 at 01:28 pm
Most of us will have a favourite local spot that we like to haunt; one of mine is the Urban Beach Hotel in Bournemouth. I have been going since Mark Cribb; its owner opened for business.
I have several conditions on what makes a good lunch venue; location, atmosphere, and of course, food. Urban Beach meets all these criteria and more.
Located within walking distance to the beach, it makes the ideal location for lunch, a drink, and a place to sit and do some work with the added free WiFi.
In the summer months, Urban Beach has outdoor seating which makes it very popular with the locals and tourists. I have never stayed at the hotel itself so I could not comment on the rooms, but the food is a fusion of European, Mediterranean, and some Tex-Mex for good measure.
What did we eat at the Urban Beach Hotel
I ordered the Caesar Salad with free-range chicken breast and a friend, David Frankel, ordered an open Focaccia sandwich with Parma Ham. With our dishes we had fresh-squeezed juice from their Juice bar, I had Carrot and Orange, while David a Spicy Virgin Mary.
Virgin Mary or Bloody Virgin Mary?
A slight debate broke out between David, myself and the waitress Eszter about what a non-alcohol Blood Mary is actually named. I thought it was a Virgin Bloody Mary, I am now informed it is simply a Virgin Mary.
We had a brief chat with Mark our host and the owner of the Urban Beach who always appears to be greeting familiar customers, this makes a good restaurant owner the appreciation that customers do return.
I would recommend the Urban Beach to anyone in Bournemouth or is intending to visit.
Urban Beach Hotel & Bistro
23 Argyll Road