Southbourne’s Bistro on the Beach in top ten

Britain’s 20 best beach restaurants in The Times today includes Bistro on the Beach at Southbourne.

“Former Claridge’s head chef Mario Lesnik is serving up dishes worthy of his alma mater on the prom in Bournemouth at this smart but casual diner,” says the paper.

“On the menu are the likes of duck liver pâté and pork tenderloin with New Forest mushroom cream sauce — or you can just pop in for a bacon and brie panini, or grab an ice cream from the kiosk.”

It’s a good stopping place when finishing the walk along Bournemouth’s Poole Bay and before crossing Hengistbury Head to the Christchurch Coastal Path section.

Also featured is the just opened Pig on the Beach at Studland. It’s not on the beach because this is the former Manor House Hotel on the cliff and once known for its teas.

Now it is now more a long lunch and dinner place. A double bed for one night in the winter will be £119 excluding breakfast.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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