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Fresh seafood in abundance; succulent, locally reared beef, lamb and pork; artisan Dorset cheeses and classic cream teas – no matter what your craving is, Bournemouth can deliver it.

Located where we are, it will come as no surprise that the seafood available here is some of the best in the country. Plump, juicy prawns, sweet lobster, Dorset rock oysters and some of the tastiest fish in the ocean are all landed locally, seven days a week. If fruits de mer and moules frites aren’t for you, there is always the staple seaside supper of fish and chips to fall back on. And they will never taste better than when you are sitting on a bench on the prom, taking in the bracing sea air.

More hearty fare can be found by sampling some superb Dorset pork sausages and bacon at breakfast, available at a number of cafes and bistros beside Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers, which also stock locally sourced teas and coffees.

Outside of breakfast, lunch and dinner, another great British tradition that is very well represented in Bournemouth  is afternoon tea! Dainty finger sandwiches, light and fluffy scones, fruit-packed jam and lashings of clotted cream. What’s not to like? Many of the town’s hotels and restaurants offer great versions of afternoon tea. Care to sample deliciously savoury Dorset Blue Vinny scones with yours? Or perhaps wash it down with something a little stronger than Earl Grey? How about Champagne, or a decadent chocolate Martini? You’ll find it all in Bournemouth.

Take a look at the restaurant choices in the Food & Drink Search or have a look at the Bournemouth Mini Guide, which contains restaurant information, listing food choices, locations, and opening times. View the Welcome to Bournemouth publication now or contact Bournemouth Tourist Information Office on 01202 451734.

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