The Inn in the Park

A Birthday Meal at The Inn in the Park

It is not often that my husband and I get out for a meal these days with Kian away at university, but now he is home for the summer we requested his babysitting services so we could get out for celebratory birthday meal. We were invited to review the Inn in the Park, a stunning traditional English pub located in Branksome Park, just a five minute walk from the beach. The pub was refurbished in 2017 and is filled with fascinating photo’s and paintings of the local area. Inside there is a formal dining area, a large bar and a …

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Urban Reef sign

New Summer Menu at Urban Reef

We have been fans of Urban Reef restaurant since it opened although we seem to pop in for a cheeky lunch date when the kids are at school, rather than visit for an evening meal these days. Urban Reef describes itself as an ‘informal bar, deli, cafe and restaurant’ located next to the beach on Boscombe Promenade and we love it because it gives us the chance to go for a bracing walk along the beach with a special hot chocolate, coupled with Kay’s amazing cakes, treat in the winter, or a cooling tipple in the summer. Downstairs offers seating …

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Prezzo

The New La Famiglia sharing dish at Prezzo #PrezzoLaFamiglia

Eating out with the family can not only be a challenge but can be an expensive hobby too. Prezzo is a restaurant that my Dad raves about but we had never been and I was even more surprised to find one locally to us in Wimborne which is set over two floors in a gorgeous Georgian Villa. Prezzo Wimborne has not one, but five dining rooms to choose from, with each having its own unique style. I was pleased to find that the building has kept the original features like fireplaces, chandeliers and cornicing in combination with everything you would …

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A visit to Planet Hollywood London – Review

I was 17 when Planet Hollywood was first launched in New York and remember the fanfare about the restaurant in newspapers and magazines at the time as it was backed by superstars like Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Demi Moore. It wasn’t until our first visit to Disneyland Paris in 2003 that we got to see what it was all about, visiting again in 2013. What I didn’t realise is that there was one in London too and we took the kids for lunch there before our visit to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Based at Haymarket, just a …

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Urban Reef

The Urban Guild Restaurant Review

I have been a fan of the restaurant Urban Reef for a very long time and no trip to the beach at Boscombe would be complete without popping in for a Hot Chocolate in winter, or a nice cool drink in summer and one of Kay the baker’s fabulous cakes. Urban Reef is an informal bar, café, deli and restaurant located on the Overstrand on Boscombe promenade. which offers panoramic views over the stunning Bournemouth Bay and to the Purbecks and beyond, you can tell why I like it now can’t you? It has a 90 seater sun deck right on …

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