Eat and drink
Obviously we can’t predict your culinary preferences before you visit, but at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff we’re absolutely certain we have a menu to suit virtually every taste.
Based on fine seasonal ingredients, its mix of modern British and European dishes is drizzled with a few long haul spicy favourites. Expect anything from beer-battered fish to Moroccan-style slow cooked lamb and pork schnitzel. There’s a homemade pie of the day with mash, delicious bouillabaisse and a memorable arancini, all rounded off – if you have the room left – with sticky toffee and salted caramel sundae or Belgian chocolate cheesecake. It’s great stuff. So great in fact that many locals chose to celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries with us.
And it’s not purely about the food. Our restaurant, a lovely light airy blend of pastels contrasted with rich burgundy drapes, is a wonderfully relaxed stage for the work of our talented kitchen. And we really must mention our cracking afternoon tea, served in our lounge, with finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. When it warms up in summer, you can head out onto our terrace to nibble and sip with a side serving of views and fresh ocean air.
Finally, we wouldn’t normally recommend another hotel’s cooking. But when it’s our splendid sister property, the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton, and it’s just a couple of minutes walk away, it’s a different story. You really should try their Sunday roast lunch in Frederick’s Restaurant. It’s the stuff of local legend (just ask a local!).
Afternoon tea overlooking the bay
A delicious range of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones is served every afternoon in the lounge. During the warmer months, one of the great pleasures is to take your afternoon tea onto the terrace overlooking the ocean. The wonderful views and fresh sea air just serve to sharpen the appetite.
Sunday lunch at our sister hotel
Our sister hotel, the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton is a two-minute stroll from our front door. Why not reserve a table for Sunday lunch in the more formal Frederick’s Restaurant? They serve a traditional roast, as well as a wide selection of dishes from their Sunday lunch menu.