Brunch & Grill 

Hot Stone Cooking

Craft Beers - House Cocktails

Bad Hand Coffee

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Big on flavour!

Fiercely independent since 2009 we cook from scratch and serve premium cocktails with bags of personality. We work with the areas best suppliers including Bournemouth's Bad Hand Coffee, Ringwood's Bake House 24,  Dorset's Black Cow Cheddar and pure milk vodka and of course our fantastic New Forest butcher and Poole based fishmonger. There's beer from Brewdog and Sierra Nevada and a rather clever wine and gin list. 

Starting out as Reef Encounter we have grown into James and White, same team, same food but we don't have to explain what happened to the Boscombe Surf Reef anymore!


We will be open from 2nd December. Booking is advised.  Please be aware of new rules; alcoholic drinks can only be served with a meal throughout, only one household per table inside and outside the rule of 6 applies as before. 

Christmas Tablescape

Christmas Party

We have designed Set Menus for small, Covid safe Christmas Parties.


Free glass of Prosecco when you book early.

Santa's Love

Breakfast with Santa

We have some festive entertainment and Santa lined up for a very special family breakfast.

Coronavirus Information

We are Covid 19 Secure!

We have everything in place to make sure you can visit and the staff can work safely.  We have followed the Government guidelines including the "5 Steps to Safer Working Together".  We have increased the frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning, used screens or barriers where necessary, put systems in place to keep contact time short, arranged our workspaces for back to back or side to side working and we are using fixed team "bubbles" when arranging staff schedules. 

When you visit you may notice some changes and our staff are here (at a distance) to help you navigate them.  If you have any queries before your visit please just call ahead. Hopefully the below graphic will give you a glimpse of what to expect and mean that when you visit you can take advantage of some of the systems we have put in place to help you enjoy your visit whilst maintaining social distancing. 

Offers and Events

Offers, live music, special events and private hire.

You will never find better offers than via our own social media, Keyclub or right here on our website, promise! 

Look out for regular live music nights featuring the best sounds from the South's leading musicians.  Plus, we like a party so put one on for just about anything from Burns Night to Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Lonely Planet Review - Boscombe Spa

"Big squishy sofas, a mellow soundtrack and a sea-view terrace give this chilled-out eatery a surf-bar vibe. Brunch can be healthy (avocado, salmon and egg) or decadent (maple syrup-drenched French toast). Or opt for juicy burgers and roasted veg skewers – perhaps while sipping a cool beer, watching the waves." Lonely Planet Guide UK

Opening Hours

From December 2nd 2020


Monday..... 10.30am - 11pm

Tuesday..... 10.30am - 11pm

Wednesday 10.30am - 11pm

Thursday.... 10.30am - 11pm

Friday........ 10.30am - 11pm

Saturday..... 9am - 11pm

Sunday....... 9am - 11pm

Boscombe Spa

Monday..... Closed

Tuesday.....  Closed

Wednesday 12pm - 11pm

Thursday.... 12pm - 11pm

Friday........ 12pm - 11pm

Saturday..... 9am - 11pm

Sunday....... 9am - 11pm

Closed Christmas & Boxing Days

Last orders 10pm every day.

©2020 by James and White.