Brunch & Grill 

Hot Stone Cooking

Craft Beers - House Cocktails

Bad Hand Coffee

Order food and drinks to your table online...

Order food and drinks to your table online...


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 closed from 31st January 2020 when we enter Tier Four.  Once we have an indication that we are scheduled to return to Tier Two we will start taking bookings online. Until then stay safe and we hope to see you soon! 

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 our FAQs will give you an idea 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

Christmas and New Year



Closed from 31st December

(Tier 4 Restrictions)

Boscombe Spa


Closed from 31st December

(Tier 4 Restrictions)


©2020 by James and White.