Brunch & Grill 

Hot Stone Cooking

Craft Beers - House Cocktails

Bad Hand Coffee

Santa's Love

breakfast with santa

Hosted by Minky Moos with a visit from Santa..

Join us for a magical morning of festive fun at our Boscombe Spa restaurant! Enjoy a freshly cooked, locally sourced breakfast with some very special Christmas entertainment from Minky Moos and the Naughty Elf plus a snowy surprise. Santa will be joining the Minky Moos team and visiting every table with a gift for all good boys and girls. 

christmas party season

Join us throughout December for Christmas parties of any size at Boscombe Spa or Christchurch. Book early and enjoy a free glass of Prosecco for everyone in your party!


Order food and drinks to your table online...

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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 are nearly back to normal! We continue to offer table service to diners and ask that those coming to the bar only do so at designated order points.  Masks are now optional and there is no limit on table sizes.  However, we are only currently hosting large groups in designated areas.  Please note opening and service hours are subject to change at this time.

Crowd with Masks

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!

Takeaway French Fries

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

Autumn 2021



Monday to Friday -

12pm til late*

Kitchen Closed 3pm - 5pm

Saturday and Sunday -

9am til late*

Food served all day

Special Sunday Roast Menu

*Opening Hours and Food Service Times are variable whilst our team may be required to isolate.  Please call ahead for more information. 

Boscombe Spa

Wednesday to Friday -

12pm til late*

Food served all day

Saturday and Sunday -

9am til late*

Food served all day

Special Sunday Roast Menu

*Opening Hours and Food Service Times are variable whilst our team may be required to isolate.  Please call ahead for more information.