It is hard to know where to start in Bournemouth town centre as there are apparently more restaurants, bars and pubs in Bournemouth per square mile than anywhere in the country! A few of my favourites for quick and easy but good Italian food are Alcatraz Brasserie, Cuccinis or Valentinos. Or why not try Mandarin or Ocean Palace for a delicious Chinese. If seafood is your thing there are a couple of excellent places to treat yourself to some oysters and lobster. WestBeach is an award winning restaurant right on the beach by Bournemouth Pier that serves up fresh seafood daily. The Crab is across the road from the Bournemouth International Centre and also serves up fresh fish and seafood straight from local shores.
So after dinner you will probably be looking for a good watering hole to try a cocktail or two and 1812 delivers on every level with their extensive cocktail menu, laid back atmosphere and classic lounge feel. It’s hard to know where to start, but my favourites are the Gingerbread Man and the Apple Strudel…YUM!
If you are looking for something a little different, why not head down to Aruba on Pier Approach. The wrap around balcony lets you sip your cocktails al fresco with stunning views from The Needles all the way round to Old Harry’s Rocks. Try one of their famous frozen strawberry daiquiris or for something a little stronger try their 5 rum Zombie! But be warned, it’s called a Zombie for a reason!!
Pavilion Dance is a newly refurbished specialist dance centre which has various classes on offer for hen parties such as learning how to dance like the dancers in your favourite music video!
And if cooking is your passion then why not try a cookery class at Flavours School of Cookery where you can take courses such as ‘The taste of Thailand or ‘Cafe Jamaica’!
So, I hope that has given all you lovely ladies some inspiration for how to enjoy your hen night in Dorset…