Flirty by name, flirty by nature. Strolling through the bare streets of Bournemouth Triangle on a relatively unremarkable Sunday evening, Café FLIRT appears to be living up to its unambiguous title. My guest and I are pleasantly overwhelmed by how full our destination is, alive with the buzz and promise





Christchurch restaurant, The Jetty, has won the Taste of South West Award category for the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2011-2012. The official tourism awards for the region, the Mudeford-based restaurant was shortlisted and visited by a Mystery Guest, scoring extremely well in all criteria. With 45 Winners announced in


In 2010, heavy snowfall took Bournemouth by surprise causing some local services to grind to a halt in the coldest British winter for 100 years. A year later and Bournemouth Council is preparing for any possible repeat. Councillor Peter Charon, Leader of the Council, said: “Despite the relatively mild winter


Time Out called him “one of the best comedians anywhere in the world”, multi award-winning Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert is back at Poole Lighthouse. Following several sell-out UK tours and best-selling stand-up DVDs, on 12th May, Rhod will perform his The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo a brand



The best Bournemouth tourism traders were awarded for their efforts in the 2011 Bournemouth Tourism Awards. The annual award ceremony took place at the Bournemouth International Centre last Thursday, 1st December, and featured awards for organisations that have best served Bournemouth’s ever-burgeoning tourism industry. Live entertainment included local jazz singer


Glitz and 1940s glamour came to Bournemouth on Friday, as the Diamond Vintage Ball drew in a generous and fashionable guest list. Held in the De Vere suite of the Royal Bath Hotel, the evening was packed with entertainment and quality cuisine, with all proceeds going to the Lewis-Manning Hospice


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It seems that the newest trend to hit Bournemouth’s legendary night-time scene is the merger of Sushi restaurants and nightclubs. Established nightclub Priva has added the Japanese delicacy to their menu and guests can now nibble on a sweet shrimp Nigiri or a Temaki Hand Roll or two, whilst sipping



I don’t know a single person that doesn’t love a good Chinese, or a good bargain for that matter and the Lotus Lounge appears to satisfy my hunger for both. I enter, pleasantly surprised by a modern, simple but chic interior, adorned with golden Chinese trinkets and splashes of colour.


Echoes Restaurant, Norfolk Royal Hotel

The Norfolk Royal Hotel is striking to say the least; you might not have been inside it, but you’ve most certainly seen the building – it’s that big pink hotel on Richmond Hill. The Norfolk Royale is almost as well established as part of Bournemouth’s town centre landscape as the



As I enter the Dancing Jug I immediately notice the warm and welcoming air that fills the room. It’s well-lit with wall lights, spotlights and candles without being blinding after a long day. Acoustic music competes with the general buzz of post-work chatter, but this adds to the



It’s been a while since I’ve had a traditional Sunday roast, so I decided to visit AFC Bournemouth’s Champions Top Floor Restaurant to give theirs a go. I’m immediately impressed by the modern interior – which closely follows the Cherries colour scheme – of white and black chairs and a



I hop on the trusty number 20 bus headed for Zoukinis, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Westbourne. I haven’t experienced much of the culinary delights of vegetarian food and so my journey has an air of trepidation surrounding it. I’ve always believed that bacon sandwiches are too damn tasty