Bournemouth’s Best

A list of what we have found to be Bournemouth’s best places to eat or go out and companies to work with. List updated regularly, as we test and find new ones every week.

1. Ristorante Barolo – Best Italian Restaurant
Place: 586-88 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth (01202-547-213)
Situated just outside the city centre of Bournemouth, Ristorante Barolo is among the greatest, if not the greatest, Italian eateries in town. It’s well known for its traditional Italian cuisine including pastas and pizzas, prepared in a deliciously homemade fashion. The servers are friendly and ready to please, and yet the owner is normally at the doorway to welcome visitors. Through the night, live music fills the air, including an initial Italian tune or two. Site:

2. La Strada 
Place: 20b Exeter Rd, Bournemouth (01202-558-902)
La Strada is close to the Bournemouth International Centre. The menus come as seafood menu or an a la carte menu. Everything on these menus is prepared with the freshest ingredients around. The day’s specials, often written on a blackboard are consistently a culinary treat. And during lunch time, you could even get a particular rate. Two words of warning, however: call. The area is really popular on specific days which you will not find a spot to sit.

3. Hairdressers Poole
Place: 32 Waterloo Road, BH17 7LF Tel: 01202 36 70 77
One of the best salons we have ever visited in Bournemouth. Run by two lovely ladies, everything about this salon invites you to come back every time. I can not stop recommending it to friends and families. Website:

4. Sal e Pepe Ristorante and Pizzeria
Place: 43 Charminster Rd, Bournemouth (01202 291 019)
With big windows, its red trimming and green awning, you can tell from its look that Sal e Pepe is a classic Italian restaurant. The interiors are decorated with faux Roman columns, Italian pictures and candles. Their menu features rather a lot of Italian offerings, including several seafood dishes and new fish entries along with all of the regular fare like prawns and monkfish. The restaurant serves dinner and lunch weekdays to weekends. The specials of the day are recorded on a blackboard. Website:

5. Total Move – Stress-Free Bournemouth Moving Company
Place: Unit 4, 50 Willis Way, Poole (01202 355 870)
We have used this removals company a few times now and they are always very easy to deal with. Always arrive on time and they really take great care of your stuff. Websites: &

6. Cleaning Services Bournemouth                                     Place: Unit 4, 50 Willis Way, Poole Tel: 01202 50 90 91      TotalClean Solutions won’t disappoint if you need an affordable and thorough end of tenancy cleaning or regular cleaning service. They cover Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Website:

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