Situated in the heart of Westbourne and just a stone’s throw from the stunning sandy beaches and popular tourist attractions that bring thousands of Brits to the bustling seaside resort of Bournemouth every summer, Westbourne Grill House manages to stand out amongst the area’s competitive food scene, serving steak that is so good you won’t mind cutting your sunbathing session short to experience it.
If you consider yourself a steak connoisseur and are looking to discover an inviting place where you can savour the South West’s finest cuts of meat sourced from local farmers within a 30-mile radius, look no further than Westbourne Grill House. A family-run, independent, and traditional steakhouse with a modern twist, although this restaurant may look unassuming from the outside, one step inside and you’ll immediately feel welcomed by the light, airy and open interiors and vaulted ceilings, and charmed by the black-and-white prints that adorn the walls, depicting the golden age of Hollywood in all its style and glamour. What better way to enjoy a steak than with Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, and Marilyn Monroe as your dining companions!?
As lifting music softly serenades you in the background, take a seat in the romantic dining area and peruse the drinks menu, which boasts an impressive selection of wines sourced from all over the world as well as luxurious Champagne and sparkling wine. The enticing cocktail selection will have you feeling like Hollywood royalty with irresistible classic tipples such as Mojitos, Piña Coladas, and Margaritas – the perfect way to titillate the tastebubs before tucking into an exceptional steakhouse dinner.
Whether you’re visiting to enjoy an intimate meal for two or you’re bringing the entire family for a big celebratory event, Westbourne Grill House won’t disappoint you with its regularly changing seasonal menus full of a varied selection of the highest quality meat and vegetarian dishes.
Start with the likes of creamy, cheesy garlic mushrooms with freshly baked sourdough bread or battered squid rings with dressed leaves and tartare sauce before moving on to a main like succulent Hampshire lamb rump with triple-cooked roast potatoes and homemade gravy or pan-fried calf’s liver with bacon and seasonal vegetables.
If you’re craving steak, it doesn’t get any better than the prime cuts found on Westbourne Grill House’s chargrilled menu. Cooked to your liking and served with beer-battered onion rings, triple-cooked chunky chips, garlic button tomatoes and cherry vine tomatoes, choose from rump, sirloin, rib-eye, fillet, or even kangaroo steak if you’re feeling adventurous. Compliment your mighty dish with your choice of either garlic butter, peppercorn sauce, blue cheese cause or rich gravy, and finish with the likes of fudge cake or sweet and sticky toffee and date pudding with homemade ice cream and you’ll soon be in a glorious food coma in which you’ll never want to wake.
Look out for our review of Westbourne Grill House in our soon to be released Dorset Food & Drink Guide. For more on Westbourne Grill House, visit their website or follow them on their social media pages.