Enter Coffee Club, and you’ll be transported to the relaxed-paced coffee culture of Europe’s provincial towns. Striking murals recreating Salvador Dali’s famous surrealist paintings cover the restaurant walls, while windows and hanging lights make for a bright, well-lit dining space. This ambient, Mediterranean-inspired eatery embraces a relaxed approach to dining, serving proper cappuccinos, Continental cuisine and a comprehensive wine list.
If choosing from the varied main menu, you may like to start with tiger prawns marinated in garlic, paprika and chilli, served with crusty bread. Follow with Thai mussels enhanced by coconut, coriander, fresh garlic and chilli, and you’ll be reminded of sandy beaches and clear seas. For an alternative to seafood, the slow-cooked baby back rib and chicken fillet combination served with onion rings, fries and salad is a popular choice among diners. To sample the best on offer, look to the specials board for the fresh fi sh of the day, which demonstrates the chef’s creative use of ingredients. For a final sweet fix, the homemade lemon and lime cheesecake is a tried-and-tested favourite.
Housed in a striking building, near a converted church, Coffee Club’s busy, buzzing atmosphere makes it a great place for laid-back lunches and lively evening. Visit the sister Coffee Club restaurant situated on Poole Quay for fantastic views across the harbour.