Blog

Read the latest from our blog

There is something rather sublime about arriving at a seaside restaurant in your home town. As someone who resides in Dorset, the thought that the beach is and always will......

Not too many months ago Prosecco lovers were cradling each other for dear life when the news broke that the stocks of Prosecco were running low. As a nation we......

The supper club has become one of the Uk’s hottest past times; it seems everyone is getting in on the action. But this trendy leisure activity is not entirely a......

Coconuts are a perfect example of a natural, real food. They contain all the macronutrients – carbohydrate, fat and protein. As well as being absolutely delicious and full of natural......

We all know about the basic tastes right? Sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Sometimes we mix up some sweet pineapples with sour vinegar based sauces in a stir fry or......

  After so many years of lobster being top of the shell fish pops, it seems crab may finally be clawing (sorry) its way past the luxurious dish and becoming......

Most of us will have just returned from a relaxing Christmas holiday break and are slowly easing ourselves back into the routine of life. Everyone needs a rest over the......

Oysters like other food we eat, are seasonal. Although we can have access to oysters all year round, our home grown oysters are only available at certain times of the......

    Devouring your steak “A point” or enjoying the flavours of Gin, goats cheese, olives anchovies and other pungent flavours, all comes down to age and experience. Flouncing around......

Christmas is here and houses up and down the country are filled with festive flavours and scents. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves brandy and clementines are all synonymous with the season of celebration. But......

One of the most exciting things about a career in food is the constant learning that takes place, and a key way to continue the curve is working with other......

It’s believed that dessert wines are finally making a come back Were they ever out of fashion you ask? Were they even in fashion? You ponder further Well like all......

It’s green, it’s sour and is usually accompanied by a salty rim; give that description to someone who had never before tried a Margarita cocktail and they would run for......

This week there was an unleashing of ‘avocadogate’ on social media as the debut episode of Niglella Lawson’s new cookery series saw the curvaceous culinary goddess mash some avocado and......

When we think of al fresco dining in this country, we rarely associate Autumn with a barbeque.  Well lets be honest – the unpredictability of summer in Britain barely sees us de-cobwebbing......

Last week saw the world recognising ‘national dessert day’.   To me, desserts are important all year round, specifically at a time of year when stuffing sweet comforting food into......

As the days are getting shorter and those autumn nights a little chillier, there’s no better way to spend a Monday evening than cosying up inside a toasty seaside restaurant......

I think it’s fair to say that vegetarian food is not like it used to be and is certainly no longer frowned upon in the way it was just a......

It was revealed this week that North Sea Cod is no longer on the critical list. Cod has been on the red list as a result of decades of over......

There are many things that stand out and scream Autumn to me: chunky knitwear, dark mornings and the smell of bonfires. But when it comes to food, Autumn is the......

It goes without saying that there is only one restaurant in Bournemouth to go to for great wine, and that is WestBeach. The wines here have been selected according to......

I love this time of year as we stroll around our village, walking to school or the shops or the allotment, unable to walk but a few feet without stopping......

Vegetables are making a fashionable come back. For a little while there we had become accustomed to seeing them donning the side of a plate: asparagus draped over a steak, spinach......

This week the nation celebrates afternoon tea week; a whole week dedicated to showcasing afternoon tea events and people talking about afternoon tea. That’ll be me then. What is a......

Picnics were the highlight of the summer when I was growing up. We didn’t have the mass of theme parks, attractions and play centres we have these days to choose......

Nothing screams summer to me than an alfresco breakfast dining on the patio furniture. If during these hot summer months we are lucky enough to get one or two days......

Different foods can evoke a whole host of memories and for me the humble fish finger does just that. One of Britain’s oldest convenience food has been making its mark......

You can’t go anywhere in Dorset without spotting the sign for Purbeck Ice cream because they supply an array of eateries, shops, and restaurants around the Dorset area and London......

This week’s blog is written by Annie’s Dorset Kitchen. Annie has a BSc in Nutrition from Kings College London and is a registered Nutritionist and a mum. Salmon, pasta and......

There is one time of the year when everything comes to a standstill in our house and that is during the Wimbledon season. For two weeks of the summer I......

The 8th Bournemouth Air Festival takes place this summer from Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd August 2015 stretching from Bournemouth to Boscombe. From historic flying machines to jets and display teams, the......

Fish and chips are a national institution. Although the concept of deep frying fish may have been adopted from Mediterranean methods, there is no denying that the beautiful marriage of......

Cooking with lobster is easier than you think as lobster is extremely versatile and because it has such a subtle sweet flavour, it goes in absolutely anything. You can buy......

  The ocean and food are a marriage made in heaven. We all love to eat by the sea; especially when the weather allows us to enjoy a spot of......

By What Wine expert Alex Tilling A hysterical frenzy seems to have met the announcement that there might be a Prosecco shortage this summer. Now assuming this is true and......

Well it’s June and summer is here, even if the weather isn’t convinced it wants to play ball. Assuming that the famous Bournemouth micro climate is going to come to......

The first time I ever tasted Elderflower, all I could think was, why I have only just discovered this? The flavour, although not everyone’s taste, to me, is so deliciously......

Seawater is one of the world’s most natural resources and it is where we acquire the sea salt we use for our table. But who would have thought that cooking......

  Once again WestBeach hosted another fabulous event. Last night saw the right wing of the restaurant almost full to capacity for the Cederberg wine tasting. The early evening light......

For many of us, coffee is an important part of the day; from our early morning espresso fix before a business meeting, to an ear bending chat over a flat......

Breakfast is allocated the most amount of hours in a day and deserves not to be rushed. Any time from the wee small hours, right up until midday can be......

TODAY, WESTBEACH’S HEAD CHEF REVEALS… …how to make our signature Organic Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough Bread with fresh Plum Tomatoes and Parsley. Step-by-step Marcin explains how he and his team......

It’s wild garlic season – but it’s not here for long. When I was a child, I found adventure in every corner, a discovery in every crevice and I looked at......

TODAY OUR HEAD CHEF REVEALS… …tricks and tips on how to make the Crab Bisque from our popular Sea Bass dish. WestBeach’s head chef Marcin explains how he and his......

WestBeach are delighted to be hosting Cederberg private cellar wine tasting on Thursday 14thMay, at 6.30pm. For those of you not familiar with it, Cederberg is a 5th generation family owned,......

Lobsters can be found on menus up and down the country and they are one of the most profitable commodities in coastal areas, but what do we really know about......

Molten lava cake is by far one of the most popular desserts currently on British restaurant menus and WestBeach are currently sharing these delightfully moist surprising centre domes with their customers.......

Written by Alex Tilling, What Wine expert and Young Wine Writer of the Year. Oak in white wine. You wouldn’t imagine this was such a controversial subject would you?! Just......

As if you needed any other reason to come and dine at WestBeach over the Easter Hols, other than the fact the sun will be shining, the food will be......

In partnership with Mercedes-Benz and Smart of Poole, Sandown, WestBeach brings you the first look at the brand new For Four and For Four cars from Smart. From Wednesday 25th......

On the 20th March WestBeach will be celebrating the solar eclipse by hosting a breakfast BBQ on the deck! Join us for bacon sandwiches and enjoy the best seats in......

Benedict Allen swoops into WestBeach, some might think, fashionably late, but my guess is Allen is trying to be anything but fashionable as he arrives, unfazed, casually dressed and ready......

WestBeach invites you to celebrate the first solar eclipse of the century on the deck, Friday 20th March from 8.15am. The 94% eclipse is due to start at 8.22am and......

  Food and words are my two favourite things and writing here on the site of one of the South Coasts most prestigious seafood restaurants is going to be a......

After the success of our first wine tasting evening, we are delighted to be hosting a series of tastings, exploring a variety of genres over the course of five weeks. Starting......