Seafood galore this summer


This summer it’s all about seafood – fresh, local and served in the best way possible… Each week we’ll be offering a seafood special from the following menu, call ahead to find out what’s on today! 

Fruits de Mer
Crevettes, oysters, mussels, dressed crab & clams with shallot vinegar
and homemade tartar sauce

Moules Frites
Mussels cooked in a white wine cream sauce, with fries

Lobster Frites
Half a lobster cooked in garlic butter ad served with a garden salad and fries

Frito Misto
A selection of fresh local fish and shellfish, lightly fried and served an an aioli

Whole Local Crab
Served with fries and citrus mayo

We look forward to seeing you soon
The Branksome Beach Team 
01202 767235

Gourmet scotch eggs with a twist!

Our Head Chef Ben knows a thing or two about fish, so when he created the fish Scotch egg we knew we were on to a winner.  A soft boiled free range egg, encased in flaked poached fish and rolled in crispy breadcrumbs, served with a bespoke condiment.  Each month we change the variety so you can try smoked haddock with curried mayonnaise, smoked salmon with a rye crumb and red pepper dip or whatever creation he conjures up!

Our gourmet Scotch eggs are available on the All Day Dining menu for £7.50
Scotch-egg_webSmoked salmon with a rye crumb and homemade tartare sauce


scotch-egg-haddock_webSmoked Haddock with a curried mayonnaise and toasted almonds 


Please note that all prices are correct at time of publishing, please check with restaurant before booking as they may have changed  

Proud to serve Dorset’s own Furleigh Estate Wine


We are proud to be supporting local suppliers and are delighted to be serving wines from award-winning winemakers Furleigh Estate in Bridport, Dorset. A recent tasting impressed our buyer so much that we have added three of their fabulous wines to our new menu.


Furleigh Estate, Bacchus

By the glass £7.50 carafe £21.50 bottle £31.50
An elegant dry white wine. The palate is crisp, zingy and
fresh with notes of juicy pear Williams, honeydew melon and a touch of pineapple and lychee.
A firm favourite of ours.

Furleigh Estate, Bacchus Fume

By the bottle £31.50
Superbly aromatic dry white wine with abundant fruit.
The nose is intensely fruit-driven with zesty grapefruit and lime plus exotic mandarin and passionfruit.
Complements fish and shellfish perfectly

Furleigh Estate, Sea Pink 2014, Dorset, England

By the glass £7.00 carafe £20.00 bottle £29.00
A pretty, off-dry rosé wine bursting with summer fruit. The flavour is succulent and juicy with just a hint of
sweetness to compliment the fruit.

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All prices are correct at the time of publishing. Please check with the restaurant as prices may change.  

Evening openings start Thursday 24th March

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Open until 10pm Thursday to Saturday 
starts 24th March 

Opening Hours
10am-5pm Monday to Wednesday
10am-10pm Thursday to Saturday
9.30am-10pm Saturday
9.30am-5pm Sunday

We love this time of year, when Spring is in the air, sunshine beams through the restaurant windows and we can watch the sun setting across Poole harbour.  We also look forward to welcoming you for evening drinks and dinner when our late openings start.

Cheesecake of the week – send us your flavours!


Branksome Beach Cheesecake of the week

We’re famous for our version of this classic dessert  –  a rich creamy soft cheese, mixed with natural ingredients and topped with a delicious shortbread biscuit. Now each week we’ll be concocting a NEW flavour!

What flavours would you like to see us make? Are you a classic lemon or do you have penchant for the more exotic?

Send us your suggestions on Facebook or email and inspire us!

Best Head Chef Role in Britain?

Head chef BenOur Head Chef Ben is always smiling and we think we know why… he’s got the best chef’s job in Britain! He works in a kitchen that looks out across the Dorset coast, he’s got a great team and what’s more he gets to create dishes from fantastic seasonal local produce.

Ben grew up in Surrey and trained at Farnborough Technical College, and has been at Branksome Beach on and off for eight years. He worked his way up from chef de partie to sous chef before working in various positions at local eateries Reef Encounter and our sister establishment Sandbanks Beach Cafe.  A stint travelling and cheffing in Australia across a whole host of coastal restaurants has given him a flair for seafood, which perfectly suits his position as Head Chef at Branksome.

“We offer a varied menu at Branksome Beach because we like to appeal to everyone’s appetites, so you’ll find classic British seaside fare such as fish and chips, along side equally traditional French Bouillabaisse.  With such great local produce at my fingertips it’s not difficult to be inspired to create new dishes each season.  The surprise hit this summer has definitely been ‘Monkfish Scampi’ which our customers can’t seem to get enough of and the lobster specials have been flying out.  Personally I love cooking fish whole on the bone, dressed with a flavoursome accompaniment so you will always find a couple of these on the menu.”

Whilst we agree that Ben cooks to perfection, we think he’s talented in many ways.  So we definitely encourage you to leave room for one of our scrumptious desserts or if you’re feeling naughty, an alcoholic ice-lolly!


Christmas Cocktails – £6.95



Festive fizz or Christmas cocktail?  It’s a hard choice but we’ve made it easier by combining the two to come up with three delicious Prosecco based cocktails to get you in the party mood.  Available in the restaurant when dining or upstairs in the Terrace Bar.  You must try all three and let us know what you think!


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Christmas At Branksome Beach

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The nights are drawing in and the temperature has plummeted which can only mean one thing…  Christmas is coming!

So why not celebrate by the sea this season by joining one of our festive party nights?  Priced at £30per person, they include a disco by our resident DJ, table novelties, crackers and FREE car parking. After a delicious 3 course meal you can dance the night away and enjoy fabulous cocktails and drink offers.

Our set party nights take place every Friday  from 27th November to 18th December but we also offer exclusive use. To reserve your table please call  01202 767235.



Branksome Beach Christmas Party Menu 

 £30 per person


Warm goats cheese and walnut salad with fig, celeriac, watercress, and grapes

Ham hock terrine, with apple, celery, and broccoli piccalilli with homemade sage bread

Cream of white onion soup

Prawn and smoked salmon salad with Bloody Mary aioli and ciabatta


Traditional turkey with all the trimmings

Braised blade of beef with potato fondant, confit shallots, roast beetroot and whisky jus

Pan-fried fillet of hake with wilted spinach, cherry tomatoes and tapenade

Wild mushroom, spinach pie with truffle mash


Mulled poached pear with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream

Winter berry cheesecake

Traditional homemade Christmas pudding with Brandy Butter

Coffee or tea

To book please call the team on 01202 767235 



Wine of the month – DA LUCA


We are delighted to be offering a range of super-premium Italian wines from Da Luca alongside our regular wine list. As you may know we take our wines very seriously, offering some superb New World wines alongside classic French, and even an award-winning dessert wine.

Da Luca’s fresh and peachy Prosecco (£24.95) has been a firm favourite on the menu and we were so impressed by Da Luca’s aromatic Pinot Grigio and rich, brooding Primotivo that they are here to stay …at least for the next few months. In our own words the Pinot Grigio is an aromatic white which has hints of rose petals and pink grapefruit and the Primitivo,  is a dark red bursting with flavours of black cherry and cinnamon.

At only £20 per bottle these are excellent on the palate and the pocket!

Introducing evening specials menus

In addition to our fabulous new summer menu the chefs at Branksome Beach will be busy creating specials for our evening dining service. Each Thursday we will be bringing you a different weekly menu, featuring seasonal fish and seafood as the stars of the show; from mussels and lobster to whole fish and tiger prawns.

Don’t forget to book as we fill up quickly during July & August!

Sample Menu


Mackerel Paté
Fennel and tomato chutney and rustic bread

Parma Ham & Honey Glazed Fig
Rocket salad and balsamic reduction

Main Course

Moules Frites
Cornish mussels cooked in a white wine cream sauce with fries

Cod, tiger prawn, clams and mussels cooked in a tomato fish stew


Gooseberry Crumble
Served with lavender Créme Anglaise

Lightly Poached Strawberries in Lime Syrup
Served with lemon sorbet