Food is love, love to share… *new* sharing dishes this February

Why celebrate Valentine’s for just one day? This February, in honour of the month of love we’ll be creating a range of delectable fish dishes perfect for sharing.

From grilled whole fish, to succulent seafood platters and crispy Frito Misto you can expect a changing selection depending on what the fisherman brings in!

(Available daily from 12.30)


Dorset Seafood Supper Evening Saturday 9th Sept

Join us for an exclusive evening of our county’s finest food & wine to celebrate the best of Dorset seafood. Head chef Ben has created a superb 3 or 4 course menu and there will be live acoustic entertainment.

Saturday 9th September

Menu £39 per person

7.30pm  – Welcome Drink
Quintessentially English Garden Cocktail
Gin, Elderflower liqueur, cloudy apple juice, lime juice and cucumber

8pm  – Dinner

Lyme Bay scallops, pan seared in harissa spices with a minted pea hummus

Whole roasted Poole Bay plaice with Mudeford crab croquettes,
chargrilled tenderstem broccoli and a lemon, dill and fresh Dorset clam beurre noisette

Optional course ( £10 )  Selection of local cheeses
Dorset Blue Vinney,
Cranborne Old Harry Mature Cheddar
New Forest Rosary goat’s cheese
Dorset White Brie from Cranborne
Homemade tomato chutney with celery, apple and walnuts

Dorset honey and puff candy parfait with Chococo chocolate sauce and pistachio praline
Branksome Beach cheesecake with New Forest strawberry compote, fresh strawberries
& a homemade shortbread biscuit

Please note: tickets for this event are advance purchase only and include a welcome cocktail and 3 courses. Price includes £10 non-refundable deposit, remaining balance refundable up to 7 days prior to event date.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW  or call us on 01202 767235





We have a shiny new Terrace Bar & a new seafood menu!

You may have noticed that our Terrace Bar has been closed for refurbishment – well it’s now open for business with a fresh and airy new look, more seating and a fantastic seafood counter. As well as homemade cakes and freshly brewed coffees you can now choose from a range of delicious fresh fish dishes, daily specials & deep filled sandwiches!

Pickled Herring, fennel and orange
Hot smoked salmon, pickled cucumber and wasabi mayo
Sourdough crab sandwich with a lemon mayo
3 West Country beef sliders
Smoked Salmon with rye bread and lemon
Garlic prawns, whole crab & whole lobster ( seasonal)

Snack Board – Anchovies, Olives and Salted Almonds
Selection of bread
Hummus and bread
Terrace Bar  – open daily until 5pm
No booking necessary 

Win a meal for two worth £50 in our Facebook postcard competition – round 3!

Have you seen our lovely postcard? 
Inspired by our original Art Deco tile of the ‘lady in the sea’ (which you can find upstairs on our terrace) we are giving these away to our customers and we’d love to see how far they can reach. So we’re offering you the chance to win a meal for two worth £50…and your friend a £25 Amazon* voucher !

It’s easy to get involved, all you need is a Facebook account and a friend in a faraway location!

  •      Post your Branksome Beach postcard to a faraway friend
  •      Ask them to upload a photo of the postcard in their faraway location to our Facebook page and tag you.
  •      We will then randomly pick a winner from all of our entries each season (summer/winter)
  •      Please note that this season’s draw date is  – 19 May 2017. Entries received before the last draw date (15th November 2016) will not be eligible for this round.

Terms and Conditions

1. The Branksome Beach postcard competition and prize draw is open to all residents of the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands excluding employees of Banquets. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. “Faraway friend” does not need to be resident of UK. 

2. No purchase is necessary. Only one entry per person allowed. Entries made by third parties will not be permitted.

3. All entries must be received by 19 May 2017. 

4. Prize winner/s will be notified within 5 days of the closing date. Winners will be announced on Facebook

5. By entering the competition, the winner consents to take part in any publicity accompanying or resulting from this promotion, and for his/her name and county to be used for publicity purposes in printed and/or online formats.

6. Winner will receive a meal for two worth £50, “Faraway friend” (FF) will receive an online voucher for £25 from Amazon . In the the instance that the FF resides in a country where Amazon is not available we will source a suitable alternative. The prize must be accepted as offered, is not transferable, refundable and there is no cash alternative.

7. The prize must not be re-sold

8.. The prize cannot be transferred or exchanged.

9. The prize must be claimed within 12 months

10. English law applies.

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

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!

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!


Xmas Cocktails poster

Christmas At Branksome Beach

Christmas header

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!