If you have high standards, are passionate about great customer service and would like to work overlooking Britain’s best beach then we want to hear from you. We are looking for an Assistant Restaurant Manager to join our busy team. Please email your C.V. and covering letter to email@example.com or contact Kate or Sean at the restaurant on 01202 767235
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
Mussels cooked in a white wine cream sauce, with fries
Half a lobster cooked in garlic butter ad served with a garden salad and fries
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
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!
Please note that all prices are correct at time of publishing, please check with restaurant before booking as they may have changed
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.
All prices are correct at the time of publishing. Please check with the restaurant as prices may change.
starts 24th March
10am-5pm Monday to Wednesday
10am-10pm Thursday to Saturday
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and inspire us!
Our 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!
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!
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
*£10 DEPOSIT PER PERSON AND PRE-ORDERING REQUIRED
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!
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