The Local Area

Whether you want to stroll along miles of sandy beaches, dine at chic seafood restaurants where waves lap at your feet or while away the hours visiting vintage shops and quirky bars, you’ll find The Chocolate Boutique Hotel perfectly placed for exploring many of Dorset’s hidden gems.


Favourite bars and restaurants of ours include:



Lolitas Tapas Restaurant

3 mins from the hotel

95 Commercial Road, Bournemouth, 07588 065360

Our favourite restaurant in Bournemouth!! Fantastic home made tapas.

But beware Lolita is mad!! Loads of fun and the place has a brilliant atmosphere. Weekends you will need to book, make sure when you go or book you say you are from the Chocolate Boutique Hotel.


Koh Thai Restaurant

2 mins from the hotel

38-40 Poole Hill, Bournemouth 01202 294723

Really good Thai restaurant also serving Thai Tapas. Food and atmosphere is great and service friendly – good value



2 mins from hotel

18 Poole Hill, Bournemouth 01202 291081

Family run Italian Restaurant been there for 30 years – excellent consistent food


1812 Bar & Restaurant

10 min walk from the hotel

Royal Exeter Hotel, Bournemouth 01202 203050

Another great restaurant with a cocktail bar, live music in the bar fri and sat


Aruba Bar & Restaurant

10 min walk from the hotel

Pier Approach, Bournemouth 01202 554 211

For 20 – 35 age group, all day menu turning into a nightclub at weekends- very busy and popular at weekends.


The Edge

20 min walk along the beach or 5 mins in a cab

4th Floor, Alum Chine 01202 763788

Really nice restaurant, recommended for that special night out, not the cheapest but very good.