Resting atop the prestigious East Cliff of Bournemouth is the enchanting Ocean Beach Hotel, formerly known as the Cliffside Hotel.
Acting not only as a wonderful accommodation for travellers but a lively spot for gourmets, the Ocean Beach Hotel plays host to several distinct dining areas, with none being as informal or relaxing at The Italian Café.
Regardless of whether they’re staying the night or simply passing through, tastecard members can enjoy some superb savings on all food ordered when they call in advance with their card. This means that any Italian craving can be quashed at a fantastic price, providing the perfect excuse to enjoy a little bit of everything.
Kick things off with one of the scrumptious starters, such as the tantalising Bruschetta al Pomodoro, adorned with fresh tomatoes, oregano and an Italian extra virgin olive oil, and the classic Crudo e Melone, a combination of Maldon sea salt and black pepper seasoned Parma ham and melon. Groups who savour a shared experience may wish to try one of the Italian sharing boards, which come in either a meat or vegetarian catering offering.
As expected, The Italian Café’s main courses encompass pizzas, pastas and calzonis, all of which are sure to satisfy. Particularly noteworthy choices include the veggie friendly lasagne, made with spinach, zucchini and béchamel, the eclectic Delicata pizza, topped with pancetta, wild mushrooms and fried egg, and the monstrous meat calzoni, stuffed with shredded spicy chicken, fresh chilli and ham.
Anyone beset with a sweet tooth will adore the traditional Italian desserts, such as the classic tiramisu and the heavenly lychee and passionfruit panna cotta, and with a special dish of the day always offering new flavours each and every diner is sure to find something utterly irresistible at The Italian Café at the Ocean Beach Hotel.