For exceptional modern European dining and exquisite cocktails in the heart of Bournemouth, look no further than NEO. Thanks to its glass-fronted exterior, stylish art deco interior, heated terraces, and central location, it’s the go-to place on every Dorset socialites’ list.

The chic NEO Lounge Bar, with its island bar, luxurious booth seating and laid-back ambience is the perfect meeting hub for cocktails, post-work drinks or a daytime rendezvous.

The large outdoor terrace is the ideal spot to enjoy spectacular views of Bournemouth Gardens and the pier and of course this year’s Air Festival. The outside heaters and complimentary blankets make this a cosy setting all year round.

Located opposite the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and with views of Bournemouth pier and beaches, NEO is ideally positioned for a pre-theatre dinner or post show drinks.

NEO prides itself on elegantly presented, locally sourced food, all served in relaxed surroundings. Visit for either a light lunch, pre-show set menu, or a truly special à la carte experience. They also serve breakfast until 11.30am at weekends.

In the restaurant expect to sample the likes of twice-baked Wookey Hole Cheddar soufflé to start, followed by pan-fried halibut loin steak accompanied by sea asparagus, wild garlic pesto and vine tomatoes.

Desserts are a true delight with Angela, their pastry chef, crafting all desserts by hand on the premises. Local ingredients feature throughout all her dishes, such as the summery New Forest rhubarb & vanilla panna cotta served with rhubarb sorbet. All dietary requirements can be catered for, with many gluten free options available and their new Vegan menu is proving popular.

The NEO Lounge Bar regularly bustles with weekly events. With live music every Friday from 9pm, there’s no better place to start your weekend. New for this summer is their “Gin Jazz” evenings every Wednesday. You can enjoy live performances from talented artists; whilst sipping premium cocktails or sampling their extensive range of local gins and gin infused creations.

Sunday’s at NEO this summer are perfect for either a leisurely brunch, a meet up with friends over a roast or an afternoon of chilled out Jazz on the terrace.

NEO is still relatively young on the Bournemouth scene but it’s already making a great impression on customers for its innovative food, creative cocktails and attentive service. Expect a refined experience, a world apart from the stag parties often prevalent across the rest of the town. Recently referred to as “Classy Bournemouth” on TripAdvisor among one of its many 5* reviews, this stylish foodie destination is going from strength to strength.

“If you want somewhere upmarket and classy in the centre of Bournemouth, this is the place for you. The beautiful view and wonderful service made for a very relaxing evening. The menu has a bit of everything and is perfect for any palate,” commented Milly C.

NEO also offers a stylish private dining room for a bespoke, secluded VIP experience. Whatever occasion you’re celebrating or hosting, be it a special dinner party, birthday, corporate event or meeting; their private dining room is perfectly suited to your needs. This elegantly furnished and nautically themed dining area is located at the rear of their main restaurant. This can be hired for exclusive use for groups of up to 20 people when dining, or for up to 30 people in a theatre-style set up.

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