How it all began...

Founded and created by Andy, WestBeach began back in 2000. An old council run building with no windows used for takeaway burgers and hotdogs. As a child, Andy and his brother used to sell melons to tourists along the promenade, so when he saw the building was up for tender, he had to go for it.

The Freshest Seafood

The original concept for WestBeach was a Mediterranean tapas style restaurant. The entire building was refitted with bifold doors, and Boston New England shabby chic decor.

Using locally sourced ingredients, the head chef at the time happened to also be a fisherman with a specific interest in seafood. WestBeach the seafood restaurant was born.

Award winning beachfront restaurant

In the year 2002 WestBeach received a national write up and 1 AA rosette.
2004, WestBeach was awarded AA 2 rosettes.
2005, WestBeach was nominated as the AA best seafood restaurant in England.
2007, WestBeach was awarded best Seafood restaurant in England by industry standard Seafresh.

WestBeach has always been a family run business and over the years has progressed with the family still continuing to invest in it.
From pioneering the open kitchen over 20 years ago, WestBeach has now become an iconic landmark along Bournemouth's golden sands.

Our Team

Managing Director - Andy Price, founded the restaurant in 2000 and has been running the restaurant with his family ever since. Andy continues to be the driving force behind WestBeach and has heavily influenced how it has evolved as a brand over the last 22 years.

Operations Director Matt Piovan has been a part of WestBeach since 2006, the creator of W Beach - Bournemouth’s first premium beach bar located on the sand just meters from the ocean with an impressive 250 seater outdoor beach bar & restaurant.

Executive Chef Jason Waggot joined the group in early 2022, after working internationally in South Africa, Dubai, Spain, Ireland & Germany. With a wealth of experience and culture expect to see this translate into our menus this year. 

Supporting local


Here at Westbeach we continue to locally source ingredients and support other local businesses. Here our some of our suppliers;

Hutchings - Hutchings Brothers Seafood is a family run business based in Bournemouth.

Bake House 24 - Bake House 24 is an artisan bakery specialising in traditional sourdough methods to produce the finest breads, pastries and cakes. Based in Southbourne, Bournemouth.

Green Ponics Urban Farm - Green Ponics Aquaponics farm we grow micro greens and herbs using Aquaponics system.