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Bistro in Bournemouth

Big squishy sofas, a mellow soundtrack and a sea-view terrace give this chilled-out eatery a surf-bar vibe. Brunch can be healthy (avocado, salmon and egg) or decadent (maple syrup-drenched French toast). Or opt for juicy burgers and roasted veg skewers – perhaps while sipping a cool beer, watching the waves.

The Dorset spirits in the cocktails (£8) keep the local crowd happy; live music peps things up on Friday night.