Situated on the 8th floor of the hotel, overlooking Bournemouth and the English Channel, LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar boasts a dramatic vista of the Bournemouth coastline. The town’s definitive drinking destination for locals and visitors alike, enjoy cocktails, fine wines, and fresh, seasonal menus.
Created by Matt Budden, LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar’s afternoon tea menu has an emphasis on simplicity, flavour and seasonality, featuring a delicious variety of freshly made sandwiches, sweet treats and scones which is on offer from 3:30pm till 5:30pm Sunday to Thursday and Midday till 5:30pm Friday and Saturday, with the option to add a glass of champagne or prosecco.
Sip cocktails served from the talented team of mixologists in a bar opulently styled in rich tones of gold, charcoal and teal. LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar has a strong contemporary feel with a palette inspired by the bounty of the sea and the changing light over the water. A sweeping bar cuts through the centre of the space surrounded by comfortable seating offering pockets of privacy and tables with views both inside and on the terrace.
Find LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar a 7-minute drive from Bournemouth Rail Station.
Level8ight operates a smart casual dress code at all times throughout the day. Strictly no beach wear.
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7 December 2019
Lovely afternoon tea and excellent service
23 February 2019
We had an afternoon tea for 6 last week. We were met as soon as we walked into the restaurant. The table was all ready for us. The sandwiches were disappointing - ratatouille made the bread all soggy. We had also asked for no pickles/mustards/ sauces yet the ham had mustard with it. The scones + cakes were lovely. Service was very good. Had expected a sea view.
16 December 2018
We came on Sunday as a part of 4 and I must say we had a wonderful time. The waiters topping our glasses us frequently and the afternoon tea was delightful. Thank you for a wonderful service
17 November 2018
Very sadly this bar was very dirty,gloomy and very overpriced.The staff showing us to ourbtable were pompous and unhelpful but the general waiting staff were very nice.
23 September 2018
Lovely way to celebrate a big birthday, gorgeous afternoon tea and great value for money with the bottomless prosecco. Our waitress was fantastic and very attentive.
23 September 2018
The venue is lovely and has a great atmosphere and the prosecco is lovely! I wasn't keen on any of the sandwiches though, neither were others in my party. Very odd choice of flavours. Sliced courgette in brown bread is not appealing. Good quality cheese would have been much nicer. Also thickly spread cream cheese with a chunk of cucumber was not nice either, too much cream cheese made it hard to swallow with the soft bread. The scones were great and fresh out the oven. The lack of appealing sandwich choices though made it all too sweet. There is nothing wrong with a nice cheese salad sandwich or a cheese and pickle as a veggie option.
18 September 2018
Arrived late but staff very attentive and delicate
16 September 2018
We booked for afternoon tea with bottomless prosecco. However after we had been seated for 15 minutes we had to ask for the prosecco. Any top ups that we needed we again had to ask. We noticed that the groups of young ladies on other tables didn’t have this problem and were given regular refills. We weren’t asked if we required any further teas or coffee during the tea either. Overall though we managed to have a good experience despite the service not being up to the expected standard.
27 June 2018
none of the options in the menu
20 May 2018
Booked for afternoon tea. Staff were clearly unprepared. Considering this is a 4 star hotel, service was on a par with a local cafe. Ridiculous! Kept waiting for everything including extra chair, cutlery, serviettes, etc. They don’t have a clue about 4 star service. My 4 year old was violently [sick] in the restaurant because of a prawn sandwich. One staff member was lovely; caring and unfazed, very helpful (wish I remembered her name). Everyone else, including manager was utterly clueless. Also, casual dress code of staff left much to be desired.