A BOURNEMOUTH restaurant will reopen its doors later this week following a major refurbishment.

Côte Bournemouth in Westover Road will reopen to customers on Friday, June 17.

To mark the opening, those visiting the refurbished restaurant can claim a praline or espresso martini crêpe for free by stating a secret phrase on arrival.

The first 50 guests who say the phrase ‘Magic Crêpe’ to the Côte team will be able to enjoy a crêpe on the house as part of their meal.

Annelize Reynders, general manager at Côte Bournemouth, said: “We can’t wait to welcome guests back into our beautiful new space when we reopen on the 17th.

“For the past couple of months guests have been enjoying new and reworked dishes on our core menu, and now we’ll be able to offer them an elevated dining experience, with a brand-new look and feel we’re sure they’ll love.”

Alongside a reinvigorated menu created by new executive head chef Steve Allen – the biggest change to its food offer in its 15-year history, Côte announced the roll-out of a new restaurant design that will offer guests “an elevated dining experience”.

Guests at Côte Bournemouth will find an “elegant and modernised restaurant design inspired by classic French interiors”.

Normandy artist Claire de Quénetain has worked to deliver the ‘spirit of France’ with a series of bespoke mural artworks throughout the eatery.