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Arbor Restaurant

4 Grove Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth, BH1 3AX +44 1202971010

(((() Modern British
Main course: £15
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00, 12:30 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 21:00

The food is incredible, especially for the price

George Hatch 17 February 2017
from Bournemouth

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Set in an exclusive 4-star retreat, Arbor Restaurant serves refined British delicacies while staying true to eco principles and sustainable roots. Boasting 2 AA Rosettes and 2 Gold Awards from Dorset Tourism for Eating Out and Sustainability, the expansive gardens offer an ideal spot for al fresco dining.

Blending classic and contemporary cooking techniques, the Arbor menu makes use of daily deliveries of organic farm-assured produce and artisan specialities, as well as some of the UK’s finest fish and shellfish, fresh from trawlers. Serving uncomplicated, imaginative and honest food, the Arbor chefs mix the classic with the contemporary, with dishes like Lyme Bay scallops with creamed peas and bacon, or chorizo-stuffed chicken with red onion tart tatin.

Nestled in picturesque the Dorset countryside, Arbor is passionate about offering truly local flavours. The organic and biodynamic wine list restaurant has been extensively researched, with bottles painstakingly matched to the menu dishes.

Offering a chic setting that champions environmental responsibility, The Green House Hotel restaurant in Bournemouth offers a lush, natural hideaway. The Pavillion Theatre is 9 minutes’ walk away.

Arbor Restaurant

4 Grove Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth, BH1 3AX

Contact +44 1202498900
Reservations +44 1202971010

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4.5 (((() (based on 108 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (76)
  • lunch (43)
  • romantic (35)
  • luxury (31)
  • value (28)
  • afternoon tea (26)
  • private dining (20)
  • trendy (12)
  • business (11)
  • breakfast (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • al fresco (2)
  • entertainment (1)
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  • (((** 26 February 2017 by Lorraine Cros from London

    Lovely restaurant and great food. We waited an hour for table though which was fine until they told us they had run out of cheese boards which was very disappointing!

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Deb from Bournemouth

    We booked a table to celebrate our anniversary. This was our first visit and we had the fixed price lunch menu. The food was amazing, staff all very friendly and the restaurant had a great ambiance. We had mentioned on booking this was a special occasion and when we had ordered our desserts we were presented with a plate with 2 small cakes on and Happy Anniversary written on the plate and 2 glasses of bubbly. This was a really nice touch and totally unexpected. Thank you Arbor restaurant you made this special day a memorable one. We will be back again soon.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Lesley Munt from New Forest District

    Our second visit for a pre-theatre supper did not disappoint. We brought friends this time and they were also impressed. Great food and a good value deal in very pleasant surroundings. Friendly staff at bar and in restaurant made an excellent start to our evening out.

  • ((((* 20 February 2017 by James Whitehurst from Bournemouth

    Excellent food, everyone enjoyed their dishes, fish and crab risotto were a big hit. Service was good but a little slow per theater meaning we didn't have time for desert.

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Theresa Mcmanus from Bournemouth

    Amazing sustainably-sourced food served exquisitely.

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by George Hatch from Bournemouth

    The food is incredible, especially for the price

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Christine Shiel from Poole

    Interesting first courses although would have e liked a lower calorie choice . Sea bream was good as was pork. Sauce under sea bream around mashed potato was a bit too rich. Excellent dessert. More interesting children's menu than in many places but a bit too much for a small child. Might be better to offer something simpler but still healthy for ten pounds rather than €15. Lovely prosecco.

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Dominik Dey from Poole

    Myself be my fiancé went for a valentines meal together, we have been to the Arbor many times and we always find it amazing, the food is delicious, fresh, homely yet modern, the menu is brilliant with lots of different wine options to choose from. The staff are attentive and make sure that you get your food and drinks in a timely manner, the price is incredible too, we are always surprised at how small the bill is. One particular member of staff, Aga, is absolutely fantastic, she always ensures that you are truly looked after. Each visit has been 5 star. Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Linda Trendell from Lydney

    We bought my 91 year old mother for a birthday lunch, the service and the kindness of the staff was excellent. The food was also very good, we are going to come again next month inthe evening for dinner.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Tom Ball from Bournemouth

    Visited Sunday lunch time. Excellent food and excellent service. Perfect portion sizes. Definitly go again and highly recommend.

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