Guide MICHELIN 2020

Arbor Restaurant

(423 Reviews)
4 Grove Road East Cliff, Bournemouth, South West England, BH1 3AX
Modern British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet
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Top offer

Classic Afternoon Tea £18.50pp

This offer is available from January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £15
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00, 12:30 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 21:00

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Arbor Restaurant
(based on 423 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (120)
  • al fresco (19)
  • breakfast (36)
  • business (47)
  • child friendly (20)
  • dinner (296)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (35)
  • lunch (145)
  • luxury (108)
  • private dining (89)
  • romantic (144)
  • trendy (57)
  • value (98)
  • views (4)
  • By DAVID FARRANT F from Sutton
    27 September 2020

    Could not fault a single thing, service excellent, good was beautifully cooked to perfection, very fresh and tasty, would highly recommend it!

  • By Ann H from Newark
    20 September 2020

    Have eaten here in the past when visiting Bournemouth and so happily booked again last week.As before we were delighted with the food and atmosphere.The menu though not extensive is imaginative and always well cooked..So happy we booked for a second night.The service was excellent and the virus protections well organised.We like the friendly and efficient staff.

  • By Andrew F from Somerset
    18 September 2020

    Had a lovely afternoon tea here & happy to cater for vegetarians too.

  • By Kathryn O from Dursley
    15 September 2020

    My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our meal here. Great food and friendly, welcoming staff. Fab end to our holiday.

  • By Kevin S from Huntingdon
    14 September 2020

    Simply stunning. Don’t think about it, just go for afternoon tea

  • By Richard D from Northampton
    12 September 2020

    Great food and nice champagne option

  • By Cathy S from Milton Keynes
    12 September 2020

    Lovely Afternoon Tea with very attentive staff.

  • By Angela C from Bournemouth
    10 September 2020

    Food was great.

  • By Leanne L from Bournemouth
    31 August 2020

    We had booked the greenhouse hotel for an event we were due to have during Covid 19, which understandably had to be cancelled. The deposit was refunded to a voucher (£200). I booked a table for lunch today and stated I had a voucher and provided the voucher number. When me and my husband arrived for the meal, I explained to the server that we had a voucher and she responded that is fine we will deal with that at the end of the meal. At the end of the meal the bill arrived £118 and I again explained we had a voucher. This server (different to the one who greeted us) advised he wasn't aware I had a voucher and I would not get any change from the voucher. I said I didn't expect cash change, just the £80 to be left on the voucher and he advised it wasn't possible. He said my options were to loose £80 or to pay for the bill in cash and save my voucher. I asked to speak to the manager. The manager explained their system wouldn't allow for them to create a new voucher and I should have asked before booking what would happen with any unspent money. I responded by saying that it does not state anywhere on the voucher nor was I told that I would loose any unspent money. The manager said her staff have to much to remember to do in their job without having to advise people with vouchers of this and I should think about what the staff are going through. I reminded her that I am the one who is now down £80 not her staff members. The manager then called me harsh and that this issue is not a fault of the hotel just their process. I told her I was disappointed in the service which she seemed surprised at. This was my mine and my husband's first meal out alone since having a baby and I have never felt so baffled, confused and shocked by a service before. I never knew when I went into the restaurant that I would have been left £80 down or be called harsh. I would usually recommend this restaurant, but moving forward it will not be a place I would recommend due to the lack of customer

  • By Aminder P from Solihull
    31 August 2020

    Amazing food experience. My husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and had lunch at Arbor. We both went for the chicken special which was amazing, cooked to perfection and beautiful flavours with the peppercorn sauce and oyster mushroom. The chicken winglet was packed with flavour! The service was brilliant and following our lovely strawberry cheesecake the staff also brought out a lovely anniversary gesture with chocolate brownies! An amazing experience and a lovely way to remember our first anniversary in Bournemouth!

Restaurant Location Map
Arbor Restaurant
4 Grove Road East Cliff, Bournemouth, South West England, BH1 3AX

Available offers

  • Classic Afternoon Tea £18.50pp
  • Champagne afternoon tea £28 per person
  • COLLECTION - Afternoon tea £18.50pp

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