Guide MICHELIN 2021

Arbor Restaurant

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

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.

Customer reviews for Arbor Restaurant
(based on 435 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (124)
  • al fresco (19)
  • breakfast (37)
  • business (48)
  • child friendly (20)
  • dinner (305)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (36)
  • lunch (147)
  • luxury (110)
  • private dining (92)
  • romantic (147)
  • trendy (59)
  • value (100)
  • views (4)
  • By Lawrence B from Bournemouth
    9 October 2020

    Been many times and never disappoints. Food, service and value for money are excellent

  • 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 Martin F from leicester
    23 September 2020

    Middle of the road. We had to send a dish back, fish was undercooked, sauce was awful.

  • 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.

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

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