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

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  • Ambience
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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 Kees S from Poole
    20 August 2020

    Friendly welcome, nice bar area, busy evening in restaurant, table of 6, food was ok.

  • By Faye S from Sutton Coldfield
    14 August 2020

    Good service and beautiful food excellent staff

  • By Hannah C from Bournemouth
    12 August 2020

    Food was exceptional and generally enjoyable experience. However experience tainted by being almost ‘chased’ for choosing not pay the discretionary service charge.

  • By SC C from Bournemouth
    12 August 2020

    Sadly the visit didn’t live up to expectations or quality of previous visits. The steak particularly was of poor quality but not enough to complain. The dining experience from food to service lacked unfortunately and didn’t live up to previous visits. We won’t return for this reason.

  • By Brenda & Kees S from Poole
    9 August 2020

    Friendly welcome and temperature taken. Brought to table by very friendly young man, who explained the specials and took drink order. All went very smooth, we were looked after by efficient and friendly staff, the food was very nice, the dessserts as well !!

  • By Vilius P from Epsom
    3 August 2020

    Outstanding service - team workin is very welcoming, attentive, accommodating. Food was great. Very nice cocktails.

  • By Michael Z from London
    3 August 2020

    Bit disappointed. Cocktail bar looked great but only limited selection. Understand limited menu but why no green vegetables. I had grilled plaice and asked for veg but they could only offer green salad. Didn’t do it for me.

  • By Keith H from Bournemouth
    3 August 2020

    Service was excellent, food was good but ordinary. At this price we expect something special.

  • By Hayley H from Bournemouth
    2 August 2020

    The food was lovely and we sat outside. We sat on a table for two. In my eyes wasn't big enough with what they serve the food on. The only problem I had by guest that I came with is a recovering alcoholic. I asked a waitress if the creme brule had any alcohol in it. She said she would ask the chef. She never came back. So asked another server who took another 15 minutes to answer us by this time we were just fed up.

  • By Sarah S from Bournemouth
    1 August 2020

    We had a lovely meal. Sat outside and felt very safe with the arrangements. The staff were excellent and attentive. The food choice was excellent and beautifully cooked and presented. We come here regularly and are very happy to be able to eat here again. This really is a gem of a restaurant,

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

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