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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  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
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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 Peter Mitchison M from Newtown
    6 November 2015

    Absolutely lovely evening dinner. Staff very attentative polite and charming without being disruptive to your evening. Ambience superb relaxing warm and inviting The food was delicious, quantity just right to satisfy. My only regret s that we found this delightful restaurant to celibrate our daughters graduation from BU, wish we had found it when she first went to BU as we would have been back each time we made the the long journey for delivery and collection. My advice, book a table and go, you won't regret it

  • By Richard C from Leeds
    31 October 2015

    The crab risotto was outstanding and the cashew nut butter cheesecake with homemade blackcurrant jam icecream was the perfect way to finish a delightful meal

  • By Mary L from Welwyn
    30 October 2015

    Attending a weekend convention, booked a table for pre show dinner for 6 ladies. We caught the start of the new menu released for Autumn. Very attentive service, delicious food, a good Pinot Noir and six very happy diners. I shall try to return to Bournemouth and to stay in the hotel and come to the Arbor Restaurant again. A lovely experience which we all enjoyed.

  • By Rikki F from Pool
    22 October 2015

    Great service, Great food would recomend thi splace to anyone. 5/5

  • By Valerie P from Bournemoouth
    18 January 2015

    I went to the Arbor Restaurant with a friend. From the start we were impressed with the ease of parking, accessibility of the restaurant (though we would have appreciated a handrail on BOTH sides of the fairly steep stone steps). The Lounge Bar is comfortable with sofas, and the staff are knowledgeable and attentive. Our lunch was beautifully served by staff who were eager to please, and the quality of the meal (though a simple meal) was beyond reproach. The price of the lunch was very competitive indeed, making it affordable on a fairly frequent basis. I would certainly recommend this restaurant for its relaxed atmosphere and discreet but attentive staff.

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

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