Guide MICHELIN 2020

Arbor Restaurant

(375 Reviews)
4 Grove Road East Cliff, Bournemouth, 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 375 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (102)
  • al fresco (13)
  • breakfast (33)
  • business (42)
  • child friendly (20)
  • dinner (266)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (32)
  • lunch (133)
  • luxury (97)
  • private dining (83)
  • romantic (133)
  • trendy (51)
  • value (93)
  • views (3)
  • By Fraser H from Bournemouth
    5 February 2016

    Starters were the best. Nice quick service and very attentive.

  • By Samantha U from Bournemouth
    17 January 2016

    We had been to Arbor restaurant a couple times before so we knew what kind of service and quality of food to expect, and we were not disappointed. We arrived at the hotel/restaurant a bit earlier than our booking so we went to sit down at the bar where the staff were very attentive with our drinks, taking our coats and after a few minutes gave us the food menus so we could take our time deciding on our choices. The food was absolutely stunning, flavorsome, delicious and presented beautifully. We thought their lunch menu offer of 3 courses for £20 was very good value for money. Would recommend to anyone.

  • By Madeline G from bournemouth
    17 January 2016

    lovely meal, well presented, but food could have been a little hotter.

  • By Carol A from Bournemouth
    20 December 2015

    Went yesterday, definitely going again - service - great - food wonderful. If there was one criticism it would be that no bread was offered with the first course, usually all restaurants offer this without charge.

  • By Sarah H from BOURNEMOUTH
    13 December 2015

    I really enjoyed dining in the Arbor restaurant on Sunday. Relaxed atmosphere, the staff were friendly, food very tasty, good choice on the menu.

  • By Madeline G from Bournemouth
    6 December 2015

    lovely food nicely presented. could have been a little hotter. happy friendly staff

  • By Russell P from Dorchester
    27 November 2015

    I booked the pre theatre deal and had a fantastic experience. A hidden gem.

  • By Ray H from Saffron Walden
    21 November 2015

    Excellent food and service

  • By Danni R from Poole
    16 November 2015

    A lovely evening for my birthday. Everything about the Arbor experience was amazing. Thank you ??

  • By Sandie H from Bournemouth
    7 November 2015

    Dining with son and his wife in a relaxed atmosphere, and lovely food with very good service. We have already recommended this restaurant and will return for yet another fine dining experience.

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

Available offers

  • Classic Afternoon Tea £18.50pp
  • 3 courses for £25 per person
  • Champagne afternoon tea £28 per person
  • Mother's Day Afternoon tea with Champagne £28 per person
  • Mother's Day menu £30 per person
  • 5-course tasting menu "menu preview evening"£35 per person

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