Guide MICHELIN 2020

Arbor Restaurant

(383 Reviews)
4 Grove Road East Cliff, Bournemouth, 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 383 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (104)
  • al fresco (14)
  • breakfast (34)
  • business (44)
  • child friendly (20)
  • dinner (273)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (33)
  • lunch (135)
  • luxury (101)
  • private dining (84)
  • romantic (136)
  • trendy (52)
  • value (96)
  • views (3)
  • By Nick S from Bournemouth
    17 October 2019

    An enjoyable and tasty experience. Nice building tastefully decorated, attentive polite staff, well thought out dishes with good flavours.

  • By Adrian L from SOUTHAMPTON
    16 October 2019

    Have a Timeshare Apartment nearby and always visit the Arbor when there. The restaurant's proximity is not the only reason we go - it is just one of the most pleasant of dining experiences and we look forward to going there always. During our week we ate in the restaurant twice and had a bar meal one lunch time. The Sunday lunch (pork) was excellent and the vegetables were slightly different to your 'run of the mill' offering - celeriac and (separately!) braised red cabbage. As a qualified chef I can only applaud the offering of something a bit different. The daily sustainable fish offering is also great - so fresh. The staff are also personable - special mention of Maddie who coped with an extended family group of 7 with aplaomb and wit!.

  • By Howard B from Weston-super-Mare
    13 October 2019

    Exclusively small restaurant with a relaxed but friendly atmosphere and lovely décor. Lovely food and good service. We had breakfast and Sunday Lunch and both meals were very good and not expensive for the standard of cooking

  • By Nicholas Philip P from Bournemouth
    13 October 2019

    Excellent afternoon tea for my partner and i very good thank you.

  • By Hayden M from Bournemouth
    7 October 2019

    Everything was very nice, the staff was polite and patient, the fish was excellent, perfectly cooked and seasoned. Other customers were quiet enough to have a nice meal with privacy. Really good atmosphere. Plus the quantity of food was perfect. Only negative thing I’d say would be for staff not to assume the man at the table will be paying, this was for a birthday and I’ve had to really quickly grab the bill from the other end of the table before my man looked at the price, next time please just put it in the centre of the table or ask who’s paying.

  • By Hege L from Orkanger
    6 October 2019

    Easy booking service online, informative webpages. Very friendly and professional staff. Lovely interior. The Food was exellent. Some of the guests in my group are vegetarian, they were also very pleased with the menu. Overall the best dining experience we had in Bournemouth.

  • By Tom A from Portsmouth
    6 October 2019

    Very nice looking restaurant, great staff and very good food. Steak was cooked perfectly.

  • By Aaron H from Warlingham
    5 October 2019

    Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful setting and reasonably priced. Highlights had to be the sea bream, lamb, and arancini.

  • By Rhonda S from Essex
    4 October 2019

    Food was excellent. Staff were extremely friendly. Good atmosphere.

  • By Martin J from Sevenoaks
    29 September 2019

    Great Sunday lunchtime dining. Creative menu, lovely food, pleasant professional service. All in all my wife and I would thoroughly recommend.

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

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