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
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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 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.

  • By Joy H from Bournemouth
    29 September 2019

    We went for afternoon tea at the arbor restaurant at the Green Hotel. It was scrummy. Beautiful fresh sandwiches, cakes, a truly lovely individual trifle and scones. The jam and lemon curd both hand made. The staff were all very polite and friendly and we were not rushed. The hotel is very relaxed and we had a drink in the bar afterwards. A lovely afternoon spent in a lovely place. Going back for a Sunday roast soon. Would recommend.

  • By Jill B from Bournemouth
    25 September 2019

    The Arbour is a restaurant within a hotel. It’s a lovely peaceful setting and tastefully decorated. The staff couldn’t have been more welcoming. The menu has some lovely quirky touches and I loved every single thing. I started with Sea bream cerviche which was delicate and full of flavour, followed by Duck in soy and ginger. The duck hearts in a bun were delicious little bursts of flavour and a first for me. Couldn’t resist desert but chose the healthy option, griddled watermelon with cucumber and mint jelly with sorbet - yum.

  • By Mary C from Bournemouth
    18 September 2019

    We had drinks in the bar before our meal. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food, as always, was amazing. Every course was perfect. We will definitely be back.

  • By Gerald D from Oxford
    16 September 2019

    Lovely room with friendly staff, not too crowded or noisy. The bream ceviche was stunning, and both the duck and lamb main courses were spot on. Modest wine list with sensible range and pricing.

  • By John T from Southampton
    15 September 2019

    Exactly what we wanted. A quiet and relaxed atmosphere with excellent food where we could have a conversation easily and hear what was being said, without noisy music, and at our own pace. We will definitely go again.

  • By Jeffrey W from TUNBRIDGE WELLS
    13 September 2019

    The dining area was very pleasant with plenty of space and the food was really great

  • By Claire R from london
    8 September 2019

    Dining at Arbor was overall a pleasant experience, the food was tasty and portions were generous. Service was attentive and the hotel itself has a warm charm. We would stay and eat here again.

  • By Kelsey J from Bournemouth
    7 September 2019

    The restaurant is very charming and the decor was beautiful. The outside area was perfect for after dinner drinks and chatting. The vegetarian options were delicious and filling, especially the risotto. The cocktails were reasonably priced and expertly made. Would visit again.

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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