Arbor Restaurant

(331 Reviews)
4 Grove Road East Cliff, Bournemouth, BH1 3AX
Modern British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet

Top offer

Champagne afternoon tea £28 per person

This offer is available from July 28, 2018 until September 30, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer includes 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 331 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (90)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (29)
  • business (38)
  • child friendly (19)
  • dinner (231)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (28)
  • lunch (113)
  • luxury (86)
  • private dining (70)
  • romantic (112)
  • trendy (45)
  • value (83)
  • views (3)
  • By Maddy C from Reading
    20 August 2019

    Came here for afternoon tea for my 30th and it was without doubt the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had. The sandwiches were fine, but the homemade scones and cakes really stole the show - and this is coming from someone who normally prefers savoury. The tea selection was amazing and the service was spot on! Thanks guys!

  • By Kerry S from Bournemouth
    19 August 2019

    A lovely lunch in a lovely setting

  • By Rachael S from Poole
    18 August 2019

    Elegant surroundings and friendly staff. The cakes were delicious and more than enough to take some home with us.

  • By Amanda H from Bolton
    16 August 2019

    Fantastic afternoon tea in lovely surroundings and friendly, attentive staff. Wish I lived closer so I could visit more often!

  • By Joanna P from wimborne
    11 August 2019

    Lovely afternoon tea

  • By David W from London
    9 August 2019

    The staff had great attention to detail. They were very knowledgeable about allergies to dairy. My two kids were given colouring in. The food was excellent. Very happy to have a fine dining experience while also with my kids. The burger and fish and chips were excellent. Kids loved the mac and cheese and said it was the best ever. They wanted to go back as did I.

  • By Mr Satpal S from Bournemouth
    5 August 2019

    Great food and service. We had a lovely evening.

  • By Silvia L from London
    3 August 2019

    We went for dinner and we had such a great experience! Delicious food and staff very welcoming . I highly recommend this place. Thank you

  • By Julia S from Bournemouth
    3 August 2019

    We had a wonderful meal at Arbor, starting with a drink in the bar where we enjoyed cocktails and perused the menu. Our order was taken whilst we relaxed, ahead of being shown to the table - a nice touch so we weren't hurried to finish our drinks. We chose Crab Mayonnaise and the Soup of the Day (Cream of Mushroom), both of which were delicious, before moving onto the duck and lamb respectively. The duck was full of flavour, the dumpling light & fluffy, whilst the lamb was juicy, beautifully accompanied by the buttered new potatoes & spring greens. We chose the recommended Yealand's Pinot Noir and finished with the Strawberry Baked Cheesecake. The entire meal was lovely, the service friendly and welcoming. We would highly recommend a visit.

  • By Sarah S from Bournemouth
    27 July 2019

    This is a great restaurant. The menu is great and the service also. They have a talented chef team here. Well worth a visit!. We sat outside in their garden area which just made it all perfect!. Sarah

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