Arbor Restaurant

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

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 306 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (81)
  • al fresco (8)
  • breakfast (27)
  • business (34)
  • child friendly (18)
  • dinner (212)
  • entertainment (6)
  • large parties (25)
  • lunch (106)
  • luxury (82)
  • private dining (64)
  • romantic (105)
  • trendy (42)
  • value (77)
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  • By Andy P from Bournemouth
    28 April 2019

    Beautiful meal, fabulous tastes. I did feel draught drink selection poor so had a couple of cocktails one of which, the mint chocolate martini was the most attractive cocktail I have ever seen and it tasted great. Went for Sunday lunch set menu for £25 per head which was great value. Looking forward to going back at some point for dinner.

  • By Susan M from Hampshire
    28 April 2019

    Good food and excellent service.

  • By Helen C from High Wycombe
    27 April 2019

    Lovely meal

  • By Brendan M from London
    21 April 2019


  • By Natalie L from Bournemouth
    21 April 2019

    Excellent from start to finish. Stylish restaurant, friendly and attentive service and delicious food. The set menu is great value and there's plenty of choice.

  • By Laurence M from London
    21 April 2019

    The menu was imaginative and the food of a standard I associate with michelin rated restaurants, in particular the main course, ‘chicken 3 ways.’ Professional and friendly service enhanced the experience. A well sourced wine list completed a truly special dining experience.

  • By Gregory H from Deal
    16 April 2019

    Great service, delicious food and superb value for money.

  • By John H from Glasgow
    11 April 2019

    Customer service and food were excellent. Staff very knowledgeable about the wine list which also helped.

  • By Anne B from Esher
    5 April 2019

    I have been to the Arbor restaurant before. The food and service are always excellent. We shared a selection of “nibbles” to start - be warned the portions are very generous. You could almost make a meal of them alone. The choice is excellent at all courses. The wine list comprehensive. Only negative was a flashing light bulb. I had to ask to move. This should have been dealt with before service if possible - it was very distracting.

  • By Graham W from Birmingham
    16 March 2019

    Thoroughly enjoyable meal and a very professional and personal approach from the waiting staff. I had the tandoori trout, with a mussel sauce and basmati rice and it was cooked perfectly. Prices are not pub prices but they are not overly inflated either. I would say just right for the very good quality of the food. (About £20-£25 for one of the specials of the day). Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, whatsoever. If I had one criticism, the restaurant area is quite small and lacks a little atmosphere but this in no way spoiled the evening.

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