Guide MICHELIN 2020

Arbor Restaurant

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

Top offer

Festive Afternoon Tea £18.50pp

Our Green House afternoon tea with a festive flavour. Can be booked for groups too. All dietary are catered for but please do let us know at least 48 hours in advance.


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 349 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (95)
  • al fresco (12)
  • breakfast (31)
  • business (39)
  • child friendly (19)
  • dinner (246)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (30)
  • lunch (121)
  • luxury (91)
  • private dining (77)
  • romantic (121)
  • trendy (46)
  • value (87)
  • views (3)
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Available offers

  • Festive Afternoon Tea £18.50pp
  • New Year's Eve 5 Course Tasting Menu £72pp
  • Christmas Day 7 course Tasting Menu Lunch £80pp
  • Festive Lunch £25pp
  • Festive themed 5 course Tasting Menu £35pp
  • Classic Afternoon Tea £18.50pp
  • Classic Afternoon Tea £18.50pp Sundays
  • 3 course fixed price lunch £25pp
  • British Game Week - 5 course Tasting menu £35pp
  • Graduation Dinner - Complimentary prosecco
  • Graduation Lunch - Complimentary prosecco
  • 5 course Tasting menu "preview night" £35pp

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