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Arbor Restaurant

4 Grove Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth, BH1 3AX

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  • Arbor Restaurant - Bournemouth
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Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00, 12:30 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 21:00

Afternoon tea was delicious. The scones were warm with lashings of cream and jam. Lemon curd was a thoughtful extra and the cakes were melt in the mouth .

Tamzine 06 June 2019
from Bournemouth

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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.

Arbor Restaurant

4 Grove Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth, BH1 3AX

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4.5 (((() (based on 316 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (219)
  • lunch (107)
  • romantic (106)
  • afternoon tea (84)
  • luxury (83)
  • value (78)
  • private dining (66)
  • trendy (42)
  • business (36)
  • breakfast (28)
  • large parties (25)
  • child friendly (18)
  • al fresco (8)
  • entertainment (5)
  • views (2)
  • ((((* 20 March 2019 by Graham from Birmingham

    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.

  • (((** 19 March 2019 by M from Bournemouth

    Waiter was very attentive.
    Food was good and the menu was varied.
    Our side orders did not arrive with our mains, so we cancelled them.
    The decor was a bit dated.
    The disabled WC smelt of urine.

  • ((((( 6 March 2019 by Kathy from Tunbridge Wells

    We had a superb meal & the service was very good

  • ((((( 5 March 2019 by Lizabeth from Wiltshire

    Had a wonderful evening, the staff were lovely & friendly, food was amazing especially the desserts ??.. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, looking forward to going back soon..

  • ((((* 4 March 2019 by Eve from Poole

    Lovely food, top quality and beautifully presented. Food and wine good value. Service was good too. Dining room large and plenty of space between tables. The decor was okay but what’s with the big brown plastic tree in the middle of the room? Maybe it’s a talking point but the room lacked atmosphere which makes the whole experience more enjoyable.

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Harriet from Bournemouth

    Delicious meal and excellent service!

  • ((((( 18 February 2019 by Kim from Dorset

    Amazing fresh scones, fantastic service

  • (**** 15 February 2019 by Graham from Poole

    I would say I am pretty well traveled but have never written a review as a large percentage of them are stupid. However, facts are worth reporting. The hotel reception manager confirmed at 11.30am that morning by email that my alteration to the numbers dinning was fine for Sunday lunch with a smiley face. Sunday roast/lunch is well advertised on their web site. Four of us met at the restaurant - no Sunday lunch, no explanation, even when asked. Offerings were beef burger and fish and chips. I paid for our drinks and left.

  • (**** 15 February 2019 by Amanda from Hamworthy

    We recently attended for afternoon tea for my mums 60th. We were all quite disappointed at the food and service. The staff weren't friendly. No one asked if we were ok or needed anything else. The sandwiches were very basic, boring and tiny. We had balloons up and no one said happy birthday to my mum or asked if we were having a good day. We had to wait ages for the bill. We won't be going back any time soon.

  • ((((* 13 February 2019 by Annie from Bournemouth

    Nice but expensive for what we had. Service charge automatically added on top too, making it very expensive!

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