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Arbor Restaurant

4 Grove Road | The Green House, Bournemouth BH1 3AX, England
+44 1202 498900
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 - 21:30All hours
Seafood, European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Grove Road | The Green House, Bournemouth BH1 3AX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant as the reviews were good however our experience was far from this . We had an overpriced cocktail before our meal which was poor and the meal was no better . I had the steak which was not tender at...More

Thank ivan j
oosullivan, General Manager at Arbor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am so sorry to hear of your disappointment with our Arbor restaurant. All of our bar team are trained in mixology and use only the finest and freshest ingredients available. We use full measures and not half measures which is reflected in the price....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant - better choice than the restaurants of the nearby hotels. Great ambiance and menu selection.

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for my birthday. Service fantastic! Food fantastic,and great ambiance, will definitely come here again when visiting Bournemouth.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here this evening after seeing good reviews on TripAdvisor. Very disappointed. We both had lamb, which could have been any meat. The food wasn't hot. When the waiter collected our plates he asked had it been ok. I explained it was cold and didn't...More

Thank Hedgehog128
oosullivan, General Manager at Arbor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with Arbor restaurant. The Lamb dish you spoke of is Roast Lamb Rump, Slow-Cooked Breast with Confit Onion Mash and Pea Purée, this is an exceptionally tender new-season lamb from nearby Wiltshire and is served two ways:...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose Arbor as it had great reviews and we were not disappointed. Fantastic food and great staff. We were also given a glass of prosecco each for my friends Birthday. I would highly recommend this little gem.

Thank Jodie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning food and really good value. Went for a business dinner out, it was very calm (just what we needed) and could hear ourselves speak. The waiting staff were fantastic and very helpful. Hands down the best meal I have had in a very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant for dinner on a Saturday evening. Really lovely hotel with comfortable and relaxed bar area for pre dinner drinks. The restaurant is lovely with a great setting and very helpful staff. Could not fault the food it was lovely. I'm gluten free...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant quite a few times. It is definitely our favourite place in Bournemouth the food is always excellent. This time was no exception, food was delicious, staff very friendly. I had the local catch of the day and the plaice...More

Thank Welshrarebit26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with colleagues, as stated in a previous post equivalent to Michelin restaurant quality. Food was diverse, fresh and exciting. Desserts were amazing. The staff were friendly, smiling and although busy remained calm and wonderful. I can only advise that if you are looking for...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restuarant for a birthday treat with our family. Excellent meal, great choice of food. Had the set menu which was really good value for money. Staff very attentive and excellent service. Thanks guys, we'll be back.

Thank DandaNotts
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27 November 2016|
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Response from Newkneebb | Reviewed this property |
We had no problems - we booked lunch and there were many people having afternoon tea
David A
29 September 2016|
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Response from oosullivan | Property representative |
Hi David, I know this is a little late but... we do have a separate fryer that we use for Coeliac diets but of course we do need to know in advance of this particular dietary requirement. Hope this helps! Olivia
Alison F
28 October 2015|
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Response from AitchMars | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that a lunchtime visit might be a better option for children as there are likely to be diners trying to enjoy a romantic dinner in the evenings...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Grove Road | The Green House, Bournemouth BH1 3AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 498900
  • E-mail
2AA Rosette, award winning restaurant, serving imaginative local food sourced within a 50mile radius. Two seafood dishes change daily to give you the best of what's been caught that day.

From daily deliveries of organic farm assured produce and artisan specialities to some of the UK's finest fish and shellfish, fresh from the trawlers, at Arbor we're passionate about bringing you truly local flavour. In the hands of Andy and his team, these great ingredients are transformed into dishes that effortlessly blend the classic with the contemporary.

We run a Tasting Menu on first Thursday of every month and we also have our Farm to Frying pan speciality evenings. Check out the most up to date menus on our website as our menus change with the seasons
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