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Arbor Restaurant

4 Grove Road | The Green House, Bournemouth BH1 3AX, England
+44 1202 498900
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

We booked online for a mid week early dinner (7pm). There were not that many people in at that time although from 7.30 it was about half full. We were promptly seated and served to an excellent standard. I had the chicken starter followed by...More

Thank dandj79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in on the off chance on a Sunday evening for supper. Stupendous soup for one and the egg and beetroot dish for the other... This was so full of subtle flavours. I would love to recreate this dish. We both had the fish with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the food, preparation and attention to detail rivals any Michelin restaurant. Beautifully Baked Camembert starter, locally sourced was a clear winner. As was the pork cheek with squid tempura, a fantastic twist on a surf and turf. I had duck cooked two...More

1  Thank Kumar007_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good quality, beautifully presented and tasted excellent. I had the seafood plate which was well balanced for flavour and cooked perfectly (I hate over-cooked fish and veggies). Service was a little slow but I like it that way. Gave me plenty of...More

Thank TimAlia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Saturday evening for dinner and very impressed. Lovely dining room with good atmosphere and excellent service and food. Recommend and would go again.

Thank stevea53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a party of 35 and we ate in the function room rather than the very nice restaurant so not such a decorative setting. The function room, however, was free of charge (a rarity these days) and was certainly very satisfactorily organised...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at a different hotel nearby but wanted a change and didn't want to walk too far. What a find. Really tasty food, great service and not too expensive.

Thank JonathanBanks
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visited 13th May for Birthday meal as 3 couples. Amazing food, all of us had 3 courses and everyone was really impressed with the quality of the food and very reasonable prices. Service was great, really attentive waiters who had great knowledge of the food...More

1  Thank georgie9898
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Absolutely awful experience, had booked a table for their pre-theatre menu for 6.30pm. Unfortunately arrived 7 minutes late and was told the deal was no longer available despite a largely empty dining area. How ridiculous, if you don't want to offer this deal don't go...More

Thank jennyjones2341
Reviewed 1 May 2017

As a special treat our daughters gave us a voucher for £100 for Arbor last November and we had been looking forward to it enormously. We booked and visited on the 29th of April. When we arrived we were greeted by a charming Romanian waiter...More

Thank 150Jeff1952
oosullivan, General Manager at Arbor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

I am sorry to hear about your experience with us here at Arbor restaurant. Delighted to hear that you found our "Italian" waiter attentive and charming. I have chatted to the team regarding your experience. Our chef Andy Hilton was cooking for you on the...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there usually any difficult booking a weekend reservation, for pre theatre dinner or Sunday lunch? Or the afternoon tea?
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
Hi, My wife and I will be visiting Bournemouth next week and had a couple of questions prior to considering booking a table with you. I am a Coeliac (requiring a gluten free diet) and was wondering if you would be able to confidently cater for me? Additionally, do you cook your chips in a separate fryer to one where you would be frying items with gluten containing ingredients? Many thanks David
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
Is it appropriate for my 3 and 6 year old? They don't need nuggets and chips and are frequent visitors to restaurants (they don't run around) but cannot be relied upon to be silent company! thx
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
USD 8 - USD 38
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, 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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