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Travellers' Choice2023
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2AA Rosette, award winning restaurant, serving imaginative responsibly sourced, local food. 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. Our terrace is popular in the summer time, if you request a table outside we will try to honour it weather permitting. Children are welcome before 7pm at Arbor
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, British
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful dinning experience not to be missed and extremely highly recommended. Nice reception on arrival, pleasant bar for a pre dinner drink, nicely appointed dinning room with sensible staggered booked tables to allow more personal service. While not an extensive menu what was offered...was interesting and varied. We took advantage of the Friday night special, Chateaubriand for two and I have to say it was absolutely fantastic and cooked to perfection. Accompanied by hand cut double/treble cooked chips in goose fat which were to die for. We sadly couldn’t manage a sweet even though they looked scrumptious. The quality of the food, presentation, ambiance was outstanding all enhanced by service levels from the whole team. For a special treat this must be the number one in Bournemouth and most probably in Dorset.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was cosy. Overall though, a lovely experience and would definitely come again.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Sunday lunch. Absolutely lovely. Beautiful food and great service. The staff were professional, efficient and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Neil Carter, General Manager at Arbor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Raggedcat, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday Lunch and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon Kind regards

Reviewed 28 November 2023

My wife chose Arbor for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner. I’m pleased to say that the service, the food and the wine made it a special night. Many thanks to the Manager and his staff for that special touch.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Delicious food, knowledgeable waiters with regard to wine pairings and a lovely bar and dining room.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

Great food, slow service, quite expensive, but the food was b Very good & the staff were nice, would go again

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Visited this place on a Thursday, a bit quiet with not a lot of atmosphere. The food was delicious, I cannot fault it, so tasty and well presented. The service was OK, friendly but a bit laid back rather than fine dining.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

I went for an afternoon tea with my Mum and my daughter. The staff were polite, courteous and helpful. The dining room was very nice. The afternoon tea was delicious. I highly recommend the afternoon tea and look forward to visiting again soon. Thank you...😊More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Spent a pleasant afternoon taking tea with friends in an atmosphere that was relaxed, not stuffy and with staff who made us feel very welcome. - Tables were well spaced and a pleasing contemporary sculpture of a tree took centre stage and provided an interesting...discussion point. - The finger sandwiches were nice and fresh and the (small) scones were very light and fluffy with truly excellent strawberry jam and raspberry coulis alongside the cream. The cakes were ok, but the bases of the Bakewell tarts were a bit of a challenge for the teeth. - We did have a minor upset when the waiter dropped one of the raspberry coulis on the way to the table. He went off to get a replacement, returned with a cloth to clean the floor and then vanished. So we were one coulis down. To be fair it was still enough. - I feel mean saying this but afternoon tea was a pleasant but not a special experience.More

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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

A really excellent Afternoon Tea, my wife described it as her favourite ever and it’s certainly up there in my top 5 too. Super service, great venue and every item was delicious. They also catered very well for my dairy intolerance. We’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Visited for diner with group of friends. Food was good, starters were excellent in fact however the overall experience wasn’t so great. Staff seemed unsure what to do and almost a tad nervous. Maybe we had new starters but it took the shine off the...evening.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

The chef here at least tries hard and I guess this is why Arbor is rated so highly in this fading seaside town. We had two dinners in the restaurant, and after dining at Rick Stein's for lunch had a light bite in the lounge...on our third night. No complaints, but no real plaudits either. Expensive, but what isn't now?More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

Quite literally the best food I have ever eaten in Bournemouth. Beautifully presented dishes with so much flavour. I have been very fortunate to eat in some amazing places and this food was up there with the Michelin restaurants.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023 via mobile

A visit to this lovely restaurant made up for the disappointing stay at a nearby hotel (not The Green House). The service here is professional - the waiters are light on their feet and observant. The food is simply delicious. Beautifully presented, contemporary and very...tasty. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

What a brilliant dining experience. The food was really tasty and beautifully presented and very good value for 2 rosette restaurant. The waiter Dimitrie was very attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Arbor Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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