Harden's survey result
This all-day and affordable hotel restaurant was nominated by numerous reporters this year as a favourite destination in the area. In particular, it’s a champion of sustainability, with an emphasis on local, organic, fairtrade and farm assured produce.
Near the sea, this unusual hotel restaurant is a “real surprise in Bournemouth”, with impeccable green credentials that span beehives on the roof, a tree mid-dining room and chairs made from recycled Playstations; despite these attractions, one reporter found the interior “rather dull”, but even they thought “the food and service is compensation”.
“Very good, surprising food” makes this engaging hotel restaurant a destination worth remembering. But, if you’re of an eco frame of mind, it’s a must-visit, as you can enjoy your meal with a clear conscience: not only is there much focus on local artisan suppliers and ethical sourcing, but they sending waste cooking oil to be converted into biofuel, have bee hives on the roof, and use chairs made out of recycled Playstations!
You’ll find well-cooked, honest, uncomplicated but imaginative food, with a huge emphasis on locally sourced produce. We’re lucky: nearby we have England’s garden counties — Dorset — or ‘Daarrset’ as we say it, Hampshire and Wiltshire — from where we get daily deliveries of the best meat, vegetables and dairy products. Being on the south coast, we also get the pick of the country’s fish and shellfish. We love our artisan suppliers and get a buzz out of finding new specialist providers to work with.
What else will you find at Arbor restaurant? Unfussy, knowledgeable service from staff who actually love food and love looking after people. Modern, informal interiors and atmosphere, where we want you to be able to kick back, relax over a nice glass of wine (or two!) and enjoy our de-poshified fine food. And a cosy bar where you can chill in comfort after an unhurried meal. We also host events such as weddings and private dinners at Arbor restaurant, so please let us know if we can help plan and deliver the party of your dreams.
The best thing is that you can enjoy all this with a clear conscience; the Green House was developed on sustainable principles — from the building materials, the energy systems and even the bee hives on the roof! Arbor restaurant continues this proud tradition and ensures that dining here won’t cost the Earth. We’re careful with our food miles and try and use as much organic, Fairtrade and farm assured produce as possible, working closely with suppliers who stake their family name on their quality. Because we’d like you to come back, we also price our menu as keenly as possible.
So, we hope you like Arbor restaurant and are as excited as we are. We look forward to seeing you soon, and in the meantime, tell us what you think and if you’ve got any questions, just askâ€¦.
The team at Arbor
P.S. Why ‘Arbor’ restaurant? Well, it’s Latin for tree, reflecting our roots, our strong eco attitudes and our love of the countryside.
|Wine per bottle||£21.00|
4 Grove Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 3AX
|Monday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Thursday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Friday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Saturday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Sunday||10 am‑10 pm|