Book in for Christmas lunch or afternoon tea at the Green House for small groups

Maybe you’re a start-up with just a few employees, a book group, a close-knit office department or just a bunch of friends or family looking for a special Christmas get-together.

The Green House Hotel is the perfect venue for your small group, centred on gorgeous festive food and cosy, intimate surroundings. And you can be sure that by booking your party at the Green House Hotel, Bournemouth’s most eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel, you will be doing both the planet and your bank balance a big favour.

Our beautiful Arbor restaurant (it’s Latin for tree – what could be more Christmassy than that?!) is open all day for with Christmas lunch starting at two courses for £17.00 per person and three for £20.00.

You really won’t get finer grub anywhere in Dorset for your Christmas pennies than here at Arbor, a fuss-free, fine-dining restaurant that has built its considerable reputation on sustainable sourcing and precision-cooking from scratch. Winner of the Gold Eating Out Trophy at the Dorset Tourism Awards for three years in a row now, and holder of 2 AA rosettes, Arbor offers a handcrafted Christmas menu chock full of superb, hearty flavours. Here you will enjoy some of the finest produce to be found anywhere in the South of England, from free-range Norfolk Black Turkey with all the trimmings to super-fresh South Coast Hake flavoured with Dill and served with capered Mashed Potatoes. Veggies and flexitarians can savour our totally festive homemade nut roast with a very special Dorset Blue Vinney cheese crumb.

For afters, try our unique Christmas Pudding parfait with gingerbread; a luxurious Dark Chocolate Brownie with homemade White Chocolate Ice Cream; or a simple freshly made Dorset Apple Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream. Finish with coffee and (homemade) mine pies for a truly unforgettable Arbor Christmas lunch.

Another lovely idea for smaller parties is Arbor’s Christmas-themed Afternoon Tea – with or without a bottle of fizz, it’s up to you! Share an array of festive finger sandwiches (such as smoked salmon and turkey and cranberry) served on our distinctive wooden cake stands, along with freshly baked fancies, including puff pastry mince pies, Chestnut and Chocolate Brownies, Cranberry and White Chocolate Gingerbread men, and Christmas Pudding Parfait. Plus, of course, our homemade, still-warm-from-the-oven, scones with Dorset clotted cream and seasonal berry jam.

Available from 2pm – 5pm in either the restaurant or the comfortable Green House bar, at £18.50 per person it’s a delightfully fun and cosy way to pass the afternoon together as the Christmas nights draw in.

What’s more, if you’re an enlightened sort who perhaps takes your commitment to corporate responsibility and the environment seriously, then you really ought to know that Arbor at the Green House Hotel is the holder for the second year running of the Sustainable Restaurant Association award for the Environment – an indication, according to the SRA of ““extraordinary accomplishments in the last year [that] have demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable”.

So the Green House Hotel’s Arbor restaurant really is the perfect choice for your guilt-free Christmas getaway. You can spoil yourselves safe in the knowledge that you won’t be spoiling the planet too!

Please be aware that Christmas at Arbor fills up fast. So to book your Christmas lunch or Afternoon tea today call the Green House Hotel on 01202 498900 or email

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