Heavy rains, high winds, flooding… it hasn’t been the best start to 2016, has it? The daylight is creeping back far too slowly, too, with many of us still going to work and coming home in the dark.
What January and February need – no, demand – is plenty of bright spots on the horizon to look forward to and lighten the dull days. They don’t have to be big things. A fine meal for two at the best restaurant you can afford, for example, can dispel the gloom and give you a lift that lasts long after the meal is over.
Arbor at the Green House Hotel, one of the newest 2 AA Rosette Restaurants in Bournemouth, offers fine dining without any of the formality and stuffiness often associated with those two words.
At Arbor, fine dining is all about the food – the best seasonal ingredients, cooked beautifully, and served as freshly and honestly as possible in attentive yet relaxed surroundings.
At Arbor, fine dining comes with a clear conscience; the Green House Hotel was developed on sustainable principles, from the building materials to the furnishings, the energy systems to the biodynamic and organic wine list. Up on the roof, the solar panels share space with our very own honey-producing bee hives. So you can be sure that fine dining at Arbor restaurant won’t cost the Earth (in any sense). Not only are we careful with our food miles; we also use as much organic, Fairtrade and farm assured produce as possible, working closely with suppliers who stake their family name on their quality. And because we’d like you to come back, we also price our menu as keenly as possible. All in all, we think you’ll agree that sounds pretty damn fine!
Arbor, crowned winner of the Gold Trophy for Eating Out in the Dorset Tourism Awards for the past three years in a row, has become something of a destination restaurant for fine dining in Bournemouth, nestled peacefully in a green oasis just one block from the famous golden sands. Arbor dishes are precision-cooked and imaginative but never intimidating. Starters include Winter Salad Of Beetroot & Pumpkin topped with a Crispy Hen’s Egg, and South Coast Crab Risotto with Onion Fritter. Arbor main courses make the most of the wonderful, sustainably sourced meat, fish, seafood and veg available in Dorset and its surrounding counties – our chefs, led by Andy Hilton, are passionate about sourcing ingredients straight from the farm gate and fresh off the trawlers.
The Green House Hotel, Bournemouth’s most eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel, is open all day for relaxed eating out in peaceful surroundings. It’s the perfect destination whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two, lunch with friends, afternoon tea with Mum, or that all-important business meal.
The Green House bar serves pastries and snacks from 10 am – 10 pm: our gorgeous Afternoon Tea which is made fresh to order by our very own pastry chef, Beth, is served from 2-5 pm.
Arbor restaurant opens for leisurely lunches from 12:30 pm to 2 pm. And for dinner, our seasonal A la Carte menu commences at 7 pm while Early Birds and theatre-goers can dine from 5.30 – 6:30 pm with 3 courses at just £20.00.
At Arbor you can be sure of a warm welcome by staff who actually love food as well as looking after people. Our elegant period interiors are designed to be homely and comfortable so you can kick back, relax over a glass of wine (or two!) and enjoy our unfussy fine dining. Oh, and there’s plenty of complimentary on-site parking, too, so you don’t need to worry about finding a space!
If you’re planning a special occasion, you should be aware that Arbor and the Green House Hotel is not only one of the top fifty wedding venues in the UK but also top caterers for a host of Bournemouth events such as fashion shows, charity lunches, private parties, fine dining events, product launches and theme nights. So whether it’s a baby shower, an engagement party, or a birthday lunch, our events team will make it the most delicious and memorable occasion you can imagine. We can offer fine dining in your own private room for larger parties – just email or call 01202 498500 today to speak to one of expert planners.
To book your fine dining experience at Arbor restaurant, go online here or call 01202 498500.