Aruba Restaurant and Bar

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5AA
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Breakfast is served satruday & Sunday 9am till 11am, Lunch and dinner service starts from midday through till 10pm.
Our late night weekends keep us partying through till 3am


Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Aruba Restaurant and Bar

Aruba Restaurant and Bar ethos is to offer the finest food, drink, service and atmosphere, in order to create the very best eating and drinking experiences for our guests.
Set on the Beach front in Bournemouth, Aruba offers the very best view in town. Our 360 degree balcony offers a breathtaking view of Bournemouth Bay and Bournemouth Pier.
Open from Breakfast to late offering the best Cocktails and Best Food around.
The Island bar offers great cocktails,great atmosphere and good times.

Cuisine: International
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Wish the tables were not always so sticky. They need a PROPER clean. This really spoils th8ngs when you can’t even lean on the table, despite it being cleaned again by the waitress. Fix it it’s simple!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Service generally good, except for a long wait on mains and an even longer wait for deserts. Only got service when we went to ask someone to bring the meals. Booking process was very smooth and the atmosphere was very nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

I booked for 15 and had a few extra guests. And they were more than happy to set up a few more places. The food was awesome along with the service and atmosphere. I would recommend Aruba to all of my friends. And will definitely be coming back

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

The staff were attentive and helpful and I couldn't complain about them but everything else wasn't brilliant. The whole place felt really dirty. Tables were sticky and I know its often linked to the cleaning products but your arms literally stuck to the tables. We swapped twice but no real difference. They need a good scrub down and re-varnish. Underneath some of the tables was a lot of black sticky gunk that stuck to my trousers and one guest had it all over her hands. I found a shard of glass on the upholstered sofa which I swept off to the floor. Think you could do with a really deep clean!. Food was OK but nothing special. Didn't taste of quality - assume price is linked to location not food. My breakfast plate was covered with water from the poached egg that hadn't been drained properly. The water made the toast all soggy and not crispy/chewy. Eggs had insipid yolks so certainly weren't free range. Overall disappointed as just not what was expected.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Came to Aruba Saturday night and was told the table would be ready before we arrived - nothing was organised. The drinks were brought out eventually but there was only about 10 glasses compared to 20 guest; then the processco came out but they didn’t provide processco glasses and no straws. Was also told people would be over to check it anything extra was needed - no one did so we didn’t bother buying more bottles and had to keep going to the bar for more mixers. Apart from that everyone had a good night

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Great grub, timely, and good service. Music a bit loud for old gits like me, but great atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

We really enjoyed our meal at Aruba and we the staff were really lovely :)

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Our food got to us before our drinks and it wasn't even busy at the bar?? Also the bacon on the full english was on the raw side, and the bacon on the pancakes was very fatty but otherwise food and drink were good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Great Service and Nice Venue, Would use for a corporate event again

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

A huge thank You to Martin for helping us with the booking and for Accommodating us at such short notice ! The staff were really friendly and helpful the food was amazing! Thank you all for making my friends baby shower so nice ! Xx

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Absolutely loved the place!

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Awful service, were left with no drinks whilst having food. Food was cold and burnt. Wouldn’t return

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Arrived 6.45 Ordered food and drink- 30 mins before drink came and one hour before food. There were plenty of waiters just not enough chefs or bar staff. It was not busy Food was cold and returned Asked for cocktail at end of meal and was told by waiter not worth it as it would take too long! When questioned he moaned that he started his shift at 10am Not a good experience and would not go there again

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

where do you want me to start. 1. kept getting our booking mixed up, 3 times they rang to say we hadn't paid, we actually had to go in there to sort it out. 2. when we arrived the seating area was too small, and people were smoking weed outside which was blowing in through the windows. 3 when we complained to the manager, he asked us what we wanted him to do about it. 4. waitress just came and plonked a pile of cutlary, napkins and 2 jugs of who knows what on the table. 5. no customer service what so ever. 6. after much toing and froing, the manager agreed to move us to a table in the resturant area, which took him half an hour to organise. 7. Thank the lord for the resturant manager who was very jolly and his customer care was second to none. His staff were also attentive and well mannered. They actually saved the night for us. Felt very let down and stressed by the whole experience, probably wouldn't go back or recommend it to any other hen party.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

I booked Aruba initially for the terrace sea view and wasn't disappointed. My wife and I both ordered the full english and it was extremely good and tasty. No penny pinching on the portion size too. We were very happy. Coffee, smoothies and milkshakes were drunk and very good. Would certainly return and recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

Food staff were amazing. And helpful. Bar staff rude, slow and could learn a lot from their food colleagues

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Poor food. Pizza tasted like a supermarket bought pizza.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

A great lively place for meal with fabulous view. Can get a bit too lively if groups of stags in but the security team are excellent and value family diners over loud parties which makes a nice change. I was in wheel chair and although access could be nicer than a bit of a smelly goods lift the security team were superb in their care in getting me in without making me feel a nuisance. Nothing was to much trouble.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Went here for dinner....it is a loud bar and dining room in one. If you want to have a conversation, don't go here. The music was so loud. Shared paella, was so tasteless...literally no taste. The service was very good, maybe there are other things on the menu that are edible. Is much more suited for just going for drinks and dance music....not to eat a meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Considering we were a table of 13 chaps and 28 kids the team served us quickly and the food was great as usual. We come every year as a group and can’t fault the service. Excellent, patient staff. See you next year guys!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Food wasn't bad, but burger could be better, chili cheese fried not spicy also took ages to pay.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Music selection was terrible - there was house music playing ALL night - even during dinner Requests were made by multiple groups for different genres including RnB etc however there were only one or two songs thrown in. DJ failed to read the room - lots of people left to go elsewhere inc our large group

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We came for breakfast - grumpy staff, half of our table had things missing from their order eg. no yoghurt on the pancakes etc. The staff member who made coffees made the order incorrectly and overfilled them causing them to spill everywhere. The Eggs Benedict with 'ham' was toast and bacon...not very impressive.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Hair in my main meal never going back again

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Wonderful view. Very tasty burger and sweet potato fries. Extremely well looked after by manager and waitress.

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