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, 16 June 2019

Beautiful view and it wasn't too busy on Father's Day. The food is a bit overpriced for what it is though

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Dining at 8.00pm so we could be out before DJ at 10.00pm,as didn't want loud music,but there was music on and it was very loud.we couldn't hear each other speak an we ate quickly so we could get out.if I had known beforehand it was like this I wouldn't of booked a table there.but food an service was good

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We went for fathers day and was very disappointed. 2 of us had steak and asked for rare and it came out well done. Drinks took forever to come. Food was cold.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

The view of the sea and food was lovely. The only problem we encountered was the volume of the music. It would've been nicer if the music was lower as it made it difficult to have a conversation whilst enjoying a meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Booked a Cocktail Masterclass for my Sister's hen party, Arrived at just before the allocated slot to be told they weren't ready for us. Brought the prosecco over to a table and the barman said 'do you want me to open it'? Obviously yes that would be nice!!! He then left us to pour it ourselves. After about 10 mins we were ushered over to the same barman who said he had only just found out that he was doing this so wasn't well prepared!!. Masterclass was good, value for money and a nice thing to do for a hen party. Meal was booked for 6pm and we had all pre-booked our menu choices. They wanted to charge us a £70 service charge which seemed rather steep for a table of 13 that had already given their orders 2 weeks previously, We declined to do that and gave the waitresses a generous tip instead, All in all a good experience, food and drinks were good just think they could of made it abit more special.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Staff were friendly and accomodating, absolutely lovely! Drinks were weak, definitely did not contain the alcohol stated, food was below par old chewy steak, icelands chips, no caribbean style sauces available and simple menu alterations not available, i.e. noodles with jerk salmon. The ambience was nice however, the smell of cigarette was wafting over the dinner table, chairs were uncomfortable and surroundings (floors inparticular) were quite dirty. In all, the staff and views made the evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

We had to leave before even ordering our food due to the music being unbearably loud! It was 6:30pm and we were booked to have a family dinner including 4 children. A member of staff could see our 6 yr old son was distressed due to the loudness, and said she would turn it down. She did not do so and put her coat on and either left or went on a break!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

We enjoyed a great lunch for my daughter’s birthday.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

absolutely shocking service - we had a booth prebooked and they still took nearly an hour to give us our drinks - when they gave us our drinks, they tried to rip us off and give us less than what we paid for - staff were rude and made unprofessional comments - we returned for breakfast in the morning where they served us a raw veggie breakfast although it does not state on the menu that it comes raw and the waiter was rude - one good thing about it all was when we complained, the manager was nice and took some money off our bill - overall i wouldnt rate it even a 1 star.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Really disappointed at this time The music was awful

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Food, drinks & service excellent. A little pricey but the quality shows in what you receive. I'll be back again & again.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Good good, very good service and friendly staff

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

If you don't mind dining with loud music then it's a good place to eat in. The food isn't much special, we ordered a seafood platter and the fishcakes were off to the point that we got food poisoning the same evening. If I ate there again I would only ordered vegetarian dishes. The paella was tasteless, had to add salt and pepper to add a bit of flavour. The club though is nice and the cocktails lovely. Staff is nice and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Food had to be sent back .. Did have fun after eating

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Unfortunately we didn’t have a great time! We ordered our drinks and they were sat on the bar for nearly 10 minutes, in the end we went and got them ourselves. Food was pretty average, my sweet potato chips were over cooked and the nachos were really hard. Sorry for bad comments. The staff were lovely

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Lovely nachos, little disappointed in the size of the Aruba slaw. Attentive service

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

Food was good came out quick. However was placed in the middle of the room when requested by the window and booked 10 days before the date!!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Great food Quick and friendly service Awesome Location 5 stars

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Poor service

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The staff were very polite and always checking everything was alright. Will be returning again soon!

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Went with a group of 14 on Saturday, May 11th. We really liked the venue and views over the sea. Our waitress was excellent and a real star. That said, the food quality was generally poor. Steaks were practically inedible (chewy), pizza was cold and cheese not melted, ribs were not great, fish and chips greasy etc. It was a stag do so at the end of the day people just wanted food and we did not complain. General feedback was most would go back to Aruba for drinks/atmosphere but certainly not for food.

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Nice, helpful staff, quick service, nice food & frink. It was a big birthday lunch & we asked for & got a great sea view AND balloons - thoughtful rouch. Not our first visit & we'lll be back. Thank you to all involved.

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Visited On Monday, 06 May 2019

Had my birthday there 2 years in a row. And we always have an amazing time. Can't recommend it enough. M Saunders

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