Aruba Restaurant and Bar

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5AA
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Opening Information

Monday to Friday service starts from midday through till 10pm.
Saturday and Sunday breakfast is served from 9am.


Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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, 27 December 2020

Worst experience here. Terrible service rude and unhelpful staff. Have never experienced such slow service in my life. The place was virtually empty the waiter didn’t know what he was doing and when I asked to speak with the manager he told me he was the manager! The food wasn’t terrible. Although the calamari costs £8.50 and you get like 5 tiny pieces. But the drinks were almost un drinkable. We were served cocktails out of wine glasses. The passion fruit daiquiri was a glass of foam. Each time we asked for them to re make the drinks they brought us back even more disgusting ones. I mean it’s not that hard to get cocktails right is it. They even had the cheek of adding on £20 service fee. When I experienced pretty much no service whatsoever. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. The manager was also very rude couldn’t take that his bar was a complete disaster.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Very attentive and polite staff, thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Great festive atmosphere, slow service when trying to pay

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

We had a fabulous time having breakfast with Santa. The staff we lovely and attentive and they had worked hard to make it safe during covid-19 for everyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Great experience for Santa breakfast this year. Would defiantly book for next year.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Father Christmas was amazing so lovely with the kids .

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

I’d happily pay £5 or something next year for the children to get a toy from Santa. Poached eggs were very snotty and scrambled eggs not great either

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Big up, it was lit up. Service was superb, food was bit salty but cocktails were satisfyingly sweet.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Brilliant experience

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Really enjoyed our Santa breakfast, service was great and Santa was really good - he was good fun and overcome our grandsons shyness for a photo!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

We did the breakfast with Santa which if I’m honest was completely overpriced I ended up having to pay an adult price for my 12 year old as two tiny pancakes for £6 makes it pretty expensive ! yes we saw Santa for a few minutes by the table as our breakfast arrived complete inappropriate timings as Santa trying to talk to our youngest daughter and then our breakfast being put through can’t really concentrate on the magical moment ! I don’t really understand why there was no little gift for the children either yes I understand we are in covid but I can’t really see the difference between a gift being given and me picking up my shopping in the supermarket, yes Christmas is not all about giving but when your child see Santa their usual expectation is just a little something an 89p selection box would surfice with the mark up on breakfast I’m sure there will be plenty to spare ! I wouldn’t come back for this experience. The food we did have was lovely but if you don’t like eggs you are stuffed for this experience and obviously the positioning of the restaurant is also lovely

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

The Christmas decorations are amazing and really lifted our spirits! Your team must have worked so hard to make such a transformation. We absolutely loved what you've done. It was also brilliant to be able to listen to live music again after such a long time. Thank you all for your brilliant efforts. It's really appreciated!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Been to Aruba so many times and normally amazing, but today our food was burnt, music was too loud to have a conversation, food took forever to come and cocktails were very watery. Not very impressed

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

We booked 'Breakfast with Santa' what an absolutely amazing experience- Santa was excellent and very interactive with everyone. The breakfast was also amazing. The kids and adults had a fabulous time- thank you Aruba you made our build up to Christmas a great treat

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Great food but really pricey not sure why the bill was £46 for 2 adults and 2 kids for the breakfast with Santa. I didn’t realise until we left. The experience was great, only feedback maybe ask for the kids names and who their adults are we took my niece and nephew and Santa (understandbaly) assumed I was mummy which my nephew quizzed me on later how could Santa know everyone but not know I’m his auntie 🤦‍♀️

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

The staff were lovley and the food and drink spot on, and such an amazing view and great deccor would recommend and thankyou for our corner seat :)

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Was absolutely awful the food was cold and bread was barely toasted, plus the order was wrong, sent it back and was still returned wrong, totally overpriced at £50 for 4 scrambled egg and very limited menu there was no Christmas music, no present for the children from Santa, the staff are so rude, my tea was freezing cold I politely asked the girl if I could have another one she just glared at me and said wait a minute the whole experience was awful will never return and will be making sure I tell everybody about my experience

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Great breakfast with Santa! Santa himself was great, spent quite a lot of time chatting to us and was really good fun. The food was average... I’ve eaten better at Aruba (avocado on toast was on cheap white sliced bread!) but service/Atmosphere were all very good.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 December 2020

Great night. Live music, good food. Covid secure

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

First class service 👍🏻

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Lovely meal great staff and was a great date lunch as been a while, so was very pleased and impressed 😀

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

This is the second time I’ve been in and asked to use my gourmet card for 25% discount and again I was told it is not valid in November or again in December yet it states it is valid. Everything else was fine apart from this annoying thing. If it’ says valid then Aruba should honour it?

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

We thought the breakfast with Santa was absolutely amazing. So much effort has been put into making Aruba look stunning and festive. Social distancing was fab too and we had lots of space to ourselves in a booth overlooking the sea. From the greeting on arrival, through to the service, and, of course, Santa was brilliant. Santa really was the real deal and we had lots of time with him. I've recommended it to pretty much everyone. The food portions on the Eggs Royal was quite on the small side, and the fact that coffees were extra. But overall, this was a magical experience and one to truly remember.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

We were regulars to Aruba and had been looking forward to the evening but were very disappointed and will not be going back in a hurry. The service was slow and poor. We had booked early for the evening yet we’re given one of the worst tables. And the billing process was ridiculous. usually when you pay a deposit it is deducted from the bill when paying. Instead you tell customers it has been reversed back, yet I am still waiting for the credit to appear in my account.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Great service food & atmosphere. Cocktails were actually good as well.

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