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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 Thursday, 09 August 2018

Fantastic food and cocktails, great atmosphere, lovely staff and the perfect view - what more could you ask for!!

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Lovely meal ... was late on our reservation but they still managed to fit us in. Lovely people

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Waitress was lovely and so was the food really nice. We were a large table so wanted to get drinks separately at bar and we timed It 20 minutes to served at bar on one occasion and nearly as long in others. I did mention it To the waitress. The bar wasn’t over busy either between 7.30 and 10 so I can only assume understaffed and cocktails take So long to make Unfortunately some members of our table Found music too loud and had to leave early.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

We did the Cocktail masterclass which was excellent. Michael did an excellent job and really made the whole experience so enjoyable.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

The food was good but way too much. We all commented on how much food we got for what we paid. You could reduce the portions hugely. The atmosphere has always been good when ever i have been. Unfortunately the service let you down. An unfortunate incident where one of the barmen tried to charge me for three cocktails but only made two and tried to share it between 3 glasses and when I questioned him about it he became very unpleasant and refused to serve me without trying to rectify my issue. Thankfully I contacted a manager who sorted out my order but I would be concerned if that was one of my staff and they thought that was acceptable behaviour.

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

great service, booked table online and request for sea view seating met, thank you for lovely evening

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Was very busy so service was a little slow- but food and cocktails were great - my birthday and they put a big sparkler in my dessert which was a nice touch

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Very enjoyable meal as usual in Aruba

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

Our waiter was very patient with us, we were on a date and hadn’t looked at the menu for ages. He didn’t rush our choices but was still very attentive, perfect balance.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Great atmosphere...tasty food and good price.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Brett as always was a great server. Quick and friendly service. He deserves a medal as it’s so busy often. Great food and atmosphere

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The pork was dry and disappointing. Not very much Caribbean food selection on the menu. Cocktails were nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

The chap who looked after our table was fab. However we (a larger group of 8) came back the next morning for breakfast, which says on the website is 9-11, to be turned away at 10:40. Very disappointing.

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

Insane food and portions were so generous!!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

I always like to come with my family to Aruba, lovely atmosphere, drinks and food. Great staff too, thank you for the fantastic service.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

all staff very helpful

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Amazing vibe, perfect for hen do. Music really good.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 July 2018

Really enjoyed the food and considering there was 30 of us the service was brilliant. Our waiter went above and beyond and really looked after us. Would thoroughly recommend!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Only downside was being so close to a loud table of 8, we couldn't really hear each other and felt like were sitting with them. Other than that the food was really good and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend and if back in Bournemouth will visit again

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Visited On Monday, 02 July 2018

Staff was rude and didn’t let us eat, we asked to speak to a manager and they refused! Pathetic service we received, there was 4 of us looking to sit and eat a full meal, lady was aggressive towards us! AVOID

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Hi Lewis, I am absolutely horrified to read this review and will be investigating this immediately, that is no where near the standard that I expect from my staff and would like to aposigise for this experiance. I would also like to invite yourself and your 3 friends back again for a complimentary meal and drink on us so you can see what we actually have to offer. I must apologise again for the service you received and i assure you that this will be dealt with. I look forward to making this right, Dan

Responded On Wednesday, 04 July 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

Flat lager twice !! Possibly due to glasses need replacing or dishwasher reacting to glasses. Steak was appalling for £20 thankfully taken off the bill. Waiter seemed really overran and couldn't offer an efficient level of service.

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Visited On Friday, 01 June 2018

Great food and very accommodating, especially given the size of our stag group! Highly recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 01 June 2018

Always so welcoming, great food and great cocktails, food portions are amazing for the money, always make sure I book a table when I visit Bournemouth

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Visited On Thursday, 31 May 2018

We had our drinks reception here after our wedding. It was brilliant! Our guests were all very happy and the kids had a great time on the beach, luckily the weather held out for us! I can’t thank your team enough. Fabulous all round. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 May 2018

A great restaurant for large groups, good fun atmosphere

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