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
  • 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 Saturday, 30 November 2019

We had a great time. It would have been nice to have a booth all around a table as it was hard to talk to others down the table and had to shout as the music was loud, which is fine when your having a drink and a dance but not when eating and chatting. Overall the food was great and service was great. We all had a fab time thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Very lovely food!! We booked online and because we have a reservation they put us by a window with an amazing view of the beach!

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

When we were booking, it took a little while for people to get back to us hit understandably when it’s christmas and busy other than that really was great! Food, service - brilliant!

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

pizzas were dreadful! Not home-made, not freshly baked and not sourdough! tasted like a supermarket frozen pizza with a few last minute toppings added before being put in the oven!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 November 2019

Excellent service and food. Balloons on the table and birthday cake with candle all added to the occasion. Great venue with a really lovely vibe. Thank you for looking after us so well. x

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Even though i had confirmed via the email link, when i got there the team thought my reservation had been cancelled. That was quite stressful for a minute or two.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

The food we had was very poor. The tortilla chips tasted stale. The guacamole tasted like it was shop bought and very poor quality, it was like it was over blended and overly smooth. Have been quite a few times and had lovely food. This was well below standard and would not recommend the food. Very disappointed. Service was good and the drinks were well priced.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Fabulous views and great value food. Staff engaging and friendly

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Food was taken to the wrong table, I watched multiple people taking a ticket on and off the food and was then brought to me

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Excellent Evening!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

We had a fantastic night - thank you, the service was brilliant, we were made to feel very welcome and had a great time. Great atmosphere - highly recommended!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

The food we had was awful and clearly not quality controlled. All meals were not up to standard. The service we received was good but we wouldn’t come back for food

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Food was delicious. Not much too choose from on the menu. Prefered better music.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

We haqd a great time at Aruba on Friday night. All the staff were so friendly and efficient, the food and service was amazing and we were looked after so well We provided a birthday cake which was brought out with sparklers and a rendition of Happy Birthday Thank you for such a great time :-)

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Fantastic setting , fantastic service , food . Perfect venue for all occasions, was my daughters 21st and it was very enjoyable indeed. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

The waiting staff who looked after us were fantastic and I couldn't fault them. However, seeing an altercation between 2 male members of the kitchen staff who had to be separated by a female colleague was disappointing. The food itself was good, but the time it took to serve us was a little longer than we had hoped for, especially given that we had fully pre ordered our food. The noise in the restaurant (music) was just too loud. Last year when we ate at Aruba, the music volume didn't start to go up until 10pm, by which time, we were leaving. I totally understand the type of venue this is and expect there to be a lively atmosphere, but with a mixed group, including children, I found the noise to be a little too much. As previously said, the food was good and our waiting staff were great. I would recommend to anyone in the future, just need to consider if the venue is appropriate for your party.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Really helpful with a group of 18. Everybody enjoyed the food and the venue.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Pity the restaurant area was in the same place as the music. Anywhere quieter where we could hear each other talking would have helped. Food was cheap and that was reflected in the quality. Staff were very efficient and helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Good meal overlooking the beach. Food was good, we both had burgers which were as expected. A lively atmosphere which was fine for us, we were there from about 6-7:15 on a Sat eve; don’t come here if you want a relaxed/ romantic meal! Service was good, everyone friendly.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Amazing place

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Excellent food (Boca Buffet), service and atmosphere to celebrate my birthday. Table service for drinks would have been an added bonus as there were long waits at the bar (understandable for a Saturday night but there was a large group of us).

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

We were incredibly disappointed with the whole running of the event. I have already tried emailing and not had any communication back. We did not receive our complimentary glass of prosecco on entry, they were running 1hpur 45 minutes late, we could not see or hear the demonstration and the waitress was incredibly rude.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

We had a hen party lunch at Aruba and it was really nice! They decorated the table with balloons and let us put our own decorations, which I think was nice of them. Food and drinks were really good at a reasonable price

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Great atmosphere, good food, quick service

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Had a good day out with the wife.cocktails a little pricey but worth it for the view and atmosphere. Definitely be back

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