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Arboreal

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68 Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AB, Wales
+44 144.677.5093
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely place

Visited here twice whilst visiting my Dad for a long weekend. Dinner on Thursday night was accompanied by some great live jazz provided by a couple a lads from the college of music in Cardiff. Bassist and saxophonist provided the perfect backdrop to a great meal. Three of us shared a baked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Jules_Richards
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Antibes, France
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English first
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

After being recommended this place by a friend I went here for lunch with a friend. Sticky table,chalkboard menu placed on the floor to view. Menu very limited.Food underwhelming and overpriced.Noisy acoustics,waiter hovered to take plates but disappeared when we wanted bill. Didn't stay for dessert went to Aroma instead(lovely).

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arborealcafekitchenb, Owner at Arboreal, responded to this review

This is a disappointing review to receive. Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you feel we have limited choice here. We pride our selves on the food style at arboreal. Our menu is simple and kept on a board to allow us to change easily and quickly with seasons and also to demonstrate what's available on individual days... More 

cardiff
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Twice visited now , first time given vouchers for poor service , second time arrived for Sunday lunch at 2 pm to be told there wasn't enough veg to go with the meat !!!! Never made to feel welcome and waiter certainly not apologetic !! So leave 4 hrs for a meal there or if want Sunday lunch need to... More 

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arborealcafekitchenb, Owner at Arboreal, responded to this review

Poor experiences are not good. We have been feeling disappointed since your feedback was received. We would like to comment that your experience is an usual one and to be let down on multiple occasions is not where we pride ourselves. The Sunday situation of running out of vegetables has never happened before and this Sunday we honestly think because... More 

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Yet again this place always hits the spot. Gorgeous food...the mussels were heaven in a bowl! Really attentive, friendly staff. Relaxed, funky atmosphere and this was only a Tuesday night! Arboreal really is a gem in Cowbridge and by far the best restaurant in my opinion. I brought a friend along who had come up from Chichester and she loved... More 

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Relaxed decor/environment, good choice of drinks but found the menu quite limited. Fortunately there is a daily blackboard of specials. I had a pork Dijon mustard dish which was ok, portions a little underwhelming considering the price.

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Antibes, France
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Visited here twice whilst visiting my Dad for a long weekend. Dinner on Thursday night was accompanied by some great live jazz provided by a couple a lads from the college of music in Cardiff. Bassist and saxophonist provided the perfect backdrop to a great meal. Three of us shared a baked Camembert with a selection of delicious breads and... More 

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Love this place, had another delicious lunch. Fresh haddock and salmon fish cakes to die for. Plenty of food, attentive staff and water jug with ice and lemon (no extra cost). Worth every penny.

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Wales
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A small party of us had a birthday lunch here a few weeks back. Luckily we booked because it was really busy. Lovely "blue moon" beers, chilled setting with nice music and good atmosphere next to the open kitchen with the big pizza oven. We had a few sharing platters to start which were a little disappointing due to the... More 

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best Sunday lunch I've eaten - and I've eaten a few! If you haven't had Sunday lunch at Aboreal you haven't lived. Fantastic. Thank you

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A lovely place to go and eat what was fresh, delicious food. Friendly, warm and welcoming staff who were most accommodating! Definitely give this place a try! Highly recommended!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Trendy and friendly , quite expensive @£15 for a pizza but fresh and different . Well worth a visit for a special occasion , relaxed informal service with a young enthusiastic team and an imaginative menu .

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Address: 68 Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 144.677.5093
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Cowbridge
Cuisine: Contemporary

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  • Address: 68 Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Cowbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 144.677.5093

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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