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Arboreal

68 Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AB, Wales
+44 144.677.5093
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Ranked #10 of 35 restaurants in Cowbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I never really bring myself to use trip advisor to report on whether a restaurant is great or not but I really felt I had to make the effort this time. What a great night me and my wife had last sat evening. After hearing a lot of positive feedback from friends we finally decided to make the visit. Even... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were travelling back from Cardiff; midday Sunday; feeling hungry - horror of horrors, it's "Sunday Lunch"! You know what I mean - micro-sliced bits of something that might once have been roast meat, served with over-microwaved vegetables. Enough to keep you at home at the weekends. But then Trip Advisor came to the rescue by telling us about Arboreal.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We first visited Arboreal a few months ago. Although the decor is great, my husband and I weren't overly impressed. You can see what the management are trying to achieve through sourcing quality ingredients and creating original dishes but it just doesn't hit the mark. Despite our mediocre experience, we decided to give them a second chance and revisited on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Having recently moved to Cowbridge, we regularly come here for a drink and the atmosphere and service is excellent.The staff are great and so welcoming. The food is outstanding.The Lamb pizza we had was the nicest pizza my wife and I have ever had! Starters were stunning and a lovely bottle of wine to go with the meal.I would highly... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Excellent food, atmosphere, staff and service. Perfect for lunch (excellent Sunday lunch), dinner or just a coffee! Highly recommend this place to anyone. We'll done arboreal!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a meal here yesterday evening and were bitterly disappointed with the food and service we received. We found that the choice range on the evening menu was exceptionally limited. We also found that the quality of the food we ordered was extremely disappointing with stale and burnt bread (with oils). The prices for the meal was extortionate when... More

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arborealcafekitchenb, Owner at Arboreal, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent trip advisor. We genuinely do care about the feedback we receive. We take on board all constructive feedback and use this as a tool to improve both the food and service we deliver to our customers table. We are one of the few eateries that quality taste and check every ingredient and dish that is... More

South Wales UK
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We booked for an evening meal. There was a group in half an hour or so ahead of us but we had to ask for a menu after 10 minutes of sitting there. We ordered and were brought drinks and some nibbles. The food took probably 40 minutes at least to come. It is good to find a chef who... More

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Once again my visit to Arboreal was not a disappointment. Atmosphere,decor and of course the food can't be faulted. The quality and presentation of the food is second to none and the staff again lived up to their reputation. Will be back really soon.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Love the atmosphere and decor but vastly overpriced hence it is usually half empty at lunchtime when everywhere else in Cowbridge is busy. Maybe a lesson needs to be learnt as previous review says £12 for a flat bread with a lot of leaves on it and a few bits of chorizo is way over the top for lunchtime when... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I decided to take my boyfriend, who lives in England, for breakfast. We chose The Arboreal as had eaten there before. He decided to try the Welsh breakfast event thou £8 was a bit steep. What he had was I smidgen of laver bread, a few cockles, the fattiest panetta I've ever seen, a wafer of bread and a spoonful... More

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