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Arboreal

68 Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AB, Wales
+44 144.677.5093
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Ranked #6 of 34 restaurants in Cowbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

When Arboreal get it right it's so worthy of their recent Cardiff Life Award for best restaurant 2014. The menu has been recently updated and now offers a most comprehensive range of food, especially their " Tid Bits " where you can sample a range of small bites, ideal as starters. The Mackerel Rillette was fresh and flavoursome and the... More

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Without doubt my favourite restaurant in Wales! The food is locally sourced, fresh and unfussy and the setting is relaxed. I recommend the Cote de Boeuf (for two) served on a board with fries, delicately dressed salad leaves and peppercorn sauce. The lebanese bread (cooked fresh daily) is enthused with spices and served warm is delicious dipped into the homemade... More

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Good location, with parking available on opposite side of the road, the décor is great - however, very over-priced for average food and average service. A prime example of a café trying to be something they are not, and trying to pretend they are in a location that they are not. For example, you are placed right next to an... More

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arborealcafekitchenb, Owner at Arboreal, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - they are always appreciated whether positive or negative. We build our improvements on genuine feedback. The board menu can be a little intruding on privacy however we use it during a menu change period so that we can consolidate valuable feedback before finalising.... So we're very sorry that this contributed to a poor customer... More

Barry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Finally dined at Arboreal and was not disappointed. Best burger ever and staff fab. Nothing too much trouble. Overall a very pleasant Saturday lunch. Will be back.

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Porthcawl
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My wife tried to get me to eat here a few times, but for some reason, we always went elsewhere. She got me through the door the other day, and I'm pleased to say she was right. Great service, fantastic food at reasonable prices and a nice place to be overall. I'll be back soon!!

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Really terrific staff makes you feel very welcome and they are grateful for your business - had delicious meal of risotto and good bottle of wine!

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Have to say I have never had a bad meal here and always had a great welcome. The main attraction for me is the atmosphere and of course the wine...one of my favourite places to eat and drink..

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Khon Kaen
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Always pleasurable, and enjoyable place for a coffee. Nice atmosphere with a nice mix of families and youngsters hanging out.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Waited an hour for a pizza at lunchtime and when it arrived flavours were dissapointing considering they have a proper pizza oven and harp on about their ingredients so much. I had hoped for some authenticity but it was all a little bland. Staff were exemplary though and a credit to the business.

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Chedworth
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we have been in just over a month as we were in Cowbridge looking after our grandchildren. It was my wife's birthday and we had the most superb Sunday lunch. I asked for a cake in advance which was excellent. The food is outstandingly good and the service to match. Nothing is too much trouble... More

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