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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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
33 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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Porthcawl
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and myself eat here whenever we're in the locality. The food is stunning, freshly cooked and of the highest standard!! The service is great and the atmosphere is too!! A triumph!!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The restaurant has a good atmosphere and the decor is different. I liked it. Chic but casual. The evening we were invited by some friends there was entertainment which was also delightful. Not cheap but the food was good. I shared a fish dish with a friend and it was cooked to perfection. Some vegetables and some excellent chips. The... More

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Wales
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I like the atmosphere in here. Light and airy but their recent menu price hike is taking the mickey. £12 for a tomato and aubergine flatbread at lunch is ridiculous. £13 for a club sandwich?! Maybe room service in a London hotel but not a cafe bar in cowbridge. These aren't even London prices. £4.50 for mash and £5.50 for... More

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arborealcafekitchenb, Owner at Arboreal, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We greatly value any customer feedback. In response to your comments we think it's important to emphasis that our business has been built on delivering quality in all areas albeit food, drinks and service. Our prices simply reflect the quality ingredients we are bringing to the table. High quality... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good selection of food on the menu, kind, friendly staff! Interesting selection of wines to compliment your food. Nice warm atmosphere enjoyed many meals here.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Cowbridge is known for great places to eat and drink but this small venue which is kind of tucked away (despite being on the high street) is by far the best. The menu is superb, I've been several times and the last time I had fillet steak and it was perfect. But the thing that makes me vote this Arboreal... More

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