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68 Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AB, Wales
+44 1446 775093
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Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After being in Cowbridge for an extended visit, we have eaten at almost every restaurant on High Street multiple times in addition to some in nearby areas. Arboreal is one of our favorites. In addition to truly delicious food and a nice atmosphere, they have friendly, fast and excellent service. The chef is part Italian, so that could explain why... More 

Thank Linda B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed yet another great evening of great food, excellent service and value for money. The hake cooked in the wood fired oven was perfectly cooked and truly delicious, so was the plum and pear crumble. Arboreal is such a special place with a great atmosphere and passion for good food. The wines are also choosen with care. The Pinotage... More 

Thank Cen P
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Went here on a Tuesday evening. Excellent food and service. Table was a little cramped, but also added to the atmosphere. Prices were reasonable, and selection excellent. Will definitely return, but probably best to book first.

Thank HuwandFlea
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch of two adult salmon dishes and a kids pizza. Nice crispy skin on the salmon, interestingly served with figs and pistachios. Son had a wood fired, thin crust pizza. The food, atmosphere, decor and whole experience was great. It's never cheap here, £70+ for the above food, a beer, a bottle of decent wine and a couple... More 

Thank Cardiff_Blues
United Kingdom
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty, if a little pricey. Interesting and varied menu. The serving staff were friendly but our desserts were forgotten, unfortunately. Great ambience and decor, diners were a nice mix of family groups and friends groups.

Thank rdavies2323
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little restaurant that seems to manage to fill the gap for breakfast, lunch, dinner and takeaway. The welcome is warm without being intrusive and the food is excellent quality prepared right in front of you. Would happily visit with children, family and for a girls night out as they manage to cover all possibilities with their... More 

Thank citygirlgoescoastal
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We visited to celebrate a birthday we were given a very warm greeting and all staff were very polite and attentive we loved the creative décor and it was very comfortable. The menu was good with a great choice of starters and mains our choice proved o be wonderfull with rich and original tastes our previous outing was at a... More 

Thank gcole_brooklands
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Friends invited us to this restaurant, knowing nothing about it went open minded. We were warmly greeted, the staff were all very happy and obliging including the chef which you can see cooking over the counter. I had the king prawns followed by the rib eye steak which was cooked to perfection. The restaurant is only small but it has... More 

Thank KEZH27
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Booked for our wedding anniversary, we have tried a few restaurants each year in Cowbridge as we were married in Cowbridge. So far, this has been the best. Love the venue, staff were fantastic, especially our waiter. Unfortunatly we don't know his name. I'm gluten and lactose intolerant, and normally when we turn up at a restaurant, they look at... More 

Thank kayekaye1
Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

lovely food - lovely atmosphere - lovely staff. 5* The Burger was the best I have ever had - and I love my burgers. The rub on the dipping bread was amazing too.

Thank GerSarahEsme

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Cowbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1446 775093

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?