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British, Contemporary
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68 Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AB, Wales
+44 144.677.5093
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again we have had a lovely meal, with excellence food and friendly staff, the chocolate fondant is to die for,worth a visit if you are coming to cowbridge 🍹🍸🍕🍰

Thank a71walker
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again we had a really good evening getting together with friends who live a distance away. The restaurant is perfect for getting together to chat. The food is excellent, the service is spot on. Even though word is out about how good arboreal is. Bud and Sam and their staff still maintain the ability to make you feel their... More 

Thank Robert H
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice decor but ambience spoilt by blaring techno music not suited to the clientele (middle aged couples and families with kids) when we dined early at 7pm. I had the prawns for starters- at an expensive £7.95 I expected about 6 but only had 3 with some lettuce which needed a drizzle of dressing. The prawns were tasty but one... More 

Thank Eirwen73
arborealcafekitchenb, Owner at Arboreal, responded to this review

Thank you for your trip advisor feedback. We apologise that you feel short changed. We feel that our food is fairly priced and we only use quality ingredients. Everything we serve from our kitchen is made on site from scratch this is our ethos and are prices are set in accordance to our food quality. Best wishes. Sam Morgan More 

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

First, my brunch visit. Excellent coffees and baked eggs with mushrooms and spinach with toasted sourdough last week. The eggs had runny yolks and the vegetables were full of flavour. For lunch on Sunday, I had roast pork and my husband had roast lamb, both cooked in the wood fired oven. Both were delicious. My pork came with two long... More 

Thank sarah l
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Never been a fan of coffee and wanted to try some again - which my partner explained to the guy on the desk. He told us to leave it with him. He made me a mocha which was lovely and chocolatey and I drank it all! It's shabby chic interior is so beautiful and relaxing. Great menu with lots of... More 

Thank MissCBendall
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely brunch. Service is efficient; have been before and never find the service hugely welcoming or warm but they're not rude - they're pleasant, they just seem focussed on serving quickly and getting out of your way. I like that you can watch your food being cooked. My eldest is very fussy about eating breakfast out but has declared that... More 

Thank citygirlgoescoastal
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Very poor service, cafe was almost empty,sticky table, noisy acoustics ,weak tea in chipped thick cups with china plates!? Never again .

Thank Eleri O
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Never been here before despite it being open for five years, but I will come again. The menu isn't extensive but offers a good choice and the service is friendly and efficient. We had dinner although the restaurant is also open for breakfast and lunch and offers a Sunday roast. From the street, the place looks small but it opens... More 

Thank Julia M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I love Arboreal! I have been there for coffee and breakfast, late lazy lunches and in the evening for cocktails and dinner with friends - every time the food is freshly cooked with seasonal ingredients and delicious. There is a wonderful unique vibe about the place with super friendly staff. Can't wait to return.

Thank Dina P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Went in with kids, lured in by the Wood Burning Oven. Lovely atmosphere and staff - had a chat with the chefs too. We just had pizzas and a salad, all of which were good. All the smells from the kitchen spoke of freshness - no rancid oils, old cooking fats etc It's not super cheap but good quality ingredients,... More 

Thank schesters2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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: +44 144.677.5093

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