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British, Contemporary
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68 Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AB, Wales
+44 144.677.5093
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with a friend for afternoon tea/coffee while we were looking around the town. The whole of the front opens up so it's like being on holiday (if the weather's good, which it was). The décor is lovely and the furniture is comfy. There was enough tea in the pot for at least 3 cups and my friend said... More 

Thank OACKev
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our wedding anniversary here. The decor is great, we had a warm, friendly welcome and we felt comfortable. The food was well presented, fresh and tasted good. We had 3 courses, as the portions were lacking somewhat. Thankfully, we had a monetary gift for our anniversary, which went towards the cost of the meals. 4 of our 5... More 

Thank Zöe B
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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
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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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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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

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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, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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?