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“Lovely pizza”

Aruba Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #164 of 838 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: US$10 - US$29
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Yellow Buses and local taxis stop 50 meters from the front door.
Description: Aruba Bar and Restaurant is where Bournemouth meets the Caribbean. Our family-friendly restaurant occupies a prime position at the entrance to Bournemouth Pier, with stunning views along the famous beach from the Isle of Wight to the Purbecks. We serve a range of menus, from light bites to three-course lunch and dinner, with a focus on fresh, local ingredients with a Caribbean twist. We are also noted for our exquisite Thai curries, Mexican tacos, pizzas, and handpressed British burgers. Thanks to our central location, sun trap balcony and one of the biggest Island bars in town, we’re a popular spot for after-work cocktails or weekend events – with friends or family. We organise themed events throughout the year – from Rum Sundays to festival themed parties – attracting a fun, lively crowd for live music, promotions and cocktail discounts. Our focus is on providing a safe, fun environment with friendly, professional service and a warm welcome.
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Sat outside over looking the sea. Lovely fresh pizza, food good value for money but drinks very expensive

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank superwoman12
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Elle M, Guest Relations Manager at Aruba Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear superwomen12,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us, I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed our beautiful relaxing venue, views and fresh pizza's, but sorry to hear you thought are drinks where overpriced. We do regular price comparison with our competitors and try and offer customers good value for Bournemouth with regular promotions. I have shared your valued feedback with the team so that we can take this on board moving forward.

Hope you visit us again soon,

Kind Regards,
Eleanor Matthews
Guest Service Manager

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing location on a lovely sunny day like today, thanks Michael for making it a great experience with the amazing cocktails and mocktails!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mariam C
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Elle M, Guest Relations Manager at Aruba Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear Mariam C,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I’m delighted to hear you had an amazing experience at Aruba and Michael made it the extra bit special for you. We appreciate your feedback and hope you visit us again soon.

Kind Regards,
Eleanor Matthews
Guest Service Manager

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This interesting bar/restaurant has tables overlooking the beach. It’s perfect for a morning coffee any time of the year. It serves food most of the day and has a lively bar scene in the evening. Public parking is near by and note that access is via a double flight of stairs.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank X8085XIalanf
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Elle M, Guest Relations Manager at Aruba Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Dear Alan F,

We really appreciate you taking the time to write this 5* review for us on Trip Advisor, please do visit us again soon.

Kind Regards,
Eleanor Matthews
Guest Service Manager

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I went there for a couple of drinks on a Friday night. Was recommended as being a good place for cocktails and music. We waited near on 25 minutes to be served. After which we left and didnt even purchase a drink. Bar staff didn't even make eye contact or say they would be with us as soon as possible. Seems like the female bar staff are told to prioritise the men. Shocking service. Would not reccomend this place unless you have a lot of time on your hands, dont mind being ignored or have a penis.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Lucy G
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Came here twice yesterday, on our first visit to look at the menu and have a soft drink. The barmaid told us in great detail that they have 2 for 1 on certain cocktails on a Monday. Came back later in the evening to eat and was charged £15 for 2 crappy margaritas. Questioned the price and was told we have to be a member? Absolutely ripping the public off with this false advertising! Needless to say didn’t eat and will never return.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mike P
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Elle M, Guest Relations Manager at Aruba Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Dear Mike P,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and bringing the situation to my attention. I would like to offer my sincere apologies about the confusion and any disappointment you felt as on MMM.... Mondays we do offer 2-4-1 to all customers on mojito's, margarita's, mocktails and pizza's.
Other promotions are 2-4-1 on our Top 12 cocktails for beach club card holders only, so there may be the confusion.
I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that i will be investigating this further, did you complain at the time and ask your server to speak with a manager?

I would not like this to be your opinion of Aruba, the best way possible for me to resolve the issue is if you could personal contact me on the details below and i can invite you back at a date to suit you to change your mind.

Kind regards,

Eleanor Matthews
Guest service manager


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