Welcome to Aruba Restaurant & Bar, serving breakfast*, lunch and dinner all year round.
Located on the iconic Bournemouth Beach, we're the South Coast's Premier Beach Club destination, boasting one of the biggest island bars in Bournemouth, and offering a fun family-oriented restaurant environment.
Step through the doors and you enter a light and airy beach bar and dining space with 180-degree panoramic views of Bournemouth Beach. Enjoy sitting out on our sun trap balcony, overlooking the pier and the 10 mile stretch of white sandy beach. Order a freshly ground coffee, or one of our healthy smoothies, to watch the sun rise up from Hengistbury Head in the early morning. Then sit back and relax in the evening with one of our renowned cocktail sundowners, looking out to Old Harry Rocks, one of the most spectacular sunsets along the Dorset coastline.
Always Fresh, Always Local
We pride ourselves on our wide selection of freshly prepared cocktails. The restaurant is headed up by Head Chef Matt Cook, who immersed himself in the methods and techniques of Caribbean cookery to create an A La Carte Menu offering the finest grills, tacos and International cuisine. The menu incorporates popular dishes, from freshly made to order Thai curries and Seafood Paella, to a full range of hand stretched pizzas, NY style Macs, and hand pressed burgers, supplied from our local butchers.
We are proud to say our food is freshly made on site, locally sourced and affordable. We offer both laid-back dining and our unique VIP experience, making us the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, or a special night out. We really do have a menu for every occasion with daily promotions and a calendar packed full of offers and exciting entertainment happening throughout the year.
Treat yourself on a Friday and Saturday with a party like no other. With weekend DJ entertainment by some of the top DJ's around we create an unforgettable Beach Club party atmosphere for visitors and locals looking to enjoy cocktails by the beach, and dancing into the early hours of the morning – just recently we were named the ‘best place to party in Bournemouth’ by Cosmopolitan magazine.
A few of our regular DJ's include:
DJ GARPHIE SMITH
Spinning global beats and commercial grooves, including latin, afro beat, urban & slick house.
DJ SIMON HULTON & GUESTS
A dance floor pleaser, Simon is known for his skilful mixes of chart, dance, fusion & hip hop music.
DJ JON COOMER
NYC Disco legend, Jon Coomer is a crowd pleaser and will adapt to any format, from cool urban groove, to soulful vocal funky house music.
DJ LUKE ANTHONY & GUESTS
Luke has gained a big reputation around the world for his inspiring music sets, mixing club classics and deep rhythms with popular Ibiza anthems and the latest house music.
Find out more:
Address: Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA
Telephone: 01202 554211
*In low season we only serve breakfast at the weekend from Friday - Sunday 9-11am