Best local restaurant in Bournemouth

The Good Food Guide is seeking the best local restaurants. Please show your support for Aruba!

The Good Food Guide has recently opened nominations for the Best Local Restaurant in Bournemouth. If you love our freshly prepared cuisine, great cocktails, party atmosphere, and spectacular view, we’d really appreciate it if you took a couple of minutes to nominate us.


About The Good Food Guide

The Best Local Restaurant award celebrates the brilliant contribution that neighbourhood restaurants make to local communities.

The Good Food Guide’s Dining Out survey revealed that 22% of diners choose a local restaurant in order to support the local community, with 40% enjoying the point of difference that a local, independent restaurant can offer when compared with a large chain.

What is a Local Restaurant?

- It’s independently run

- It’s owned by the chef or a hands-on proprietor

- Its menu is in line with the seasons

- It offers regularly changing menus at affordable prices

- It can demonstrate a strong relationship with local suppliers

- It has strong ties to, and support from, the local community

- It’s family friendly, offers affordable lunches and at least 2 dinner services a week

- It gives a genuine warm welcome

- And shows a passion for delivering all of the above.

If you can help Aruba be recognised as a local, independant restaurant, then please nominate us. Everyone who nominates will be entered into a prize draw to win £500 of Waitrose vouchers. See here for full terms and conditions.

Let’s make Aruba officially Bournemouth’s #1 independent Caribbean restaurant!