Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
As one might expect of an eatery situated at the head of Bournemouth Pier, the views from Aruba are truly stunning. The Isle of Wight’s unmistakable chalky cliffs lie to the east, and the pretty patchwork-like fields of Purbeck can be seen to the west. It may prove hard to turn your attention away from this breathtaking vista and to the menu, but it will definitely be worth it when you do.
We started with a sharing board of satay skewers, Buffalo chicken wings, calamari, chilli-cheese fries and rustic poppy seed bread served with satay sauce, alioli, tartare sauce and delicious sour cream dip. Tastebuds duly satisfi ed, we moved on to mains of Thai fishcakes served with a crunchy house salad and tangy crème fraîche dressing for me, and the truly delicious sea bass for my friend. The latter dish of locally caught, pan-roasted sea bass fillet came with greens of broccoli, mange tout, beans and kale beside new potatoes and creamy Hollandaise sauce. Finally, we succumbed to the sweet temptation of Aruba’s thick and creamy cookie dough cheesecake sundae, served with cream and strawberry sauce. Feeling pleasantly satisfied, we enjoyed the last rays of the afternoon sun with a Piña Colada and Mojito, before strolling along Bournemouth’s golden sands – a fitting end to a memorable meal.
Aruba boasts unsurpassed ocean views and glorious food. It’s a great place to bring all the family and kids are well catered for. After dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, it’s transformed into a night club, giving you the perfect opportunity to try out the extensive selection of cocktails and rum.