Arbor Restaurant has been recently launched to offer well cooked, honest, uncomplicated but imaginative food.  We are passionate about sourcing both classic and new ingredients, to create inspired seasonal menus.  Arbor has a modern, informal atmosphere with seating for 40 covers.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff deliver unfussy service to accommodate simple dinners to weddings and private events.  Arbor currently holds the highest rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, and the Silver Award from Dorset Tourism ‘Eating Out’.  Whilst the hotel is proud to be awarded the AA Eco Hotel of the Year 2013 and Considerate Hotel of the Year 2013.

Successful candidates will need to:

  • Be passionate about food and be able to channel this into what customers want
  • Be excited to work with fresh and local produce
  • Achieve budget revenues through understanding the clients and their needs
  • Work closely with the team to ensure all costs and payroll targets are achieved
  • Be involved in the operation of the hotel and be a key player in the team
  • Manage and develop and build a kitchen team
  • Have excellent communication skills to include all departments
  • Be enthusiastic, passionate with a positive attitude
  • Have proven track record in reputable restaurants

Personality of the Arbor kitchen brigade:

  • Passionate
  • Creative and enthusiastic
  • Environmentally conscious
  • Recognises the importance of each guest
  • Sees opportunities instead of stumbling blocks
  • Adaptable
  • Flexible
  • Team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Please email your CV to Louise Chapman –

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