arcobar - where people, food & music connect
WELCOME TO OUR RESTAURANT - AND WELCOME TO LIVE EVENTS!
ARCOBAR IS OPEN for Breakfast, Lunch 7 days a week, and for Dinner every night except Sunday night. We have an extensive outdoor seating area, which can accommodate up to 150 people (that includes our undercover balcony area), including plenty 8 seater picnic tables which have a 3m x 3m all-weather umbrella cover, as well as our brand new sundeck which can accommodate 30 people. Our expansive indoor restaurant seating area comfortably seats 80 people for dining, and up to 70 people for all live ticketed events.
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED for our outdoor seating area, be it either breakfast, lunch or dinner (walk-in only). There are also no bookings required for our indoor seating area (walk ins only), be it either breakfast or lunch, however bookings ARE available for groups of 10 or more (with a deposit), and REQUIRED for all ticketed live events (which are generally every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night).
OUR CAFE SECTION is open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm, with a great selection of freshly made sandwiches & wraps, $14.50 pizza's to go, homemade pastries & cakes, and our much awarded coffee.
ARCOBAR IS PROUD TO HAVE LIVE MUSIC & EVENTS at least 3 nights of the week, which are generally ticketed events. Please check our LIVE EVENTS page for details. We also have FREE live music every Saturday & Sunday afternoon, either inside our restaurant or out on the lawns (depending on the weather) - which are family friendly & free. Details of all our events are listed on our Facebook site and this website. Our pricing policy is that 100% of the base ticket price for live music goes to the artists.
HEAD CHEF Paul Martin (formerly from both the highly acclaimed White Rabbit restaurant in Brighton & Blue Tongue restaurant in Elwood) continues our simple ethos of “Great, Honest Food”. Supported by a terrific team of Chefs, including our dedicated Pastry Chef, our selection has never been better!
OUR 2023 MENU... Our kitchen team have taken inspiration from the tropics, using local & 100% Australian ingredients, with delicious, seasonal, and healthier choice items for our Breakfast and Lunch & Dinner menu. Great value, a great selection, and an ode to our passion for food.
OUR MUCH ACCLAIMED & AWARDED CLASSICS MENU SELECTION - ALL JUST $19.50 - INCLUDING BEER, BUBBLES, WINE or COFFEE... Is available Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) for Lunch - Choose any main meal from our Classics Menu, and we will include a glass of Scotchmans Hill wine or bubbly, or a pot of Baykers Brew beer.
BREAKFAST SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS is available until 12pm... Sit on our deck, or bring the dog & the kids and grab a table on the lawn. Our new Breakfast Menu has been crafted by our Chefs to include a great range of healthy and fulfilling meals, including vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options. Breakfast orders available until 12pm Weekends & Public Holidays, and 11am Weekdays.
WE HAVE OVER 40 FREE CAR PARKING spots at our front door, including 2 disabled spots with easy wheelchair access, and on-grade access to our restaurant.
COMMUNITY... means so much more in 2023 than it ever did in our generation. This is why we have considered it vital that we get behind the events that bind our community together. We are very proud to continue our sponsorship of the Heatherton Netball & Football Club (located in Ross Street Heatherton), as well as Southern United Hockey Club (located in Farm Rd Cheltenham) - with a commitment to support both both Clubs for the next 2 years. This sees us getting behind both juniors & seniors, as well as the Masters, and of course both the girls & the boys! Local sport is such a common bond for local families, and arcobar is proud to be a financial supporter.
DID YOU KNOW that we also…
- Roast our own coffee beans
- Brew our own beer (Baykers Brew)
- Make a huge selection of Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly Slices & Cakes
- Roast our own Gluten Free Muesli, Superfood Muesli & Granola
- Have a fantastic catering team that can come to you, with many years experience in functions, events & private parties.
A NOTE OF THANKS FROM THE FOUNDER, BROOKE POLLOCK:
Hi, I'm Brooke Pollock, the very proud owner of arcobar. I wanted to express my sincere thanks, appreciation, and show my gratitude to so many people that have supported us in our journey to provide our community with a special place they can proudly call "their own".
As a mum of three young boys, I know how hard the past few years have been. My philosophy however has always been to "Just Get On With It"… We have never compared ourselves to others, as there is always someone in a better position - and always someone worse off. All we can ever do is to compare ourselves to the standards we believe we can achieve.
Whilst I'm not one for motivational quotes, there are two that I have on the wall in the office here at arcobar; "The Standard You Walk Past Is the Standard You Accept":, and "There Is A Remarkable Difference Between A Commitment Of 99% and 100%".
We have learnt a lot since opening our doors back in April 2018, with the most important being that it is our community who we are here for. Not ourselves.
I would like to give a great big heartfelt "Thank You" to every single person that has tagged our social media with support & love during the COVID lockdowns, and to every single person who has gone out of their way to support us, dine with us, enjoy our live music, buy our take-home meals, and recommended us to their friends & family. Thank you!
Thank you also to our amazing & hard working kitchen team, our incredible floor staff, our network of local suppliers, all the great artists who choose to play here - and of course thank you to the arcobar community who continue to show up and support us.
The awards are a great recognition for the team, however I am truly humbled by what we have all achieved together.
FINALIST 2022 City Of Kingston WOMAN OF THE YEAR Awards
WINNER 2022 LUXLIfe BEST RESTAURANT (Melbourne Suburbs)
TOP 10 MUSIC VICTORIA Best Live Music Venues
WINNER 2022 LUXLife BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE (Melbourne Suburbs)
WINNER 2021 Herald Sun BEST BAR (Melb South East)
WINNER 2021 Luxlife BEST RESTAURANT (Melb South East)
WINNER 2021 Luxlife BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE (Melb South East)
WINNER 2020 Restaurant Guru MOST RECOMMENDED (Bayside)
WINNER 2022 (City Of Kingston) BEST VEGAN OPTIONS Luxlife Restaurant Awards
Thanks for your love & support! Best Wishes, Brooke x
what's on at arcobar
Thursday, 30 Nov 2023
(SOLD OUT) You've Got A Friend: The Songs & Story of Carole King - With A Touch Of James Taylor | Dinner & Show
The Songs & Story of Carole King returns to arcobar this July... Enjoy a fantastic Dinner & Show - Just...
Friday, 1 Dec 2023
(SOLD OUT) The Australian Tribute To Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons VS. The Beach Boys Tribute Show
“The Australian Tribute To Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons” and “The Beach Boys Tribute Show” go head-to-head in one...
Saturday, 2 Dec 2023
TUSK - Full 5 Piece Show Band - Australia's #1 Fleetwood Mac Tribute | Dinner & Show
Melbourne's Premier Fleetwood Mac Dinner & Show $75.50pp - A Saturday Night To Remember - BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR TICKETS!
Saturday, 2 Dec 2023
FREE EVENT | Steven Reinhardt Acoustic | From 2pm
Join Steven Reinhardt Saturday Afternoon For Live, Free, And Family Friendly Music
Sunday, 3 Dec 2023
FREE EVENT | Steve Wade Acoustic | From 2pm
Steve Wade (Little River Band) back at arcobar on Sunday afternoon to perform songs from his expansive career
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2023
(SOLD OUT) SINGSONGS
The Sing Along Tradition Returns To Arcobar BRING YOUR YOUR BEST SINGING VOICE, A GROUP OF FRIENDS & BOOK YOUR...
Thursday, 7 Dec 2023
Supertrouper - Australia's #1 ABBA Show Presented By Superband | Live & Acoustic Dinner & Show (Last tickets!)
Supertrouper pays tribute to THE best Pop Super Group of all time - With a celebration of the songs of...
Friday, 8 Dec 2023
Come Together: The Music of The Beatles Tribute (Last tickets!)
Phil Smith will present the music of his all-time favourite band, The Beatles, in a psychedelic musical extravaganza. Accompanied by...
Saturday, 9 Dec 2023
Field, See & Mason | Down Under The Covers
LINDSAY FIELD, SAM SEE & GLYN MASON RETURN TO ARCOBAR - TICKETS JUST $25PP - DINNER & DRINKS AT MENU PRICES.
Sunday, 10 Dec 2023
Jack Jones | Intimate & Acoustic Dinner & Show
Two times Platinum, 8 times Gold and APRA award winning, Jack Jones singer/songwriter & guitarist with 90’s rock giants SOUTHERN...