about arcobar

about arcobar

arcobar - where people, food & music connect


ARCOBAR IS OPEN for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - 7 days a week.  We have an extensive outdoor seating area, which can accommodate up to 100 people (that includes our undercover balcony area) new 8 seater picnic tables which have a 3m x 3m all-weather umbrella cover, as well as a brand new outdoor deck which can accommodate 30 people.  Our indoor restaurant seating has a COVIDsafe restricted capacity of 62 people (based on 1 person per 4sqm) and 50 people for all live events (based on 1 person per 4sqm).

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 required for all ticketed live events.

OUR CAFE & TAKE HOME MEALS SECTION is open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm, with a huge selection of our famous (and award winning) $12.50 'ready to heat' meals, $12.50 pizza's to go, homemade pastries & cakes, and our much awarded coffee.

ARCOBAR IS PROUD TO HAVE LIVE MUSIC every Thursday, Friday, Saturday night, which are ticketed events.  We also have FREE live music every Saturday & Sunday afternoon, and every Sunday night - 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 ticket price for live music goes to the artists.

OUR FAMOUS $15 MENU is still available every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday night (pick up only), with Fifteen of our best restaurant meals prepared hot & fresh to order- but only for pick-up between 5pm and 8pm. Call ahead on 9551 1424 to pre-order!

NEWLY APPOINTED 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! 

WE HAVE OVER 40 FREE CAR PARKING spots at our front door, including 2 disabled spots with easy wheelchair access, and can even bring your takeaway meals out to the car for you!

Our 2021 MENU... Our kitchen team have taken inspiration from the tropics, 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) - and only 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.

ALL DAY BREAKFAST SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS (until 3pm)... Sit on our deck, or bring the dog & the kids and grab a table on the lawn. Our new All-Day 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 3pm.

FUNCTIONS & CATERING... For nearly 15 years, our amazing venue has hosted over a 1000 functions. Be it a Christening, 60th Birthday, Engagement Party, Work Celebration, a Wake, or even a Wedding! We can comfortably seat 100 for table service, 150 for a conference, or up to 200 standing for canapes and drinks. We have over 80 car parks, a 1am liquor licence, no noise restrictions, great wheelchair and disabled access & facilities, a dedicated chef team, and a Function & Events Manager on site to help plan every step - why would you go anywhere else!

COMMUNITY... means so much more in 2021 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 announce 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) for 2021 - with a commitment to support both both Clubs for the next 3 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 (arcobar-ista)

- 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

- Make our own ‘take home’ 600 gram family pies & quiches – all just $16.50

- Have a huge selection of take home “ready to heat” meals ALL PRICED AT JUST $12.50, with over 40 to choose from, made fresh every day

- Have a fantastic catering team that can come to you, with many years experience in functions, events & private parties.


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 18 months 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 over the past 18 months, 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.

Best Wishes,


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)

Thanks for your love & support! Best Wishes, Brooke x