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 150 people (that includes our undercover balcony area) and our new 8 seater picnic tables which have a 3m x 3m all-weather umbrella cover. Our indoor seating has a COVIDsafe restricted capacity of 62 people (as from 24/03/21), based on 1 person per 2 square metres.

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, be it either breakfast or lunch, however bookings ARE required for dinner if need to be linked with our live music events - as we have live music 2 to 3 nights a week, featuring some of Australia's best acoustic artists.

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. See less

ARCOBAR IS PROUD TO HAVE LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEEKEND, with great artists performing inside the venue every Friday & Saturday night - and some Thursday nights.  We also have FREE live music every Saturday afternoon & Sunday afternoon on the lawns (which are family & dog friendly). Details for which artist is playing (and ticket prices) are listed on our Facebook site. 

100% of the ticket price for live music goes to the artists. This means all dinner bookings would also require a pre-paid ticket for the live music event. Please note that all live music events are rated +18 years of age. 

OUR FULL DINNER MENU is available for each LIVE MUSIC event & sitting.

WE ARE ALSO OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK from 7am, with our much awarded “Ready to Heat” take home meals, takeaway section, pizza bar & café section open from 7am to 8pm. 

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 NEW 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 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 (arco-barista)

- 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.


ARCOBAR”S OWNER Brooke Pollock has lived in the Bayside area all her life. Having raised her family here, she decided to bring her love of live music, and many years of food, functions and catering experience to the local area. The result is an iconic venue that has exceed all expectations, and enjoys a very loyal following. Something that the entire team at arcobar is very proud of!

With dramatic and immediate shift that closed so many restaurant doors in late March 2020 (due to COVID-19), Brooke set about to change overnight the concept & offer at arcobar, with the sole purpose to keep all the team actively employed.
In Brooke’s own words: “We needed the business to develop a brand new menu, which could feed as many people as possible, as cost effectively as possible, with the best food our chefs can make - every single day. All our "Ready to Heat" take home meals are $12.50 (nice & easy!) and will serve 2 people, on average. There are over 40 different "Ready to Heat" meal varieties to choose from every day, and because they are made fresh, they can be frozen for another night. We guarantee there is something for everyone! Most importantly we are determined to keep our entire team actively employed.”

Over the past 14 years Arcobar has hosted over a 1000 private functions (with an average rating of 4.9 stars out of 5.0!), including weddings, wakes, christenings, birthdays - and even a divorce party - with space for up to 150 people.

Arcobar has cemented itself as a true destination for its lineup of live music, with a rotation of some of Australia’s best musicians, as well as a great selection of Dinner & Shows. Famous for its all day breakfast option on Saturdays & Sundays - as well as the place to go for its huge (and dog friendly) outdoor seating area - arcobar proudly roasts its own coffee (arco-barista), has its own beer on tap (Baykers Brew), and is a Scotchmans Hill preferred restaurant, with an extensive selection of their wines.

We love what we do!

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