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Arbory Bar & Eatery

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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Atmosphere

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Australian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews double cheeseburger crinkle cut chips fish burger lobster roll truffle calamari salad flinders street station yarra river gas heaters order at the bar on tap south bank selection of beers great atmosphere arts centre catch up with friends
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you have the time go down to the river and hop onto this pontoon / boat. Great vibe, good music and full of the beautiful people of Melbourne relaxing after work. Good views and good fun. Food straight forward and decent but you go...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 251pg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The floating restaurant on the Yarra is such a great place for drinks or lunch. Lounging in the comfy chairs looking at the Yarra river makes you feel a little bit special. We had rocket and pear salad - very nice and the fried calamari...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ClotildeBlanchet
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the banks of Yarra River and next to a railway station - Great Place to Enjoy Drinks. Always Hustling and Bustling - Loads of Positive Energy

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank signonsameer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a drink after work overlooking the river, although with a larger group, we had a hard time getting a table due to the post-work crowds. Likely, the nicer the weather, the bigger the crowds,. Despite that, enjoyable time having drinks before some...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Phil R
HQGroup, Manager at Arbory Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Phil, Thanks for visiting Arbory Bar & Eatery. It can get busy when the sun is shining but glad to hear you found a table in the end! We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Arbory Bar & Eatery

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Placed our order, two burgers, a beer and a coffee. The coffee came then one burger with the beer. Waited a while, then asked about the other burger and no follow up for a long time. Asked again and no follow up. Then another waiter...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank StephenHempel
HQGroup, Manager at Arbory Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stephen, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to Arbory Bar & Eatery. We apologise you had such a negative experience and can understand your frustration here. The service you received sounds less than satisfactory. We'd love to get in contact with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Definite favourite - trees give shade, views over the river are awesome and food is perfectly suited for the environment. Only downside is it is too good so gets very busy. Lobster roll is a winner off the menu.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank grant_ta71
HQGroup, Manager at Arbory Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Grant, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad to hear you had a fantastic time with us and hope to see you again! Kind regards, Arbory Bar & Eatery

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here quite a few times. It’s in a great location by the river, close to Flinders Station making it an easy meet up spot. But, the service is consistently terrible. Looooong waits at the bar, staff don’t acknowledge your presence, drinks don’t arrive...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank LoueeLouaah
HQGroup, Manager at Arbory Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We're sorry to hear you had a negative experience with us recently. We can understand your frustration and apologise for the long waits at the bar and poor service. We've passed on your feedback to our team for review as we are always looking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, good selection of food and drink. Try the hummus with flat bread and Arancini The restaurant open till late 1 a.m

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Raid O
HQGroup, Manager at Arbory Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for celebrating your wife's birthday with us on deck. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Arbory Bar & Eatery

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great place if you love to people watch ! Better ona sunny day as it can get cold ! Great food esp the pizza - we brought the kids here and had a great afternoon Some live music would make it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lkamphuis
HQGroup, Manager at Arbory Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for visiting Arbory Afloat. We're delighted to hear you had such great time! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Arbory Bar & Eatery

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, what did we know? We've had awesome fish and chips all over the place (Gibraltar was the very best) but it always tasted like we expected ... until this day. The novel way to order requires the customer to saunter up to the bar...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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HQGroup, Manager at Arbory Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for visiting Arbory Bar & Eatery and thank you for your detailed review. There may have been a slight miscommunication here as the fish we use is Rockling. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Arbory Bar & Eatery

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acmallya
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Mamalou13 | Reviewed this property |
There is no point. It’s a popular BAR with good food overlooking the river. Go and enjoy it all.
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acmallya
May 1, 2018|
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Response from P8953MBjohns | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I dont think so
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Cameron W
July 10, 2017|
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Response from l0vethedrake | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes this is a really cruisey open air bar. Great location re casino/clubs..short walk. Enjoy Melbourne..Melbourne cup is a great time to be here.
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