Arbory is an all-day outdoor bar and eatery located between Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station and the world famous Yarra River.
Built on the old disused Sandridge railway platform at Flinders St Station on the North bank of the Yarra River, Arbory boasts over 100 meters of uninterrupted river frontage, and offers guests a considered, craft-focused and comfort-driven food and beverage selection from morning through to late evening.
We acknowledge that we are on the lands of the Wurundjeri people who have been custodians of this land for thousands of years, and acknowledge and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
The Yarra River is the heart of Melbourne and understandably has a special place in our hearts here at Arbory. Our city sprang up on the banks of the Yarra and was shaped by it and we continue to be shaped by the course it takes as we live, eat and work around it. For the Aborigines of the Wurundjeri tribe who had occupied the lands around Port Phillip Bay for at least 30,000 years before the arrival of the first settlers, the Yarra River was a source of life. They believed it had been carved out by the ancestral creator spirit Bunjil, the wedge tailed eagle.
They called the river Birrarung, thought to mean ‘ever flowing’, and saw it as the dreaming path they followed and camped beside through the seasons, trading goods and knowledge as they went.