Arbory is a lively all-day outdoor bar and eatery located between Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station and the world famous Yarra River, at the epicentre of Melbourne’s riverside arts and entertainment precinct.
Boasting over one hundred meters of absolute uninterrupted river frontage, and situated beneath a line of iconic plane trees, Arbory Bar & Eatery caters to a wide variety of tastes, offering guests a considered, craft focused and comfort driven food and beverage selection from early morning through to late evening.
Built on the old disused Sandridge railway platform at Flinders St Station on the North bank of the Yarra River, Arbory Bar & Eatery was built to bring life back to this iconic part of Melbourne by bringing people back to the Yarra River for all to enjoy.
The Yarra River is the heart of Melbourne and understandably has a special place in our hearts here at Arbory Bar & Eatery. 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 calendar of the seasons, trading goods and knowledge as they went.
Arbory has re-opened it’s doors while ensuring your safety with Covid-19 safe practices for the health of our guests and staff.
What you need to know:
To reduce touch points, menus can now be viewed via our website at
To assist in contact tracing, you are required to check-in when entering the venue. This information will be kept confidential, not be used for marketing purposes and destroyed after 28 days as per privacy guidelines.
Please do not enter Arbory if you feel unwell.
Arbory encourages its guests to download the COVIDSafe app to further improve contact tracing.
All Arbory staff are provided with a copy of the Victorian Government Guidelines for Hospitality, complete online training & receive temperature checks at the start of each shift. Any staff required to do so due to contact tracing (ie having visited a contact venue elsewhere) are offered full support from the venue to get tested and see out the required quarantine times safe at home.
Arbory has engaged in extra cleaning to ensure safety. This includes during service where all tables, chairs and touchpoint will be disinfected regularly and increased contract cleaning every night. Bathrooms and all touch points within the venue are sanitised regularly during trade.
You can view the complete hospitality guidelines here.