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Arcadia Gastronomique

9.1/10
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152 Union Road, 3032 Ascot Vale (VIC)See map

Average price $55

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $55
Pollo harissa
$30
Moroccan chicken harissa served on a sizzling hot plate on a spinach bed with salad on the side
Carrilleras
$32
Slow braised beef cheeks in Pedro Ximenez wine with mashed potatoes & chestnuts
Linguine Mediterranean
$28
With chorizo, sundried tomato, spinach & black olives in a creamy tomato sauce

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Marinera Paella  w/out mussels and clams
Tomato & Goats Cheese Salad
Tapas Sharing Platter
Croquettes
Calamari
Beef cheek

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.1/10
based on 182 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :9/10
  1. JACLYN A.
    JACLYN A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Second time here and the food, music, atmosphere and service were just as good as the first time.

  2. Rohini J.
    Rohini J.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, kind and thoughtful service - a real hidden gem. Who knew the best Spanish food in Melbourne is on Union Road?! Steak, beef cheek, croquettes, eggplant and blood pudding are amazing. Desserts are great too!

  3. Jan C.
    Jan C.
    • one review
    10/10

    The choice of menu was extensive. Our choices were delicious. The scallop and mushroom entree was amazing and the seafood paella was a very generous serve for two. We shared a desert of sticky date pudding ...wow.

  4. Helen H.
    Helen H.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    The food was great and lots of flavour. Unfortunately the service in ordering was very slow. We understand there were to 2 seatings, which is ok, but unfortunately it took quite some time to actually be asked for our drinks order and then food order. It took over 20 mins before we were asked if we wanted to order drinks. Other tables who came in after us, had ordered drinks and entrees and received them long before we were able to place an order. If you are having seating time limits then your service needs to be a little more efficient. Great food though.

  5. Maree C.
    Maree C.
    • 19 reviews
    10/10

    1st visit and thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely will be adding to our local list.

  6. Inez Z.
    Inez Z.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    Really loved the food! Authentic Spanish, fresh and delicious. The wine selection is amazing with several delightful Spanish temperanillos.

  7. Karen C.
    Karen C.
    • one review
    7/10

    The food, in particular the tapas was great. Ambience was also good but sadly the service was very slow ???? and the one waitress was unable to answer the questions we had about the menu.

  8. Ingrid T.
    Ingrid T.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Once again Arcadia Gastronomique delivered excellent food, so tasty and beautifully presented. Consistent every time. For a treat this time we shared the Chef’s Selection dessert.......... taste buds are still thanking me. Wonderful menu, delicious wines, perfect dinner out.

  9. Hayden B.
    Hayden B.
    • 28 reviews
    10/10

    A great neighbourhood gem that never disappoints. The food is tasty, the service is friendly and value for money-wise, it is well worth it. Great to get back there after no visits for a while due to Covid.

  10. Rohini J.
    Rohini J.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Perfect lighting, generous serving size for desserts and main meals. Can't wait to come back!

  11. Carol S.
    Carol S.
    • 18 reviews
    7.5/10

    Only customers in restaurant for most of our visit but music, decor and waitress pleasant.

  12. Zara M.
    Zara M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Best food in Melbourne. We travel from the other side of the bay to come to this place as we previously lived down the road. We couldn't recommend it enough

  13. Manyu V.
    Manyu V.
    • one review
    9/10

    Atmosphere was excellent for Dining. Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was good, but limited vegetarian options. Food was clearly made to order hence there was a little delay. Gnocci was good with ???? slices, unusual but great to taste. Portion size on Garlic bread was not clear, and hardly tasted any garlic on the ????. Food looked and tasted fresh.

  14. Tanya Q.
    Tanya Q.
    • one review
    10/10

    Perfection! Food, sangria, staff, vibe... authentic Spanish experience

  15. Bridget M.
    Bridget M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Amazing food and really enjoyed ourselves. Had the paella and my partner had steak - highly recommend. I am also gluten free and dairy free and the labelling on the menu is excellent.

  16. Peter W.
    Peter W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very relaxed and friendly environment. Not rushed and lovely food. Very reasonably priced. Will go back.

  17. Sara A.
    Sara A.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Food was really good, the service amazing and quick. The only bad thing is that they had more people than allowed and when people smoke outside you get all the smell inside which I hate when you’re eating

  18. Ashleigh R.
    Ashleigh R.
    • one review
    10/10

    delicious as always! love their authentic spanish wine range too

  19. Rumana R.
    Rumana R.
    • 5 reviews
    2/10

    We were really looking forward to this meal at Arcadia, which is viewed as a neighbourhood gem, and While we have had some pretty slow service in the past, last night was a whole other level of slow. We ordered 3 small plates and a paella and made it clear we wanted all our small plates together and the paella as a main. It was not clear whether there were any time restrictions on our booking giving the recent covid restrictions however we did not get our first small plate til 1 hour after ordering whilst some tables which had ordered at the same time as us received multiple plate and other tables had been waiting for an hour just to order. Second plate arrived another 40 mins later, but only because I asked where all our food is and they quickly made this plate up. At this point they did not prepare all the food. Third plate (ceviche) could have been delivered when making up the same dish for another table but alas this could not be organised. So once again I had to query the status of our food. And ultimately cancel the paella order (which may have been hours away) and received the third plate (ceviche) finally 1.5 hours after ordering. However for a $30 plate of raw fish it didn’t have any of the additional ingredients listed on the menu nor did it look like the one the kitchen sent out 40 mins earlier. The cherry on top was the 25 indoor diners we countered, at a time where I thought the cap was 20. This was such a disappointing experience and a waste of a Dinner night and my money. Sadly, when asked the question I will not be recommending this restaurant to my friends..

  20. Ingrid T.
    Ingrid T.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely delicious. Everything we had was a taste sensation. The scallops, mushroom and blue cheese was AMAZING. Beautiful atmosphere. Yummy red wine selection.

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

152 Union Road, 3032, Ascot Vale (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Ascot Vale, Maribyrnong, Melbourne South East, Melbourne West

About the restaurant

Flamenco Flair

Candlelit tables plus flamenco dancers adorning the walls—what more could you want in Spanish restaurant? Sophisticated yet casual, this romantic gem in Ascot Vale boasts a friendly atmosphere that will transport you to another continent. Andres and Ruth Ruiz-Mesa, the husband-and-wife-team running the show, deliver seasonal comfort food that is traditionally cooked paired with a wide selection of wines. And when it comes to the food, Arcadia Gastronomique isn’t shy about portion sizes, making it a great place for groups to share a bite and a tipple. Quench your thirst with some Sangria before perusing the tapas selections. The salmon carpaccio is mouth-wateringly good, and the haloumi cheese is a local favourite, too. For the main, try the chicken and chorizo paella. For the more adventurous, there’s black paella in squid ink, too. Save some room for dessert when you’re here. The choices are equally difficult, making it essential to pay another visit.

Best DIsh: paella

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