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The Arborist


Average price $45

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Restaurant menu

Chef Michael Welsh
  • Average price $45
    Special request
Pan Fried Polenta, Dates, Pine nuts
Grilled Squid, Harrisa, Lemon
Fried Cauliflower, Quinoa, Pine nuts, Yoghurt

Dietary options

, Gluten free,
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 33 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Alicia C.
    Alicia C.
    • one review

    Beautiful venue - so inviting with the open fire out the front! We opted for the Feed Me menu & absolutely loved it. The food was perfectly presented & delicious. Wait staff were attentive & helpful. Highly recommend.

  2. Sean H.
    Sean H.
    • 7 reviews

    What a wonderful find! As we emerge from lockdown, The Arborist was our first dining out experience and was superb. The small/medium/large array of sharing plates and outstanding service are amongst the best we have experienced anywhere. Well done team and welcome back.

  3. Mick S.
    Mick S.
    • one review

    Really lovely fit out, really knowledgeable staff, very good service, food delicious, good wine list. Great location. Would be a great venue for a private function, good size.

  4. caitlin m.
    caitlin m.
    • one review

    What a great new venue for Geelong. Beautiful venue with great atmosphere, I honestly couldn’t fault the setting. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Limited menu of small share plates but what we had was super delicious. 10/10 venue. I will be back... many more times no doubt

  5. Colin S.
    Colin S.
    • 16 reviews

    A little over priced but food and service were very good ..good wine list and good beers ....great to have anew place to go in geelong ...hopefully they will cover outside for winter

  6. Danielle  D.
    Danielle D.
    • one review

    Amazing atmosphere and all the interior details. Definitely a blend of a bar and restaurant, but background music so the focus was on the food and drink. Portion sizes for some meals were quite small for the cost. The quality was good. The polenta dish was absolutely amazing. But the chips were fairly average, would of been good to see some rustic hand cut fries. Chicken was an extremely small portion for the cost, beans were an interesting combination with the dill and middle eastern spices. Sourdough and zealy bay butter were delicious! Excellent wine selection. Overall a lovely night for a dinner out in Geelong.

  7. Liz C.
    Liz C.
    • 3 reviews

    The Arborist is a gorgeous newcomer to the Geelong scene. The design and decor is really lovely - modern, fresh and different to much of what is around. Food is a share style. Mixture of small, medium and large plates. Really nice food and friendly knowledgeable staff who deliver great service. It’s quickly becoming a local and a personal favourite. Totally recommend this one.

  8. Richard B.
    Richard B.
    • one review

    This little restaurant was a great find. Nice space, great location. Loved the food, but maybe the menu could extend to a few more dishes over time. Super drinks list though!!! Good service, reasonable prices. We'll be going back for sure

  9. Lachie E.
    Lachie E.
    • one review

    Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. Only complaint would be the order of share plates coming out. Sides, I feel, would have been better coming out with other dishes, not right at the end. Sides of chips and green beans at the end of the meal seemed an odd choice. All food was delicious.

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More information

Opening time


LUNCH - 12:00pm-2:30pm

DINNER - 5:30pm-9:00pm

How to get to the restaurant

75 Little Malop St, 3220, Geelong (VIC), Australia


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, Open late,

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