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Arcadia Gastronomique

Address
Address:
152 Union Road
Ascot Vale VIC
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 3 9375 2751
Cuisine
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Chef
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
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Sophisticated yet casual, Arcadia Gastronomique sets the right note at this chic Mediterranean bistro in Melbourne's north. Offering an eclectic selection of Spanish and pan-European cuisine, Arcadia's stylish décor and broad wine-list has won this casual eatery a coveted spot in the Age Good Food Guide every year since 2011.

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Centrally placed on Union Road in Ascot Vale. Close to Melbourne Showgrounds.

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With timber wainscoting that gives way to emerald green walls, and vintage chandeliers that cast warm light over cosy, candlelit tables, Arcadia Gastronomique has all the charm of a small French bistro. A warm welcome from the friendly staff starts things off on the right foot, whether you are here for a leisurely Saturday breakfast, a romantic evening or a shared family meal. The recent change of chef has seen the menu here shift slightly from its Francophile focus to a more broadly Mediterranean style, offering a selection of tapas and tasting plates, a diverse range of mains and simply seductive desserts.

Take a culinary trip around Spain with starters such as sautéed mushrooms in a sweet and sticky Pedro Ximinez sherry sauce, piquillo peppers stuffed with salted cod, or seared scallops served sizzling hot with chorizo and a dusting of paprika. If you can’t decide, an Arcadia tasting plate makes an excellent starter for small groups. Mains are equally satisfying, with choices from traditional paella, comforting house-made gnocchi with gorgonzola cream, pears and walnut, to a superbly succulent grilled rib-eye steak with all the trimmings. The zesty lemon tart and the red wine poached pear with walnut praline round off a menu of well executed comfort food that perfectly suits this friendly and unassuming restaurant. Breakfasts are cooked with equal care here, making it a popular Saturday morning option for locals. And do they still offer their excellent French toast? But of course!

Angela Costanzo
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Dina Fernandez:

Fabulous food.If you are one of those people who appreciate food with class, this is it. I'm sure you won't mind waiting a little for the generous serving, freshly made for you. Try the superb 'sangria', the paella, the 'churros' as well as the great variety of 'tapas'. Enjoy!!review  15/05/2012

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