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Arcadia Gastronomique

152 Union Road
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
Tel : +61 3 9375 2751
Cuisine: Mediterranean
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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.

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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