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When looking for a cheap steak night a few weeks ago, Apple directed us towards the Arcadia Hotel in South Yarra. While the steak surprisingly enough for me vegetarian self wasn’t the object we were after somewhere that would feed Mr Meat and Potato and Moss Vegetarian (moi) and this place could do it with ease.
We went after a surprisingly warm day at the beach and climbed the flight of stairs to the packed rooftop bar/bistro air. The Arcadia Hotel (link) is very well pub like and spreads itself generously over three floors featuring pool tables, bar like areas, dining spaces and lots of areas to watch sport. Oh joy. It’s not a pretentious space at all but relaxed and easy without being grotty at all.
The rooftop bar I was surprised to realize had nearly everyone partaking of dinner – until I looked at the menu and prices – giant $12 porterhouse steak and $5 pizzas! (They have different nights with different specials). Ordering at the bar was easy but it took us a while to grab a seat as many had been reserved.
Once we had our table it was a nice place just to sit back. Apple throughly enjoyed his steak – best under $20 in Melbourne he thinks and I had a yummy vegetarian fried rice as recommend by the waitress. Parking would be a pain if you weren’t a local a tram stop is situated outside and am sure the locals love having the Arcadia Hotel within walking distance.