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Just In: Arbory Afloat Is Returning This October As A Mediterranean-Inspired Beach Club

By Simon Cassar
11th Oct 2021

A shot of Arbory Afloat with blue skies.

After its deep hibernation through Melbourne’s frosty period, Arbory Afloat is readying the ship to welcome crowds back on board. Marking its sixth year on the Yarra, the city's favourite water-dwelling bar will be unveiling a brand new look. 

This year’s iteration is bringing some serious wanderlust to Melbourne with 'Turquoise Coast'—a dedicated Turkish coastline themed beach club. This idea is all about the rebirth and reimagination of Melbourne, coinciding with our easing of restrictions and the summer period re-opening on Tuesday 26 October. 

You can expect a completely new space. We’re all headed to the Mediterranean with an Aegean-influenced fit-out complete with 80-year-old olive trees, Missoni graphic patterned furniture, tasselled umbrellas and coloured tiles throughout. Our own little taste of hot-euro-summer in the city. 

On the menu, there'll be a range of inspired and authentic Turkish-style dishes. Executive chef, Nick Bennet will work alongside Turkish-born Nada Thomas and Salim Gafayri, both formerly of Cecconi's to highlight the flavours and treasures of the Aegean sea. The Four Pillars And Arbory Afloat pink gin collaboration will return due to popular demand and there'll also be a signature ‘Summer Mediterranean Lager’ from Pirate Life Brewing. 

The summer program has a stacked line-up of local talent from Melbourne's art and music scene, and the annual New Year's Eve and New Years Day Pool Parties will be making a return.

More details will be popping up so keep an eye out, but in the meantime, bookings are now open so head 
over here to secure your spot on the ship. 

Did you see the new five-storey Arbory venue opening in the CBD?

Image credit: supplied

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