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Morris Whisky at ARU | 20 June

This June, we are delighted to welcome Morris Whisky – the Rutherglen-based distillery that has been making world-renowned fortified wines since 1859 – to Aru, with the flavours of their decadent drams meeting the bold notes of Aru’s dishes.


Head Chef Nico has put together a four-course shared menu designed to pair with the signature Morris range and their award-winning fortified wine.


Start your evening with the ‘Light Through The Leaves’, then settle in for a night of food and whisky, hosted by Taylor Matthews, Brand Ambassador of Morris Whisky, and Group Bar Manager, Kris Leombruni.


Light Through The Leaves
Morris Signature | Muscat | Whole Mandarin Soda | Smokey Lapsang Tea


Wagyu Tongue & Marrow, Vietnamese Sate, Betel Leaf
Kingfish Collar, Dry Native Curry, Orange Kosho, Lime
Morris Signature | Morris Sherry Barrel


14-Day Dry Aged Duck, Red Cabbage, Grilled Onion, Muntries
Clay Pot Broken Rice, King Brown Mushroom, Egg Yolk
Morris Muscat Barrel | Morris Tokay Barrel


Spiced Pumpkin Cake, Long Pepper, Quince, Raspberry
Morris Signature | Lacto Pear | Fino | Maraschino | Lemon


Milk Chocolate & Morris Whisky Bon Bon
Morris of Rutherglen Grand Muscat


A night of decadent drams: Morris Whisky at Aru
20 June – 6.30pm
$150 pp

Exclusive Kris+ Tasting Menu: Earn KrisFlyer Miles when you dine with us!

We are delighted to announce a partnership with Singapore Airlines’ Kris+ app, where Kris+ customers can earn and redeem points while dining with us.


To celebrate the partnership, we have put together an exclusive tasting menu for two Kris+ diners and above. Every $1 spent earns Kris+ customers 10 miles till the end of June, and one mile per dollar thereafter. This partnership is for the exclusive tasting menu only.


If you aren’t a Kris+ customer, you can sign up to Singapore Airlines Kris Flyer program and download the Kris+ app here to start earning.


Kris+ Tasting Menu


Forbidden Rice Sourdough, Spiced Cultured Butter


Yellowfin Tuna, Fried Rice Noodle, Watermelon Radish, Shiso

Mushrooms, Tofu Curd, Finger Lime, Chinese Fried Doughnut

Cured Swordfish, Pickled Kohlrabi, Green Peppercorn, Mizuna


Roasted Chicken, Pickled Squash, Vietnamese Mint, Tamarind

Papaya, Jalapeno Nahm Jim, Desert Lime, Blistered Tomatoes

Clay Pot Broken Rice, King Brown Mushroom, Braised Pork Cheek, Egg Yolk


Scorched Pavlova, Strawberry Gum, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit


$105 per person


*Earn 10 miles with every $1 spent (until the end of June)
*To book, place a reservation via the Kris+ app

Aru Stay Over

Book lunch or dinner at Aru and add on a stay at The Windsor at an exclusive, diners-only price.






Overnight accommodation in a Superior Room [+$195] OR Deluxe Room [+$220] – room only


Self-parking for one car till 12pm the next day


Monday to Thursday nights till 31 October 2024. To book, select the Aru Stay Over option when making your reservation.






1/ The Stay Over package is valid for bookings and stays up to 31 October 2024.


2/ It is subject to availability at time of booking and may include black out dates.


3/ Both offers are for room and parking only and do not include dining at Aru.


4/ Accommodation must be booked for the same night as your Aru reservation.


5/ As this offer is subject to availability, it is only available via pre-reservations online, and is not offered as a walk-in booking at the hotel.

Private Dining

Furnished in rich spotted gum, our private dining room, Banda closes off to the rest of the restaurant, and seats 12 for celebrations and business lunches.


The private dining room opens up onto The Terrace with a wall dedicated to wines, concealed behind a mesh curtain that separates it from the dining room. Seating 30, this area can be booked in addition to our private dining room.

Dining Enquiries


Named after the group of islands which ancient seafarers frequented as part of the Sino-Indonesian-Australian route, Aru touches on early techniques – fermentation, smoking, curing, preserving and fire-licked meat, vegetables and fish.


This is a menu for getting together, for sharing, a coming together of cultures and cuisines centred round a wood-fired hearth.



The Age Good Food Guide 2023 – Restaurant of the Year [Victoria]
The Age Good Food Guide 2024 – One Hat

Gift Cards

Gift a dining experience at Aru with our digital gift cards, sent immediately to you or a recipient of your choice.


Gift cards are valid for 3 years from the date of purchase.