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Private Events

Furnished in rich spotted gum, our private dining room, Banda, is a secluded enclave seating 12 for private celebrations.


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.


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.


Open from noon to late for snacks, cocktails, good wine and meals.

Stay Over

Aru Stay Over

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


Drop off your bags and car for complimentary overnight parking before settling in for lunch or dinner at our restaurant. With home for the day just a few blocks away, this is your chance to peruse our extensive wine list and partake in an aperitif, cocktail, digestive or two.






  • Overnight accommodation in a Superior or Deluxe Room


  • Parking for one car till 12pm the following day


Tuesday to Thursday nights from 1 February till 31 March 2022


Superior Room: $195
Deluxe Room: $220


To book, select the Aru Stay Over package option while making your reservation.






Book before 31 March 2022 for stays from 1 February 2022 to 31 March 2022. Subject to availability at time of booking, Tuesdays to Thursdays only. Accommodation must be booked for the same night as your Aru reservation.


For safety reasons, our valet parking service is currently unavailable. The Windsor’s Concierge will direct you to the hotel’s carpark for self-parking, with the carparking costs included within the package.


The exclusive Dine & Stay rate can be extended for additional nights pre or post your lunch or dinner reservation. Please contact The Windsor’s Reservations on 03 9633 6002 or at to arrange this.

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.