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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 2023. 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 2023.


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.



Sunday Lunch Set

We’re delighted to introduce the Sunday lunch set at ARU, a relaxed affair. You’ll find dishes only available as part of our Sunday lunch experience.


Our sommeliers will be on hand to recommend cocktails, wine and sake, so come along and while away the Sunday afternoon.


It’s a wonderful reason to celebrate a special occasion or catch-up with family or friends.




Smoked Oyster Cream, Macadamia Nut, Pickled Celery, Sourdough Crisp


Raw Scallops, Grilled Leek, Fermented Chilli, Black Pepper


Forbidden Rice Sourdough, Palm Sugar, Smoked Cultured Butter


Hiramasa Kingfish Collar, Pumpkin Miso, Orange Kosho, Lime


Mooloolaba King Prawns, Native Spiced Curry, Blistered Tomatoes, Coriander


Roasted Chicken, Ginger, Sourdough Bread Miso, Confit Garlic


Green Papaya, Jalapeno Nahm Jim, Desert Lime, Blistered Tomatoes


Choice of dessert to share




*Pre-reservations for our Sunday lunch set are essential, and are offered to tables of two or more. We’ll also continue to serve our a la carte menu on Sundays, though dishes from the Sunday set lunch are not available to a la carte guests. Please note that a 10% Sunday surcharge applies.

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.


Open for lunch and dinner, six days a week, and on Sunday for Sunday lunch.



The Age Good Food Guide 2023 – Two Hats
The Age Good Food Guide 2023 – Restaurant of the Year [Victoria]

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.