According to Greek mythology, Arcadia is an idyllic vision of unspoiled wilderness; a paradise home to bountiful
natural splendour and simple pleasures.
We think this sums up Waiheke Island’s Palm Beach, and the way we run our restaurant, perfectly. We believe it is the simple pleasures in life that bring us the most joy: catching up with friends and family over a few drinks, eating simple food made from great produce, spending the day at the beach and then walking across
the road for a good meal and cold beer.
Our menu is not fussy; we believe in using fresh, quality ingredients to create good, honest food. Our service style is laidback and friendly and staff are encouraged to get to know our customers. We want every walk of life to feel welcome at Arcadia, and leave feeling good!
We are here for breakfast, lunch and dinner or a snack, for coffee, cocktails or a glass of bubbles. You can set yourself up for the afternoon in the front courtyard, watching the beach foot traffic go by; cosy up inside for a romantic dinner for two; or get a group together and make the most of our covered deck and
beer garden areas out the back.
Location and How to Get Here
You will find Arcadia at 39 Palm Road, just across the road from the beautiful Palm Beach – Waiheke locals’ favourite beach. Palm Beach is just a 10-minute
drive from the ferry at Matiatia,
or hop on the 502 bus, which will
drop you out the front.
If you want to know more about Palm Beach and other options for getting here, e.g. bike, scooter or walking, check out our Palm Beach page.
At Arcadia we offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. We like to keep things simple and focus on using fresh, quality produce to create delicious meals. Our chefs love to experiment and you find daily changing specials.
We have a wide selection of beverages for you to enjoy including beer on tap, a great cocktail list and a wide gin selection.
If you are looking for a place to hold a function or a group meetup, check out our Functions page.
We are proud to support local suppliers, both on Waiheke and a little further afield. A few of our regular suppliers are:
Nikki from Nikki’s Greens, who is out in her garden every morning carefully harvesting her beautiful organic salad greens for delivery each day.
Nigel and the team at Kiwi Fish, who are hard at work each day sustainably catching the best local fish.
The team at Wild Wheat, who are up early each day making layers of buttery pastry for the almond croissants and two-day proving their superb sourdough.
Arcadia is the perfect choice for a group celebration or event. Be it a birthday party, anniversary, corporate event or a girls’ night out,
we can cater to your needs.
We provide various options: you can hire the whole venue, secure a private area, or just book a table.
Front courtyard where you can see the sea and watch the world go by.
Two inside dining areas which can seat
up to 48 combined.
Enclosed outside deck area overlooking the garden, which can seat up to 24.
Garden lounge area which is great for a
Note that group numbers and time of year do
impact options available. Please fill out the form on our functions page to make a reservation or for