HANDMADE – Sunday 25 May
Friday, 11th April, 2014

Join us for an afternoon of thrilling wine.
We’ve got some of the most exciting small producers in Australia today showing they wines along with a line-up of incredibly pure, delicious and nourishing wines from overseas.


There’ll be filter coffee by Single Origin Roasters all afternoon and the guys from Epic brewery in Aukland with tap a keg.  We’ll be serving house cured charcuterie and pickles along with food from the rotisserie, and Gus and Max will be playing very good records in the courtyard.
Entry $20 – wine tasting, beer, food, coffee


Shobbrook / Chapter Wines / Pat Sullivan / Mac Forbes / Lucy Margaux / Jauma / Tim Mayer / Si Vintners / Belinda Thomson / The Wanderer / Les Cailloux du Paradis / La Grange Tiphaine /  Jean Francois Ganevat / Mas Coutelou / Michel Guignier / Domaine Belluard / Panevino / Cantina Giardino / Equipo Navazos / Commando G / Suertes del Marques / Daniel Landi Viticultors / Guillot-Broux / Elodie Balme / Vouette et Sobree / Dettori / Sebastian Riffault / Camillo Donati

Easter opening hours
Saturday, 29th March, 2014


The Bar & Bistro is open as normal over the Easter long weekend, only taking a break for Good Friday.  Moon Under Water will close for Good Friday, then open Easter Saturday from 6.00pm.


Please phone (03) 9417 7700 for reservations.

Moon Park meets Moon Under Water
Thursday, 20th March, 2014

Moon Under Water welcomes Ben Sears and Eun Hee An, chef and owners of one of Sydney’s most exciting and electric restaurants, Moon Park. Preparing a four course lunch showcasing the modern Korean dishes they are famed for. Wines will be matched by our very own Campbell Burton. A fun afternoon exploring everything Korean.


Sunday 4 May, 2014
$140 per person


For reservations, call  03 9417 7700

Mother’s Day – Sunday 11 May
Friday, 14th March, 2014

Celebrate Mothers’ Day in the BISTRO with a banquet menu to share.

Three courses, $65 per person.


Spoil mum at MOON UNDER WATER with its prix fixe menu.

Enjoy four courses, $75 per person.  Wine pairings, $55 per person.

The menu changes weekly, see this week’s here.


Of course, the BAR will be open all day from 11am, so pop in for a drink!


For reservations in the Bistro and Moon Under Water, call us on 03 9417 7700.

Rootstock lunch in Moon Under Water
Friday, 10th January, 2014

February’s Rootstock Festival in Sydney has rubbed off on us- we’re celebrating with a special lunch, Sunday 16th February in Moon Under Water.  Chef David Moyle, from Tasmanian restaurant The Stackings, will make a special guest appearance and design the menu for the event.  He’ll be collaborating with star winemaker and one of our favourites, Damijan Podversic, to present his wines.  This is a food and wine event not to be missed!

For further information or to make a reservation, please call 9417 7700 or email





Australia Day at Builders Arms Hotel
Friday, 10th January, 2014

Join us on Monday 27 January, after your Australia Day celebrations as we relax through the day with our street BBQ. Serving delicious meats from the hotplate from 12pm.

We are also open on Sunday 26 January with the kitchen operating all day from 11am.

New opening hours for Moon Under Water
Friday, 10th January, 2014

Moon Under Water’s new opening hours for 2014.

Dinner: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6pm

The dining room is now available for private events any time on Sunday – Champagne breakfasts, lunch celebrations or dinner events.

For dining or event enquiries contact us on 9417 7700 or

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours
Saturday, 23rd November, 2013

Builders Arms Hotel will be open throughout the festive season.

The Bistro will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, reopening on Friday 27 December 2013 from 12.00pm.

Moon Under Water will closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, reopening on Friday 27 December 2013 at 6.00pm.

New Year’s Eve
Thursday, 21st November, 2013

Book a table in Moon Under Water or the Bistro and join in our New Year’s Eve celebrations.  Champagne and cocktails will be on the ready, as will local friend Maxwell, turning lo-fi funk and soul on vinyl in the Public Bar.

Reservations from 6pm.  9417 7700 or

We look forward to welcoming in 2014 with you!

We’ll be open from midday on New Year’s Day too.


Spanish Wine Dinner
Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

In November Moon Under Water presents what we think are some of the most thrilling wines coming out of Spain today along side some very, very exciting food.

There’s a genuine surge of youth and energy in the current Spanish wine scene – more and more people are working organically, farming low yielding, high altitude sites and making wines of freshness, purity and excitement.

Join us for incredible sherries, skin fermented whites, reds from Madrid and five delicious courses to match. November 19 7pm, $180.

Gourmet Traveller Awards
Thursday, 29th August, 2013

Congratulations to our Sommelier Campbell Burton who has just won Sommelier of the Year at the 2014 Gourmet Traveller Awards. As they noted “His ability to talk interestingly about wine and put people at ease….has earned him a whole bunch of respect and a legion of fans”

Grand Final Day Saturday 28th September
Friday, 16th August, 2013

Our Grand Final action kicks off at 11am. General antics in the Public Bar, with $2 pots until the first goal. Book a table in the Bistro and watch the match on the big screens

Lamb Pancake Party
Thursday, 25th July, 2013

Every Monday, lamb is slow cooked on our Rotisserie Royale over mallee roots in the courtyard.  In the evening, it’s pancake party time with hand made chickpea pancakes to enjoy with that delicious lamb.  The more the merrier!  Join us in the Bar & Bistro.

Annual July Sausage Festival
Friday, 21st June, 2013

By popular demand, we welcome back the Builders Arms’ Annual Sausage Festival – for the whole month of July!


Celebrating the mother of all sausage preparations – the Choucroute Garnis.


For both lunch and dinner in the Bar & Bistro we’ll be dishing up five different sausages served with pickled, smoked & cured pork, sauerkraut & mustard – best enjoyed with Sullivan’s ‘Jumping’ Cider.

Sausage Festival
Queen’s Birthday – Monday 10 June
Thursday, 30th May, 2013

Join us on Monday 10 June in the Public Bar.  The footy will be on and we’ll be raising our glasses to the Queen.


Bar & Bistro open from midday.  Reservations taken for both lunch and dinner.

Beer Mimics Food – Wednesday 22 May
Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

As part of Good Beer Week, we’ve teamed up with 4 Pines to brew a pretty special beer.


On the evening of Wednesday 22 May, Andrew and Anthony will be behind the bar, pouring our own ‘Gentleman’s Ale‘.


Come in and enjoy a pot with us.

Beer Mimics Food
Mothers’ Day
Thursday, 2nd May, 2013

At the Bar & Bistro, come and celebrate Mothers’ Day with a banquet menu to share.


Holy Goat cheese on toast
Grilled prawns, cabbage salad, honey & chardonnay vinegar
Double smoked Kurabuta leg ham & piccalilli

Roast corn fed  chicken, house condiments and sauces
Steamed leeks & tarragon
Potato gratin
Red cos, shallot vinaigrette

Warm chocolate pudding, prune ripple ice cream



Spoil mum at Moon Under Water with our prix fixe menu.

Enjoy four courses, $75 per person.  Wine pairings, $55 per person.

The menu changes weekly, see this week’s here.


For reservations in the Bistro and Moon Under Water, call us on +61 3 9417 7700.

Tulips Shadow
Happy Birthday Builders Arms!
Thursday, 11th April, 2013

We’re a year old!  To celebrate, we’re opening the Bar at 11:00am on the weekends – yes, every weekend!


Bacon sandwiches and Bloody Marys for breakfast.

ANZAC Day at the pub
Monday, 8th April, 2013

Join us at the Bar & Bistro on ANZAC Day – Thursday 25 April.

Open from midday, we’ll be dishing up roast beef from the rotisserie with all the trimmings.  At the bar, the footy will be on, accompanied by cold beer and house made sausage rolls.


Moon Under Water opens it’s doors at 6:00pm with it’s four course set menu.

The Weekend Australian Magazine’s Hot 50 Awards
Friday, 27th July, 2012

The Weekend Australian Magazine’s Hot 50 Awards has named Moon Under Water Victoria’s hottest restaurant.  The awards which recognise culinary creativity and energy  also named Andrew McConnell Australia’s hottest chef for 2012.

The Weekend Australian Magazine’s restaurant critic, John Lethlean has said:

“Moon Under Water is a triumph, a restaurant that takes the best bits of fine dining and the best bits of modern casual to create a new genre altogether. Chef and restaurateur, Andrew McConnell, continues to present the very best in Australian cuisine, which is why he was selected as the Hottest Chef and Moon Under Water the Hottest Restaurant in Victoria.”

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