Gault & Milau’s Dessert of the Year 2024

Portuguese sharing plates

Concept by 2 Michelin Star Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa

Signature Cocktails



Award-winning Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa launched ARCA in November 2021, establishing his first establishing his inaugural European restaurant outside of Lisbon. As the spirited and laid-back counterpart to his existing ventures, ARCA introduces a casual Portuguese sharing plates experience infused with modern flavours, Asian inspirations, and impressive cocktails. Discover ARCA at Amsterdam’s art’otel!

Check out our new art’otel Gourmet Experience Package with ARCA benefits:


The Restaurant

Designed to be social, guests can enjoy a selection of petiscos dishes & larger plates, perfect for solo indulgence or shared with others. Signatures include fresh Salada de Polvo, Bacalhau à Brás finished tableside, Iberian Presa, as well as all time favourite Pão de Ló with goat’s cheese ice cream.



The Bar

ARCA Bar is seamlessly connected to the restaurant with a crafted and highly creative cocktail menu that pairs perfectly with a selection of ARCA plates. Opt for an assortment of petisco plates or savour our signature dishes and pair them with your favourite cocktails for a delightful evening ahead!


Behind the Pass x David Jesus

On Wednesday 13th March, Henrique Sá Pessoa & the ARCA team welcome award-winning Chef David Jesus, one of Portugal’s youngest decorated chefs and the man behind restaurant Seiva, as our 5th guest in the ARCA Behind the Pass series of chef collaborations!


Get In Touch

map marker

Martelaarsgracht 5, 1012 TN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opposite to Amsterdam central station

E: [email protected]
t: +31 20 820 5333

Tuesday – Thursday: 18:00 – 22.00
Friday & Saturday 18:00 – 00:00

Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 00:00
Friday & Saturday 11:00 – 01:00
Sunday 11:00 – 00:00

Please note, for bookings of 11+ people, our Tasting Experience Menus have to be enjoyed. Please call the restaurant directly on +31 20 820 5333 to make your reservation for larger groups.

Sign up for the latest ARCA Amsterdam news!

What would you like to know more about:


What's on at ARCA

Check out what’s live this month at ARCA including our 5th Behind the Pass event with David Jesus, a mid-week set menu for only €47pp & the must-try Gault Milau’s Dessert of 2024!