CHEEK-Y Asian Sando of the Month

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 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

Discover ARCA Bar, a laid-back hangout right in the heart of Amsterdam, for anything from after-work drinks & bites, to an easy date night. Unwind with creative cocktails and casual yet delicious bar bites inspired by Portuguese flavours and traditions, all with a modern twist.



Mid-Week €47 Set Menu

Available from Tuesdays – Thursdays, indulge in ARCA’s special  4-course menu of ARCA’s signature dishes including Lombinho de Porco Iberico & our brand new dessert Arroz Doce – a rice custard with Saffron ice cream, caramelized apple and cinnamon puffed rice.

Something to celebrate?

From 2 to 200 people, company milestones to special occasions, choose between ARCA Bar, Restaurant, Private Dining Room or the art’otel Gallery for your next event! With customizable menus, drinks and entertainment options, get in touch to start planning!


Get In Touch

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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.

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ARCA Bar x Inbread | Limited Edition

Available until 31st May, ARCA Bar joins forces with Amsterdam’s sando hotspot – InBread – with our very own concept chef Henrique Sa Pessoa** creating a CHEEK-Y Asian Sando of the Month together with the InBread boys.