Acre Camperdown

4.1
975 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
acre Camperdown has been transformed into an Italian farmhouse.

The new Italiano a la carte menu features exciting additions as well as
tried and true classics, sure to satisfy everyone’s Italian cravings.

Expect to see fresh antipasti, homemade pasta, seafood and of course lots of Italian sweet treats.

acre is a farm food-focused venue located within Camperdown Commons; a community initiative on the site of the former
Camperdown Bowling Club.

Our 'farmer's home' restaurant takes in expansive lawns,
courtyards, terraces, decked and kid's areas
whilst our all-day offer within our repurposed shipping container offers pastries and baked goods daily.

A plethora of weddings & events spaces provide
ample opportunities for workshops, cooking classes,
meet-the-maker and corporate opportunities, product launches,
large scale celebrations and more.

Please note any tables 8 and over incur a 10% service charge.

Experiences

  • Italiano Set Menu

    A$70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our 3-course acre Italiano Set Menu for $70 per adult, created from the chef using this season’s fresh ingredients! Kids can order from the Kids Menu on the day.
  • A la carte Italiano

    Multiple dates available

    The new Italiano menu features exciting additions as well as tried and true classics, sure to satisfy everyone’s Italian cravings. Expect to see fresh antipasti, homemade pasta, seafood and of course lots of Italian sweet treats. If last year’s Italiano activation was any indication, tables will be snapped up quickly, so please be sure to book now to avoid any disappointment.
  • Italiano Set Menu

    A$70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our 3-course acre Italiano Set Menu for $70 per adult, created from the chef using this season’s fresh ingredients! Kids can order from the Kids Menu on the day.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 975 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IshK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was great. Sat out in the terrace and shared a few dishes with a group of 6. Really enjoyed the Sunday arvo.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Coffee took 45 minutes to come out. Food took even longer. Taste was not there. Coffee was runny.

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Laine
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The place is superb because of its ambiance. However, the food choices is very limited and over priced.

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LouiseK123
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Helpful & friendly staff, great food, beautiful venue. Will be back and recommend to a friend.

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Greta
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Ive been atleast 5 times before and it didnt live up to my previous experiences.

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SallyP
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, beautiful lunch on a sunny day. All the food was cooked to perfection and the service was great.

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 11 January 2021

Hi Sally, thank you for taking the time to leave us such wonderful feedback, I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the rest of the team. We hope to see you again soon!

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DaGreat
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Portion size was not worth the price paid! The fried Haloumi was delicious and the Fish was nice however no other accompaniments was on the plate & the cost was too high for what it was! Ambience is very beautiful!

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 11 January 2021

Thank you for taking time to review your visit with us. We value all feedback we receive.

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KazD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Returning regular customer, and yet I never lose motivation to leave another 5 star review. Always an exceptional dining experience regardless of group size or menu. If you haven’t yet been... go.

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Responded on 6 January 2021

Hi Kaz. What a fabulous review. Thank you so much for writing to us. The team work really hard to create the kind of experience that you have described. I can't tell you how much it means to the team to get feedback like this, thank you and we hope to see you in 2021!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My birthday!

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Responded on 6 January 2021

Thank you and we hope you enjoyed your birthday with us

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and a great venue with good distance between tables. Friendly and considerate service from all the staff made it a lovely evening.

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 6 January 2021

Hi Michelle, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Thank you for your wonderful comments, in line with NSW health we continue to try and offer the best experience for our guests in a Covid Safe way.

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SandraC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Disappointed with the quality and quantity of the food.
Poor value for money.

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 6 January 2021

Hi Sandra, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback to help us improve our product and service. What is your best contact? We'd love the opportunity to learn a little more of how we missed the mark on your visit

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claudiag
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

the banquet mode was not clear for us. we were 9 people including 2 kids and 1 person with gluten free needs. The starters were delicious and enough for everyone, but the mains were spaguettis and meat, for the person with gluten free was given an special spaguettis but there wasn´t meat for her (inicially 2 pieces of meat for 7 people, after, the waiter brought 1 piece more, but clearly 3 pieces of meat for 7 adults was not enough)

Probably I would recommend the restaurant but not the banquet mode.

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Responded on 6 January 2021

Hi Claudia, thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback from your visit. We are glad we were able to address the portion sizes on the day and offer you more, the style of the banquet is sharing and often has positive feedback on the portion sizes for groups to share. We might've missed the mark on your visit, I have addressed with the kitchen team and we hope to see you again soon.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was delicious however, the service was slow and several items were not available. They also missed one of our meals but did then not charge us for that meal.

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 6 January 2021

Hi Laura, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We value your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the food and I have passed on your feedback on the speediness of service to our management team. We hope to see you again soon.

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Jason
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

The entire experience was full of mistakes and it wasn't completely full.
1. Drinks turned up after food - 2 mimosas
2. 2x breakfasts turned up separately - about 5mins apart and the 2nd breakfast was completely as ordered
3. No cutlery on the table when food turned up
4. Ordered coffee after breakfast and it took 12minutes and that included asking the status 10 minutes after ordering.

Not sure what happened but was not a great experience at all.

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 6 January 2021

Hi Jason, we regret that we missed the mark during your visit. We will review our with our staff. It is greatly appreciated that you provided your feedback in order to allow us to develop and enhance our customer experience.

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MinishB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, came out quickly, the floor staff were attentive amd the ambience was great. The Espresso Martini was delicious.

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 6 January 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars Minish - we hope to see you again soon!

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AnnetteD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

The setting is really nice within an urban farm style set up with indoor and outdoor seating. It's noisy..well it's loud so after 2 hours in there I felt I had a sore throat from screaming at my friends so they can hear me.
The menu is Italian based and has everything but pizza which is fine.
I was told that the idea is to share the dishes and to go for the fish andbut that was sold out so we went for starters and then the 600g version of the steak, carbona pasta, grilled eggplant and sides for 4 of us.
The steak wasn't great for that it's quite pricey. The eggplant was OK and I think the pasta was the best of all the dishes.
We had Gelato and affogato for dessert. Would have liked to be offered an alcoholic option for the affiliate but given the service is terrible it's not surprising that I didn't..
I was warned the service is all over the shop and that's absolutely true. There seems to be enough staff around but there is no structure in the way the service is run. Everyone does everything..mostly they ignored us or we had 2 people attending at the same time. Waiting times are long and we had to fight for attention to get more drinks or even for the bill with other tables. They are not unfriendly people but we didn't get the feeling they like working there (they might not, but don't be so obvious).

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 6 January 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Annette, your feedback is really valuable to us and helps us improve our team and service level. It sounds like we missed the mark with the service on your last visit and this has been passed onto the management team. We do hope you give us another chance and and hope to see you again soon.

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Shakunc
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Ambiance was nice and waiters were polite with good service, was easy to take my 6month old with lots of pram space. But the food was below average with small portions. Not really worth what you’re paying for. We ordered 3 mains and a dessert and was not very filling.

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 6 January 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we value your feedback and will definitely pass it on to discuss with our kitchen and management team.

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RodneyM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Food was average and when you are paying $45+ For one price of fish with a piece of lemon you want the fish not to be dry to the point you can’t eat it.

Service was all over the place, no zoning with the staff.

Also items on the bill that we had not ordered that need to be fixed.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed the ambience here very much - with its big outdoor areas, it is a lovely place to visit. The service was also excellent. Unfortunately we found the food disappointing - very ordinary and overpriced. It might be a good place to go for coffee (though we did not stay for coffee). Also, when the dining room filled up, it was very noisy.

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CiaraG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Our booking was at 11:00am. I had booked for the inside area because I wanted the lunch menu. Was seated outside instead which was nice. And was also told the inside and outside menu was the same.

Asked our waiter about the lunch menu as on the menu Breakfast was served until 11:30am. Got told the Lunch menu didn't kick in until 12pm. So we mulled over the Breakfast menu past until 11:30am. Waiter comes over and told us the breakfast menu was over. And we had to wait until 12pm to our lunch. The waiter knew he stuffed up but couldn't do much. Pretty annoyed about that as we clearly hadn't ordered any food and was told to wait another 30 minutes for food. Great venue and great food though. Unfortunately customer service and basic waiter manners were lacking.

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 6 January 2021

Hi Ciara, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am sorry if it wasn't clearly communicated when the lunch menu begins when you made a booking, and the miscommunication between the waiter and yourself in regards to which menu you were hoping to dine on. We value your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the food, we will look at reviewing our booking process to clearly state when breakfast and lunch menu begin and end. We hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Ursh
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Great location. Busy night. Food was cold by the time it was brought to the table but tasty. Music too loud.

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Chiacchierona
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, helpful waitstaff and tasty food, we had a very enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cute place for a date. Food was super yummy and the gardens around us made for nice ambiance. Could see this place as a wonderful venue for an event. Highly recommend

Acre Camperdown
Responded on 6 January 2021

Thank you for the lovely feedback and the 5 stars! We do indeed host many wonderful events and weddings, the perfect inner city oasis :-)

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NathanS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food is good but pretty expensive. Our waiter dragged the evening down for us. Service was slow, he made us feel ignorant when asking questions about the Italian menu and brought the wrong wine which he also opened and had to take back.

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Billyd
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We did not find we had the same quality of food and service as we were use to Pre Covid and it was the first time we had been back since Covid broke out in early 2020

The food which is the reason we go back was fair, and the waiters understandably were under the pump as the restaurant was pretty full and you did not seem to have the usual amount of waiters working for a busy Saturday night and i think they did a pretty good under the circumstances.
Many Thanks

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Isabella
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and such friendly and helpful staff. Food portions were also very substantial.

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Lyndall
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was sensational with burrata and tomatoes and fried camembert to start. Generous sized porchetta with perfect crackling and crispy potatoes for main.
Would definitely recommend and will be back!

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue with great food. Will be back again.

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LW19
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

We were excited to try Acre. Its so close to our house and such a cool concept. On arrival, overall impressions were great. Reminded me of a smaller version of the Grounds. Very cool place.

There were some large groups in that night and we were a table of 2. Poor seating meant irregular service. maybe not enough wait staff on for the numbers but we waited around 15 mins for menus and then another 10 for a drink.

Ordered the delicious sounding garlic, salted and olive oil bread to snack on while we waited for the mains. this arrived about 30 minutes later with our mains as well. Aside from no longer wanting the bread as the mains had pasta and fries, it arrived as two small pieces of grilled focaccia with nothing on it - just dry. the waiter practically threw the food on the table and the fries, half full and wilted along with the bread were a huge disappointment.

The pasta was good and the prawns were lovely.

We then waited another 20 minutes for a second drink, the waiter was very apologetic but obviously run off his feet.

Ended the night with an adffogato which was actually just a scoop of ice cream in a water glass and a bitter coffee so I wouldn't recommend this.

Hoping this wa sa one off poor experience as I have heard great reviews and hope to try a breakfast or lunch and see if it was just bad luck.

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JL777
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Been here twice first time better but latest visit not good. Menu is small only a few selections to chose from, porchetta was dry didn’t come with a sauce, Green salad was bland. Pastas and eggplant were good. Waitress came over to serve the meals but made an angry face because our guests were Greeting eachother. Ambiance was nice as the venue is styled nicely but the menu needs improving.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Really like this place although haven’t been for a while. Took a friend for her birthday dinner. Food good, service v amateur and little coordination- ie being asked twice if enjoying meal, wld like a coffee etc.

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FionaG
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed, airy and beautiful surroundings. Food was simple, fresh and delicious. The size of the banquet was generous but not overwhelming.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

There were nearly 100 people dining there and they only had 5 to 6 people serving the tables and the wait time for the dishes between entree and the mains was ridiculous We had to wait good half an hour before our mains arrived. They gave us the bill I pulled my card out and the guy says ok I go and bring the terminal and then he went away and wasn't back for next 10 minutes so we got up of our table and I walked up to him and I said look just take the payment we really want to leave. In all honesty the food was average it wasn't worth the wait

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Jolim
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

It was extremely hot that day when we went and host wasn't empathic to let us sit inside even though we had a child with clutches and another child that has high chances of melanoma. We did asked host whether we could sit in but due to the restaurant closing in 30mins to lunch setup, he didn't try to find another suggestion and seems yo be in rush ....

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SharnB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed dining in at Acre Camperdown. I would definitely recommend this venue for a great, family friendly, delicious, relaxed place to enjoy a great night out for food and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

We went to Acre to celebrate a friends 40th. When we arrived, on a very warm day, there was no a/c or fans on. It was much hotter inside the restaurant than it had been outside. I asked to have the fans switched on and was told ok, but “everyone else had complained when the a/c was on”. The fans on one side of the room were switched on. I asked a second time to have the remaining fans put on. People were sweating at our table!

Secondly we were a table of four and our drinks order was forgotten- a table of around twenty behind us who arrived after us had their drinks first. We had to chase ours up.
Also despite noting the occasion no effort was made to acknowledge our friends 40th. A plate with chocolate sauce saying happy birthday and a petit four or a scoop of gelato would have been nice and is what we have experienced at similarly priced restaurants.

We also note the acoustics in the room leaves much to be desired. It’s was so loud it was at hard times to hear each other. It might not be so bad on a quieter say but the restaurant was full and included several large parties.

Lastly there was a surcharge for paying by card that was not mentioned. So I entered my tip for a final bill of $360 and then was hit with a $5 surcharge. The staff just said sorry that’s the payment system when I queried why the bill was $365. It would have been nice to have been told beforehand.

I also note that the disabled toilet/baby change room was dirty & smelly.

The food itself was very nice - simple plates but well cooked and flavourful. My husband did say he had to hunt for the crab in his crab linguine though - he thinks he may have had a teaspoon or two of crab meat at best.

All in all we felt that the experience was disappointing at the price point.

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VivianD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family Friendly! Kids can run around the garden while the parents can enjoy a peaceful meal! And The food and coffee are also Fantastic! And very accomodating with options such as coconut milk

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Vict
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Gardens are just weeds, play area has rubbish blowing through it, service is beyond appalling! The food is fine and the space is beautiful and tranquil. This place has so much potential... if only they could get their act together.

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MarkB
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great local restaurant and function centre. Reasonably priced for both food and drinks. Nice menu for sharing plates.

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Review
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The venue was amazing and staff were super friendly! Food was tasty but they were a bit stingy on the amount — particularly the pasta! Despite this, I would recommend the Acre to all friends for drinks!

FAQs

Acre Camperdown offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9194 3100.

Acre Camperdown is rated 4.1 stars by 975 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.