Our proteins are sustainably sourced and in the most part, secondary cuts cooked slowly to release flavour. We bring this together on the plate to celebrate the ingredients, in a simple, heartfelt way.
Good food nice atmosphere. Would recommend next time
A bit disappointed, not a lot of food choices and very very noisy
The food was FANTASTIC! The service was a little slow with drinks and ordering food. Once that was done, all was good though.
Still my favorite restaurant, 3 birthdays in a row! The waitstaff were all super sweet about that too. Service was a little slower than usual, but it was pretty busy. The food was delicious, the saffron risotto with oxtail being an absolute stand out-- I think Mike wanted to lick the leek gratin plate after though hahaha. The lamb just slid off the rib, smooth and easy as you please, sticky sweet and punchy. And the whole roasted cauliflower? Oh my gosh. Delightful experience over all, hope I don't have to wait for my next birthday to go again. Thanks guys!
We always enjoy your venue at Acre Eatery. Rarely have we had any negative vibes. We introduced two friends to Acre and they were very impressed - No 1 because of the food and service and venue; No 2 because we could eat at 1430, at our leisure, in relative quiet, and not be rushed out. They will come back as will we - Acre is one of our favourites. And now, when it opens, we are very eager to experience your new Melbourne venue. Thank you again.
Although a lovely setting I think there is a disconnect between the garden - menu - execution of the food. The food wasn’t garden fresh or overly seasonal. I was expecting a more whole food experience and it wasn’t
Had a very enjoyable evening. Food was delicious and the cocktails were amazing!
Venue was great, but the menu was very boaring and pricey.
Very difficult to get service all the way through the meal - from ordering, till payment. After our mains we actually wanted to get dessert but had a really difficult time getting a server to come to our table so we could ask for a menu. We ended up deciding to leave. We actually had to find someone after we left the table so we could pay for our meal, when we approached the server clearing our table, they thought we already paid!!
Great seasonal food -well done in a different , intimate setting
Nice atmosphere, good food choices, we had a very pleasant luncheon
We all enjoyed our evening at the restaurant, beautiful place, so open and inviting, beautiful entry, great garden, would’ve loved to have gone out to take a proper look, it was dark, so we’ll have to return in daylight hours. The staff are happy to please and accommodating. The food was Great & plentiful. We celebrated our Daughter, Elise’s 19TH Birthday. Will definitely return and recommended, 100%.
All round winner
We had a lovely evening for a family birthday celebration. The staff were excellent very attentive and explained the menu in great detail. Will defiantly be back.
Great attention by service staff. Food was great
I celebrated my Dad's 80th birthday lunch at Acre last Sunday. The place was heaving and it was quite difficult for some of our older guests to hear but it didn't spoil our day. The food was absolutely delicious and we had a lovely waitress. We had a very leisurely lunch and stayed for about 4 hours, at no time were we rushed which was lovely. Overall the experience was fantastic and I look forward to visiting again
Everything was wonderful. Even though it was very busy that day the service was excellent . And the food was fabulous. The whole operation is well staffed and very efficient.
Excellent service. The food was fresh and taste good. Impressed with the healthy food option on the kids menu. Child friendly venue.
The food here is very good and the setting is great. The service we experienced at lunch time was lackadaisical, to see the least - unusual for a Justin Hemmes restaurant
Food options are limited, would have liked more to choose from. That being said the quality of the food was good, and we had the lamb share plate which was great. The kids had fish and chips which was really good and the batter was amazing.
With only yes / no as an option, I say yes, but the true answer would be I'm not sure about recommending Acres to a friend. The place is beautiful and the waitress who served us was very nice and was doing her best, but there was not enough staff so we found ourselves waiting for quite a long time before getting any service at all, and the same throughout each stage of the meal. The table was only half set, with some of us not having a fork, some not a knife. The quality of the food was very good, but a number commented on the serving size, and one actually sent hers back. For around $38 she got a really small piece of fish, and if we wanted salad that was an extra $10. The main reason our group may not return, and may not recommend it to others would be lack of value for money. Still it was a very enjoyable night. Thanks.
Fantastic food, lovely staff and you can actually speak to the people at your table without shouting! Love this place!
The service, ambiance and food at Acre was fantastic. Our waitress even arranged for a small candle and brownie to be brought to the table for a birthday. Please don't go to this restaurant, as we want it all to ourselves!
The food was amazing! The service was excellent! The venue is stunning! Highly recommended
Acre Eatery is a great little escape from the city in the city. The restaurant is in the middle of its own acreage where they are growing some of the meal - and it has you feeling like you’re in the country. Great food.
Delicious food, great variety in a beautiful setting
Went with a vegetarian friend and both of us had plenty of choice and as a non-vegetarian, I enjoyed the veggie options too
Two large functions in a the same time but well enough separated to not have excessive noise levels
The ambience and styling of the restaurant is lovely. Was perfect for a Sunday celebration lunch for a family birthday. Food was great and was good value - choice was excellent. We thought the service was also great.
Excellent however the fish for 2 was not sufficient, once we spoke to staff and then kitchen they resent another fish order out. This is more a meal for one and not two despite the price.
Everything else was excellent!!
The food was yummy - but cold. We sent our meal back TWICE as it only came out warm. We had lamb shoulder which isn't really a dish you want luke-warm. The service was friendly, but didn't offer us anything for the inconvenience. We had overpriced dips for entree. The restaurant was also freezing - it was a cold night and the space is very open. Overall it was nice, but disappointing. I expected more.
Amazing service and excellent food. Our red-headed waitress was exceptional, her knowledge of the menu and accommodation of our many dietary requirements left us all satisfied. Would definitely recommend this place to others and we will be back again.
The pork special was a hit with everyone especially the 4 year old. Thank you!
The food and ambience was great. I don't however like the practice of putting menus on top of plates. Surely this makes the plate unclean.
Very good food that was very nicely presented. Good selection of entrees and mains. Attentive but unobtrusive waitress. Good selection of wines by the glass. Only downside was the young lady at the bar who refused to allow our friends, who arrived early, to sit at the bar and have a drink while they were waiting. No reason was given - they were told they could sit outside or at the table. Why have a bar?
Got the wrong bill but didn't realise till I was checking it at home
Now waiting for a response after emailing the details
The food was cold. And to top it off, the service was very inattentive and almost absent. The screaming kids running around the place like it was a playground made for a very poor ambience. It was my second time there. The first once an amazing experience but I will never set foot in that establishment again.
Terrible service and inattentive staff. Main course arrived but starter plates were not cleared. 4 staff were waiting at a service station and I had to stand up and go over to them to ask to clear the plates. I was given a breakfast menu when looking to order desert. Had to stand up and wave to get the waitresses attention to pay the bill.
I went to Acre with a group of three friends on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was packed but the service was friendly and prompt and the food was incredible! My only negative would be that it was very noisy, in part because it was raining outside so all the windows and doors were closed. In all, I would definitely recommend Acre and would choose to eat there again.
First time I went it was great, this was the second time and a total let down. It has gone downhill. The service was terrible and food was average.
The food is excellent with interesting and very tasty dishes on the menu.
However on the night we were there the service was very slow, especially with the drinks and with one vegetable dish coming out too late to be eaten with the main meals. We hope to see a sharpening of focus in terms of service on our next visit.
Friends 50th lunch