acre eatery

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$40 and under
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Australian
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  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
We prioritise sustainable produce from our on-site partner Pocket City Farms with the remainder sourced from a collection of small to medium size farms located within the Sydney basin.

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.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! a place we used to take our kids to eat, the old Camperdown Bowlo is now a modern (read food and decor) wonder on our doorstop. We went there after a Sydney Fringe event on a wet and windy night and were welcomed into this great eatery that prides itself on serving local and fresh produce, some from there own, on-site, community garden. The wait staff were just that right sort of friendly and very knowledgeable on the food and wines on offer. Better still they were prepared to offer a suggestion when asked.
We loved it and we might even bring our know grown up kids next time and there will be a next time.
Cheers Peter & Mary

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Depending on the experience you are after. We dined with young children and the wait to be served as well as the wait between courses was very long. We waited over an hour between starters and mains . We had a 12.45pm booking and were served out mains at 3pm. By this time all the children were very restless and it was not the relaxing experience we were hoping for.

PE
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

So.....
I always leave a 5 star rating but after this last visit it slips to a 3 star.
The food as always was wonderful but the fuddled service is unacceptable.
Our last visit was marred by the confusion of the wait staff and this visit we experienced the same chaos.
To calling on staff after 10 mins to take an order and on and on.
To remind staff to refill water and wine is exhausting.
To ask again and again for cutlery to eat with is really too much .

Next .
I enjoy children and am more than happy to share a space with families but after the lack of parental care
we experienced on Sunday I would suggest that an area of the restaurant e reserved for those of us who would prefer to dine without a screaming toddler who is constantly throwing things about or dragging chairs around by their side !
By the way I am criticising the parents not the children .

All in all a not so much the pleasant lunch we were expecting.
Also it is probably the first time we have left without tipping the staff.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, beautiful place at night. Good service and good food. Great venue fo enjoy a meal with your partner or a few friends. Lovely hidden gem

JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great day celebrating a birthday lunch, food was good and they were able to provide a cake at short notice which was is lovely. Staff were great...service was a little slow but overall really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to returning.

D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Good as always. Regular eater there. Seems the lamb shoulder was significantly smaller this time unfortunately. Not really a full shoulder. Fun lunch nonetheless

r
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Lovey atmosphere and great service. A little disappointed with the food. ACRE salad very salty, and tart entree was small and tasted average for the cost. Wine list very good though.

SS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was lovely and it is a really nice setting. However I’m just not sure how they justify their prices. My partner and I got the pork belly to share. Only came with a few peas and carrots for $56 had to buy a side of potatoes as well. It was nice but I think I it’s just a bit overpriced for what you get

JS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance and excellent value! Would do it again :)

GH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We recently enjoyed a Sunday lunch for four. The place was buzzing, but service was efficient and friendly. We couldn't fault the food - all cooked to perfection, including fish. The chips are not to be missed. If they are not on the menu - ask. I like that the tables are well space and the place has a very airy and light feel. Will visit again.

l
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great authentic food and vibe. I'm in two minds about writing a review as I don't want it to get so popular that this gem of a place is ruined!

CS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Good but not outstanding, Noise very loud big groups. interesting concept.

DB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fabulous and fresh at Acre and we loved the new menu!

MO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful food, great setting. I think service was a little bit lacking, but it was Father's Day and quite busy, so it's understandable. I would still return in a heartbeat.

CS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice setting. Friendly service. Very quick to deliver food which was great. Food was tasty and consistent.

KR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely dining experience. The pasta dishes were very tasty however the chicken cacciatore was a very small portion for a main meal.

AP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great atmosphere for a Sunday lunch with friends. Service was always friendly and prompt, and the menu provided good options for all tastes and dietary restrictions. It did get quite busy, but that was understandable given how good the venue turned out to be!

JL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great, the food, the service but the music was way too loud and could be turned down a notch or two when there are so many people in the venue. The noise was a bit like a chook cage .

FL
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best pasta and pizza. Service exceptional. Great place for a party!

ND
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only thing i wasn't a fan of is that with so many families and young children now attending the venue especially in the outdoor section it sounded a little like a playground outside and when we walked in it took a long time for someone to serve us at the outside bar and noticed several tables were not cleared...i arrived 2pm so in fairness you may of been short staffed or i came end of a huge rush...loved the food and service inside the restaurant

GF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent dining experience here for my partner's birthday. Food was cooked to perfection & service was prompt and friendly. Would highly recommend!

GM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Just the over all finesse and quality of food was disappointing and a let down taste wise.

N
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful place but the food is overpriced and horrible.

MT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful dinner! We came to eat 'mid week feast' which is set 3 course menu, however, due to misinformation it turned out when we got there they only have meat options (we're vegetarians). The waiter was really nice and said the chef will be happy to prepare vegetarian options for us anyway. We settled down for a la carte options and they were all beautiful.
Had focaccia - which was just average and probably the most plain thing we had this evening, roasted pumpkin with goat cheese - so good!, mushroom Mafalda pasta - to die for, pumpkin gnocchi - really tasty, and then tiramisu and cannoli for desert - both were to die for! Some recommend wines in the side, very tasty although not too memorable.
All in all, very good service and tasty food!

DO
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and fabulous food, I would highly recommend the acres for any occasion, 10 / 10 ✔️

GJ
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

A wonderful setting in the heart of Camperdown. Big bright and airy restaurant with additional large outdoor space with heaters. Buzzing restaurant for Sunday lunch with very friendly staff and a tasty looking menu. A little disappointed with our starters - the salami plate and a baked cheese that was lacking in taste, but the mains of lamb ragout pasta and the gnocchi with pumpkin and chilli were excellent. Coffee was good but lukewarm at best - a pet hate but it wont stop us returning.

R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food, ambience, noise level all good. Service initially very good but overall very poor. Told very dismissively that the wait person was new and ‘didn’t know the ways of the acre’ when we asked for serving spoons. Waitress was annoyed when we wanted to hold onto our wine glasses. Not offered dessert or coffee and insulted when we complained. I won’t be back to the dining room. I have had many good experiences in the self-serve area so will return there again.

NS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We absolutely loved it :)
We will definitely be returning.

TM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food - just obviously got there at a busy time as we needed to make a big effort to be served, then had to chase our drinks order, and had to request the plates be cleared. We even had to chase up to be able to pay the bill after it arrived.

CD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Disappointing Italian food. Focaccia was dry and heavy and my gnocchi was underwhelming. I love the style of this place and always get excited to eat here, but it never wows me. I was really excited about the Italian pop up for my birfy lunch but the bread says it all. Very average, especially for the price. And I was hoping for more seafood options on the menu. Should have gone to egg, flour, water!

KT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant menu & staff. Stunning decor and table share options! Beautifully kitted bar and charming dessert trolley with Gluten free options! Fantastic coffee and on street parking! a gem! Perfect for groups!

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food is always good. However, this time the porchetta was smaller than before. Trout was excellent. The desert trolley offered a good choice.
Unfortunately this time the service was a bit relaxed. Drinks arrived quite slowly after ordering.
Waitress gave us desert menus ,came back after short time and asked “Do you want anything” bluntly.
Perhaps staff were short but it wasn’t particularly busy so should have been a bit better for the money.

LD
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My vegan daughter was so well catered for. It was no hassle at all for the staff and she had plenty of menu items to choose from and some were easily modified. The rest of the meat eaters at the table were equally happy. A lovely afternoon with super friendly staff.

AK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic family gathering to celebrate mum’s 70th birthday at the Acre. Special thanks to service waitress Ellie she is very attentive with lovely smile. We will definitely return for our next visit.

Thank you to be part of our great memories.

Cheers
Alan

KH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Everything was great, except it did take a very long time to receive our drink order.

CS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Loved the lamb shoulder which fell off the bone and had a melt in your mouth texture. The brussel sprouts were a surprise winner.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I wasn’t sure I had made the right choice to book a table inside, as it was a beautiful winters day. The restaurant was very busy and there was great vibe around the room. It didn’t feel stuffy or even that we were inside at all. There’s a grey view of the grounds from around the restaurant and the decor is spot on.
The food was great! It was just myself and a friend so we chose to get a few of their ‘Primi’ plates so that we could taste a bit of everything. We also shared a few bottles of Rosè, which scarily went down way too easily.
The service was also great! We definitely stayed our welcome as we were having such a great time. The day turned into night way too quickly but none of the staff seemed to mind.
My in-laws are coming out from the UK for Xmas and I already know I’ll be booking a table here again, if not before.
A great restaurant and a great experience 👍🏽

MB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A really nice dining experience even though a few dishes fell a little short considering their price. The lamb shoulder was delivered cold but this was rectified immediately and was delicious. The eggplant parmigiana wasn't particularly nice but the brussel sprouts were fantastic. Great, attentive service with an exceptional dessert trolley. I will go back.

P
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eating at Acre Eatery is a pleasure. I brought friends who are visiting from Tasmania and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves too. Venison carpaccio was special - not something found at any restaurant. Porchetta was just right with the crispy skin. Last but not least - Affogato was one of the best we've had. So all in all I highly recommend Acre Eatery to anyone who would like a memorable meal.

AH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic meal. Food was delicious, the restaurant itself was gorgeous and the dessert cart was an absolute fan favourite.

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