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Half Acre

4.4
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226 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
We're excited to announce that we now have limited reservations available from 5 June. Here are our session timings:

- Dinner session 1 ($85pp set menu): 6.00pm – 8.00pm
- Dinner session 2 ($85pp set menu): 8.15pm – late

Saturdays – 6, 13 and 20 June 2020
- Bottomless brunch ($69pp): 10.30am – 12.30pm
- Bottomless lunch ($69pp): 1.00pm - 3.00pm
- Late bottomless lunch ($69pp): 3.30pm-5.30pm
- Dinner session 1 ($85pp set menu): 6.00pm – 8.00pm
- Dinner session 2 ($85pp set menu): 8.15pm – late

Sundays – June 7, 14 and 21 June 2020
- Bottomless brunch ($69pp): 10.30am – 12.30pm
- Bottomless lunch ($69pp): 1.00pm – 3.00pm
- Late bottomless lunch ($69pp): 3.30pm-5.30pm
 
Terms and conditions:
- All sessions are table service only
- Reservations only
- Full prepayment required to confirm reservation
- Minimum of 4 persons per reservation
- For groups of 10-20 guests, contact us directly at reservations@halfacre.com.au

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 226 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hubby celebrated his birthday during the COVID-19 restrictions and we were so happy with the set menu, amount of food (we even had some to take home) and ambience. It was nice to be able to go out, feel safe and looked after with safety measures in place, and celebrate hubby’s birthday in a nice and intimate way. The food was so delicious and hearty. Overall such a great experience.

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NeeluK
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and loads of delicious food. Service is warm.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the bottomless brunch. This was such an incredible experience, absolutely abundant - delicious food (which happily accommodated my vegan dietary with no notice), incredible service, inventive delicious cocktails and a stunning ambience; all served by incredibly attentive staff.

Most bottomless brunches you feel they are just trying to get you in and out with minimal food and cheap bubbles. This was absolutely the antithesis of that experience. Diners felt incredibly special and well fed! (We took so much food home because we were unable to get through it all.)

I will without a doubt be coming back for my next special occasion or even just for another day of indulgence!

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MattS
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall a great experience, the food was creative and full of flavour. Quantity substantial. The venue is fantastic.

Definitely a must visit.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing food, service and overall experience! Can’t wait to go back, shoutout to our amazing waitress Liz and barmen Max and Seb! We’ll see you soon

JD
JemD
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Best Bottomless Brunch in Melbourne. Great value for quality food and drinks

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WellyChick
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great lunch experience. Felt very sorry for staff but they did an amazing job of dealing with the change of procedures due to Corona virus drama. A bit drink with Prosecco. Live music too loud

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JennyD
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent and interesting food.
Great service.
Have been several times and always good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Having been there in December for an end of year event I realised it is perfect place as it caters so well for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters.
The food is fantastic, the staff very friendly and helpful and a lovely atmosphere.

JL
JudeL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We went on Tuesday & had the pizza deal. The pizza was delicious, the space is great & I'd definitely recommend.

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AnnaT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

The lighting was absolutely horrific ! There was no ambience which made for a slightly uncomfortable night out. Probably more of a brunch place, not great for dinner. The fact that large group sittings are squeezed in between the smaller group tables makes it feel like you are intruding someone else’s party. Food was great so it’s such a pity that there was absolutely zero vibe. Also not a fan of having to pre-book and leave CR details.

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LucyC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I booked in myself and three friends for our birthday celebrations. We drove up from the mornington peninsula (having all organized baby sitters for the day). I was really looking forward to having a fun lunch with lots of yummy food but was disappointed by the small selection of food. The food was ok but really nothing special for what we paid per head. We weren’t drinking much as we had to drive home and go back to look after our babies so I guess maybe the alcohol is where this restaurant puts all the money.. we then ordered hot drinks which were an extra cost ? Considering we paid so much for the food and got so minimal I would’ve thought it was included. Anyway we paid for the hot drinks as we needed our coffee fix then they came and we were told we had to be off the table in the next 5 minutes.. I would’ve though you could say when we ordered would you like them take away if we had to drink them so fast. I got a chai latte and it was literally just milk and had a teaspoon of chai leaves in the top which hadn’t brewed at all.. for $6 I was unimpressed that I couldn’t even drink my drink. The other coffees were all average and cold as per my friends and they all regretted getting them. I did feed back to the staff that they were bad but not action taken and I did not push the issue. Overall would not recommend the high tea to people or return.

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DaleH
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place and always look forward to my next visit. Staff and management are amazing - let along the food the chefs prepare

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laurenK
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice food. Good service and lovely surroundings. A bit noisy.

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SimoneL
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, great service, tasty food with lots of options to choose from and beautiful ambiance and interior. Will be back!

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KarenH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We went for the $20 pizza night which we had been the week before.
The previous week we were offered a selection of 3 wines. This time only 2 as I didn’t like any of them I had to pay for the exact wine that I had the week before which they had offered with the pizza deal.Very disappointed with the lack of consistency.
Otherwise food was good.

PJ
PeterJ
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We all had the set menu, and whilst what was served was all very good, we felt the chicken portion which we got was totally inadequate for 6 persons. It was literally two bites per person. Apart from that we enjoyed the evening.

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SaraD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had high expectations for Half Acre and they managed to exceed them .. impressive ! Definitely coming back for the food, the wine and the vibe !

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Chris
London
15 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Visited for the Sunday brunch. It was a warm afternoon and it was sweltering inside. No air con.
Food was nice and drinks were ok too. The self serve drinks bar Isn't exactly self serve - the staff pour the drinks.
Overall a nice venue for a more grown up Sunday brunch.

AH
AnnabelH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service from waiters who knew their wines and food. A buzzing atmosphere. The only disappointment was a dried-out cauliflower dish and a chewy, over-blackened cabbage dish. Otherwise I will return, one day, to retry.

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ZaineH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing drinks! Will be back again.

KM
KateM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the idea of buffet bottomless brunch. Drinks were amazing, super tasty. A few more food options would have been good, but quality of food there was very good. Service great.
Price is now different to what is advertised on OpenTable-please check current price.
Would recommend. Good fun!

AH
AlanH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great date spot, food was brilliant and live music when we were there.

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Danni
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming here with the friends, it's got great food and ambiance.

MR
MelvaR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience1

Half Acre was not prepared for the hot weather days Melbourne had. They forgot our drinks, even though it was their suggestion and we couldn't wait to leave due to the heat inside

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EmmaRed
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service at half acre is outstanding. We had a lovely lunch and the staff were so helpful. Thank you

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AH2017
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ll certainly be back. Beautiful food, excellent staff and a most relaxed atmosphere.

KJ
KaitlynJ
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

Food, drinks and venue was amazing!
However, there was only live music for the first 20mins.
Disappointing as “live music” was something I was looking forward too.
I therefore didn’t hear if there was any music playing for the rest of the day.

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Emmafw
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Interesting space and a great sharing menu. The service was excellent.

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MarcoV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have experienced Half Acre a couple of times and loved it. I bought my wife for the first time for her birthday and she loved it.
The food, the service, the atmosphere and the wine was amazing.
Thank you to the team at Half Acre!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a terrific experience- beautiful environment, sensational food and relaxed but welcoming service. All added up to a wonderful moment spent with a loved one. Thanks!

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FionaP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, great atmosphere, great service and more importantly great food!

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viplexlex
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, great service. Highly recommend the bread, roasted cauliflower and Barrumundi

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with lots of vegetarian options. Smoked salmon, chicken and eggs on offer too. As well as a MYO pav / dessert station. Food was very nice and fresh. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Drink options were great too.

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NicolleP
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with a few colleagues from work who had never been before -actually most never even knew the restaurant was there, surprising as our office is so close. All raved about the food, drinks and value! We will all definitely be back, and I look forward to sharing this wonderful find with many more colleagues. Must remember next time to leave room for dessert! :-)

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TracieE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a wonderful Christmas lunch with our team of 6 at Half Acre. The food and ambience was excellent. For a rather large restaurant it still felt intimate with different areas throughout. I would definitely recommend.

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francac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. A hidden gem in South Melbourne. We stayed after our sitting and enjoyed an extra bottle or two of bubbles .

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SharonP
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic early sitting dinner at Half Acre with 5 adults and 1 toddler in our party. They were wonderfully accommodating to our one dietary challenged member, the food was fantastic, the ambience perfect. Sadly we didn't order quickly enough so our meals were a little delayed and we ended up having to relocate for desserts at an outside table. But that suited Miss 2yo and no drama for us. All in all a very pleasant experience.

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Megan
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

The food is amazing! Not a huge selection but what was there was delicious and fresh. The ‘make your own cocktail’ bar is very slow - I recommend asking for a pre made cocktail jug. Staff will cut your time short in order to set up for the lunch service - would recommend going for lunch, breakfast was rushed and with only two hours I didn’t feel like I got good value for money. Glad I went but I wouldn’t go again

FAQs

Half Acre does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Half Acre also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9999 1191.

Half Acre is rated 4.4 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.