We here at Half Acre are inspired by seasonal, modern cooking and the focus on farm to table practices and local, ethical sourcing.
The Eatery & Bar offer seasonally focused dishes — using traditional cooking methods - on an open fireplace and in a wood-fired oven.
Half Acre has a 75 seat glasshouse dining room which opens into a luscious courtyard, with a 12 seat semi-private dining room attached.
The grandeur of the old mill – with its exposed brick walls and soaring stained timber ceilings dates back to the early 1900s. Built in 1912 the building was originally used as a paper mill and then used by the country roads board. It sets the scene for a relaxed, comfortable, intimate, and rustic dining and event experience.
Fantastic restaurant! Very impressed. Delicious food, accessible, and friendly staff. I will be back again!
Very noicey. Staff found it hard to hear our order. Service wasn’t great to be honest. Drink orders kept coming late or were forgotten. However, we are coming again soon - enjoyed it. Tweak the service and you’re 👌🏼
Our first visit to HA, always keen to try out the latest venues in the suburb.
We dined as a family of 4, 6.30pm booking on a Saturday night. Kids shared a Pizza (wood fired) which they loved followed by the choc dessert.
The Adults order two starters, mains and sides, there was plenty of food, all was well cooked, well presented and delicious.
Service started off spot on but slipped towards the end of our two hour booking when the staff appeared run off their feet.
Fabulous bottomless brunch. Food was great and the DIY Vodka cocktail bar was a bit of fun. Looking forward to going again soon. Would definitely suit a group of girls for a girls day out :)
Perfect setting with great produce and wine selections
The food was very nice service was very good wine choices excellent. It was very busy so can be a bit noisy. Good parking available.
Wines very expensive, more balance.
Building is incredible- fab work,
Need better exhaust fan from kitchen
A local favourite - have been 3 times, consistently great food!
Innovative and interesting food with very good service and inviting and warm envirionment
The staff were absolutely fantastic! I had a special request to make a night special for my girlfriends birthday and the staff were amazing at catering for that making it a memorable night. Food was incredible and venue is stunning.
What a gorgeous venue! Service was friendly and welcoming, and we much appreciated the enormous selection of vegetarian and gluten free options.
We will definitely visit again, loved the food , our waiter was most helpful!
The restaurant was very trendy but rather hard to hear each other on a table of 8 .. limited choice of food but was good ..
Really enjoyed our meals, food was fast and delicious. Highly recommend the cabbage.
Outstanding! Food, service and ambience all impeccable. Have already recommended to others.
Great place and menu and would highly recommend
Only remark, The menu but could do with a few other more substantial vegetarian alternatives other then Pizza.
Amazing venue. Feels wonderful inside. Great vibe. Food is pretty solid. Strong emphasis on roast and grill. Solid though - we're so lucky in this town that we could find more "wow" dishes out there. Sound wine list. Recommended for dates and group catch ups but not really for kids.
We had a high table near the bar. They are only little tables so perhaps only book those if you are ordering pizza as the shared plates would be a bit of a juggle to fit. Great pizza from the wood fired oven!
Thoroughly enjoyable ,especially with a larger group , as this allows multiple dishes to be tasted.
Everything we tried was full of flavor,and reasonably generous.
I have already recommended this restaurant to many of my friends.
I've recommended Half Acre to quite a few now and love that I see them all enjoying it also. Bumped into friends on the same nite we were there.
Perfect place to catch up with girlfriends, great service and lovely food.
an accidental Great find .....congratulations to the Adventurers that went all out to create a great vibe in the industrial edge of port melb/sth melb
Had a great night and already planning a return with friends for the round table.
We would 100% recommend Half Acre. Unexpected, beautiful feel and delicious food. We most certainly will be back.
Food was terrific and the service was good. enjoyed the share plates but would have liked a little more lamb on the larger plate.
Would definitely come back
Great place great food and would highly recommend this place to dine. I can’t wait to go back!
I was impressed with the venue; a great layout offering a relaxed yet high end feel with a great bar if you're a bit early or fancy a nightcap.
The quality of the food was great, some really nice dishes however the night was tarnished by the wait between courses (about 45 minutes) and the wrong dishes being sent to our table. This was particularly annoying as we had ordered side dishes to come with the main but instead came on their own in dribs and drabs creating a slightly odd grazing menu.
I would recommend the food & venue but for the price of the menu I would expect to have a better level of service where sides and main dishes arrive together or at the very least the issue to be acknowledged by the staff.
Very lovely spot with a nice menu.
That is the second time that I have dined with you. The first time I really enjoyed the open spacious calm atmosphere which is so different from so many restaurants these days. The other night I thought that the music was way too loud and did not complement the overall ambience of the restaurant. Given the noise level the square table with two people on each side meant that it was quite hard to conduct conversations easily.
We will be back, thanks Max or waiter for looking after us
We loved Half Acre. The menu was extensive and delicious.
The staff very friendly & knowledgeable.
A fabulous night. Can't wait to go back.
this was the second time I went to Half Acre, food is excellent, but the level of noise is so high. There was a group of young male shouting and making more than normal noise. Another issue was the weather; in summer I believe its very hot there and not enjoyable.
We came on a recommendation and we were pleasantly surprised. Funnily enough we had not heard of Half Acre before. Food was interesting and tasty with enough options to please us. The ambiance was very cool with a relaxed feel and the service although good coud have been a bit more attentive. Overall a great experience and will definately return and recommend to others.
Absolutely exceptional! Beautiful space and will definitely be back again soon!
A place where heaven meets earth!
Loved the ambience and decor. It was only matched by the fantastic food and view to the open kitchen. Was my first time dining at half acre and it’s definitely becoming one of my favorites!
Took my partner here for his birthday the other night and had a fantastic meal. The food is great and not at all overly priced for the quality. I will say the pizza isn't anything special, I'd probably give it a miss, but the cabbage and the kingfish are absolute must haves. Really beautiful space and gorgeous drinks as well. Will definitely be coming back here. Would be perfect for date night, lunch with friends, events, anything!
The bar was awesome and made a great impression on us walking in, but when we moved to the restaurant we felt disappointed. It was a bit like the dining room at a church camp. The food was ok but not brilliant and for the price we paid, I expected to be impressed but wasn’t. The service was excellent though and should be commended.
We and our friends had a great time, this is my second visit, would highly recommend to others.
Absolutely amazing. The venue, the food, the drinks and the staff!! Can’t wait to go back.