Hero ACMI

4.5
278 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Hero's menu reflects, award winning chef, Karen Martini's love of cuisines from all over the world, techniques and produce used to create them, but overall, it showcases Karen's (The Wine Room and Icebergs Dining Room and Bar) cooking ethos of simply using and highlighting the absolute best of Victorian seasonal produce.

Hero overall is uncomplicated and accessible contemporary dining with a European twist. Expect good sized portions, a special experience of different flavours, colours and textures, with the same being said about the atmosphere. Hero is somewhere you can sit back, work your way through the menu, and take in and reflect upon Melbourne’s famous food and art culture over specially selected wines and cocktails.

An all-day menu will run from 11.30am until late daily, providing travelers, movie-goers and business lunchers with a reliable haunt at any time.

Experiences

  • Hero High Top Tuesdays

    A$30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Introducing Hero's High Top BYO Tuesdays . One table, 16 people, one price to bring as many bottles as you’d like. About this Event Hero has opened its high top table up on Tuesdays to just 16 people a night allowing you to bring out your finest wine from your private collection for $30 a head. Sit amongst friends, fellow wine lovers and collectors to share and compare your top bottles while you work your way through Hero's menu by Karen Martini. While we’ll always leave the wine lists and pairings to our GM of Wine Philip Rich, Hero's High Top BYO night is another special way to wine and dine at Hero. Book your spot now. View our menu and start pairing from your wine collection here: www.heroacmi.com.au/news/heros-high-top-byo-tuesdays
  • NYE Hero Bar

    A$100.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    A Mediterranean inspired menu, showcasing the simple, refined confidence of Karen Martini’s recently opened restaurant, HERO. The dinner will encompass the very best of Victorian produce, through a free flowing, shared plates with a HERO spritz on arrival
  • NYE Hero Dining Chef Menu

    A$150.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    A Mediterranean inspired menu, showcasing the simple, refined confidence of Karen Martini’s recently opened restaurant, HERO. The dinner will encompass the very best of Victorian produce, through a free flowing, grazing style feast of appetisers, entrées, mains and desserts

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 278 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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AndrewL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic meal and service. Wanted to eat everything the menu looked so good.

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SamuelG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were super friendly and accommodating, the room was spacious and the food outstanding.

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Koobie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This was a real find. Great to be back in Fed Square and this restaurant was wonderful. Lovely bar area for pre-dinner drinks, staff are super friendly, the food was excellent and it's great fun to guess who the images on the wall depict! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend the Potato bread, Fermented blueberry and Goats curd to start. I was in heaven...totally unexpected. Please go!

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DougM
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go! Excellent food, wine and service.

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LinaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful. All five of us were so happy with the food. The table in front of the kitchen was in a perfect location. We will definitely be going back to try all the dishes we missed.

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Rockmanna
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, absolutely loved the dishes we ordered. Ambience was great as well, volume perfect for conversation.

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LouiseL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, spacious and the food was memorable. Will return hopefully sooner than later.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service amazing & food was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Michael greeted us at the door and ushered us to our table. We were offered water immediately followed by drinks list and menu. We shared the oysters for entree. Tasmanian and freshly shucked. Delicious.
I ordered the Vitello tonnato with fried artichoke and capers
My sister ordered the asparagus salad with egg butter sauce.
We had the Airlie Bank Yarra cuvée which paired perfectly with our meal. Thank you for a lovely experience.

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Robbo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great to be back in circulation, Hero did not disappoint.

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SophieO
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every moment. Can't wait to be back! Best advice? Leave room for dessert!

KB
KathyB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding the moment we entered, we were greeted and accompanied to our table. Food was modern Australian Fusion, amazing in presentation and taste. You can't go past the Rucolino digestive. Highly recommended for a small or large group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was exceptionally delicious. 😋

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FrancisL
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Karen is running a tight ship. Modern Hospitality at its best. Authentic food, genuine service and efficient sppwdnof service. A success which we will be experiencing again on Friday 10thDecember. Thanks

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Kasey
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

overall stylish, and organised with the most gorgeously flavoursome tomatoes and raspberries. Had some confusion between the website which sited many gluten free dishes on the menu and the menu in the venue which sited no gf dishes, and had no statement on the menu either regarding gluten free dishes. The Maitre D' was defensive and argumentative when i tried to clarify. Other waiting staff were very good tho and i would go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff , great food , great vibe. Love love love

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Court
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and beautiful ambiance

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JudeM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were very impressed with the quality of all of the dishes we tried. Special mentions to the mussels, oysters and fish special (seared Tuna for us) which were all outstanding. The service was also impeccable. The meal was a perfectly priced given the portion sizes and quality. Highly recommended

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Joanie
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We loved our choice of the fish sandwich for lunch with a bowl of fries .
The shared crime brûlée with apricot was wonderful .

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Josh
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Great noise levels, lighting was dim and with awkward spot lighting at our table but most other tables looked great. Most of the items we ordered were delicious. Service felt a little too present and rushed but we didn’t have to wait very long for anything which is a huge convenience at a busy restaurant.

JM
JaneM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love this restaurant! Took clients to dinner here - their first experience and it didnt disappoint! Quite a treat to have Karen Martini in the kitchen on the night! The menu is always outstanding, and the service and hospitality is bang on.

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Judi
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was almost too quick. Mains arrived before finished first course. Food had great flavour but little cold.

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LinC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Hero.
Great staff and consistently good food.

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Lovemycity
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the most delicious light lunch with my mum at Hero. The food was sensational, the service fantastic and the ambiance fabulous. I will be back soon! Loved it.

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ClaireW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Beautiful simple food. Save room for dessert it’s a must.

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JoanO
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

Food was good unfortunately service was appealing I understand from heard conversations they were short staffed, needs close attention from the owner who seemed to be only interest in the pass which is open to the public

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Stuart
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every detail of HERO restaurant was enjoyable, from the delicious food to ambience …. Highly recommend

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Chris
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food showcased simple ingredients brought together perfectly. Every dish was delicious. Service was friendly and great

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are all impressive - friendly, as well as very efficient. The food is terrific, with lots of interesting dishes to choose from. The ambience is lovely, with a happy vibe. All of these positives combined to make a very pleasant dining experience.

JB
JaneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and interesting food. Good wine. Service good.

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RUTHF
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Hero is fantastic, the food is consistently excellent. This was my third visit and I thoroughly recommend it. He only thing I could improve would be the lighting. It’s a little gloomy in places and lacks warmth. Apart from that it’s fantastic antic.

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Suke
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Karen Martini and staff really know how to put food together. We had a great meal and great vino, and my friends all commented on the quiet noise levels. We will be back.

MJ
MaryJeanK
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and staff went over and above to ensure we had a terrific night. I can’t wait to return.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food with interesting combinations without being ‘fussy’. Great service too!

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BrookeF
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food! And top quality drinks. Really recommend Hero to everyone.

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SoozE
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was beautiful from share plates to mains and the variety diverse.
The wine list extensive, even the selection by the glass.

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SusieL
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Karen, Michael and some of the old 'A team' have another winner restaurant. The beautiful space, designed by Chris Connell, atmosphere, food and carefully curated dining pieces make for a wonderful dining experience. Michael is a superb front of house, so warm and welcoming and the staff are experienced and professional. Great food. The night we were there Karen was in the kitchen!
Sure to become another institution and a super place for pre-Christmas catch ups and special occasions.

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Juliet
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, great ambience. Five stars. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food & service…will be b

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LeighH
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Food & service excellent. Ambience decor wise like a hospital cafeteria. This is in ACMI but not a hint of cinema. Some charm decoration wise would do wonders.

FAQs

Hero ACMI is rated 4.5 stars by 278 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.