acre eatery

4.3
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842 reviews
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$41 to $100
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acre is a farm-to-table restaurant located within Camperdown Commons; a community initiative on the site of the former Camperdown Bowling Club. Our goal is to create a consciousness about the effect of everyday food choices. We aim to achieve this by providing a sustainable menu focused on transparency, seasonality & traceability.



We support and partner with a small collection of local farmers and producers who are passionate about their product. The animal proteins we use have always been ethically reared, and we only select in-season Australian fruits and vegetables, and not necessarily the pretty ones.

​Ultimately we want to serve you beautiful food that hasn’t traveled far to be on your plate, that tastes as fresh and delicious as it possibly can, because it’s been produced in
the right way.
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SB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food is awesome here. Love the vibe! they were crazy busy and forgot a couple of things but they made up for it.

KG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Although I have always enjoyed Acre, over the past few years the service has been getting progressively slower. A group of four of us went on Friday night, and although the food was fine, service (both in terms of our pre-dinner drinks, and of the food itself) was terrible - very, very slow. Our wait-person, Jess was very apologetic, and I got the feeling that the kitchen were struggling to cope. Although we were offered free dessert as compensation we couldn't bear the thought of waiting any longer so just had coffee and left - three and a half hours for drinks, entree, main and coffee. A disappointing evening, I thought.

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I will start by saying the food here was really really good. Unfortunately, that is where the positive ends. The service was beyond disappointing, we arrived at 7pm and were sat by whom I presume was a greeter as we never saw him again, he took our water order and said someone will be with us soon. 15 minutes later we still had no water and no waiter.
At 19 minutes a waitress turned up to take a drink order, apologised about the water and took our 'arrival' drink order, thankfully a drink server arrived within a few minutes with our sparkling wine.
The waitress returned to take our order, and when the entrees arrived the bread (which they charge $4 per person for) had still not arrived so it was quickly found and brought out.
The tomato carpaccio style starter was delicious, I have no idea where the tomatoes were from but they were full of flavour.
Mains were next and again the food was full of flavour, though the mashed potato was not mashed more smashed, but hey its potato so it was still good, and the pumpkin was truly some of the best pumpkin I have tasted.
It should also be noted that the restaurant layout is one large room seating around 100 people where noise bounces of windows, this is not a place to go for a romantic dinner.
Unfortunately for me, the service was below acceptable and that is why I would not recommend acre.

DL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my 70th birthday lunch here which the staff made very special for me, so this week it was our wedding anniversary so decided to come again, we were given complimentary bubbles which was lovely, the staff were very nice and the food great, so different and so tasty and great cannoli😋😋

MM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our board of directors eat her every quarter and the standard of food and service is always exceptional

M
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

First of all, we loved the food! But, the service was the slowest I can remember at any restaurant in Sydney. We waited a minimum of 25 minutes for each drink and after the first course, which came very quickly, we waited for each of the following courses for over half an hour after we had finished each course with our plates from the previous course on our table until the next one arrived

JS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All items ordered from the bread, pork, beef and vegetable dishes were tasty and cooked to perfection. 🙏

MA
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed the food. All my friends would love to come back. The services need to be improved .
Normally its very noisy, last Friday was good, we could have a conversation.

C
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service from the team. Food was excellent as always.

P
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to visit Acre Eatery. Just wish parking is easier so that we dont spend half an hour looking for a space. But it is a relief to walk into your restaurant and enjoy the qualuity service and delicious food.

JE
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is gorgeous at night. Service was friendly and attentive. Food amazing. Wine amazing. Save room for the best deserts!

M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I do love Acre, the atmosphere and food is lovely, great for a special dinner, although I do think the meals are overpriced for what you get, we have to make sure we are not too hungry when we go for dinner!

N
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous setting. Perfect for a birthday lunch with friends and family. The service was great and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend!

S
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. A bit noisy with crying baby at nearby table

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We had our wedding lunch at Acre last year and couldn't fault the service or food.
We returned for our first anniversary on 2 January. The one thing that surprised us was being asked to use the same knife and fork used for the entre. They were dirty and placed back on the table to be used for our mains.
I realise we could/should have asked for clean cutlery.

RM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very tasty, you won't go starving as the plates are substantial. Value for money. The location is great. The ambience is fantastic being close to natural produce, but the Acre was a little noisy with many people there. It wasn't full, which could add more distraction and raise the volume levels, I wouldn't like to be there when it is at capacity. Service was pretty good. The staff were lovely and reasonably attentive but have room to improve (we ran out of water and it took a while before the water was replaced). The meals took a while to get to us. Other people who arrived after us were served with their meals before us. We had a table of 4 and they were a table of 2 and 3. Again some area for improvement. But otherwise a reasonable service and value for money with respect to food, qty on plate and taste.

RE
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We thought it was a strange menu for summer. We thought it was expensive and the service was very disappointing. To asking to order drinks, getting one drink at
A time. No serving cutlery ...
Etc
We where disappointed and at over $100- a head for 4 people, 1 bottle of wine, 4 starter drinks. Only 2 courses fir 3 people. 1 person 1 course..
For a local restaurant expensive.
To have dinner with international friends we found it expensive.

JT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent location, excellent ambiance!

TP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Extremely overpriced for the quality and amount of the food offered on the set menu. Was also overcharged approx $80 but we only realized after leaving. Lovely ambience though, helpful staff, and would be a good family day out, if you have lots of money to throw away on average quality food.

IL
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were 10 mins early for our reservation but have to wait 25 mins after our booking time. It was third time there. I like the place it is kids friendly but after this experience I am not sure I will go again.

SB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sit outside if you can. Amazing food while the kids can play. Chicken pot pie = A++

SN
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at the restaurant was amazing, the waiting staff were so lovely and helpful - thank you! The food was also amazing, we ordered a few dishes to share between us because it all looked so good!

JH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It's a great place to lunch. But the food is not as stand out as I remembered last time.

B
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for shared dining and casual atmosphere. We had a good size group with two very small children and the team was accomodating and very helpful. We’ll be back again soon, top spot!

SD
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful lunch at acre yesterday. The food is outstanding!! A little noisy inside with all the work Christmas parties but the service was great, great atmosphere. I’ll definitely be back!

S
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything is nicely done, especially with the selection of deserts from the trolley.
The only downside is the the Porchetta is rather salty.
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KL
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a beautiful and surprising venue in camperdown

Z
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

great venue, highly recommend, will be back, ample space, good atmosphere.

VL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful friendly service, amazing, delicious food and lovely vibe.

KR
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had previously been there once some time ago and organised the lunch for 5 friends. We have known each other for over 40 years and get together a few times a year to catch up. None of the others had been there before or even heard of the place. They all thoroughly enjoyed everything about the place.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for Sunday lunch. Plenty of space for children. Loved the desert cart.

TC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

From the moment we arrived they made us feel welcome. We dined in the restaurant. The food is very nice and the service was attentive. Looking forward to returning and would suggest to friends. If you don't want restaurant food then the beer garden is the place to hang out.

MI
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As we have been here before our friends wanted to try it out and by the end of the night they fully agreed that ACRE EATERY is awesome.

IA
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything we had was delicious. Amazing food, fresh ingredients gorgeous venue.

MM
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having eaten here many times it never fails to impress

BT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Acre does get a bit noisy so it is not an easy location to dine for people using a hearing aid. The food was good overall, but the vegetarian option was a bit dry (ie the beans part of the pumpkin dish). Service was friendly and efficient. All in all, one of the nicer places to dine in Sydney.

M
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. One thing that did let the experience down was the choice of music being played while we were eating. There’s no doubt in my mind that with a little thought this could be remedied quiet easily.

TY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Celebrated my wife's birthday there. Good food, attentive service, even included a special touch of lighting a candle on the dessert for the birthday girl. Very special.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious lunch in the always beautiful ambience at Acre. The special for the day was generous, presented beautifully and spot on with its grapefruit glaze! The table service was attentive but relaxed with an excellent suggestion for a wine pairing, making the afternoon a very pleasant one. The only fault was that my husband when ordering asked for his main to be cut in the kitchen into bite sized pieces because his right arm was in a cast and sling. There was a reluctance to meet the request and the dish arrived exactly like mine. No problem for me to cut it up for him I guess, but it made me ask myself what embarrassment or difficulty a person out for lunch with a business colleague or an acquaintance rather than a family member might have experienced in the same situation. The same lovely lunch experience that we had might have looked quite different.

A
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I loved the venue and good service. The places is not too noisy good for conversations.