acre eatery

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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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CarolineW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great space for a relaxed Sunday lunch, beautiful cocktails and delicious food. Really goof value as well.

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MichJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The wagyu steak was beautifully done. The white bean gnocchi ragu special was very tasty. Staff was very friendly and accommodating with our little child.

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RobynD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good varied on the menu. Fairly priced. Not noisy. Pleasing environment. Felt like we were having a real relaxed family meal. Very comfortable.

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PamB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mixed quality of meals. Disappointing that the chicken had run out. The fish was overcooked. The quiche was delicious. Desserts the same Black Forest was dry and mostly Inedible, the mango and coconut cake was great.

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IanR
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic spot to enjoy a meal together in a great atmosphere. It feels like the kind of place that you can relax and enjoy an evening with friends. It is a balance between a young foodie place and a classic restaurant that the whole family could enjoy.

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DeirdreO
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the day - food fabulous, lovely friendly staff

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon lunch with the kids at the Acre. The Kids menu is thoughtful and reasonably priced. The restaurant caters for all and can be enjoyed by all. Would definitely be back and recommend to others.

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Eatingoutismyhobbyyummmy
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. The dessert trolley was a highight!

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PeterD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Impressed by the use of reasonably local and also some bush fire affected areas for sourcing ingredients. Having the kitchen garden is also a great food-mile reducing strategy. Good but not extensive menu choices, good wine list and a couple of local craft beer option on tap and packaged.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was dreadful. While the wait staff were pleasant enough, it took four goes to get water to the table. The food arrived at different times for different guests. And then adding insult to injury, you charged $20 for a bourbon and coke - outrageous. Also automatically applying a $4.50 fee onto the bill (assuming all your guests are paying by credit card/eftpos).

Food was ordinary to say the least. It all used to be very good so not sure what has happened over the last couple of years.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a lovely place with beautiful surroundings to be found so close to the city. The food was exceptional and definitely a place worth returning to many times.

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Jayeyem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service courteous, but delivery was slow on a not very busy day. Happily we were not in a hurry.

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KarleneK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great fresh food and tasty drink menu . Great location in Camperdown , feels like your in the country .

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SophieB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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

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KateG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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AaronR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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.

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DianneL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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😋😋

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MareeMac
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on February 8, 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

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MAGDA
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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Phoenix
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 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.

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JennyE
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Melanie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 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!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on January 5, 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!

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Shazza
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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AlexW
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 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.

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RoxaneM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 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.

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RebeccaE
1 review
Dined on December 28, 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.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent location, excellent ambiance!

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ThaoP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 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.

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IsabellaL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 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.

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SophieB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on December 14, 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!

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JeremyH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

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Basel
1 review
Dined on December 14, 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!

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SallyD
1 review
Dined on December 13, 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!

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Statcom
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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.
Hope this helps

KL
KarenL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a beautiful and surprising venue in camperdown

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acre eatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9194 3100.

acre eatery is rated 4.4 stars by 855 OpenTable diners.

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