Half Acre

A dilapidated mill that's been transformed into a top-notch wining, dining and partying destination.
Libby Curran
Published on October 11, 2023
Updated on November 06, 2023


Just because the days are getting fresher needn't mean scrapping your beloved weekly brunch routine. Half Acre's light-filled atrium space proves a primo weekend setting, even right through the depths of a grizzly Melbourne winter. Especially thanks to the South Melbourne eatery's weekend brunch offering, which is dishing up a bottomless New York-inspired feast every Saturday and Sunday for two hour seatings.

Taking cues from the Big Apple's Soho House, this luxe buffet brunch is all-you-can-eat — so, make sure you head along hungry. It features a generous banquet spread, which may be loaded with shakshuka eggs in a tangy tomato and pepper sauce, challah french toast with rosewater berry compote, and oven-roasted figs with stracciatella, kale pesto and olive.

But what really dials up the weekend vibes here is Half Acre's self-serve bottomless drink offerings, with cocktails, prosecco, wine, cocktails and more. Unleash some brunch-time creativity as you mix and match your drinks to match the eats.

Then there is the carnivore-enabling dining series Tomahawk Thursdays at which, from lunch through to dinner every Thursday, you can join forces with a fellow meat lover in your life (or two of them) and tackle the 1.2kg Southern Ranch dry aged tomahawk steak served with black garlic butter and caramelised onion jus, a bargain at $110.

Imagery: Tom Ross


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The Best Bottomless Brunches in Melbourne for 2023


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