Acre Eatery Is Closing Down Its Camperdown Restaurant in May
But, in good news, the Acre hospitality group has opened a new on-the-go Chippendale eatery.
After five years of serving farm-to-table food to Sydney's inner west, Acre Groups's original Camperdown location is closing its doors in May. Acre Camperdown opened in 2016, taking up residence at Camperdown Commons alongside Pocket City Farms, with their collaboration transforming the former site of the Camperdown Bowling Club into an urban farm and 350-seat eatery. Here, Sydneysiders have been able to tuck into seasonal dishes made from ingredient harvested on the property. Since its opening, Acre has expended, opening two new urban farm restaurants in Artarmon and atop the Burwood Brickworks in Melbourne.
The Camperdown eatery will close its doors on Sunday, May 30. A statement posted to the restaurant's Facebook page said: "we have been fortunate to have served the Camperdown community and beyond for the past five years – serving up food that's fun, honest and delicious from our little patch of green."
The restaurant will remain open throughout April and May for anyone looking to drop in for their first or final time. You can currently book dinner Wednesday–Sunday, lunch Friday–Sunday and breakfast on weekends, or drop in for takeaway daily.
While the inner west may be losing Acre Camperdown, it has already gained a new on-the-go version called Acrette. The new cafe and bakery has opened at 822 George Street, Chippendale and is serving what Acre is calling 'farm-food-fast', a more efficient and affordable version of its farm-grown menu. At the new Chippendale location, you'll find fresh-baked pies, paninis, ready-to-go salads and wellness pots, as well as a rang of sweets, gelato and pastries. Gypsy Coffee is also on hand to supply you with your morning caffeine fix.
Acrette won't be the only new store to join the Acre family in 2021, with Acre confirming it would be announcing another new venue slated to open in November this year. Plans for a western Sydney venue are also in the works for 2022.
And, at Acre's Camperdown site, Pocket City Farms will continue to operate the existing urban farm. Nothing is changing there, or with Camperdown Commons — with the two organisations' current onsite activities and community spaces remaining active. If you're eager to drop by for a bite after Acre departs, a new hospitality offering will be announced for the venue in the future.
Acre Camperdown will remain open at 31A Mallett Street, Camperdown, until Sunday, May 30. Acrette is now open at 822 George Street, Chippendale, operating from 6.30am–7pm, Monday–Friday.
Published on March 30, 2021 by Ben Hansen