Acre farm-restaurant in Camperdown set to close in May

Acre Eatery in Camperdown is closing.
Acre Eatery in Camperdown is closing. Photo: Christopher Pearce

Acre, the pioneering urban farm and restaurant that opened in Camperdown five years ago, will close at the end of May.

An Acre spokesman declined to comment on the reasons behind its impending departure from the Camperdown site.

While the departure of the sprawling Acre is a blow for Camperdown locals, the venue proved a successful prototype, with new Acre venues popping up everywhere from Melbourne to Sydney's north, in Artarmon

Inner-west fans mightn't have to wait long for an Acre replacement though, with the group negotiating on another site in Sydney's west, with plans to launch next year.

A spin-off concept, Acrette, opened last week at 822 George Street in Chippendale. A pint-sized version of its older sibling, Acrette has a menu of salads, wellness pots and a farmhouse-inspired bakery range. "We call it farm food fast," the spokesman said.