acre Artarmon is a stunning farm-food-inspired bakery, café, bar, restaurant and functions space run by the team behind acre Eatery (Camperdown) and acre farm & eatery (Melbourne)
Set within sprawling indoor and outdoor productive gardens, adjacent to Home HQ Artarmon, the open-air oasis encourages guests to wander through and enjoy a complete sensory experience of the growing produce.
acre Artarmon will feature local and exotic fruit trees, a kitchen garden, vertical plantings and hydroponic growing systems, a large greenhouse-style function space, planted pergolas with strawberries and bougainvillea, picnic-style areas, kids’ playground, chicken coop and composting.
Fresh herbs, flowers and fruit grown on-site will be used to produce delicious artisan bakery products; café, restaurant, weddings & events menus; homemade pizzas, garden-inspired cocktails and friendly beverages.
acre Artarmon aims to engage, educate and inspire people to talk about sustainability through offering unique experiences from guided tours, chefs’ demonstrations, long table lunches, meet-the-maker tastings, twilight gardening, produce markets, kids’ programs and more.
The venue is designed by Emilie Delalande of Etic, the interior designer behind Barangaroo House and ex-team leader at Akin Atelier for Coogee Pavilion.
Sam Sproats, CEO of Fortius, says: “We’re very pleased to deliver this multi-million-dollar investment with such energetic, innovative and inspiring retail partners. On behalf of our investors Fortius is excited to see their vision of a transformative fusion of inspired dining and lifestyle retail realised with the opening of acre Artarmon”.
Luke Heard, acre director, says: “Like many, we’ve found navigating through one of the toughest periods we have ever faced to be extremely challenging. acre Artarmon represents a rebirth and emergence out of this challenging time. We hope that with its sprawling outdoor, open-air, and spacious areas, combined with new and exciting food and agritourism experiences, acre Artarmon will offer a place to connect and reconnect for us all. We are looking forward to September 2020 when we join the Lower North Shore community adjacent to Home HQ Artarmon, continuing to provide warm hospitality in more natural environments”.