Review of ACME
Rushcutters Bay may not be best known as a ‘foodie suburb’, but it is home to much awarded eatery, ACME.
ACME is a small neighbourhood bar/restaurant, serving up an Italian menu with an Asian slant. Sounds a little different, right? Well, that’s exactly what ACME is.
The decor is relaxed with exposed concrete walls, wooden floor boards and a neutral colour palette. There’s plenty of natural light and an opportunity for people watching.
The food is headed up by Chef Mitch Orr, who has previously graced the kitchens of Sepia, Duke Bistro, Buzo and the now defunct 121 BC.
Orr’s specialty is pasta, which he learned training under Italian Chef Massimo Bottura. But, he has his own unique take, often blending Asian flavours into traditionally Italian dishes. One of his standout dishes is his macaroni with pigs head and egg yolk. We told you ACME was a little different.
The menu is not extensive, with a selection of starters, a few sides and a handful of pasta dishes offered. But, this is good food done well. Why does the menu need to be extensive?
Of course we did say this was a bar/restaurant so the drinks have not been forgotten. The wine list is sizeable, plus they offer cocktails, spirits and sake, alongside beers and ciders.
We love the innovative menu on offer at ACME. We think you will too.
Good to know, they also have a private dining room which seats 14 – 18 people.
Address: 60 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay
Hours: Dinner Tues – Sat – from 6pm, Lunch Sat – 12 – 3pm