ACME: Hidden Gem
There’s something cosy about a pocket restaurant or bar. ACME is a hidden gem of an authentic pasta restaurant, located down the more peaceful end of Bayswater Road and furthest away from the bright lights of Kings Cross, yet recognisable from the exterior by its aquamarine neon sign to light up this new establishment.
Understated yet fresh, the venue is split into various sections and nooks, including a downstairs area designed for large private bookings or parties. So whilst the restaurant could fit into an oversized pocket, it stills manages to create a cramp-free restaurant.
Hospitality Construction and Design – ACME Sydney
These beautifully appointed interiors designed by Luchetti Krelle, feature stripped back walls and exposed brick highlighted by wall-washing concealed lighting; with solid oak tables, paired back with dark timber chairs; back-lit moody mirrors and interesting pendant lighting, with a metal pressed bar.
ACME owned by Andy Emerson (The Passage), Cam Fairbairn (The Passage), Mitch Orr and Ed Loveday (The Passage), is named after the partners first names, which spell the acronym ACME. Mitch Orr is the Head Chef, who’s renowned from recognisable venues including 121BC and Buzo.
This directional pasta restaurant has created a menu designed to share your pasta dish – which is novel and allows you variety of dishes. I guess you could call it Italian Tapas or pasta degustation.
This venue is stylishly appointed and packed with a great vibe.