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Hero ACMI, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hero ACMI

4.6
4.6
446 Reviews
$A41 to $A100
Australian
Hero's menu reflects, award winning chef, Karen Martini's love of cuisines from all over the world, techniques and produce used to create them, but overall, it showcases Karen's (The Wine Room and Icebergs Dining Room and Bar) cooking ethos of simply using and highlighting the absolute best of Victorian seasonal produce.

Hero overall is uncomplicated and accessible contemporary dining with a European twist. Expect good sized portions, a special experience of different flavours, colours and textures, with the same being said about the atmosphere. Hero is somewhere you can sit back, work your way through the menu, and take in and reflect upon Melbourne’s famous food and art culture over specially selected wines and cocktails.

An all-day menu will run from 11.30am until late daily, providing travelers, movie-goers and business lunchers with a reliable haunt at any time.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, European, International

  • Hours of Operation

    HERO Dining Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9964 2819

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Karen Martini

  • Private party facilities

    Located within ACMI, Hero Events inspires you to reimagine your next event and think outside the box. Host your soiree within one of Melbourne's most iconic, unique, colourful and cultural spaces and design your menu from canapes and dishes crafted by award winning chef, Karen Martini and curated beverages by Philip Rich. Want to bring Hero Events home? Get in touch. Fill out the form below and let's start planning. CONTACT DETAILS 1300 351 600 events@hospitalitym.com.au

  • Neighbourhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    Swanston Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking for Hero is made easy with the Fed Square Car Park. Conveniently located on the Russel Street Extension and with a second entrance off Batman Ave, the Fed Square Car Park is safe, secure and provides quick and easy access to Hero, Fed Square and ACMI.

  • Public Transit

    We like to think you might enjoy a cocktail or two, so if you are planning on getting public transport the following lines have routes that pass near Hero.Bus: 207 220 234 251 350 605TrainCraigieburn, Hurstbridge, Lilydale, Mernda, SandringhamTram: 16, 48, 59, 67

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Light + Dine Experience

    A$55.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 16 - Nov 13, 2022
    Join us at HERO and ACMI for your Light and Dine Experience. Enjoy a signature sandwich or pasta with a glass of wine, and receive a ticket to the latest exhibition at ACMI, Light: Works from Tate's Collection. Curated by Tate in the UK and drawn from their prestigious collection, the exhibition celebrates groundbreaking moments from over 200 years of art history, and the artists who harnessed this elemental force through painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation and the moving image. This exclusive offer is available for lunch only, Wed - Sunday. Once you've booked your table, you will receive your exhibition tickets at the restaurant.
  • Light + Dine Group Experience

    A$90.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 16 - Nov 13, 2022
    Join us at HERO and ACMI for your Light and Dine Experience. Light: Works from Tate's Collection. Curated by Tate in the UK and drawn from their prestigious collection, the exhibition celebrates ground breaking moments from over 200 years of art history, and the artists who harnessed this elemental force through painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation and the moving image. You will receive your exhibition tickets at the restaurant. Menu Appetiser/to share: House Mount Zero olives and almondera Potato bread, fermented blueberry and goat’s curd Baccala fritte with lemoni Main – choice of: Paccheroni verde, mint oil, peas and squacquerone Roast chicken, charred verjuice leek, plum mostardo Frittes Leaf salad

Popular dishes

What 446 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Australian

  • Inner City

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. RH

    RichardH

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An absolutely fantastic meal with the family at Hero, welcomed warmly from the moment we walked in the door and outstanding service until we left. Food is always well above average and last night didn’t disappoint. Love it and can’t wait to go back
  2. BA

    BernadetteA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous lunch for five, sharing from the small plates selection. Every mouthful was a taste sensation. We didn’t need dessert but couldn’t resist and were rewarded. High quality & attention to detail from the friendly efficient staff is a given. Must return soon
  3. BT

    BT30

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Food and service worth going out of your way for.
  4. JO

    JoanO

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    This is the third time I have eaten at Hero and there have been no changes to the menu regrettably I will not return
  5. CI

    CIrussia

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing inventive food. Layout and noise levels a little off putting.
  6. JA

    JulieA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific spot. Great service and food. Tables really well spaced and very easy to hear conversation. Highly recommended
  7. MH

    MaryH

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Good menu.
  8. KG

    KathG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable Sun lunch at Hero - the food was excellent, wine list was good, staff were welcoming and professional. Thank you, we will be back.
  9. TI

    TINAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meals we had was delicious. The staff were friendly with great service.
  10. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such tasty food with top notch ingredients. Service was spot on, and fast (we had a quick dinner before a show).
  11. T

    Tanylu

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A really delicious meal! Very quick service so we got to our show on time!
  12. TB

    ToryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fabulous, the best food amazing service and fun. Ticking all the boxes :)
  13. M

    Molly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A very enjoyable meal - high quality and interesting ingredients and menu. Loved the shared plate concept as it meant we could try more dishes. Pannacotta was divine!
  14. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Everything they do is exceptional.
  15. HJ

    HelenJ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty, original menu (Karen Martini inspired) and attentive staff.
  16. W

    Wang168

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was scathing, hard to catch servers’ attention, they seem supercilious to their guests, and fellow diners in fact had to help call to the servers on our behalf. Food was very normal. Bland. Definitely not worthy of a positive review.
  17. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service by very friendly staff. They were exceptionally helpful with my booking. Food is great. Lovely venue to catch up with friends & family. Also great location to have lunch then visit an ACMI exhibition. A hidden jewel at Fed Square.
  18. C

    Chubbs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent magnificent magnificent magnificent magnificent
  19. SC

    SharC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and staff! I would go here anytime I was in Melbourne! It's worth every penny.
  20. SK

    SamiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good, experience was different from the other food services , casual but at the same time warm and different , food was excellent, location very convenient and close to other attractions Melbourne has to offer.
  21. JM

    JudyM

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have dined here before and the food is consistently excellent as is the service. We can only afford to come here for a special occasion as it is a little pricey. We particularly like the kingfish entree and the papardelle duck ragu. The service is friendly and efficient.
  22. MT

    MsTweedles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Greeted upon arrival, staff attentive and knowledgeable. When we told them we are seeing a show that night, they noted the time to ensure our food arrived in good time. Great selections of wine and reasonably priced as was the food. Food is a delicious modern twist on traditional Italian food. Terrific Melbourne dining experience without the pretence and price tag. Will definitely go back.
  23. LM

    LucyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our lunch here. Food was superb and so was conversation, so it was difficult to divide attention between the two! Mushroom gnochetti was gorgeous. And cannot go past those chili carrots.
  24. SC

    ShonaC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great vibe. Slick but comfortable. Excellent food and enjoyed varied Burt small menu
  25. ER

    EmmaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was just ok (fish a bit over cooked, duck ragu too sweet), it was pricy, there’s better restaurants in the area
  26. AP

    AlistairP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely dining experience in the heart of the city
  27. AK

    AnKe

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hero never disappoints for excellent service. good food and a great atmosphere. And the location is so easy to get to in the heart of Fed Square
  28. SS

    SarahS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food and appreciated the team sharing insights on dishes that other diners recommend. Portions small but tasty so great for a light lunch before heading to a matinee.
  29. CS

    ClareS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    great food, spot on cocktails, staff who actually knew about wine. all very easy
  30. Z

    Zappy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Disappointed. Very limited menu. Overpriced for the quality. Wine by the glass was lacking any character. Many better options nearby. Didn't bother with dessert.
  31. T

    Taneliza

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food usually delicious just a little disappointing I hit something crunchy like dirt or sandlike when eating the Cavolo Nero which accompanied the Roast Chicken. Third occasion I’ve attended and will return.
  32. RH

    RuthH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal - the fish was excellent and the panna cotta dessert also very good. Service was very efficient and the wine good
  33. IP

    IanP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very special find. The position at Federation Square is perfect. The staff and food are super and the food for its style and quality are very reasonably priced. It is one of my favourites.
  34. MC

    MicheleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous inventive food. Great interiors. Perfect for show & lunch.
  35. PC

    PCoops

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food & lovely service. Will definitely be back. Thanks for a great night.
  36. JB

    JoanneB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Hero quite a few times for lunch and dinner and really enjoy eating here - lovely food and very pleasant staff. My friends will also return after our most enjoyable lunch on Thursday.
  37. AL

    AndyL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    But hidden but worth seeking out. On the expensive side but worth it for the quality of food. Excellent service staff. Thanks
  38. CR

    ChristopherR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently high quality of food and service.All courses well thought out.
  39. T

    Tanylu

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food and nice relaxed atmosphere. I felt the service was a little bit rushed. We were still having our arrival cocktail when the Entree and Mains were served. Didn’t get a chance to order wine to go with our meal.
  40. VA

    VivienA

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Hero. The service was excellent and the food was innovative and delicious. In terms of food, we ordered a starter, 2 smaller dishes, 1 side and a dessert and the two of us felt full by the end. The burrata was the standout - it looked beautiful and the textures and flavours were great. A close 2nd was the Vitello Tonnato. We look forward to our next visit so we can try some of the other dishes. Thanks to the team at Hero.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Hero ACMI is rated 4.6 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hero ACMI

ACMI Fed Square, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Swanston Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    HERO Dining Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, European, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking for Hero is made easy with the Fed Square Car Park. Conveniently located on the Russel Street Extension and with a second entrance off Batman Ave, the Fed Square Car Park is safe, secure and provides quick and easy access to Hero, Fed Square and ACMI.

  • Public Transit

    We like to think you might enjoy a cocktail or two, so if you are planning on getting public transport the following lines have routes that pass near Hero.Bus: 207 220 234 251 350 605TrainCraigieburn, Hurstbridge, Lilydale, Mernda, SandringhamTram: 16, 48, 59, 67

  • Executive Chef

    Karen Martini

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9964 2819

  • Private party facilities

    Located within ACMI, Hero Events inspires you to reimagine your next event and think outside the box. Host your soiree within one of Melbourne's most iconic, unique, colourful and cultural spaces and design your menu from canapes and dishes crafted by award winning chef, Karen Martini and curated beverages by Philip Rich. Want to bring Hero Events home? Get in touch. Fill out the form below and let's start planning. CONTACT DETAILS 1300 351 600 events@hospitalitym.com.au

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