The Acre in Seri Kembangan, Selangor

We have plenty of parks and gardens in the Klang Valley for us to take a break from our cityscape. If you’re looking to take in the fresh air and spend time with animals over good food for a complete day trip out with the fam, look no further than The Acre in Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Just a 30-minute drive from KL, this restaurant located on a picturesque farm serves farm-to-table dishes and has picnic-style dining on green meadows. Diners can also hang out with farm animals like cows and deer, go on tractor rides to explore the area, and snap photos at various photo spots after their meal.

A newly opened restaurant on a scenic farm

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You can find several nature attractions in Serdang, which sits on the outskirts of KL. Ladang Farm Fresh is one of them. This farm offers visitors a refreshing change of scenery from the usual cityscape – spot a red farmhouse surrounded by picket fence and a sea of green grass, and hear the moos and bleats of farm animals. 

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To make the most of its scenic space, the farm now has a restaurant on its grounds called The Acre, which has been attracting city folks looking to explore places beyond shopping malls and cafes in the Klang Valley.

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For a true farm dining experience, patrons can dine at tables under an open-air structure with canvas awnings, or by the grassy lawn on picnic mats. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be guaranteed a healthy dose of the sun, comforting breeze, and an impossibly picturesque view of nature.

Farm-to-table Western and Asian dishes

The Acre - foodImage credit: @faizabdullah

Embodying a farm-to-table philosophy, the restaurant sources fresh produce from the farm for its Italian-inspired and local dishes. Their menu is extensive too, comprising sharing platters, mains and desserts.

Those who worked up an appetite on the drive over here can order the Aglio Olio Gambas Pasta (RM29) – a hearty dish that pairs juicy prawns with flavourful herbs and spices. The Al Funghi Orriechitte (RM30) is another pasta dish with a bounty of fresh vegetables harvested from the farm.

If the Malaysian in you cannot forgo a proper local dish for mealtimes, opt for the restaurant’s Nasi Kerabu Ayam Percik (RM24) or Johor Laksa (RM30), both familiar local dishes made all the more authentic with homegrown produce. 

The Acre - more foodImage adapted from: The Acre by Farm Fresh & The Acre by Farm Fresh

There are plenty of dishes to share if you’re coming in a group too, such as Meatballs & Pomodoro (RM20) or their selection of pizzas with options that include Napolitano Pizza (RM31) and Sambal Petai Pizza (RM34).

To finish your feast off on a sweet note, order the Mango Panna Cotta (RM23) or Tiramisu (RM24). If not, you can satisfy your sweet tooth at an ice cream stall here called Cream Hauz, or at JomCha a bubble tea joint.

Various photogenic spots and tractor rides

The Acre - meadowsImage credit: @atksmh

Once your belly is full and satisfied, venture beyond the restaurant to explore the farm and take in beautiful grassy meadow scenes. 

The Acre - photo spotsImage adapted from: @yikchiaw

There are various photo spots to discover, including garden arches decked with flowers and pumpkins.

THE ACRE IN SELANGOR - deerImage credit: @ashilawi

The farm is also home to a mini petting zoo, where adults and kids can hang out with various farm animals, such as cows, rabbits, and deer. However, do note that enclosures have been set up to restrict visitors from getting too close to the animals until safety measures have been enforced – you can look out for updates on the farm’s social media pages.

Nonetheless, you can still catch views of cows grazing on open fields. Drop by the farm between 5PM-9PM, when dairy cattle roam freely on the fields.

The Acre - tractorImage credit: @bgbk

Tractor and barrel rides are also free and available for those who have dined at The Acre. Hop on these rides to tour the expansive grounds of the farm, and catch postcard views.

For those planning to visit the farm, entrance fees are as follows:

  • Adults: RM10/pax
  • Children (below 12 years old): RM5/pax
  • Children (below 6 years old): Free of charge

Do note that patrons who are dining at The Acre need not pay these entrance fees to the farm. But dine-in reservations must be made online prior to your visit, as walk-ins are not allowed.

The Acre by Farm Fresh in Selangor

With its farm-to-table dining and prime views of greenery, The Acre in Selangor is a treat for city folks looking to escape their daily routine in nature. So plan a trip down to the restaurant, and enjoy a tour of a farm while you’re at here.

Address: Jalan Maklumat, 43400 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 10AM-10PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 016-206 7133
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Cover image adapted from: @theacrebyfarmfresh, @lihsian & @annqii0216

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