Nearby points of interest

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  4. Distance: 0.98mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.80mi
  2. Distance: 0.82mi
  3. Distance: 0.86mi
  4. Distance: 0.98mi

About Aubergine

Aubergine is an intimate space, with high ceilings, beautiful lights and simple, elegant decor which allows the product of creative and interesting food to shine. The food style is contemporary, however there is always a classic background to our ideas. The kitchen is supplied by local farmers and benchmark suppliers that understand that rather than we tell them what we need we prefer for them to tell us what produce is at its best on the day. In turn that means that our menu is updated daily. Our wine list has won numerous awards and has over 500 labels of interesting and classic wines. It shows the same philosophy of using local and smaller growers that produce interesting wines for us to get excited about.

18 Barker Street
Griffith, AU-ACT 2603
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian

Hours of operation:
Dinner, Monday – Saturday from 6pm.

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$101 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 6260 8666

Website:
http://www.aubergine.com.au/

Executive Chef:
Ben Willis

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Aubergine Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasions (32)
Notable Wine List (28)
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Romance (25)
Neighbourhood Gem (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Group Bookings (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Open Kitchen (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined 6 days ago

Not just good-for-Canberra good, but actually really good. Inventive and original food, thoughtfully paired with great wine.

Tags: Open Kitchen, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 19 April 2017

Excellent meal - well balanced, innovative, tasty. Excellent duck and melt-in-your-mouth belly pork (tender, moist, tasty and not too fatty). An extensive wine list with some small and unusual wineries represented. Excellent service, unobtrusive yet observant and attentive. A slight negative... the restaurant was quite noisy until the crowd thinned out a bit.

Tags: Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 5 April 2017

The food was excellent and beautifully presented. However there was great emphasis on meat,duck or fish with few vegetables other than the vegetarian dish option.I would like vegetables with my meat and it's more healthy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Group Bookings
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·Dined on 3 April 2017

We dined at Aubergine a couple of years ago when we came to Canberra. We said then that when we come back we MUST dine there again. This time we will say the same! Service was excellent, but not intrusive. The meal- a 4 course menu with a set price- had plenty of choice, and was beautifully presented. The canapés to begin with - not part of the menu - set the tone for the evening. They were tasty, a little different, but definitely delicious. All of the courses were great. French with a twist.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on 3 April 2017

Our favourite place in Canberra!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 1 April 2017

Very well presented and sensational taste

Tags: Romance, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 1 April 2017

Fabulous friendly knowledgeable staff, cater extremely well to guests with specific dietary needs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem
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·Dined on 30 March 2017

Lovely set menu - superb small morsels that just kept coming!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 29 March 2017

Excellent all round experience. Wine and food matching was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 25 March 2017

The knowledgable and friendly staff make this place special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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food4
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·Dined on 25 March 2017

We really enjoyed having the wines paired with the food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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food5
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·Dined on 24 March 2017

Great 'everything'! Can't be faulted at all...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 23 March 2017

Outstanding food, incredibly friendly and professional staff. Thanks for making us feel special on our wedding anniversary!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
ambience3
service4
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·Dined on 18 March 2017

Staff were discretely attentive and food nicely presented with flavours somewhat bland and a little disappointing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 18 March 2017

Aubergine is a culinary gem tucked in a small parade of shops in the Canberra suburb of Griffith. The staff are polite yet friendly and extremely professional. The ambiance is surprisingly intimate despite high ceilings.

The meal is a mandatory 4 courses with choices of entrée, main and dessert but a fixed chef's starter. There is also an accompanying wine course.

There are Japanese influences throughout the menu. The lamb is to die for. The capsicum sorbet is adventurous.

Great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 16 March 2017

Great food served by attentive waiters with explanations of each dish. Great atmosphere to celebrate purc50 t wedding anniversary

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 11 March 2017

The food and service were impeccable and the French sommelier explaining each of our paired wines was definitely a highlight!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 8 March 2017

Probably the best restaurant we have been to in Canberra. Every dish was fantastic

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 4 March 2017

We were celebrating a birthday. The food, service and ambience was excellent making it a memorable evening. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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food4
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service5
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·Dined on 24 February 2017

Service & quality of the food.

Tags: Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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food5
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·Dined on 22 February 2017

Lovely restaurant for that very special occaision

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·Dined on 21 February 2017

food was spectacularly good, great variety from a small menu, beautifully presented with really interesting combinations; not a cheap night, but excellent quality and great service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 14 February 2017

We had the set 5 course menu for Valentine's Day that was absolutely fantastic. All meals were cooked to perfection, served beautifully and paired with delicious wines from Europe and Australia. Absolutely stunning.

Tags: Outdoor Eating, Romance, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 11 February 2017

Only one problem the owner must invest on better more powerful air conditioning; my wife and I from half way of our evening were hot and uncomfortable. I /we will not go there again during summer. Other than that everything else was fine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 8 February 2017

Excellent restaurant well deserving of it's "two chef hats".

Service has been without peer in Canberra. Attentive, polite, professional and not missing a beat throughout the meal service. Meals were well presented, enjoyable and had a lovely ambience for a special occasion or romantic rendezvous. The sommelier and waiters well versed in the extensive wine-list with a notable selection of French wines available by the glass.

If only the view could be improved. This place deserves a waterfront!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem
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service5
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·Dined on 4 February 2017

The range of food and attention to detail in the preparation and presentation of the food was excellent. The wine pairing introduced us to varieties we were not familiar with and was accompanied with a full explanation of the wines.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outdoor Eating, Romance, Notable Wine List
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food5
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·Dined on 28 January 2017

Fantastic night hosted by wonderful staff and topped by delicious, elegant food. Definitely an experience worth recommending

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem
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·Dined on 28 January 2017

The service is perfect. The staff know their craft and are friendly, attentive and perform their job with an effortless grace.
The food is to die for and will redefine your definition of the word exquisite. Go the extra expense and have the wine expert match your dishes with the most gorgeous wine you have ever tasted...trust me you won't be able to choose as well as he can!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romance, Special Occasions
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food4
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service1
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·Dined on 21 January 2017

A group of friends have been going out for dinner regularly for about 7 years. This was by far the most expensive meal we have had and although the food was very good I was disappointed by the service. A number of times our meals where mixed up and one was delayed. A number of times when I tried to call attention of a waiter, only a metre away from me, I was ignored. When I asked for something to be rectified it was not, despite the first class price. I felt this attitude was poor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 21 January 2017

A wonderful meal, flawless service and perfectly matched wine. Thanks for a memorable evening.

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food3
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value3

 
·Dined on 19 January 2017

Nothing outstanding about the food.
Definately not blown away.
Have dined at other similar restaurants in Canberra and been more impressed.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 10 January 2017

Such a great experience to dine here. Highly recommended. I have dietary issues and so did my companions, but these were not a problem at all. Friendly, professional service and outstanding flavours in food and wine. Wish I could eat here daily!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem
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·Dined on 10 January 2017

Wonderful food, beautifully presented with interesting ingredients

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem
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·Dined on 10 January 2017

Range of menu choices, quality of food, preparation and presentation were simply outstanding. There were four of us and our menu choices ranged across sirloin, duck, pork belly and fish, with a wonderful dessert selection. Having opted for the premium wine matching selection, we were not disappointed, the premium wines were all amazing and the food matches were superb. Service was excellent, attentive, very well informed and perfectly timed. Upper end of the price range but very well worth it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 9 January 2017

Outstanding cuisine and wine as expected at Aubergine. We go on special occasions and they never disappoint, just keep raising the bar higher!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 7 January 2017

From the moment of the warm welcome to our departure we were treated to excellent service, fabulous food, great wines enhanced by the hugely knowledgeable sommelier and very happy staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Special Occasions, Neighbourhood Gem
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 6 January 2017

We had a amazing meal at Aubergine. The food was outstanding, the matched wines were perfect (and came with interesting stories) and the service was first class, friendly and proactive. Aubergine is a must-visit Canberra restaurant!

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·Dined on 17 December 2016

Sensational experience. It is a must. Premium wine package was expensive but absolutely amazing. Will do it again. Staff were brilliant.

Tags: Outdoor Eating, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 14 December 2016

Great location for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions
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food4
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·Dined on 9 December 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the meal, however my fiancé ordered the kingfish with a sea urchin roe add on and spent half the night being sick. It was surprising, given the restaurant's reputation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Notable Wine List
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