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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:
Casual 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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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Lovely food and amazing service! I would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Food was delicious and great service. Particularly loved the duck, beef and espresso dessert. Extensive wine list. Would love to eat here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

We celebrated the sale of our home with a dinner at Aubergine. We treated to an evening of wonderful food, great wine and unparalleled service. Each meal was well balanced, driven by flavour. Service is intuitive, friendly and professional. The sommelier and wine selection is outstanding and a key feature. We can't wait for our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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service4
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Amazing food and matching wines. Staff friendly and helpful, sommelier really knew their stuff. 10/10 would recommend 💯👌

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Our evening was a most enjoyable experience, as we eat out so rarely at this level. The food was amazing, but the choice of dishes was sometimes a compromise between the main ingredient and the accompanying vegetable and sauces. For example, we were nervous about the possible affects of Jerusalem artichokes and lentils, which came with the steak, and so opted for something else. In hindsight, we would have been fine with the steak. My wife found her silver dory the least enjoyable part of the meal. My lamb was faultless.
It would have been nice to have come away with a printed list of the wines we were served rather than having to rely on memory and a scribbled note. They were delicious and well chosen for us. The service was absolutely first class.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 7 August 2017

Excellent service and great food. Definitely recommend taking the wine pairings.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Wonderful dinner. Great service. Lovely food and matching wines. Staff helpful and knowledgeable without being intrusive...

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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service5
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

Great dinner paired with chief chosen wine and engaging discussion on the wines, adds up to a great dining experience. The service was exquisite. Dessert was a real treat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on 27 July 2017

What a fabulous restaurant. The meal was phenomenal and we chose to have each course accompanied with premium wines. Sublime! I have no hesitation recommending this restaurant. I only wish I lived closer so I could go regularly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 26 July 2017

The food and drinks were excellent and the service was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 25 July 2017

Excellent wine list . Both national and international.
The sommelier is world class and put onto some fantastic wines.
Service very attentive , and worth every cent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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value3

 
·Dined on 21 July 2017

Food was delicious, wasn't sure what to expect but would definitely recommend to others

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Another beautiful meal thank you Aubergine. The staff are fantastic & always make you feel so special. Please don't ever remove the burnt butter ice cream from your menu!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Calm and soothing atmosphere, great service, food and wine.
Highly recommended fine dinning in Canberra.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 20 July 2017

Food is good and great value. I don't like mussels, so having set courses like that is a bit of an issue. Biggest issue is heating and lightning (too hot, too dark) that leave you feeling slightly headachy.

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 (Canberra)·Dined on 20 July 2017

Food and service were exceptional. Will return.

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 (Canberra)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Amazing service, wine, wine service (yes had their own wine waiter that took you on the full journey of the wine/food matching for each course), and of course food. Sensational night. Finally somewhere in Canberra with the wow factor. Well done guys.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals
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food5
ambience2
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 12 July 2017

Great food but with its open area it's a very loud restaurant and you need to raise your voice to be heard. The set menu delivery times were a bit odd as there was a long wait for one course and then the others came in very quickly.
A good experience overall

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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ambience4
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 11 July 2017

An outstanding and creative menu.
Exceptional but not intrusive service.
A delightful ambience.
Memorable and unique flavours.
No wonder this is a hatted restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 July 2017

A real pleasure while visiting Canberra. Excellent value for well crafted food and an exciting wine at home, even with the "standard" wine match. Definitely one to return to and recommend to others,

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 3 July 2017

great food interesting options an outstanding experience. I was expecting a lot and all was achieved thank you

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Warm, hospitable service
Dishes well presented
Tasty food
Good wine list

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 24 June 2017

The food was amazing and the service was on point. To say that the Sommelier 'knew his stuff' would be a dramatic understatement, an exceptionally cool place to eat!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Organic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Went to Aubergine for a date night. Very attentive service and food was excellent. Although menu selection was small, all of the choices seemed sumptuous. The canapés presented prior to the start of the meal were a nice surprise. The seating was a bit cramped and therefore the large amount of people in the small space made it a bit too hot and noisy for our liking. That being said I would 100% recommend it if you are in Canberra and looking for a special meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience3
service5
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Great food enhanced by knowledgeable staff. Possibly a little dark inside ....

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 June 2017

We celebrated my partner's birthday at this restaurant as we were in Canberra for the weekend and I'm so glad we chose Aubergine! The food and service were excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Went for our 1st wedding anniversary, the service was wonderful and the food phenomenal, a real treat.

The only down side it is pricey but worth the experience especially if you are a food lover.

Thank you to the chefs and staff for a great time keep it up ^^

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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food5
ambience4
service4
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Excellent dining experience.The set menu gave a wonderful range of options.
The wine list was very extensive although a little overpriced.
The wait staff were very knowledgeable and very attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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food5
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 2 June 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Would expect nothing less from one of Canberra's finest eateries. Great food, exceptional service and fine wines. Thanks once again. We'll be back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 1 June 2017

Wouldn't go back. The meals were not that impressive

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 1 June 2017

As always; thoughtful, inventive food and fantastic service!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on 30 May 2017

Everything was wonderful. It has been a long time since we've been at a restaurant with such stellar service in Australia. Thank you, Aubergine, for a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience3
service5
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Definitely the best restaurant in Canberra. Food was great, staff were friendly, professional and took pride in what they were doing.
I'll definitely come back. The only criticism (very very minor) is that we were sitting near the entrance which meant that every time people went in and out, we were feeling cold. But overall, great place!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Expensive, but well worth it and actually good value. $90 per person for a 4 course meal with canapés. The option of paired wines is great and worth it. Truely a great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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ambience3
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 19 May 2017

It was a really enjoyable experience, not just about going out for a meal. We had so much fun enjoying the taste pairings of food and wine. The sommelier made excellent choices and was so interesting and informative, truly passionate. We will definitely return for more mouthwatering adventures!
The all black colour scheme with ceiling spot lights is a bit harsh, softer lighting at table/head level would make it warmer and more inviting, though we appreciate that this is very much a matter of personal taste.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 16 May 2017

We loved the food, the taste sensation combinations. The size of the meal was spot on for all of us. Great value. Thank you

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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value3

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 15 May 2017

The food offered in the four course selection was absolutely fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 12 May 2017

Aurbegine is a restaurant unique and with style. I may only suggest to have a complementary drink

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Delicious food and an especially knowledgeable and helpful Sommelier helped make this occasion special. We could have done without the constant interruptions by a member of the wait staff asking us if our current course was good though. The temperature in the restaurant was chilly (but we are from Queensland!) but warmed up as the restaurant filled.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 3 May 2017

Excellent from start to finish. Great food, great staff and great service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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