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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:
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

96% would recommend it to a friend

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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.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasions
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 16 June 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasions, Romance
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Romance, Neighbourhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasions, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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 ^^

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasions, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romance
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (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.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasions, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (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!!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasions, Romance, 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

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 1 June 2017

As always; thoughtful, inventive food and fantastic service!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasions
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (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!!!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romance, Special Occasions
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (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.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasions, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romance, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 12 May 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cosy
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasions, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 3 May 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasions, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Amazing food, though portions were on the smaller side. I didn't leave hungry but felt like I wanted a little more. The wine matching was worth every dollar and very informative. The restaurant has a nice setting but was a little loud, it didn't interfere or ruin my experience. It was perfect for date night/birthday.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for a Date, Modern Decor, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasions
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food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 24 April 2017

Overall a good experience, however i found a lot of the dishes to be strikingly similar to Quay restaurant in Sydney... with a noticeable decline in quality, however if this doesn't bother you and for around half the price it's not a bad meal. Desserts were overly sweet with little contrast in flavour (still wonderful but being known as Canberra's best fine dine restaurant I had expected better).
Service had wonderful knowledge of the extensive wine list and could not be faulted. Food came out in a timely fashion with just enough time to digest in between courses.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Molecular Gastronomy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasions
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 22 April 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Open Kitchen, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·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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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·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
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 3 April 2017

Our favourite place in Canberra!

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

 
·Dined on 1 April 2017

Very well presented and sensational taste

Tags: Romance, Special Occasions
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·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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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 30 March 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·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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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·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
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·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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service5
value5

 
·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
value4

 
·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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food5
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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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food5
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service5
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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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food5
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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food5
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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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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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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food5
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service5
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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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