About Aubergine

18 Barker Street
Griffith, AU-ACT 2603
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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.

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/site/

Executive Chef:
Ben Willis

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

Aubergine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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We had the set 5 course menu for Valenti ...

 
·Dined 6 days ago

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: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Only one problem the owner must invest o ...

 
·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 Occasion
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Excellent restaurant well deserving of i ...

 
·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, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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The range of food and attention to detai ...

 
·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, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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The service is perfect. The staff know t ...

 
·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, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Fantastic night hosted by wonderful staf ...

 
·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, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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A group of friends have been going out f ...

 
·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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A wonderful meal, flawless service and p ...

 
·Dined on 21 January 2017

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

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Nothing outstanding about the food. De ...

 
·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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Such a great experience to dine here. Hi ...

 
·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, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Wonderful food, beautifully presented wi ...

 
·Dined on 10 January 2017

Wonderful food, beautifully presented with interesting ingredients

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Range of menu choices, quality of food, ...

 
·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 Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Outstanding cuisine and wine as expected ...

 
·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 Occasion
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From the moment of the warm welcome to o ...

 
·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, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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We had a amazing meal at Aubergine. The ...

 
 (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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Sensational experience. It is a must. Pr ...

 
·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: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Great location for a special occasion.

 
·Dined on 14 December 2016

Great location for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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I thoroughly enjoyed the meal, however m ...

 
·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, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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I'm not going to try and influence anybo ...

 
·Dined on 9 December 2016

I'm not going to try and influence anybody's opinion with a review. If you are thinking or trying Aubergine, just do it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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The food was fabulous and the service ex ...

 
·Dined on 30 November 2016

The food was fabulous and the service excellent. The Chef and his staff prepared a wonderful meal for me and with my particular dietary intolerances it was a challenge. I am hesitant about dining out because I have trouble finding something that I can eat but the staff called me to discuss my dietary requirements and prepared suitable dishes. This is the first time that I did not feel as though I was a nuisance or that I was missing out; I was just like all the other diners. Thank you.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Perfect meal, Highlights were the macker ...

 
·Dined on 21 November 2016

Perfect meal, Highlights were the mackerel and the John Dory. Our table was all chefs and we were beyond happy with our meal and service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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