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  1. Distance: 0.80mi
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  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

Private Party Facilities:
We can design a four course menu with matching wines to suit your event.
Please contact us so we can discuss your specific needs further.

Private Party Contact:
Chester Mok: (02) 6260 8666

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

Aubergine Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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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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Special Occasions (94)
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Romance (60)
Good for a Date (46)
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Neighbourhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Tasting Menu (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (11)
Cosy (11)
Business Meals (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Group Bookings (7)
Seasonal (7)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

This was a perfect night. A two hatted restaurant that is efficient with service but also very friendly. The food was to die for and if you go make sure you have the butter ice cream dessert with batching dessert wine.

Could not fault it whatsoever.

Tags: Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 14 October 2017

This was truly one off our best experiences as a small group of 4 we were looked after more than I can say the staff are 5*rating the food and wine pairing was exceptional .......

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 14 October 2017

Lovely experience for a birthday dinner. Great food and when eaten with the matching wines superb. Very knowledgeable staff and just the right amount of attention to everyone's needs. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for foodies.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 October 2017

Perfect in every way. Exquisite food backed up with faultless, friendly and professional service delivered by people who really appear to love their work.
The 'compulsory ' first course featuring cured albacore was judged by all in our party of 5 as possibly the best dish ever. Between us we were lucky enough to taste nearly everything on the menu and there were no chinks in the armour .
The matching wines were exactly thst and delivered by a Sommelier who really knows his stuff.
We traveled down from the Gold Coast for the occasion and would definitely love to return when back in Canberra.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 12 October 2017

The food was amazing, the canapés as the starters were incredible so much flavour. Great value for money for 4 quality courses, our waiter was very knowledgeable with the wine list and the ingredients in each dish even telling us what area the ingredients were from he chose a wonderful wine for us that was very well priced. The venue is small and intimate which is great for a couple to have a nice meal together as a rare date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 11 October 2017

As usual the food was of outstanding quality served with exquisite timing and complemented by a fantastic wine list and selection.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 October 2017

Aubergine offers a creative seasonal menu for Diners; coupled with wine pairing and a very knowledgeable Sommelier made the whole experience enjoyable.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Wow Wow Wow!! What a spectacular dining experience. The restaurant has a very intimate setting with perfect space between the tables so you feel like you are having your own private dinner. The service was impeccable, the food was divine and the selection of matching wines was an absolute treat. Thank you to everyone for making my birthday dinner so memorable. We look forward to dining with you again. Just Fabulous!! Cheers! Francene

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

The food is excellent quality. The menu options are well balanced. The servings are well judged. The wine list is very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

Fantastic food and service. The venue was a bit noisy but overall a very lovely evening

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

It’s always my favourite restaurant! The last two times we find the taste is bit strong but still taste good. Only one down side is always bit noise when it’s full house.

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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 6 October 2017

We enjoyed the romantic setting. It was perfect for our special occassion. The meals were all eloquently presented. The flavours were okay and there was an extensive wine selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 6 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Aubergine
Food was delicious and imaginative in presentation
Staff were attentative without being intrustive
Very happy to recommend it

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 28 September 2017

We were given a gift voucher from my brother and family and enjoyed the dinner and experience very much. A special celebration!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

Fantastic food and service. The wine pairing was excellent. Overall a really great night

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

It is a location for fine dinning. We did degustation 5 course. Every course was delious. It is big plates little food place and every mouthful is interesting and full of flavour. I tried some food for the first time. The wine list is massive with local options.
We were well looked after.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 21 September 2017

The premium menu with matching wine was as dining experience, giving us access to wonderful wines that we did not know, supported by very knowledgeable waiters and a sommelier who was a walking wine encyclopedia. A great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 19 September 2017

outstanding service from friendly staff with good food cooked perfectly. However the standout is the wine list and the knowledgeable sommelier.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 18 September 2017

Outstanding service - plenty of attentive staff. Knowledgeable sommelier - quite entertaining. Food was very good.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Great staff and food- good value for food of that quality
Highly recommended

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

Great food especially loved the bonito entree dish. The complimentary sample plates at the start of the meal was a lovely surprise. Excellent service with very attentive staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 13 September 2017

A fantastic fine dining experience. Go for the premium matching wine if you would like to add some theatre to your dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 12 September 2017

Superb food at the high end of fine dining. Creatively prepared and a visual feast as well. Great service and a truly memorable experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

Good food and service but unfortunately your forced to select a four course dinner option. Recommend aubergine allow customers to choose how much and what courses they want rather than a $90 minimum spend on Friday nights. While food an service is good, I don't think it's worth the spend. For two people with a bottle of wine and pre/post dinner drinks it cost $350.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 5 September 2017

We are visitors to Canberra and found this place in the SMH Good Food Guide. We were delighted with the service, degustation and accompanying wines! Cpyld npt have asked gor a better night!
Many thanks
Delia and Mike from Tassie

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 September 2017

Food was very delicious and the staff were very friendly. Even my 5 year old son was pretty impressed. And to add to our comfort the meets were all Halal. We enjoyed it a lot and certainly will revisit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 1 September 2017

Exceptional food and wine and service! Thanks for having us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 28 August 2017

It was an excellent meal for a special occasion. . . .

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Beautiful dinner. Had the paired wines with the meal which brought an even more personal and enjoyable experience to the meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 25 August 2017

Thoughtful menu partnered with outstanding wine deliver a superb dining experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 August 2017

Great food and service. What you expect from a top notch restaurant. Also very good wines, well matched by the sommelier. Acoustics made quiet conversation difficult. Highly recommend nonetheless.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·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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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·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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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·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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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·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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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·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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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

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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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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·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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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·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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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (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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