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Braddon Merchant, Braddon, AU-ACT

Braddon Merchant

4.6
4.6
186 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern European
Positioned in the heart of Braddon, and connected to the Midnight Hotel precinct, Braddon Merchant is sophisticated in presentation, smart in service and authentic in dining experience.

Boasting a selection of modern Australian dishes designed to share, Braddon Merchant prides itself on championing seasonal produce and local suppliers.

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2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Modern Australian, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6220 0401
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Bernd Brademann
  • Catering
    Catering options are available. Please contact info@braddonmerchant.com.au or phone 02 6220 0401.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining options are available both in restaurant and in a private dining room. Contact info@braddonmerchant.com.au for more information.
  • Area
    Braddon
  • Cross Street
    Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612.
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary parking is available underneath Midnight Hotel for those dining in the restaurant – parking tickets can be validated by the restaurant team upon presentation of your dining receipt. Street parking is also available within the surrounding areas.
  • Public Transit
    Canberra Light Rail - Elouera Street stop.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother’s Day at Braddon Merchant

    $45.00 per person

    12 May 2024 only
    Spoil Mum to a bottomless mimosa and breakfast package this Mother’s Day. For just $45, the package includes 1x breakfast item from our menu, 1x side dish, and free flowing mimosas (2 hrs).
    Mother’s Day at Braddon Merchant photo
  • Braddon Merchant Experience

    $89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Braddon Merchant Experience features a Chef’s selection of menu favourites and weekly specials. Following the premise that food is best enjoyed in good company, each dish is designed to share, with the option of wine pairings also available.

What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

186 Reviews
  1. GordonB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    one of the best dining experances we have had in canberra will be going again

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  2. RosemaryD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While I found the booking experience online somewhat frustrating, especially trying to locate a menu for Christmas lunch, the experience on the day was superb. Too much delicious food, very attentive and friendly staff. Lovely extra (cocktail to take away and free photograph of group). The three of us enjoyed the day immensely and on top of everything caught up with friends, unexpectedly, that I hadn’t seen in 15 years. They also said they had a fabulous day.

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  3. Elizw

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to BM's Christmas lunch - a good mix of dishes, multiple courses, good portion sizes. Would definitely recommend.

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  4. Mona

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The vegan menu was actually vegetarian as it included cheese. Apart from that the food was excellent.

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  5. KimberleyH

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Christmas lunch I’ve ever had! Great service too.

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  6. DiningDiner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great birthday lunch, amazing service and great food!

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  7. WinnieW

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely service, nice environment, and yum food! The size of the starters was very small but lots of flavour. We had a work lunch there and all walked away happy with full stomachs. The steak sandwich and cauliflower appetiser were surprise winners. We'd recommend coming again for a nice chill lunch date.

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  8. DorDi

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A little expensive for the amount of food ordered. Lovely service and ambiance. Would like to see bigger portions for vegetarian dishes. The meat dishes were perfect! You should try it at least once.

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  9. Dave

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Braddon Merchant was a very enjoyable dining experience. They paid good attention to our complex dietary needs, prepared excellent food and served it with care in a friendly but professional fashion - will definitely eat there again :)

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  10. Jennyc

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was spot on, the food was good we had steak which was very tender, the pepper sauce I felt to salty for my liking the veges bok cho was cooked lovely and I did think more veges would have made it more appealing, I had lemon blood orange tart which was very nice but I would have like either ice cream with it or cream.

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  11. LauraH

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed with the food. All four meals very average. Chicken katsu burger dry meat because overcooked. Snapper was overcooked. Steak was ok. Chicken Maryland meal swimming in oil. Asparagus dish.. tiny short pieces overcooked. Cauliflower was good. Lamb good. Wine was good but overpriced at $75. We would not return

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  12. Mona

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    we sat outside so street noise varied but was not problematic. staff were helpful and courteous. food was excellent.

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  13. DeniseS

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved this restaurant. The food was outstanding, service wonderful and it provided a lovely quiet space in comparison to the hectic Braddon atmosphere.

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  14. TJN2

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious and innovative meal - will definitely return.

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  15. Luci

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good and personable as usual. Love the new menu with a good variety of share plates. Enjoyed the delicious prawns and mussels. Compliments to chef and staff.

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  16. CarolL

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service, loved all the small plates and dessert

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  17. Sandro

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the third time we come to Braddon Merchant tuo celebrate a special occasion and it never disappoints. The food is amazing and so is the wine list. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend it.

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  18. KathyK

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant will surprise you - wonderful food and excellent service in a lovely indoor setting - one to put on your list!

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  19. LisaA

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was amazing. Service was friendly. We did the tasting experience. Our kids, 12 and 9, really enjoyed themselves.

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  20. AngelaK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really interesting with careful and unusual flavour combinations. A really fun eating experience. The atmosphere is relaxed and great for conversation. Our waiter was charming and knowledgeable. Beyond expectation!

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  21. GrahamH

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was well appointed with attentive staff that were not overbearing. The food was plenty and delicious. This included the accompanying side dish. Value wise, it was brilliant.

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  22. PhoebeR

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Braddon Merchant was a very pleasant surprise! I was unsure what to expect but the food was absolutely beautiful and the service, some of the best I’ve had in Canberra!!

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  23. JakeM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great rooms and great food, definitely recommend staying here.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Amazing service. Lovely night. Recommend.

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  25. AaronB

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very nice, seems like it took a long time to come out and in a strange order.

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  26. SusanD

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, attentive staff and a nice, modern setting

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  27. SwanF

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The breakfast options off the menu (not buffet) were very limited. Some of the selections were exorbitantly priced and not well presented, eg two plain fried eggs on a plate alongside a piece of plain un buttered toast and with no other garnish or side. Definitely not what you would expect to receive for over $20.

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  28. AndyW

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I dined with my wife and two friends, choosing to order the Chef’s Table recommendation “so we didn’t have to make choices”. The food was outstanding, as was the service and explanation of the courses — the how and way the meal had been put together. Loved having some ingredients that my wife and I knew only from Masterchef. The oyster with finger lime, mussels in saffron butter, and the steak were particular exceptional highlights. Highly recommended.

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  29. rickR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chef's selection and each of the courses tasted amazing, especially the salmon and the quail. The wine was excellent and the staff very helpful and knowledgable. Thanks for a great night

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  30. TJN2

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant surprise. A delicious and innovative meal, in a delightful setting. Will definitely return!

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  31. NatalieR

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A beautiful modern restaurant with dim lighting and a romantic atmosphere. The service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. The wine pairing was perfection and made my tastebuds squeal with delight. A perfect venue for a romantic evening on a special occassion.

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  32. LeoB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food with excellent service in a stunning venue. The menu covers a wide range of flavours and the drinks were fantastic. Highly recommend

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  33. Shwaa

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great wine list and very knowledgeable wine service from Lachlan. Fixed priced sharing menu is good value

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  34. IanS

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu was rather limited and only two of the meals seemed to include any vegetables!

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  35. BronwynS

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing staff. High recommend!!

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  36. Gazz

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wine and food experiences are just wonderful. We might not love all the wines (1 or 2 might not be to our palate) but the food is exceptional (thank you Amit)…it is always MAGNIFICENT as is the service. In our humble opinion, you cannot go wrong at Braddon Merchant, nor the Midnight Bar. Simply perfect!

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  37. Nikos

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and friendly helpful service. Highly recommended.

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  38. RobJ

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have always enjoyed the previous arrangement where one could order a two or three course meal for a set price. We found the change to the menu disappointing. However, there were plenty of options and those that we chose we enjoyed. The service was excellent in some regards, and poor in others. One waitperson leaned across in front of other diners to place a plate on the table. This is a basic flaw that should not occur. This person was also perfunctory when asking about any allergies. This is a pity as I have been served by them before and found them very pleasant and helpful. The other two waiters were very diligent. Another glitch was rectified quickly when our salad did not arrive. The seating outside was lovely. This was the first occasion on which we had the option of doing so, it would be good to have this option clear when booking. Braddon Merchant remains on my list of restaurants that I am happy to return to.

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  39. RichardA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing with personable wait staff. Highly recommended.

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  40. Rahb

    Canberra

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The five course meal was excellent; every dish was scrumptious. The matching wine selection was also great. A lovely evening!

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FAQs

Braddon Merchant is rated 4.6 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Braddon Merchant

1 Elouera Street, Braddon, AU-ACT 2612

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612.
  • Area
    Braddon
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Modern Australian, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary parking is available underneath Midnight Hotel for those dining in the restaurant – parking tickets can be validated by the restaurant team upon presentation of your dining receipt. Street parking is also available within the surrounding areas.
  • Public Transit
    Canberra Light Rail - Elouera Street stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Bernd Brademann
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 6220 0401
  • Catering
    Catering options are available. Please contact info@braddonmerchant.com.au or phone 02 6220 0401.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining options are available both in restaurant and in a private dining room. Contact info@braddonmerchant.com.au for more information.
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