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Braddon Merchant, Braddon, AU-ACT

Braddon Merchant

4.5
4.5
121 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern European

East facing, and bathed in morning sunlight, Braddon Merchant is a bright, modern eatery with a smart European feel.

Offering a thoughtful menu of fresh, simple Mediterranean dishes and weekly specials, Braddon Merchant champions fresh produce and local suppliers.

Positioned in the heart of Braddon, and connected to the Midnight precinct, Braddon Merchant is sophisticated in presentation, smart in service and authentic in dining experience.

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Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Modern Australian, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am 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

  • Braddon Merchant Experience

    $99.00 per person

    28 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2022
    The Braddon Merchant Experience features a Chef’s selection of menu favorites 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.
  • Burgundy to Bordeaux Wine Dinner

    $170.00 per person

    30 June 2022 only
    Friends of Braddon Merchant, we invite you to join us for our next wine dinner event; an intimate evening throughout which we’ll explore the parallels between two acclaimed French wine regions – Burgundy (or Bourgogne) and Bordeaux – and the characteristics that make them unique. Burgundy to Bordeaux will feature five transportive French-inspired courses, all individually plated and carefully paired with fine wine from the respective regions. Think, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, through to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Presented in partnership with Clos Cachet, importer of exquisite, hard-to-find boutique French wines, with guest speaker Nicolas Di Lizia. Seats to this event are strictly limited. Book now.

What 121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Canberra

    Fit for Foodies

  • Canberra

    Group Bookings

  • Canberra

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Inner North

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. T

    Tedandjo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service, wine and food experience. Brandon’s hidden secret. Go there soon.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good good without bring amazing. Good service without being amazing (staff really nice but forgot a few things. Ambience nice but seats a little uncomfortable and a touch chilly on a cold Canberra night.

  3. R

    Rahb

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Somewhat limited breakfast menu, but very customisable with extras and sides. Love their ‘proper’ poached eggs, rye and sourdough bread. Dinner is always good; especially the ‘Braddon Merchant Experience’. Coffee and wines are great and the service is excellent, due to the delightful F&B manager.

  4. H

    Hoppy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Disappointed- menu so limited and food was pretty ordinary Staff very slow in getting drinks Also couldn’t explain what celeriac schnitzel was - still don’t know Maître de was very unfriendly Not sure why this is highly recommended Also what high quality restaurant asks you to order dessert before you have even eaten main

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    For our evening meal we had the chef’s choice selection from their share menu. The meal was nicely spaced, beautifully presented from an eclectic selection of cultures, tastes and textures. We sat outside by ourselves, a bit away from the indoor bustle and noise and never felt forgotten. The staff were attentive, chatty and gracious in looking after us. We’ll be back again soon.

  6. EW

    ErnstW

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    An interesting venue down steep steps from the street fine quality food definitely fine dining good service extensive wine list for wines by the bottle but very limited selection of wines by the glass pours were on the small side

  7. S

    Sandro

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food, great knowledge from the staff on wine and overall great experience. Recommend

  8. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional quality of dishes with delightful flavours - very decadent experience. Quality of service at the tables matches the effort in the kitchen.

  9. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sensational valentines evening. The staff were wonderful

  10. FS

    FoodSK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We had 8 courses between 2 people and all but one dish was phenomenal. The staff were quick to provide a solution for the dish we didn't enjoy. We will definitely come back to this restaurant and highly recommend. The service was particularly outstanding.

  11. JE

    JanEv10

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent restaurant. We really enjoyed the food amd wine presented as the New Year's Eve Chef's menu. What really made the evening for us was the very personable and knowlegable waiter Lachlan. He was superb.

  12. HS

    HelenS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and the atmosphere was fantastic, therefore these our 2nd visit.

  13. B

    Brumbyfan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    The communication in the lead up to our Christmas lunch was good. I was contacted and I confirmed the booking for 5 people. I also advised that we had one dietary requirement for my son who has developed a seafood allergy. When we arrived at 12.30pm, we had to ask for the covid check-in code. We were served a drink. My sons who had arrived earlier had been asked 3 different times if there was anyone with dietary requirements. Our food was delivered one dish at a time waiting about one hour for each course. When it came to the entree which was seafood, my son was given the vegetarian option. This may have been satisfactory if we had been told what to expect but they had certainly not made any effort. I felt sorry for the wait staff as it was clearly a "kitchen organisation" problem. This should not have happened given it was a set menu, much of the food could have been prepped and they knew how many people they were having to serve. The food might have been okay but the whole Christmas day experience was clouded by the very poor delivery of the food. Sadly it was not the best Christmas day due to this experience. We left the restaurant after 3 and a half hours.

  14. PK

    PeterK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Braddon Merchant is becoming a regular spot for us as it’s consistently amazing the food is always beautiful and on our most recent visit we came Christmas Eve and chose the chefs selection set menu, it truly was the perfect Christmas Eve dinner the food yet again delicious, decently portioned and impressive not to mention the fantastic range or cocktails they have to offer as well The service is some of the best especially our amazing, helpful and downright delightful waitress Jacquie who has served us both times we visited, service like that truly makes the visit 100x better, and that is the quality of service we experienced with everyone we encountered there.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic night, excellent service, great wine and food.

  16. SS

    SamanthaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and son and I had dinner at Braddon Merchant to celebrate our son’s graduation from uni. The service and food were impeccable and we were given a complimentary glass of sparking wine on arrival, which was a very nice touch. Definitely recommend for a celebration or just a nice dinner out.

  17. CK

    ClariceK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Unique menu and the 63° free range eggs were delicious!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food was nice and service started strong, however it deteriorated over the night. We tried the Braddon Merchant experience that included 5 courses. The first three courses came out at in a responsible timeframe. We then waited over an hour for the main and had to get up to ask for drinks. The wait staff were apologetic but not attentive. The portions were also very small and we left hungry.

  19. c

    cindylou

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a delightful time at Braddon Merchant. The staff were excellent - smiling, informative, prompt to give us attention. We also enjoyed our meals- we chose to have the two course menu, opting for the dessert if we wanted more. Even the sight of delicious desserts being served at the next table could not encourage us to order another course. This is because the entre and mains were so generous. I had the asparagus which was flavoursome and beautifully presented. My main was the barramundi - a succulent piece of fish with a crisp skin - perfect. Perhaps next time we shall share an entre and a dessert, each with a main course, so as to take advantage of the very attractive menu. We had two glasses of the very pleasant champagne. I noted that this is a 'buzzy' venue, with a fairly high level of happy conversation and music. However, we were certainly able to hear each other, and feel that this would be the case even with more people at our table. We are thrilled to add Braddon Merchant to our list of 'close to the tram stop' venues that we enjoy patronising on a regular basis.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice food in a nice place.

  21. M

    Mardi

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Staff were friendly and engaging. Food was delicious and interesting. Will definitely go back.

  22. AD

    AlexaD

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty! Reasonably priced. Overly accomodating staff

  23. S

    Sandro

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food is great and the assistance from the staff helped us match the right wine to each course.

  24. R

    Rahb

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A wonderful experience of excellent Degustation dining.

  25. G

    Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is perfect for a good quality meal. The staff are exceptional. You are guaranteed an excellent meal whatever the occasion.

  26. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time at the Braddon Merchant. The food was exceptional and service was perfect.

  27. L

    Lucy

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an enjoyable meal - compliments to the chef and great customer service by Lachlan who is also very knowledgeable about wines that he recommended. Definitely will dine there again.

  28. JM

    JohnM

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service. Great ambience. Lovely wine list. Great kids menu. Mains a little off. Duck tough. Steak a little tasteless.

  29. AD

    AdamD

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The gluten-free and vegetarian options were amazing. Overall the food was presented creatively and tasted incredible. The service was exceptional and the ambience was nice. Table conversation was easy due to the low noise levels.

  30. VS

    VanessaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely! Beautiful location, food was delicious and service was great

  31. E

    Erol

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The photos give the impression that the hotel's restaurant, Braddon Merchant, is classy, but it is more like a good quality cafe in terms of decor and atmosphere. The food was nice and moderately creative, but with limited options, and small-ish servings. There were relatively few wines available by the glass. Staff were friendly. We would not go back.

  32. AD

    ADLC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We went to Braddon Merchant on a quiet Tuesday evening. Booking online it seemed as though it was very busy. when I changed the booking from 4 to 5 it wouldn't allow me to have the same timeslot, but when in the actual restaurant there were many tables free all evening, strange. Another aspect of the booking online system was the insistence on having your credit card details. I gave mine but wasn't comfortable about it. It also said that if our numbers dropped within 24hrs notification we would be charged. This is fairly off-putting. The restaurant experience itself was lovely. Staff were generally very attentive and friendly. The wine list was enormous and of high quality. Beer varieties included local brews. The menu was interesting and had a variety of options. You had to choose 2, 3 or more courses at set prices. It was good value. Everyone on our table liked their food, especially the Octopus entree. One person commented that their duck main course was a little too rare. My Barramundi was cooked to perfection. The dessert menu had many delicious options including seasonal quince and honeycomb icecream, delicious. At about 8:45 two guests of the Midnight Hotel arrived. These two 'gentlemen' were obviously drunk, happy but very, very loud. This didn't make a pleasant impression and staff didn't really (couldn't?) do anything about them? This was disappointing. The ambiance and decor of the restaurant was relaxing, modern and spacious. The table chairs were comfortable if you were a larger person but quite uncomfortable if you were not. This was a distraction throughout the evening. Overall I would still return and enjoy another evening there with friends. Please work on the small difficulties.

  33. SA

    SriA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    coffee was hot and welcoming, delicious food and decent noise levels, so we could have a good conversation. Keep it up.

  34. M

    Monique

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Could not fault this place. The chefs cooked food to perfection. Staff were also very professional.

  35. WM

    WadeM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, fantastic staff who were very knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming and the food was incredible. Compliments to the chef!

  36. IH

    IanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wait staff were informed and attentive. Food was delicious, we had entree & mains, perfectly cooked. Location loae to our accommodation.

  37. MS

    MarkS

    Canberra

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy dining at Braddon Merchant. Highly recommended.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The combination of Italian wine and the menu created from the chef for that specific occasion was just PERFECT!!!!

  39. R

    Rahb

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The food, wines and service were all excellent. The only downside is the noise level; it is difficult to have a conversation.

  40. ND

    NaomiD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautifully prepared food. I ate the best duck I’ve ever had.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Braddon Merchant is rated 4.5 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Braddon Merchant

1 Elouera Street Braddon, AU-ACT 2612

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612.

  • Area

    Braddon

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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