REBEL REBEL

4.3
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53 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Fusion / Eclectic
REBEL REBEL is a casual eatery, wine bar and bottle shop in Newacton, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
What 53 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Lovely service but the food was pretty average; strange flavour combinations, undercooked.

KS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Tuna fantasitc.
Clams superbe.
Nectarines in the salad were hard and had a chunk seed in it.
Beef rump cooked perfectly but somehow had no flavour.
Good cocktails.
Has lots of potential. Would go again, just needs a tuning.

JS
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I had a fantastic meal at Rebel Rebel this week. The restaurant is lovely without being pretentious, the staff knowledgeable and friendly and the food was to die for. We had the beef tartare, croqueta, pork neck, rump cap, broccolini and chips and everything was fantastic and so moreish. We will definitely be returning.

SP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

we booked a table for five people and had a fixed menue with free drink on arrival. Once sitted, the free drink never arrived. me and my partner ordered drinks to match dinner meals and those regularly arrived late or not until the waiter had to be reminded. this was the same for the free drink which only arrived once our second course was being cleared.
My mother and partner happened to be in the same restaurant but some tables away. they received exactly the same amount of food as the five of us. When I asked the waiting stuff why this was the case the response was "oh reallyy.... sorry about that". Not a response you expect of professional waiting stuff in a fine dining restaurant.
Overall very disapponted. would not recommand spanding money to be treated so badly.

FE
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Very dissappointing dining experience. Went there for NY dinner - was a set menu - the food was below average, as was the service. For starters, when you offer a free glass of bubbles on arrival - actually fill the glass up. What was served was a third glass full - it looked mean and disingenuous. Honestly if you can't afford to give away a glass of bubbles, don't advertise it. This set the theme for the night, everything was just 30% ok, out of the 9 dishes, maybe 3 were okay including the fresh oysters. The rest of the dishes lacked seasoning, finesse and innovation. The menu ended with a piece of blue cheese and crackers (so 2005!). Blue cheese is very divisive at the best of times, and its certainly not what you want to end a meal on...but maybe they got the cheese on special. All in all I think the restaurant is a bit try hard..like the new kid on the block trying to be cool, when really they should just focus on getting the basics right. Good food, good service and recognising that Australians have come a long way in their food revolution, so we don't need another pretentious eating place.

DM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, not your regular breakfast menu. Can’t wait to go back and try all the other choices. Perfect service as well.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, lovely service and a beautiful look...a real treat.

JA
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A pleasant dining experience with a variety of tasty share-plate options. That said, our companion vegan diners were not well-catered for: ie, dishes offered with ingredient deletions or just standard side-dishes rather than prepared options. The latter was a disappointment and could easily be rectified to enhance the overall dining experience. A good variety of wines by the bottle or by glass are available. We would dine again.

MT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Look, I had great expectations of dinner at this restaurant, but we arrived to find it transformed into a booze party for local office workers. They were very noisy as you would expect. What was to be a cosy family outing became a noisy bar experience. The food was very good but the servings were sparse for 3 people. In expectation of a dark beer we ended up with a strange brew tasting like wild apple cider costing $48 a bottle. So the drink was a complete fizzer as they say...and the evening overall was not much better.

AB
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Taste...yours or mine...forever stimulating....Our review of Rebel Rebel comes from a background of trying to represent “ early adopters”, where experiences risk being disappointing. Not so with Rebel Rebel. We chose a modest array of the evening menu, each small bite and more robust item being as creative, enjoyable and satisfying as the next..no need to mention our choice as our neighbouring table chose differently but were equally impressed. Our sommelier for the evening was full of sound knowledge and “leave it up to you” choice of glass of white and red were equally matching to our preferred taste. This is one of our mapped best places to revisit. Congratulations to our host on aspiring to innovation and risk taking in an increasingly competitive Canberra market.
Alex B

CE
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our lunch at Rebel Rebel!!!
Service was seriously perfect - could not fault a single thing. Staff explained dishes, offered alternatives for vegan options and generally made us all feel like we were royalty 💕 food itself was spectacular in visual appeal and flavours.
We’ll be back 🙌🙌

DL
Canberra / ACT
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great spot with interesting menu, great coffee and excellent service. Have been twice for brunch and the granola eaters said it was the best they’ve ever had!

MD
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really varied, interesting and, most importantly, tasty food! Even my 11 YO daughter enjoyed the different tastes and textures. Our waiter especially, made the night as he was very informative and helpful with his suggestions regarding the menu, wine and after dinner drinks spot on. The venue can be quite loud, so a bit of a challenge having a dinner conversation. Overall we'll certainly be back.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

too noisey

SM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely wait staff, incredible cocktails. Becoming a favourite!

MS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific venue with very polished vibe and professional staff both front of house and the kitchen. Nice atmosphere with background music but easily able to have a conversation. Thanks Rebel Rebel and lived up to the “Gourmet Traveller” review.

MD
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

My poached eggs were very overcooked (pretty-much hard-boiled) and the whole dish was bland.
Seated outside it was a little difficult to get service at times.
The other meals looked good, and the drinks (tea/coffee) were fine.

GH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience1

The food was good but not outstanding and therefore not value for money. The noise in a full restaurant at dinner service was outrageous. We were three people on a table and we had to shout to be heard. I have told many people and I will not return unless I hear that it has been addressed.

TM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had the set menu as we were a table of eight. Food was much better last time we visited, when we ordered a la carte. Starters were good (oyster, croquette, trout, sardines) but mains (swordfish, pork neck) were only so so. Veges were good but there could have been more of them. Dessert (liquorice and chocolate) was OK, but there were better options on the menu. Still it's a good place with excellent service and a great sound track. I will return.

KT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Too loud for a dining venue. You shouldn’t have to scream when chatting with friends over dinner. Cocktail had to be sent back because it was undrinkable. 1 out of here dishes orders was delicious, the other two were ok. But the staff were wonderful.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lots of tasty vegetarian food. Very creative kitchen

s
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Meat was gristle and had to quietly be tucked into a serviette and hidden under plate. Serves very small for the price. Lazy service to place couples right next to each other when the rest of the restaurant was empty. Loud room.

AK
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Whilst the swordfish and broccolini were amazing we were disappointed by the aftertaste of bbq on a couple of the dishes. The wine was lovely but the clearing of tables whilst still eating was a put off.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine and service. Wonderful new addition to the Canberra scene.

RP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it.

McConnell food always amazing. The service was exceptional!

ZW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. Group of five fussy eaters and everyone happy. Sustainably caught fish an added bonus.

DA
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service great food but some people might find it noisy

KO
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Beautiful space, lovely staff and a great wine list. However, the food was very very bland. We had tartare, asparagus, beef cap, cauliflower and broccoli and it pretty much all tasted like nothing. Very disappointing.

CH
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed a great selection of sharing plates, good wine and very good service, bit noisy when full, but that should not be a deterrent. Good evening for us. Try it out

AY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

An exciting new addition to the Canberra food scene. It's always fun to see what new palate adventures await on our visits to Canberra. Great work and keep it up. Tasty. Fresh.

R
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Most enjoyable..made more so by our great waitress and the great food.

d
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful evening with friends and amazing dishes – we would particularly recommend the clams! The service was impeccable and staff made us feel extremely welcome. Despite the venue being reasonably busy we were able to converse at a normal level. Would definitely recommend locals and visitors alike check this place out.

DP
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place to enjoy catching up with friends over coffee and a meal.

CM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful venue compliments to Chef and his team fora wonderful wine and food evening on a cold evening in Canberra thank you 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

AM
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner to celebrate a birthday. Considerate and attentive staff who managed the gluten and nut-free needs of the party members well. Loved it all, but the flat iron, clams, croquettes and rhubarb fool were rated as highlights.

MC
Canberra / ACT
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great first outing to this restaurant

JG
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really interesting, innovative food for sharing. Unfortunately we didn't have time for dessert! Definitely will be back again

AF
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food in a lovely setting. It was quiet on a weekday morning, so there was lots of room, and only a short wait for food.

The coffee and tea (brewed chai) was really good. And the food was amazing. I had the granola - who knew rhubarb could taste so good? My partner had the polenta, and was also impressed.

A
Perth / WA
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and friendly staff
Enjoyable experience

KL
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, excellent and knowledgeable service in a tasteful modern but noisy setting (I understand they are looking at ways to minimise the noise). Looking forward to going back and sampling more of the menu!