Sage Dining Rooms

4.6
166 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Sage is a extraordinary staple in the Canberra Fine dining scene.

We are located in the heritage building 'Gorman House' in Braddon, with the beautiful Mint Garden Bar as our stunning entrance.

The kitchen headed by Thomas Heinrich, with a breadth of experience spanning the globe, including five star establishments and outback fine dining.

Experiences

  • 2-Course a la carte Lunch

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy your choice of two dishes from our seasonal menu for a relaxed lunch. Vegan + coeliac friendly!
  • 3-Course a la carte lunch

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Your choice of entrée, main, and dessert from our seasonal menu! Vegan + coeliac friendly
  • 5 Course Chef's Selection

    A$90.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy the full Sage experience, as the Chef takes you on a culinary journey! All allergies and strong preferences accommodated. Wine, cocktail, and soft pairings available!
  • Valentine's Day Degustation

    A$120.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Celebrate with someone special. A glass of bubbles on arrival, leading into a custom degustation menu designed by our lovely chefs. Allergies and strong preferences will be accommodated with notice.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 166 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FrancesM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great special occasion restaurant. Love the degustation menu as I always eat and enjoy something I wouldn't normally have. Also love the wine pairings and the emphasis on local vineyards.

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JenellF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have always loved going to Sage. The chef makes the best and most delicious food I’ve ever tasted.
Thank you Ella for your friendly and lovely service.

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TrinaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fantastic night as always. Thank you Sage for such amazing food and staff.

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PaulK
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely intimate evening with great bar and food. Service excellent

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A magical night out - thank you to the incredible chefs and lovely wait staff.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were great - friendly and informative. The food was delightful.

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Jeremy
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely perfect in every respect. Food, service, atmosphere. Perfect.

Sage Dining Rooms
Responded 3 days ago

We highly appreciate your wonderful feedback Jeremy and looking forward to welcoming you back in the close future. In case you would like to revisit us for Valentine’s Day ,we are going to have a special menu for both lunch and dinner and happy to assist you with any requests you might have. Kind regards Sage family

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JulianW
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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SonyaG
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and staff. Eylita in particular was fabulous

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Soupception
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time and it was amazing! The food and drinks were absolutely delicious. And our host Maddie was great. Definitely recommend!

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HelenE
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! We have been meaning to get to sage for a long time and now wish we had come here so much sooner! The chefs degustation was amazing and to be surprised at each course was an added benefit. The service was great, waitresses with personality!

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MartinW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

In comparison with previous visits we felt that the edge on the food was not as good, the service was pleasant but lacked sincerity

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience!
All the staff were wonderful and the food was to die for!

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KarenW
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it and booked again for our wedding anniversary later in the year.

Sage Dining Rooms
Responded on 13 January 2021

Dear Karen We highly appreciate your outstanding feedback and looking forward to welcoming you back with us for your anniversary. Kind regards, Sage family

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JenE
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from Maddy and her colleagues. Fabulous food and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another lovely night at Sage... had the tasting menu with matched premium wines... beautifully put together menu, a delightful experience!!

Sage Dining Rooms
Responded on 9 January 2021

We highly appreciate your outstanding feedback and hope to welcoming you back in the close future. Kind regards, Sage family

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Mandotti
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner there was fabulous. We had the 5 course degustation and it was fantastic. Great service from Maddy, Aelita and Aynsley. Do recommend the wine and the cocktail pairings. The word my partner used to describe the experience was "transcendental". We loved it and are definitely coming back.

Sage Dining Rooms
Responded on 9 January 2021

We highly appreciate your wonderful feedback Mr. Mandotti. With the team we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the close future. Kind regards, Sage family

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MicJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and very flexible.Responded well to dietary needs

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DucM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent! My partner and I really enjoyed the service and the attention we received from the friendly staff. Thank you to the staff for going the extra mile and provided a beautiful birthday occasion for my partner.

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Terryk
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The noise of the wedding in the garden somewhat distracted. But that couldn't be helped.

Otherwise a wonderful experience.

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service by our waitress and the food was amazing. Loved that they had a non-alcoholic drinks pairing. Can’t wait to go back

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PeterW
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We enjoyed the 'Chef's choice' menu with superior matched wines and it was delightful, certainly a "come again" experience. The ONLY downside was noise from an adjoining large party which made the servers' descriptions of dishes and accompanying beverages difficult to hear. An overhead fan to improve air circulation would also be a benefit.
We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Canberra. Wonderful food and service.

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GMGOTR
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A most enjoyable dining experience from the excellent food, to the comfortable dining room and engaging service. The chef's 5 course menu plus cheese was a great way to experience the kitchens skilful creations.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I thought the flavours of the food were too subtle. The sauces were also a little bland. Everything was well cooked and presented, but a smidge underwhleming for taste.

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Greig
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We were initially disappointed at being seated in the far back corner - best to request specifically to avoid. I sensed the staff realised this and they went out of their way to compensate with a high level of service, including a special dish for our anniversary. The food was great and we were quite full after the 5 course degustation menu.

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Iris
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

barramundi could be done better, was slightly overdone

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MegO
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely night, with spectacular food and amazing service. We were outside and afraid it would be cold but despite being summer, Sage had t covered. A fantastic experience all round. Thanks Sage x

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DeanF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you are looking for a relaxed and intimate location with exceptional food then Sage is for you.

We had the five course degustation menu and were in love with the dishes from the get go. I noticed a clear focus on depth of flavour, not overpowering, balanced with complimentary textures and a healthy dose umami.

Plate size was perfect and the matching wines were just about right.

I’ll mark Safe down as a regular dining location for the future. I can’t wait to see how the menu changes with the seasons.

An excellent experience overall.

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Abcdefgh
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent overall. Creative food. Great service.

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Sj2019
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I had very high expectations and although it was lovely I’ve had more enjoyable nights elsewhere. The timing was a bit off with food and drinks, it was very loud so we had trouble hearing what we were eating and drinking.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was exceptional. The staff were very accommodating to dietary requirements. Only pitfall is that it was quite hot inside. However, the staff were able to switch our table to outside upon asking.

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KenW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

How was Sage? AMAZING!!! Incredible food with very friendly, very professional service.
We only get to Canberra once or twice each year and when next we do ... we’ll definitely be heading to Sage again... next time with friends!!!!

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Excellent variety and beautifully paired with local wines.

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MarcD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a great lunch at Sage Dining Rooms. The food was well prepared and beautifully plated. Service was prompt and friendly. The matching wines were fantastic as well. I would most definitely consider going back to this restaurant.

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Jerry
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We had the 5 course chefs selection. The food was good but the portions were small and the service was slow. Overall the cost was high for what it was.

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JacquiS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot fault the restaurant - everything was perfect.

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CamieW
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magical experience in an outdoor setting within the grounds of Gorman centre.
A lovely date venue, stellar wine list

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SharonG
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food. Wines are a bit overpriced. Service is always spot on.
We always enjoy dining at Sage

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had the Chefs selection and the wine pairing - it was great.

FAQs

Sage Dining Rooms is rated 4.6 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.