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Saint Malo, Canberra, AU-ACT

Saint Malo

4.4
4.4
79 Reviews
$41 to $100
Spanish
Welcome to Saint Malo, the Spanish restaurant in Canberra that brings the taste and sound of the Mediterranean to your plate. Our passion for Mediterranean cuisine was born from a love for travel and exploration, and we strive to offer an elevated dining experience that transports you to the Spanish coastline without ever leaving Canberra. Our menu is designed to showcase the fresh and vibrant flavours of Spanish cuisine. We pride ourselves on using only the finest ingredients, sourcing local and sustainable produce wherever possible. Our dishes are simple yet elevated, with a focus on grilled meats, fresh seafood, and vegetarian options. From our signature Paella to our mouth-watering grilled octopus, every dish is a work of art. We offer a curated wine and cocktail list featuring some of the best Spanish wines and cocktails, perfectly paired with our dishes.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Mediterranean, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Tapas Hour Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Sunday Tapas Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Twilight Tapas Thu–Sat 10:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6112 8825
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    John Santos
  • Private party facilities
    Welcome Group Reservations of 10+ guests are available.Private dining spaces with exclusive bar. Perfect for parties, corporate dinners and workshops.To book, please contact info@saintmalo.com.au
  • Area
    Canberra City
  • Cross Street
    Located on London Circuit, opposite the Canberra City Police Station HQ.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    One block from public transport, centrally located in the heart of the Canberra CBD.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambience

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for business meals

  • Canberra

    Good for business meals

  • Canberra

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Healthy

  • Canberra

    Great for fine wines

  • Canberra

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Canberra

    Good for special occasions

  • Canberra

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Canberra

    Lively

  • Canberra

    Most Booked

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

79 Reviews
  1. Jess

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Visually, this restaurant is absolutely stunning! The rustic European summer vibes were gorgeous and created such a nice ambiance. We got the ‘Tasting Menu’ for four of us and there was so much food but it was all delicious! Saint Malo does the tasting menu well as they allow plenty of time in between courses to take your time with the food, with plenty of time to chat with your group. Each and every cocktail we’d tried was spectacular, with a particularly special mention to the Pomo-Grape Spritz. The staff were incredibly friendly and very attentive, and although we overstayed our welcome (we really were there for hours) they were so friendly and polite and didn’t make us feel like we were imposing! Optically, the decor was gorgeous and I mean this when I say you’ll get some gorgeous photos if that’s what you’re after!
    Saint MaloResponded today
    Hi Jess, Thank you for the beautiful candid review, the team were absolutely delighted to read such lovely comments and are thrilled that you all had a fabulous time in our venue, nothing is an imposition, and no one overstays their welcome :-). Sheen our curator of cocktails is a sensation, and we are very lucky to him, along with our fabulous service team and extraordinarily talented chef and his cuisine team. We look forward to welcoming you in again for another wonderful experience.

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  2. CatherineD

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful lunch before heading home to Melbourne, Shein was a beautiful host and makes the best cocktails, the restaurant is so beautiful and you would think you were in Greece, we would definitely go back when in Canberra 😍

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  3. BelindaS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exceptional. Great advice on how many dishes to order. We were outside but felt cold and the staff made every effort to move us inside as soon as it was possible. The staff were very pleasant and polite and attentive. The food was amazing! We enjoyed every dish we chose.. Fantastic wine selection. Lovely ambience. We will definitely return.

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  4. AmeethaV

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and ambiance but the food was not that great. The Paella was salty, the beef cheeks were ordinary.

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  5. LiLa

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tapas very tasty and good sized serves. Particularly enjoyed the seafood dishes and tomato salad. Sangria lovely and fruity. Would be nice to have a slightly larger table for two to fit more dishes on, so you don’t feel rushed to clear plates/table space.

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  6. GregoryB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meals were perfectly cooked and the consensus of our party of three was delightful.

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  7. MarcoR

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was beautiful food serve by very attention people they are all very helpful and friendly 😀

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  8. MegF

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Meals a good size and delicious. Very good service.

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  9. RobDog

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The outdoor garden was very beautiful and a lovely ambiance. However I feel the mosaic table needs to be bigger to accommodate the dishes when they come out. The chairs also need to be more comfortable to allow guest to stay longer to enjoy the ambiance of the garden setting.

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  10. JoniB

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a beautiful evening and our service staff were amazing: so attentive without hovering, great smiles and happy to have a bit of a chat and recommend items off the menu. We will definitely be back!

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  11. Jennie

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a birthday celebration for my 89 year old mum who is very hard of hearing. The ambient noise level was low which was great. Service was friendly and knowledgeable with regards to quantities needed for 6 people. Food was very tasty and cocktails also great. I would go back again.

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  12. IanM

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience great food very good service thanks

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  13. LuciH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable and the food very authentic. We went for our wedding anniversary and had a fantastic experience and dinner. Thank you.

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  14. MelanieL

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful fit out and the best Patatas Bravas I have ever eaten.

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  15. KateB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly Saint Malo never disappoints. The food and wine is always delicious and staff are knowledgeable and attentive. The atmosphere and decor is absolutely stunning, I will continue to come on a regular basis

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  16. LisaC

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant. The staff were amazing. Overall good experience.
    Saint MaloResponded on 28 January 2024
    Thanks LisaC! you are fabulous, and we loved hosting you. Thank you for taking the time to rate Saint Malo. See you again soon. Director Saint Malo

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  17. FionaD

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner at Saint Malo based on a recommendation and couldn’t be happier that we did. Everything from the delicious food, well-priced drinks, beautiful decor and exceptional customer service combined to make for an outstanding experience. We are really looking forward to many return visits and cannot recommend Saint Malo highly enough. Thank you for giving us a flawless dining experience!

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  18. SusanneM

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service. Meals not brought out together, one of our party had meal 30 mins before others. Waited more than 30 mins for drinks which weren't brought together. Inexperienced wait staff. Very average food.
    Saint MaloResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi SusanneM, That's disappointing to read. Please feel free to call the Restaurant directly to discuss your evening in more detail. We pride ourselves on our cuisine and service and if there is any room for improvement, we are open. Please do reach out. Director/Saint Malo

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  19. NeilL

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing. Ordered a bottle of wine - out of stock, a couple of alternatives also out of stock. Settled on a Kiwi Sauv blanc, grossly overpriced. Ordered a main, not available. This is a Saturday night. When there only 5 mains on a menu, having one unavailable is not a good effort. Food was good but.......

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  20. Happylocal

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We very much enjoyed our evening at Saint Malo, the decor was beautiful, the garden stunning and the food was perfect for our party of 8. We will be back!
    Saint MaloResponded on 23 January 2024
    Happylocal! We are so HAPPY that you had a wonderful evening at the beautiful Saint Malo. And even HAPPIER that we will be blessed with your patronage again. Thanks for the stars, look forward to seeing you soon. Director/ Saint Malo

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  21. AlanL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not too bad, probably not really fine dining quality but the service was something out of faulty towers. We didn't really even get upset with it because it was so bad it was just funny. It was a pleasant enough evening but I wouldn't do it again. It would be great if a good restaurant would move into the space because it was a very nice spot.
    Saint MaloResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi AlanL, Sorry for your unpleasant experience. Saint Malo is known for its modern Mediterranean fusion cuisine, outstanding decor & service. Please give us a call back on 02 61128825 and we can discuss in detail. Much appreciated.

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  22. WayneB

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful, atmosphere, service and food. A Canberra must visit

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  23. NicholasC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality Mediterranean with excellent, friendly service.

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  24. ColinL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both indoor and outdoors are beautiful spaces to enjoy the amazing food coming out of the kitchen. Would probably recommend the outdoors if the weather is good.

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  25. PaulC

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our meals - delicious, succulent and served hot. The staff were attentive and really quite pleasant. The ambiance was excellent, beautiful setup, candle on the table, and we were near a window looking out into the courtyard which was nicely lit with lamps on the posts, lanterns on the tables and fairy lights in a tree. There was music playing which added a great vibe, but it was always at a level we could still talk very easily to each other - really the whole point of a night out with friends. We were all quite impressed.
    Saint MaloResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi Paul, thank you for your detailed review, I very much appreciate the time you have taken. I will address the music level in the restaurant with the Restaurant Manager. I apologise that this may have made your evening uncomfortable. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed our fabulous cuisine and hospitality by our service team. I very much look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to the beautiful Saint Malo. Director/ Saint Malo

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  26. RoseT

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the tasting menu. It was delicious. Portions were so generous that we had to take some home !

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  27. BibekP

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall good. Waitress who served us was helpful. Ambience is nice.

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  28. SharonP

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is next level! If you're not sure what to order, the tasting menu offers a great selection and you will definitely not go hungry. Great service!

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  29. KatyaG

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. From the service to the food. Very wonderful set-up, feels airy with a lot of light. Great for a celebration or a catch-up. Will be back again

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  30. RodS

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. Will highly recommend it to my friends

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  31. Gamish

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and a good selection of Tapas, The Paella with pprawns is a must have. The wines were also very nice. Will go back again.

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  32. KaseyD

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place exceeeded my expectations the food was BOMB, the decor took me back to Europe and the service was so warm and fun. Thanks guys

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  33. Pablo

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply a gourmet experience. Been twice now. The tasting menu is great, but more than one person should be able to consume. So went with a range of five tapas between two of us, followed by dessert. Just right! Great menu, great wine list, superb service, very responsive and discrete. Another wonderful Canberra dining experience. Highly recommended.

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  34. JillS

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time. Shame that some things on the menu were unavailable, they were definitely things we would have liked to eat. Nonetheless we enjoyed the food on offer. Highlight? The octopus and the lamb shoulder were incredible. Most unusual? The jamon wrapped around blue cheese and served on a fruit bun. Delicious. Would go again, if only to try the trout that was not available this time.

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  35. DanR

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, I loved the spatchcock and beef cheeks :)
    Saint MaloResponded on 7 January 2024
    Hi DanR, Happy New Year from the SM Team. Thanks for the stars and feedback.! See you again soon.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great decor and service! Loved it and will be going back many times
    Saint MaloResponded on 1 January 2024
    Hi Anon! Thanks for the stars and the review. Look forward to seeing you again and Happy 2024!

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  37. SteveM

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very impressed by the maître d who checked with us several times to apologise for the noise level. That’s not something he can completely control. We understood that at this time of year people want to celebrate. The food and service were very good. The space is great so overall a good experience. Love the outdoor space - very Mediterranean!
    Saint MaloResponded on 1 January 2024
    Hi SteveM, Thank you for your candid feedback and review. We try to accommodate all our guests to the best of our ability to ensure their comfort whilst dining with us. I am delighted you enjoyed the Saint Malo experience. Happy New Year and see you again soon.

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  38. MariaK

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Is a very cozy place Food are good especially the Paela.
    Saint MaloResponded on 1 January 2024
    Hi MariaK, Thank you for the review and stars, we are delighted that you loved our Paella and stunning venue. Happy New Year and come back again soon.

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  39. JoJo

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Read about this in the Qantas magazine. Keen to try. Arrived to music so loud at lunch that we could barely hear each other. Matre De was leaning on counter on his mobile as we arrived, most of the meal. Hard to get attention and place orders. Cocktails lovely, setting gorgeous, but food was a let down. Cheese platter yum. More breads than cheese. Rainbow Trout - dry, overcooked and no sauce, served with dry corn bread, a very small salad and a roasted lemon. Lamb shoulder - obviously cooked, then frozen and defrosted/reheated, with no Spanish flavour, dry pea and chorizo salad, plain polenta pile, 2 chopped cherry tomatoes with no flavouring. Beef cheek - melted in mouth but dry, sitting on tiny smear of mash and a disjointed little pile of salad,same as trout. Odd presentation. No flavours, under seasoned. No salt n pepper to add, no check if we wanted more seasoning. Overall not worth the hefty price tag and I now wonder who writes the reviews for Qantas!

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  40. AnnalisaG

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Colleagues enjoyed the generous portions, waiter was helpful. Will come again
    Saint MaloResponded on 1 January 2024
    Thanks, AnnalisaG for the review and stars. Happy New Year and see you again soon.

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Saint Malo is rated 4.4 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Saint Malo

23 London Cct, Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located on London Circuit, opposite the Canberra City Police Station HQ.
  • Area
    Canberra City
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Tapas Hour Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Sunday Tapas Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Twilight Tapas Thu–Sat 10:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Mediterranean, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    One block from public transport, centrally located in the heart of the Canberra CBD.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    John Santos
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 6112 8825
  • Private party facilities
    Welcome Group Reservations of 10+ guests are available.Private dining spaces with exclusive bar. Perfect for parties, corporate dinners and workshops.To book, please contact info@saintmalo.com.au
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