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Reviewed 9 February 2020

Having recently arrived from UK in Canberra for weekend found this fantastic restaurant. Menu instantly caught my attention. Well thought out and balanced showing chef has skill and that was certainly confirmed when the food was presented. All courses cooked to perfection supported by excellent...bottle of Brindabella Hills Brio Sangiovese 2017 which suited my European tastes. Head chef Andrew and his excellent waiting staff made for an excellent overall experienceMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

Our visit to Versatile happened by accident, but Andrew and his team delighted with his menu, his exquisite food and delightful ambience. It was one of the best dining experiences I have had for some time and would recommend if without reservation to all who...enjoy their food and who are prepared to travel a little to experience this gem of a place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 December 2019

Late September I was given a brief to find a place for a family party of 28. There was a budget, we had vegans, a vegetarian, food allergy and kids. And it's Christmas time . So I read reviews of places all over Canberra and...then started calling. Our party was too big or too small. Access was an issue. Booked. Or ruled out already based on our brief. I didn't guess that the one place I landed on would suit us so well. We had half the space sectioned off, tables set beautifully. Considerate placement of extra bits of furniture...a coffee and tea station, somewhere for gifts, the cake, a retreat area (though no one retreated). Plenty of room to get up and move between the three tables. In the planning stage, Andrew was very helpful and the agreed menu adapted very well for the diverse group. The service was good, the food arrived at sensible intervals and portions spot on. The food was exactly what we needed. Not too fussy or dull or challenging for the conservative pallets. Perfectly happy customerMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 2019

Wife and I came across this Restaurant and it turned out to be the best we have been too for a long time. It only opens on Friday and Saturday and you have to be lucky to get in on a Saturday has they are...usually booked out. The food was first class and the service even better. For a special occasion don't go past it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 15 September 2019

Last night my husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Versatile. We had 40 family and friends attending. I can’t thank Andrew enough for providing a fantastic venue with a dinner to match. Nothing was too much trouble. Can highly recommend Versatile to...anyone wanting excellent food and service in a high quality venue.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019

We came here on a Saturday night as a group of 6 and had a very enjoyable dinner. The restaurant is very spacious and there were only a few tables occupied so it was quiet and easy to hear everyone. As it is also a...function room, there is not a huge amount of atmosphere in the restaurant. We had a variety of dishes from each of the courses and all of the food was really good. The wine list was a bit of an issue in that they seemed to have run out of things or ran out on the night. The service was relaxed and friendly. I would be happy to return.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

Versatile is one of the few quality dining options in the Gungahlin area. We have eaten here many times and it is consistently very good. The ambiance is relaxed, there is a lot of room between tables and noise levels are low. A very reasonable...wine list with many bottles available around the $40 mark - offerings that would be $60-70 elsewhere. There is always a few favourites on the menu - scallops for an entree and very good beef fillet on the mains - these tend to be our go-to dishes. Last night we had these again along with a great salmon fillet and a croquettes entree. We took our own wine, an older, special bottle. This is not the 5 star premium Canberra restaurants that feature in national awards, so don’t expert a North-side version of the top rated “Aubergine”, rather this is good honest cooking, in a comfortable environment, with decent wine. Over our side of town it deserves its five stars. I should make special mention of the complimentary pumpkin and coconut soup starter - it was excellent, tasty and silky, perfect on a cold night.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 April 2019

My husband and I went to versatile restaurant for a friday night dinner. We were very impressed with the ambiance and atmonsphere of the place. It was spacious and quaint. The food was of good quality. The eye fillet that we had was just a...tad over than what I would have liked. The rice crackers was a little stale for out cheese course.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Dined here last Saturday and was very pleased with the quality of the food and service. A small menu executed extremely well and a set price for 2 or 3 courses. The amuse bouche to start was a nice touch. I should really dine here...more as it is such good value and so close to home.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Kim the waitress offered the most amazing service. Her attention to detail, friendliness and can do attitude was second to none. Food was superb, my 11yo son raved about the soup. Lovely decor. We will be back!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Dined here on Valentine’s Day evening and we quickly asked ourselves “Why has it been so long since we have been here?” All wait staff were on point, friendly, caring, interested and most importantly passionate about what they do. Kim was a stand out as...always. The amuse bouche was a pleasant surprise as was the toasted bread and garlic butter. A lovely way to kick things off. A decent selection of wines and beers on offer. A reasonable menu, not huge but large enough to surely please most diners. The Pork belly entree was perfect, as was the prawn and chorizo. The old faithful filet mignon was as I remember and the chicken maryland was surprising as it was not something I would normally order but the rosti matched quite well and it was a very respectable dish. No room for dessert but if I hadn’t had such a big lunch, I would have definitely been tempted by the panna cotta. It’s the little things at Versatile that stay with me; possibly old school touches that other places just don’t do. Surprise starters. Oysters available individually. Flowers and chocolates offered at the end of the meal. Without question the best meal available in the Gungahlin area.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Clearly the locals all know how good this place is because that's how I heard about it. The food is brilliant. It is brave but not crazy. The flavour combinations were wonderful. I often find at restaurants that they deliver on either the savoury or...the sweet. Versatile delivered on all three courses, there wasn't a single low point. Very reasonably priced for the standard of the food at $66 for three courses. The wine menu has a nice selection including quite a few local Canberra region wines.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Our welcome on a hideously cold night was warm and sincere. The fire was lit, room warm and music quiet. The food was almost brilliant. Lovely flavour combinations, but frequently an element was burnt or over salted. Service was wonderful, although when I explained my...toast was burnt, I should have been offered a replacement, not a justification.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

An all round pleasing experience with lovely food and excellent service. This is a restaurant that you could visit as a couple, family, with friends or for business - it's Versatile.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I stumbled upon this restaurant on Instagram and their dishes caught my eye in an instant. This is such a great restaurant. Couldn't fault a thing; the wine list, menu, service and ambiance were all amazing! We will definitely be back and being more people...to enjoy this wonderful spot.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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The menu and wine list is on the restaurant website (Tripadviser won't let me include the link in my answer) . Meals 1 course: $35 I 2 course: $50 I 3 course $60. Sides – $7 each.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5