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18 Barker St | Griffith, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6260 8666
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 Barker St | Griffith, Canberra 2603, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to check this place out on a recent trip to Canberra. We absolutely loved it! All the food we were served was absolutely delicious and we would highly recommend it to everyone. The best dining experience we've had in Canberra so far!

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four person meal with matched wines. The food was excellent and the pairing of each wine with each dish worked extremely well. The starter of of the fish with finger limes was really good. Overall you really can’t go wrong here. Food is great and...More

Thank Graham L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fine dining experience from the extensive menu Paired wine with each dish to compliment the full taste experience Service was great with the staff all having a good knowledge of the menu and wine

Thank 8253rod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a three-course dinner with wine pairing for 5 persons. Food was good and service was absolutely professional. The waiters/waitresses gave a lot of effort to explain the food and the wine go with it. It was an interesting experience. Price was also reasonable...More

Thank MachCX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of planning our four day long weekend to Canberra was figuring out where to eat. This is one of 2 two-hatted restaurants in Canberra so we thought we would give it a try. 12-minute $16 Uber ride from Canberra CBD. Unremarkable surrounds in a...More

Thank Owen B
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic service! Great food. Romantic ambiance. Cold soup want good but it was meant to be a cold soup.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

After reading all the reviews we chose this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion . We did not expect to be so disappointed or that we would leave feeling ripped off and almost like clocking off after a robotic and impersonal experience . The first...More

3  Thank Elle804
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Aubergine is still one of our top Canberra restaurants for a dining experience, especially to celebrate special occasions. A special decade birthday was the occasion for this visit to Aubergine. It didn’t disappoint. From the subtle and subdued lighting to the quality table settings and,...More

Thank AussieSK
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

It's rare that I rate a restaurant with five stars but our dinner here on my 70th birthday deserves no less. Superb food. Excellent service. A little noisy but it's good to see a restaurant packed out on a Monday night. It's fine dining with...More

Thank kellihughes2617
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Without a booking I thought we'd have no chance getting a table on the same night I called. I was advised we were wait listed and within half an hour managed to secure a sitting. This was my second visit and the food, service and...More

Thank Alexandra B
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Angela F
28 November 2016|
Response from bluezen | Reviewed this property |
best to call the restaurant as I am unsure
Deluxe D
3 March 2015|
Response from hendrob | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer this directly as I only visited as a couple and we paid by credit card. But I would be doubtful that bill splitting would be the go at this restaurant. There were groups present when I was there but I didn't... More
Joan B
25 February 2015|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
The dress code is relaxed casual. It is considered Canberra's best restaurant so I would avoid shorts and runners. But no need for jacket or tie or long flowing evening wear, unless you want to make a grand entrance for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 46 - USD 69
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Barker St | Griffith, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6260 8666
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