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Aubergine

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Address:
18 Barker Street
Griffith ACT 2603
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Contact:
Tel : +61 2 6260 8666
Chef
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
Chef
Price Range: $$$
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Awarded Two Chef Hats - The SMH Good Food Guide 2012-2014
The Sydney Morning Herald has called Aubergine Canberra's finest night out and awarded it 2014 Regional Restaurant of the Year and Regional Wine List of the Year. Clearly, dining here is something special. From the elegantly-tiered dining room to the floor to ceiling windows and the faultless European dishes, Aubergine delivers on all fronts with breezy sophistication.

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LOCATION
In the heart of Old Canberra.

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The Inner South of Canberra is typified by its history and understated beauty, and is a place where ostentatious and outlandish displays of wealth and importance are generally shunned, in favour of actual substance. This being so, Aubergine Restaurant in Griffith fits its surroundings very well.

The smart, split-level design is framed by tall, wood-rimmed windows that tie together the inside shades of cream, beige and gold. Immediately obvious as you enter the classically styled surroundings is a sense of elegance. This is an establishment that hosts those with a love of fine food, and who enjoy dining experiences rather than quick meals. They come for dishes that have passion rather than ego behind them. Aubergine embodies an effortless charm that has developed over years with the restaurant’s respectable reputation, and which many others would find impossible to create.

It boasts a menu that continually showcases honourable use of fresh produce and seasonal offerings. Chef Ben Willis and his team have made their mark on the menu with European stylings that complement the décor. Willis’ sauté is dominated by sand whiting, South Coast squid and chorizo on smoked rice, while the pork loin with a mustard crust is served with strong black pudding, a delicate pork croquette and braised fennel. Two-, Three- and Five- course set menus are available, with menus subject to seasonal variation.

At Aubergine Restaurant, you can be assured of a wonderful meal with incredible attention to detail, but without unnecessary stuffiness or pretentiousness.

Elizabeth Hall
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 Two Chef Hats
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2012-2013

 2012 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence
Formal Contemporary Australian Restaurant – Winner

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Aubergine - User Reviews

Margaret:

Beautiful venue, service fabulous, wine list was very good. The food was exquisite, but unfortunately not enough of it as you would expect to receive following a $300.00 bill (wine was $60.00) - we were quite hungry when we left, however, the food was delicious.review  29/11/2012

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Peter:

Excellent food perfectly cooked. Very technical but lacking in atmosphere. I had the odd experience of enjoying the food but not so much the dining. The wine menu was also fantastic but very pricey. We were still very satisfied with our moderately priced local wine. Definitely go again but will save it for a special occassion.review  18/06/2012

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Kylie:

Wow! Is all I can say about the completely poor service provided to us, we were seated next to a continually opened door on a slightly chilly Canberra night, but that wasn't the issue, we were seated at our table for 10 minutes without water, drinks or menu. There are a million waiters and all rushing around doing nothing but what I would call fluffing. We got tired of sitting there and decided we prefer to spend $300 odd dollars elsewhere, so got up and left. This restaurant will never see us again as we will continue to visit the real first class restaurants in Canberra with similar names of the vegetable / herb names!review  07/04/2012

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Herb Schulz:

One of the best in Canberra, which has lots of competition. Service and selection are superb; matching the wine list. Good place to see, appreciate and enjoy Aussie hospitality for Canberra first time visitors.review  03/01/2012

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Restaurant Features
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Function for 50-100
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Private Dining Area
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