Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

The Kennedy Room in Kingston, with its combination of refined dining and cool minimalist spaces, has quickly become a crowd favourite with the hip Canberra set. This restaurant is perfect for after-work drinks that slip effortlessly into dinner. The marble bar is well-stocked with a thoughtful wine list and interesting cocktails. The European share plates are a good place to start nibbling or dive right into the refined Mod Oz fare from the mains.

25 Kennedy Street
Tel: +61 2 6162 2318
European, Modern Australian, Shared Plates
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Shortly after opening in 2009, the sleek and stylish Kennedy Room has quickly become one of Kingston's most popular venues. Its success is due to its high quality food and drinks served in a modern dining environment. Catering to dinner patrons and bar guests, the venue has a sleek and edgy feel and has become the place to be seen after dark in Kingston. The polished silver bar takes the eyes' attention upon entering and serves an extensive range of cocktails, wines and tipples. The cream banquettes and the dark wooden tables of the restaurant create a casual atmosphere where diners can enjoy relaxing lunch dates or a bite to eat after work.

The menu matches the contemporary feel of the décor with a modern Australian mix that features international influences. The entrées are designed for guests to also share like tapas dishes if in the mood for a communal dining experience. For a small-plate of light and fresh flavours choose the smoked trout and peppercorn rillettes served with horseradish cream and pickled cucumber salad. The caramelised roast pork belly with chilli and coconut vinegar is a richer dish with a slight twist, and one you'll want keep to yourself. The tempting mains feature a brilliantly executed confit duck that is balanced with sweet potato and balsamic. The parmesan crumbed chicken main is served with warm potato, bacon and herb salad, and a tomato capsicum relish that ties the flavours together. In addition to the mains the restaurant is known for its gourmet pizzas which are a perfect choice to precede or follow drinks. A personal recommendation is the bianco - a light base sprinkled with mushrooms and a luxurious combination of fontina, Persian fetta, and bocconcini cheeses, and a touch of olive oil. The kitchen doesn't take all the glory of the venue with the extensive bar serving an elaborate range of cocktails, wine and beer. This being so, the Kennedy Room is perfect for after-work drinks that slip effortlessly into dinner.
This restaurant has not scheduled any events.
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Late Night Dining
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Product launches
This restaurant does not have any awards.
25 Kennedy Street
Kingston ACT 2604
On Kennedy Street in Kingston.
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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Nook - 15/05/2013
I have been to the Kennedy Room a number of times and had one of the most outstanding dining experiences and would highly recommend this place. The food is awesome! They make the best pizzas in Canberra! The selection of beers (on tap) are great and the bar itself looks awesome. The Kennedy Room offers excellent value, quality and service. You have to try the desserts!
McAllister - 4/07/2012
My group of girlfriends arrived here early evening and it wasn't too bad to start with, but as soon as more people came in and were evidently seen as more of a cool crowd, our group got shunned, made to leave our two tables (which we needed for our size), and we heard the staff making rude jokes about us for the benefit of their preferred customers. Poorly run and a bit sad.
Kay - 16/06/2012
Went for a few drinks after a christmas party (and were dressed up as it was theme, not a ridiculous theme, just nautical. And were refused drinks initially because of our attire and it was only 4pm in the afternoon! Not even night time with a full house.
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