Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Top10 Image
The aptly named Onred restaurant – situated at the very top of Red Hill – has a breathtaking view of Canberra with a capital menu of modern Australian fare to match. This restaurant has certainly made a name for itself – turning heads with its stunning views and menu to match.
Not Accepts Best Restaurants Gift Card
Not Accepts Best Restaurants Gift Card
Not Accepts Best Gift Certificates
Opening Times

General info


50 Red Hill Drive
Red Hill ACT 2603


Red Hill



Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

More info


A relative newcomer to the Canberra restaurant scene, Onred has certainly started to make a name for itself – turning heads with its stunning views and menu to match. It is certainly worth the long and winding drive which ascends Canberra's landmark Red Hill. Whether it's a business lunch on a clear sunny day or a romantic dinner with the lights of the capital sprawling below, the view is simply impressive. This is possibly one of the finest sights in Canberra, yet it does not distract from the food which is similarly impressive.

The menu is tight and well-executed, with only a handful of entrees, mains and desserts to choose from. The food succeeds at being modern Australian without succumbing to any of the pitfalls that go with such a moniker. Instead, delightful dishes with thoughtful flavours abound. Start with oysters, served with a basic but complementary mirin, soy and chive vinaigrette, or the beautifully balanced flavours of Onred's signature calf liver, char-grilled and nestled on a bed of mash, beans, macerated sultanas and onion cream. As the shadows lengthen below your feet and the lights of Canberra switch on under your gaze, the difficult choice of mains presents itself. Will it be the locally raised sirloin with onion confit, bone marrow dumplings and hot mustard coleslaw? Or perhaps the Atlantic salmon with parsley coulis, cauliflower beignets and Persian fetta? Finally, as night falls and the city is lost in the dark, finish off with a thick slice of carrot cake, served with a light orange, walnut and mint salad.

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.


Please contact the restaurant for further information.


Fixed / set price available
Something Different
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
This restaurant does not have any awards.


This restaurant has not being recommended yet.
HAVE YOU DINED AT Onred?Write your review
Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience.
You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*.
(will be displayed on the site)
(will NOT be displayed on the site)
* This is not a forum for rants and other unhappy patrons to complain. We invite not only those with a positive experience but also constructive criticism. We reserve the right to cut comments we estimate too long. Defamatory comments will not be published. All views expressed are those of the writers and may not be the views of publishers of Best Restaurants of Australia.
Anonymous - 11/07/2012
The portions were TINY. I mean, really tiny for the price. Guys if you want a good dining experience and want to leave feeling nourished, have a bowl of soup and bread before you dine at OnRed. We could not recommend this restaurant for any meal. The cost of the items was general price but the portions were way to small for any real blooded male with appetite. Thumbs down.