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65 Northbourne, Canberra (ACT)
65 Northbourne, Canberra (ACT)
65 Northbourne, Canberra (ACT)

European Wine bar

65 Northbourne

8.4/10
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65 Northbourne Avenue, 2601 Canberra (ACT)See map

Average price A$80

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Restaurant menu

Last update: February 2023
Chef Jason
Average price A$80
Char-Grilled Baby Octopus
A$20
Marinated char-grilled baby octopus, chorizo and kipfler potato salad with balsamic glaze
Salt and Pepper Calamari
A$26
Salt and pepper calamari with garlic aioli, and apple and parmesan roquette salad
Risotto
A$18
Risotto, white wine, mushroom and peas

Dietary options

Gluten free, , , , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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Reviews

8.4/10
Very good213 reviews
8.4/10

Food

8.6/10

Service

8.3/10

Ambience

9-10

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  • Eleanor C.
    Eleanor C.

    January 24, 202358 reviews

    8/10

    Great food, efficient service and lively atmosphere. Highly recommended.

  • Benita B.
    Benita B.

    December 19, 20222 reviews

    6.5/10

    Entrée was lovely. Oysters delicious. Mains were ok but similar to a home cooked standard. Staff were friendly and made an effort. Cocktails average.

  • Peter T.
    Peter T.

    December 17, 202224 reviews

    8/10

    Great bistro, the service and food were first rate

  • Scott D.
    Scott D.

    December 16, 20221 review

    8/10

    Very good wine selection, oysters, and great pork belly. I saw the duck and I would expect for 38 odd dollars a juicy Fat Ridden Duck Breast you can't easier get in the supermarket. I've only ever found this in Southern France so my expectations are a bit high. However, serving a cheap duck leg was pretty ordinary for the price. Food for thought. Still recommended for a fancy dinner. Service, timing , heat, pork belly, wine selection, ambiance all really great.

  • Lyn B.
    Lyn B.

    December 15, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    I go to this restaurant often. The food is excellent and reasonably priced with a great wine list. The service is always friendly. Highly recomended.

  • Michael D.
    Michael D.

    December 13, 202210 reviews

    10/10

    I like to have a meal here when on a business trip to Canberra. The food is always very good. I particularly like the oysters (in 6 ways) and the Barramundi. Everyone is very friendly. Highly recommended!

  • Mark K.
    Mark K.

    December 7, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    Very enjoyable evening! Food was delicious, the wide range of wine, spirits, and liquers never fails to disappoint - my friends and I had a great time, and look forward to returning soon!

  • Hope W.
    Hope W.

    November 18, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    Went above and beyond for mothers birthday. Candles out on table and a lovely bouquet of flowers to match. Incredible service, good knowledge of wines and great food.

  • Julie H.
    Julie H.

    November 9, 20221 review

    10/10

    Fantastic staff who are super friendly and efficient. Food is great with a good range to choose from with many seafood options ,best tempura prawns we have ever had. Love that there are lots of small plates that can be shared to large meals to choose from. So lucky to have found this place a real gem that we couldn't believe we didn't know about. We will definitely be returning. We have only been to dinner but this would be nice for after work or late night drinks.

  • Sonya T.
    Sonya T.

    October 21, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Loved this restaurant, it was cosy with excellent service and food. Full bar available with many drink options. We will definitely be back again.

  • Kathie S.
    Kathie S.

    October 19, 20221 review

    6.5/10

    Good menu, convenient location and our entrees were very nice. The only complaint was that my colleague found two hairs in her main course fish dish. The restaurant didn't charge for her main meal and the wait staff were very helpful.

    65 Northbourne (Owner)

    Good Afternoon Kathie, I can Assure that the Restaurant have very strict Hygiene practices in place for all staff therefore believe the hair that was in the dish may have come from the salad packaging process as my staff do not possess the length or shade of hair located. I do sincerely apologise for the less than satisfactory experience you have had with us and hope that you will give us the chance to make it up to you. Kind Regards, 65 Management

  • Edwina C.
    Edwina C.

    October 7, 20221 review

    10/10

    We were so looking forward to going to 65 northbourne and it did not disappoint. We were welcomed from the time we walked in the door. It was lovely and cosy. The staff were so friendly and answered everything we needed to know. The food was brilliant. We had lobster and wow. We didn't want to leave. Your missing out if you don't try it.

  • Kristie W.
    Kristie W.

    October 6, 20221 review

    8/10

    Service was very respectful. We didn’t feel rushed. Food came out perfectly timed. Hot and Delicious. Watching the chefs cook was entertaining. Although it’s a seafood restaurant there was plenty for the non seafood lovers of the group. Central location. Parking was a little hard to find was our only complaint.

  • Meg C.
    Meg C.

    October 1, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    Great food, loud table interfered with the overall experience which was unfortunate. Would benefit from sheer curtains on the windows to create a nicer feel.

  • Robyn B.
    Robyn B.

    April 30, 20222 reviews

    2/10

    Very poor customer service, when we finally ordered what we ordered was unavailable the same with the wine ! We had previously dined there and had a good dining experience, very different to our dining experience last night! Had to even ask for cutlery along with salt and pepper. Will NEVER go back

    65 Northbourne (Owner)

    I apologise for your poor experience, as discussed some wines remain unavailable due to international supply issues. Please let us make up this unsatisfactory experience when you next available. Kind regards, Management

  • Linda A.

    April 22, 20221 review

    10/10

    The food was exceptional, we ordered the beef cheeks and pork belly and they were amazing, definitely will return again.

  • Janine W.

    April 9, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Amazing food, everything cooked to perfection. Prawns and Calamari were tender and tasty. Fillet Mignon was cook perfect as per my request , it was so tender as was the beef cheeks. It definitely worth a visit is you are in Canberra.

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  • Khanh H.

    March 21, 20221 review

    3/10

    Not very good experience with this restaurant because of the followings: 1. There’s a sign at the entry door saying “fresh seafood available daily” and the blackboard above the kitchen listed all sort of seafoods (lobster, mud crab, whole snapper, bug etc..). We ask for fresh lobster and whole fish but we’re told ALL seafood is only available from Wednesday! 2. Unclear price on the menu: The rib eye with bone was listed at $75 for 900gram, with 900gram crossed out and replaced with 1.2kg with no new price. We only come to know the price is at $135 for this dish when we pay for the bill. 3. We ordered barramundi from the main menu. We both had one bite and noticed the fish was off. We both got diarrhea when we got home. 4. Our booking was at 6pm, the main didn’t come out until almost 8pm!

  • Daniel H.

    March 12, 20228 reviews

    5/10

    The sign at the front of the store said fresh seafood daily. The oysters we had were very small,the prawns were very cold for and entree and had to peel them. The my mains portion of pork belly very generous with the coleslaw bland . The wine we had was great. The restaurant should hero the seafood if it says sign states fresh seafood daily.

  • Anneke H.

    March 7, 20221 review

    10/10

    Peter and his staff were exceptional looking after us all evening. He made some great suggestions for our menu choices. Such a lovely environment and we will definitely be back ????

Tripadvisor reviews

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More information

Opening time
Open today

Monday
03:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
03:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

65 Northbourne Avenue, 2601, Canberra (ACT), Australia

Public transport

Opposite Light Rail City Terminus

Directions to get there

Corner of Rudd Street and Northbourne Avenue in Canberra City. Ground floor under the Novotel Hotel building.

Court House Car-park on London Circuit, ANU Car-park and Canberra Center Car-park

Features

Seafood, , Contemporary cuisine, Fine Dining,

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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 60 people)

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