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Rubicon, Griffith (ACT)
Rubicon, Griffith (ACT)
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Rubicon

9.6/10
829
6a Barker St, 2603 Griffith (ACT)See map

Average price A$85

Valentine’s Dinner 2023 A$280

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Valentine’s Dinner 2023 A$280

This preset menu includes: Amuse courses plus six course degustation paired with premium wine or alcohol-free beverages.

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Born in Zambia, Owen emigrated to Australia in the early 70s. His mother a cookery teacher and father in the military saw Owen working in restaurants at 14 whilst at school, until beginning his apprenticeship and part of the team who opened New Parliament House in 1988. Cooking was second to his love of ice hockey, always saying he'll cook until he works out what he wants to do. Rubicon has now been operating for 20 years, with Owen's three kids now working alongside him in the restaurant.

Restaurant menu

Chef Manjinder Brar
Average price A$85
Ricotta gnocchi, butternut pumpkin, confit tomato, zucchini, basil, sage butter, Taleggio
A$29
Pernod cured ocean trout, Madras spice, scallop mousseline, spring veg, black garlic dashi
A$38
Chicken rolled with kale & mushroom, hazelnut emulsion, beer pickled onion, sprouts
A$36
Valentine’s Dinner 2023 A$280
This preset menu includes: Amuse courses plus six course degustation paired with premium wine or alcohol-free beverages.

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Reviews

9.6/10
Excellent829 reviews
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Food

9.7/10

Service

9.4/10

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  • Lucy B.
    Lucy B.

    January 24, 20231 review

    10/10

    Always a delight. Our thanks to Owen, Chef and all the staff!

  • RESHMA R.
    RESHMA R.

    December 8, 20221 review

    10/10

    The food was just amazing. My husband and me had a splendid birthday dinner. A special appreciation for the service team. I recommend Rubicon for those who are looking for a private dining for your special days. That was too romantic as well with its warm ambience.

  • SHARON G.
    SHARON G.

    December 7, 202222 reviews

    10/10

    Our first dining experience at Rubicon. We were not disappointed. Service was exceptional and food delicious. Generous serves. The zucchini flowers were spot on and the duck, perfect.

  • Gabrielle C.
    Gabrielle C.

    December 3, 20221 review

    10/10

    Absolutely always an amazing experience! The food and the service are equally amazing! The atmosphere and drinks are delicious. Will always recommend and return!

  • Joan W.
    Joan W.

    December 1, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    This is not our first experience at this restaurant and it certainly didn’t let us down.

  • Tricia b.
    Tricia b.

    November 18, 202227 reviews

    9.5/10

    Food excellent, wines matched really well. Service excellent, not rushed.

  • Ninik D.
    Ninik D.

    November 16, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    The food is delicious and the service is so good ,friendly staff,no need to wait for so long, over all we were happy to choose Rubicon for our 20th wedding anniversary celebration

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  • Liz B.
    Liz B.

    November 9, 20221 review

    9/10

    The food was of high quality, tasty and well cooked. All six diners cleared their plates. Service was reasonable however the waiter could have been more welcoming & friendly

  • Tony G.
    Tony G.

    November 9, 20224 reviews

    10/10

    Rubicon is just about the perfect restaurant. The food is delicious and reasonably priced, the wine menu is outstanding, and the customer service is first-class. The only variable is the ambience of the restaurant, and I say variable as this is a very personal thing based on what kind of dining experience you're looking for. If you want quiet, discrete or intimate then this is the place. If you're looking for a big atmosphere and lots of noise then you'll need to go to the Public Bar. Thanks for another great experience. Well done, Rubicon team.

  • Heather W.
    Heather W.

    November 5, 20221 review

    10/10

    Rubicon restaurant never fails to deliver a great customer experience. Owen leads a great team of knowledgable people who provide beautiful food and with an extensive wine list to choose from the scene is set!

  • Ray B.
    Ray B.

    November 5, 20221 review

    9/10

    We have been to Rubicon on three occasions now and aways found the staff welcoming and attentive without being in your face. Great food and nice atmosphere.

  • Julie K.
    Julie K.

    November 4, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    The restaurant was beautiful intimate and warm. It had a simple elegance and the atmosphere was stylish and inviting. The staff made us feel welcome and waited on us beautifully, anticipating our needs. The food was incredible and layered with complimentary flavours. It was well worth the money!

  • Sandy W.
    Sandy W.

    October 25, 20221 review

    10/10

    Excellent service from Frederik and the food was scrumptious in particular the zucchini flowers and the duck, Everyone loved the kingfish sashimi as well as the deserts.

  • Tony B.
    Tony B.

    October 4, 20221 review

    10/10

    What an amazing meal, absolutely perfect. Food was amazing and service was the best I think I have ever had. Sets a very high bar. Overall, I highly recommend a meal here.

  • Al M.
    Al M.

    September 30, 20221 review

    10/10

    Food delicious, staff wonderful. Great place for lovely meal.

  • Ray T.
    Ray T.

    September 24, 20221 review

    10/10

    We travelled from interstate for Floriade and did some research on the best restaurants in Canberra. We were not disappointed, the food was brilliant and the staff were very attentive, friendly. Do yourself a favour and visit if you are in town! We would definitely go back if we are in the area!

  • Alain G.
    Alain G.

    September 24, 202222 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent restaurant with lovely food, especially the Zucchini flowers, steak and cheesecake which was very non-traditional but amazingly good. Service was excellent and value was pretty good. Definitely recommended.

  • Skye S.
    Skye S.

    September 24, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Second time dining at Rubicon & it was delicious yet again. Wonderful food & excellent service. I especially love the Zucchini flowers-yum!! Thanks again!

  • Michael R.
    Michael R.

    September 23, 20221 review

    10/10

    Always good when we go. I do wish there was a little bit more food on the plate. But the flavour is absolutely Devine. They also cater extremely well for a ceoleiac which is great.

  • Floss A.
    Floss A.

    September 13, 20221 review

    10/10

    We had a wonderful evening. The service was friendly and relaxed. The food was excellent and the ambience wonderful. We will definitely return.

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How to get to the restaurant

6a Barker St, 2603, Griffith (ACT), Australia

Directions to get there

Free parking at front & rear

About the restaurant

A blend of informality and sophistication

Hidden within the leafy inner-city suburbs of Canberra is Rubicon Restaurant, a sophisticated, Modern Australian restaurant that is known for its incredible menu and relaxing, welcoming atmosphere. Owner and head chef Owen Kenyon has carefully crafted a menu that provides diners with a variety of rich and exciting flavours, drawing on some of Australia's most beautiful and natural produce. The a la carte menu is diverse, with everything from gruyere and chestnut twice cooked souffle to Yellowtail kingfish sashimi… and if you're feeling particularly fancy you can also opt for Rubicon's spectacular degustation feast or banquet menu. This venue is a fantastic blend of sophistication and informality, and a meal here is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

Best dish: confit duck, pumpkin & ricotta gnudi, pearl onion, braised carrot and cabbage, orange.

Features

Contemporary cuisine, Good for groups, Romantic, Christmas and New Year, , Father's Day, Travelers' Choice 2020

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