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65 Northbourne

8.7/10
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65 Northbourne Avenue, 2601 Canberra (ACT)See map

Average price $60

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Restaurant menu

Chef Roy
  • Average price $60

Dietary options

, Gluten free,
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Scollops and prosciutto

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.7/10
based on 121 reviews
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Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Kellie J.
    Kellie J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great service, delicious food, served promptly. Definitely recommend.

  2. Marco A.
    Marco A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great atmosphere, food 5 star, staff very attentive and accommodating and value for money=priceless! Can’t wait to go try there seafood night on a Wednesday

  3. Sierra K.
    Sierra K.
    • one review
    10/10

    The service was lovely as well as the mood. There was a live piano performance with soft lighting making it perfect for a date night. The food was exceptional. Would definitely visit again.

  4. Lesley A.
    Lesley A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was absolutely amazing, service attentive but not over the top, pianist added ambience and class.... a very special night. I would highly recommend.

  5. John O.
    John O.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    I'm personally biased as I'm well acquainted with the owner, though I continue to bring my work colleagues here because they also enjoy the offerings of 65 Northbourne. Keep doing what you're doing and my teams will keep wanting to come back, just as I do.

  6. Patricia l.
    Patricia l.
    • one review
    9/10

    We booked for a little family gathering, 8 people, and we absolutely loved the service. Val our bartender, waiter & maitre d' , was amazing. He really was the master of the house, with extended knowledge of beverages, the food that was on offer and a genuine smile and helpful gestures. The food was delicious & the whole family enjoyed their choices. Great venue, lovely ambience and will recommend to others. 2 members went for a date night the very next evening. Thank you and we will be back !

  7. Cass H.
    Cass H.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Good but staff kept asking how we were far to often. Great that they were friendly and attentive but got to the point if almost being interruptive.

  8. Kate A.
    Kate A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great restaurant next door to the Novotel, checked the reviews and booked. glad we did- food was great and the service was perfect even with a full restaurant.

  9. Glenn C.
    Glenn C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service and fantastic food! Always an enjoyable experience. I definitely recommend multiple visits to work your way through the menu.

  10. Mike S.
    Mike S.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Very accessible restaurant. Used to be the Benchmark, but now rebranded. Family owned and run, the staff are very pleasant and accomodating. The food was very good, and prices acceptable for the quality of dining. Just a note - they are no longer participants in the Entertainment Book scheme, but honoured the voucher anyway. Very honourable.

  11. Alastair M.
    Alastair M.
    • one review
    6/10

    The oysters were the smallest we've ever come across. The seafood pasta dish was very disappointing particularly the scallops being so rubbery as to make them inedible. The staff were friendly and efficient.

  12. Robert W.
    Robert W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Warm and welcoming staff backed up with great food and inviting atmosphere. Will go back again for sure but maybe share a mains instead of a whole lobster each.

  13. Tony S.
    Tony S.
    • one review
    7/10

    Some of the mains could have been warmer. Ambience spoiled by music too loud for conversation. Nothing wrong with music selection but too loud for small venue. Later in the evening the recorded music way too loud for civilised conversation. Food quality very good.

  14. Kate F.
    Kate F.
    • one review
    7/10

    Lovely staff. Good food. Lovely Canberra wines. BUT: Insanely loud. Both from patrons and the piano music Long wait time for food as well. Little else to add.

  15. Mike G.
    Mike G.
    • 11 reviews
    7/10

    The menu choices were seemingly limitless which was a great problem to have. The food was ready in a reasonable time and was of a high quality. The service was average but acceptable.

  16. Sarah H.
    Sarah H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great service, delicious food and great dessert options. It was not too noisy and they had a great selection of local (including CBR area) and non-local wines.

  17. Jon R.
    Jon R.
    • 6 reviews
    6.5/10

    Food good as usual but not sure the piano was a great addition to the atmosphere. Played a bit too loud.

  18. Leanne R.
    Leanne R.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We stumbled across this great restaurant when using Canberra as a stepping stone between QLD and VIC on a recent holiday. The waitstaff were very accomodating, but I need to say, the food is exceptional. Some of the best I have had. The kingfish entree was beautifully balanced - the soy reduction made the kingfish shine. The pork belly was deliciously and classically paired with apple and cabbage. The chorizo entree and chocolate lava cake dessert were decadent and rich, but just the right size. The chef at 65 Northbourne knows his stuff. I wish this restaurant was in my hometown. I would be a regular.

  19. Daniel P.
    Daniel P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The restaurant was able to accommodate a large group of 24 with 1 day notice (albeit during summer holidays). The food was delicious (rib eye on the bone yum) and the staff very friendly while professional. The waiting time was a bit on the long side, but feeding 24 people at the same time takes some effort, I'm sure, so more than happy to give benefit of a doubt here. Also, if you're in for a cheap feed, go somewhere else, but if you want great food, drink and ambience, then 65N is your place! Thanks Scott!

  20. MELISSA H.
    MELISSA H.
    • one review
    4/10

    The food was lovely but unfortunately the service let them down. We were seated outside on a cold evening and despite there being many empty tables inside they couldn't find us a table. We left before our meal was finished.

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More information

Opening time

Currently 7:30 am through to Late (2 am license) Monday to Saturday.

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

Breakfast, , Christmas and New Year, ,

Services

, , Open late,

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