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Meet the Chef

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James Mussillon

From a young age James was inspired by the idea of being creative in the kitchen and moved to Europe to begin his career, making his way into the London kitchen of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. After returning home, James accepted a position as sous chef at Quay. With a desire and passion to strike out on his own, James chose Canberra as the place in which to showcase his French-inspired Australian cuisine.

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Value for money

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Great night, a very good restaurant. Very good options for the 4 course menu and a fantastic wine list.
Guillermo Tempo

dined on Sat, 6 Jul 2019

My wife and I had a great experience. Highly recommended. It is also BYO which raises my respect for this restaurant. Great service, food and atmosphere.

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

Beautiful food and atmosphere, always a delight.

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

Amazing food and fantastic service. Fine dining at its best. Excellent value for money given the quality and standard of the food. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely return if we’re in Canberra. Please open a restaurant in Sydney!

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

Absolutely packed on a Saturday night, so book ahead for this great restaurant. Staff are some of the best in Canberra, and don’t OVER-service. Food is innovative and flavours well balanced.

dined on Tue, 30 Apr 2019

Apart from great food and service, the restaurant enables conversation unlike so many modern restaurants these days which are very noisy m

dined on Sat, 27 Apr 2019

Felt a little rushed,though to be expected was a very busy night.
Colin Skelton

dined on Wed, 3 Apr 2019

Good Food Good service Professional
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About Courgette Restaurant

You say zucchini, I say Courgette Courgette is to restaurants what Bentleys are to cars – seriously luxurious. Located in the heart of Canberra city, expect French, fine fare from this frequently gong-winning restaurant. Dishes may appear to be simple but they rely on the freshest of ingredients and adventurous pairings to delight diners – and they’ve managed to collect chefs’ hats every year for the past three years. Whether you want a three-course lunch or four course a la carte dinner, you had better be prepared to make some difficult choices. You should also ready yourself for dishes that delight the eye and sing on the tongue. Try the roasted Jerusalem artichoke, asparagus and eschalot with garlic foam, hazelnuts and lemon dressing. Alternatively, you may prefer the black Angus grange fillet of beef with pomme fondant (very fancy mashed potatoes), French lentils with heirloom carrots and olive jam. Expect courteous staff, well presented food and quality wines matched to your meal. Best dish: Prosciutto wrapped, pan-seared scallops, confit chicken wings with pea mousse, lemon olive oil balsamic reduction



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