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Lanterne Rooms

9.5/10
452
Retail 4, 81 Constitution Avenue, 2612 Campbell (ACT)See map

Average price $85

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Meet the Chef

Before moving to Australia, Daniel started his career in the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He then continued to hone his skills in various chef-hatted restaurants in Sydney before going back to his roots, showcasing his vision of Nyonya cuisine through Lanterne Rooms.

Restaurant menu

Chef Daniel Mark
  • Average price $85
    Special request
  • American express Welcome
Stir fried shanghai rice noodle, soy glaze and a medley of seafood, xo pangrattato
$29
Slow cooked blackmore angus beef curry “kampung style”
$34
Pork belly & tamarind
$34
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 452 reviews
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Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Ruth A.
    Ruth A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food and plenty of it in their Xmas set menu. You won’t be disappointed.

  2. Rhaiza L.
    Rhaiza L.
    • one review
    9/10

    Very cozy dinning, good food and very friendly staff ????

  3. Mohan M.
    Mohan M.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    What a pleasure to discover a modern expression of traditional Nyonya cuisine flavours. Perfectly cooked and plated. Excellent staff. A new favourite for us.

  4. Krystyna R.
    Krystyna R.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restaurant is our go to venue for special occasions. The quality of the food is so good that we always wipe the plates clean. We have eaten food across the menu, nothing disappoints. Thoroughly recommend the “house” champagne. Waiters were efficient and attentive without being intrusive. A high class establishment for lunch or dinner.

  5. Janice G.
    Janice G.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic venue lovely service tasty food!

  6. Cheryl T.
    Cheryl T.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Always a great experience from the moment you walk in the door. We were returning customers but to the new venue. I enjoyed the more "casual" outlook and we were kept toastie warm under the outdoor heating.

  7. Jo B.
    Jo B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was mount watering. Fantastic mixture of flavours, good balance of vegetables and meat. Finished off with a refreshing desert. Yummy

  8. Katie K.
    Katie K.
    • one review
    10/10

    A lovely evening at Lanterne Rooms. Staff were excellent - helpful with suggestions and really knowledgeable on food and wine. Noise level also low. Food was beautiful.

  9. Halina N.
    Halina N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was really good and full of flavors. Nice setting and friendly staff. Market lunch menu short but well priced...........................

  10. Alan M.
    Alan M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Exquisite food and flawless service. Our fourth visit, with many more likely to follow. The consistency of the food quality and the warmth and professionalism are greatly appreciated.

  11. Jenny W.
    Jenny W.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    A lovely, tasty and well presented meal at the new venue. Great service as usual. The birthday surprise was a wonderful touch! Found some parking under the building which was a bonus.

  12. Ian S.
    Ian S.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    First time at the new address (was in Campbell Shops) and found parking a bit of an issue. The service was good and the food great so well worth the effort. We had the dinner Chef's Tasting Menu and not a dish could be faulted. Great dinner with good food in a low key atmosphere.

  13. Sue M.
    Sue M.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    As always the food and service at the Lanterne rooms was excellent. Our waiter Jordan was incredible. He remembered us from our last visit a year ago and he made us feel welcome and part of the family and spoilt us throughout the night. A great experience.

  14. Michael S.
    Michael S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Food is great! Service is friendly. We had the lunch banquet for two, and we finished the entire lot. Parking is a lot easier now that it's not at the Campbell Shops, but paid unfortunately. But better than not getting a spot at all.

  15. Peter W.
    Peter W.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    Really enjoyed the meal. Service was excellent

  16. Chris C.
    Chris C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    By far the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff in any Canberra restaurant. Fantastic food, great setting, not crowded. Treat yourself to a night here and you’ll see why there’s no empty tables! Fine casual dining at it’s best

  17. Geoffrey N.
    Geoffrey N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great meal with excellent service. Central location in new premises. Booking was super easy on line with prompt confirmation. Friendly greeting and service created a memorable meal. Compliments to all

  18. Samia G.
    Samia G.
    • one review
    8/10

    The Resturaunt is new and not as unique in atmosphere yet holds the charm of the original Lanterene menu . We had the tasting menu and I do think it could be better thought out - I have had a lot of tasting and degustation menus and it did not meet the level of expectation -I felt we could have ordered direct from the menu and there was no real difference - As I have worked extensively in hospitality I think if you could take more time on a special degustation tasting section as you have but with more refine options and more care taken in presentation and something that stands out . Nothing stood out really and the bases flavour were so similar the subtlety of each dish was lost in the palate to a miscellaneous salty taste. Somehow u need to create a sensory experience if u are going to stand out Which fur your Buisness is a opportunity Give it some thought The host and service was lovely great friendly and considerate host - Very helpful despite us being lost as the ‘ fork ‘ who I booked woth had the wrong location / I gave Let the Fork Know

  19. Peter A.
    Peter A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We had the Chefs Tasting Plate it was excellent. The service was first class.

  20. Debra H.
    Debra H.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    This restaurant has long been a favourite of ours. This was our first visit to it in it’s new location and it did not disappoint. The food, service and ambience were all excellent. Found car parking a little difficult until we found the parking garage behind the restaurant with plenty of parking available.

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More information

Opening time

Open 7 days for Takeaway, 5pm to 7:45pm.

How to get to the restaurant

Retail 4, 81 Constitution Avenue, 2612, Campbell (ACT), Australia

Directions to get there

Parking available on site located in B1. Please drive into the driveway of 'ISKIA', keep driving until you reach the end, then turn right going down the ramp and park at visitors parking.

About the restaurant

Lanterne light...

One of Canberra's best kept secrets. Lanterne Rooms is tucked away at Campbell shops, offering A-ma style Nyonya Malay cuisine with a twist.

The dining room is dark and intimate, making it ideal for couples, and the share style menu makes it great for groups too! The dishes change regularly but in our opinion the seafood items are the real highlight - think fresh XO scallops with mango salsa & sesame leave or steamed mussels with spicy coconut broth.

Come and sample this Canberra institution, you won't regret it!

Best dish: Soton Satay - marinated chilli squit with rojak

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