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9.5/10
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Average price $105

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Meet the Chef

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 Owen Kenyon
  • Average price $105
    Special request
Ricotta gnocchi, butternut pumpkin, confit tomato, zucchini, basil, sage butter, Taleggio
$29
Pernod cured ocean trout, Madras spice, scallop mousseline, spring veg, black garlic dashi
$38
Chicken rolled with kale & mushroom, hazelnut emulsion, beer pickled onion, sprouts
$36
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Desert
Steak And Mushroom
King Fish, Scollops And Pork

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 600 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Kay A.
    Kay A.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Food and service were great. The cosy atmosphere was let down a bit by the ‘background music’ being too loud.

  2. Zoe S.
    Zoe S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Sensational as always, impeccable and friendly service, including being met and farewelled by the great chef Owen himself. Timing of service of degustation perfectly spaced, food quality top notch. Rarely disappoints, this is a Canberra gem.

  3. Wendy N.
    Wendy N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great service, lovely atmosphere & superb food. Thank you Rubicon you didn’t disappoint. My husband’s first visit & he was super impressed. Will definitely be back.

  4. Teri (.
    Teri (.
    • one review
    10/10

    Always a delight! The food is amazing, the atmosphere, so inviting and the staff are so welcoming! We love going each time! We highly recommend the Rubicon.

  5. Andrew J.
    Andrew J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Everything was excellent we will certainly be back

  6. Pierre R.
    Pierre R.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    LOVELY NIGHT, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD. BOOKING FOR 8.15, TABLE WAS JUST READY FOR US. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. THE KING FISH SUSHI IS OUT OF THIS WORLD IN TASTE. THE BEEF WAS PURRRRFECT.

  7. Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Easy to book, easily located (hole in the wall feel), well mannered service, outstanding menu and cuisine - extremely flavoursome, interesting and quick service! All three of us will return with various friends to enjoy more of the menu and atmosphere!

  8. Samantha F.
    Samantha F.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was perfect. Everything was amazing. I can’t say enough good things. They accommodated my dietary restrictions with ease and a smile. It’s really appreciated!

  9. Ian C.
    Ian C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Top quality meal with great wine list. Gruyere soufflé outstanding and cheese plate with the best French varieties. Duck was so tasty.

  10. David L.
    David L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really sensational food. It’s been too long since we’ve been to Rubicon, and we won’t leave it as long next time.

  11. Keith H.
    Keith H.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Always great to eat here - service, menu, wine list are first class.

  12. Susan D.
    Susan D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Rubicon always delivers. We love it, the food is amazing, the atmosphere is lovely and we always know it will be a great night - the gnocchi is always a fav of mine, but honestly there is something for everyone. Thank you for being such a stand out restaurant in Canberra for so many years xo

  13. Nidal A.
    Nidal A.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Really delicious food served in a lovely atmosphere, Rubicon has managed to maintain its high standards over the years. Highly recommend trying this place

  14. Andrew H.
    Andrew H.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Consistently high standards in food and service as I’ve experienced on many occasions. Highly recommended.

  15. Ross T.
    Ross T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We celebrated our wedding anniversary tonight. My sashimi entree and duck main course was superb.My husband had the soufflé and would have liked a stronger cheese than the Gruyere.However, his steak was perfect.

  16. Michelle T.
    Michelle T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food, perfect atmosphere to chat and enjoy.

  17. Snehasish B.
    Snehasish B.
    • one review
    4/10

    The food was ok. But the service and attitude of the staff member was very bad/rude. I am not going ther again. Lack of hospitality is clearly visible.

  18. D. E.
    D. E.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Great ambiance. Food was delicious and great value for money. Would go back again

  19. Lisa M.
    Lisa M.
    • one review
    10/10

    From entry into Rubicon my partner and I had an amazing evening. From attentive staff, to quick service, and the food was phenomenal. Thank you for an amazing evening. We will be back.

  20. Ruth B.
    Ruth B.
    • one review
    10/10

    I loved the intimate atmosphere this restaurant provides. Had a excellent evening there. Service excellent and friendly, food amazing, wine list very impressive.

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More information

Opening time

Dinner from 5.30pm Monday - Saturday

How to get to the restaurant

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

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.

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