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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’s recommendations Owen Kenyon

Average price $105 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.3/10
based on 447 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.4/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. A A.
    • 253 reviews
    9.5/10

    Everyone at the table agreed that every dish was faultless, the service was fantastic, and that it was it was the best meal in recent memory.

  2. Christy C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely venue for our wedding anniversary

  3. John W.
    • one review
    10/10

    five star on comfortability!

  4. A A.
    • 266 reviews
    9.75/10

    Great dégustation lunch with work colleagues, perfect setting and fantastic service.

  5. James S.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Never seems to get the recognition, but still, always, one of the best in Canberra. Had another great night, great food and great choice for support drinks before and after our special BYO bottle.

  6. Nathan T.
    • one review
    9/10

    Thanks for a great dinner, the food was fantastic! service was great. We will be back again.

  7. Mark J.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    My wife and I, love Rubicon. We keep returning, over and over, so that says that we extremely feel comfortable here and enjoy.

  8. Jack L.
    • one review
    8.25/10

    The complimentary appertiser was wonderful and the overall experience was good. There were a couple of blemishes with cutlery. I had to ask for a steak knife and the desserts were served without forks as well as spoons. Generally the food was well presented and blended well but the raspberry with the chocolate desert did not seem to fit. I would have liked greater choice in the per glass options such as a Cabertnet Sauvignon and a Riesling. The Tasmanian bubbles - the Pirie was brilliant.

  9. Deborah B.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Always a pleasure to dine at Rubicon. Food is beautifully and thoughtfully prepared and presented. Dessert was exquisite. It was a delight to take our interstate visitors here last night. Thank you!

  10. A A.
    • 280 reviews
    9/10

    A long-term favourite that just doesn’t disappoint

  11. Richard D.
    • 4 reviews
    9.25/10

    lovely place with lovely food, extensive drinks list

  12. Steve C.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    We were in a party of 6 with two having food allergies/intolerances. The staff were very attentive and flexible to cater for all our needs.

  13. Keith p.
    • one review
    8/10

    cost me tooooo much

  14. Kevin S.
    • 3 reviews
    9.25/10

    Brilliant service... great food

  15. Venessa R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Worth every moment. The dishes were spectacular. Service to match. Was especially nice to see owner/head chef working front of house. A truly memorable meal.

  16. Stephen O.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent standard of food and service

  17. A A.
    • 256 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent food and service and great ambience - one of Canberra!s classiest restaurants.

  18. Chris F.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    excellent as usual from Owen and the gang

  19. A A.
    • 258 reviews
    8/10

    A lovely evening. Great food and drinks service.

  20. Matthew O.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Always great. Could do with a menu update.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

6a Barker St, 2603, Griffith, Australia

Directions to get there

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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