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Rubicon

9.5/10
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6a Barker St, 2603 Griffith (ACT)See map

Average price $85

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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 $85
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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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 693 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Leigh M.
    Leigh M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Loved the ambience, service, food, including variety of interesting choices, quality and quantity, and the extensive wine list to choose from.

  2. Deborah B.
    Deborah B.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely quiet venue; delightful staff, amazing food.

  3. Fiona H.
    Fiona H.
    • one review
    10/10

    The service, food and atmosphere were amazing. The wait staff (especially Fred) were unlike anywhere else in Canberra. Very friendly, helpful and so welcoming.

  4. Amanda And David R.
    Amanda And David R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food and the service was excellent. It was a little difficult to find but plenty of parking was around the back and everything we ate was delicious.

  5. Lynne P.
    Lynne P.
    • one review
    7/10

    Atmosphere and service was excellent but the food was underwhelming.

  6. Cathy S.
    Cathy S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food and service

  7. Peter T.
    Peter T.
    • 13 reviews
    8/10

    Great food and service

  8. Sandra C.
    Sandra C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We are both allergic to garlic and at Rubicon it was absolutely no problem. The chef was able to adapt our preferred dishes on the spot and they were delicious! We loved that the dessert menu also offered choices of homemade ice creams and gelatos. Service was professional and friendly. Only suggestion would be to see a little more Australian wine on the menu. We highly recommend this restaurant - excellent value for money and a must visit.

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

    A wedding anniversary dinner with friends. From the welcome at the door to the final farewell the service was terrific. The food was excellent and probably the best we have had in Canberra in recent times - definitely a repeat required. Fair price for the entire experience wrapped up a memorable evening.

  10. Lesley R.
    Lesley R.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a perfect evening. Food was sublime, wait staff courteous and made us feel comfortable, room had atmosphere but retained privacy. Would highly recommend

  11. Len W.
    Len W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We always enjoy eating at Rubicon, and although the menu is tried and tested, there is always something interesting to eat on every visit. Also, the wine list contains several very interesting, quite obscure items.

  12. Wayne K.
    Wayne K.
    • one review
    10/10

    We have been going to Rubicon for years always great food, service and atmosphere. This time definitely lived up to our expectations. Great to dine somewhere where you can have a conversation and not be drowned out by the noise of others

  13. Sarah D.
    Sarah D.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had never herd of Rubicon before until I was given a voucher to go there. This is a place that we will definitely go back to! Thankyou for a wonderful evening!

  14. Ben H.
    Ben H.
    • 7 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food is delicious

  15. Melissa B.
    Melissa B.
    • one review
    8/10

    The food was amazing, the best I have had in Canberra for awhile. The waiter just seemed quite stressed and frantic... not really sure why! However the food was fantastic so I will be back!

  16. Melita F.
    Melita F.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The Rubicon is a delightful restaurant for a romantic dinner for two or a group of people. The food and service is excellent plus an extensive wine list. Would highly recommend.

  17. Ian S.
    Ian S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Brilliant as usual. Great ambience, great staff , great food. Wots not to like ? Why do I have to enter 120 characters ? Good Good Good Good good good

  18. Catherine M.
    Catherine M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A lovely dinner with attentive wait staff and great food. Good portion size and the nice trimmings - white tablecloths and quality stemware. Highly recommend.

  19. Peter W.
    Peter W.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Rubicon has been around for quite a long time. But it has stayed very up to date. Excellent food and service. We enjoyed it a lot. Tuesday night and full so that speaks heaps. Highly recommended.

  20. Paul M.
    Paul M.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Amazing food and great staff. We chose the degustation menu and enjoyed every dish that was served. The food menu was accompanied by an extensive wine list too.

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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

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.

Features

Good wine list, , Christmas and New Year, , , Mother's Day,

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