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Rubicon

9.5/10
635
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
    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 635 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. John R.
    John R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great venue, excellent service, expectations exceeded, what more could I say all boxes ticked .. can’t wait to go back again. I’ll be certainly trying everything on the menu at least twice.

  2. Nick T.
    Nick T.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    A great place to catch up with excellent food, service and atmosphere.

  3. Jarrod H.
    Jarrod H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The service was great, food was delicious. Excellent beverage selection.

  4. Colleen T.
    Colleen T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Always a superb evening at Rubicon - great food and extensive wine list. It's hard to select from the starters as they are all delicious! And the steak is my go-to - consistently cooked perfectly

  5. Belinda H.
    Belinda H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Rubicon is a reliably delicious, friendly and cozy restaurant for any occasion. A thoughtful menu and wine list, knowledgeable staff and an all round great dining experience.

  6. Nicole L.
    Nicole L.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was absolutely amazing. We had a wonderful waitress who was very friendly and was happy to explain the wines that were paired with our meals. Very happy all around.

  7. Mikala M.
    Mikala M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding food!

  8. Julie S.
    Julie S.
    • one review
    10/10

    As usual, everything about his restaurant was first class. The atmosphere, the food, the service made for a very enjoyable evening. Thanks Rubicon.

  9. Adam M.
    Adam M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and service. Good venue for a special event.

  10. Yaeli L.
    Yaeli L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Always perfect

  11. Kylee H.
    Kylee H.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    The staff were very welcoming & service was consistently good all night. Dishes are still delicious but getting a little smaller, I could have eaten a tad more (& I'm not a huge eater!) even after finishing the 6 course degustation. We will be back :)

  12. Joanne M.
    Joanne M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Rubicon is always a favourite. Food is of a consistent high standard and the service is excellent It never disappoints We often take our friends from out of town and they invariably are impressed

  13. Marilyn W.
    Marilyn W.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Staff and service were excellent but needed more choice especially for main course. Very enjoyable night with good friends for celebrating a birthday.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Andrew J.
    Andrew J.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Everything was excellent we will certainly be back

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

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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.

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