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Meet the Chef

Starting his career at Basil’s Seafood Restaurant in 1994, Thomas has spent his career working in leading hotels such as the Four Seasons, Hyatt Regency, Swissotel and The Langham. Between working in the USA, Thomas also became Executive Chef at Deep Blue Bistro, specializing in indigenous Australian cuisine. Family brought him back home, but not before spending more time abroad in the Philippines as a consulted chef. Settling in Canberra, Thomas has been at Sage Dining Rooms for over 2 years.
Average price $105 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 521 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Philip G.
    Philip G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely first class meal and service. We went there for our wedding anniversary and we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate. Would thoroughly recommend this for a special occasion.

  2. SHARON G.
    SHARON G.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    We dined at Sage to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service from the moment we arrived was welcoming and personal. Each of the five courses was divine in particular the calamari fettuccini. No words! Thank you SAGE. You did not disappoint. Highly recommend.

  3. Qing L.
    Qing L.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very tasty food as usual, satisfied.

  4. Kathleen C.
    Kathleen C.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Our anniversary lunch at Sage was probably the best meal we’ve had there yet which is saying something. We chose the three course set menu for $65 pp and were delighted by the bonus additions of a delicious Amuse Bouche comprising vichyssoise, scallops and savoury profiteroles for starters and a pre-dessert experience of lollypop-like small meringues served on tiny whisks, and white chocolate covered raspberry balls. Each course of the meal itself was beautifully prepared/cooked, arranged artistically on the plate and the service was attentive, friendly and helpful. The experience was truly value for money and reminded us of why Sage is our ‘go-to’ restaurant.

  5. Dave H.
    Dave H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Always excellent service, lovely setting, brilliant tastes! One of our absolute favorites in Canberra. Taste and test a great way to try new menu options early!

  6. Lynda Y.
    Lynda Y.
    • 3 reviews
    6/10

    Rather noisy venue, in part because the staff were quite excitable. The menu was ok but neat and dessert-heavy

  7. Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Love the new look of the restaurant as usual the staff are knowledgeable and the food amazing! Was a great way to celebrate Christmas with friends

  8. Shiva S.
    Shiva S.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    The staff were amazing and the food was wonderful. They had great twist on dishes that made every bit wanting more. The seasonal twist was great as it was not heavy.

  9. Maria L.
    Maria L.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a very enjoyable evening. The food was delicious and the service was great.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    8.5/10

    The food at Sage was delicious. The xheg catered for special dietary requirements. The service was great and the staff were friendly, efficient and lovely.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent and will likely return

  12. Christian J.
    Christian J.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Amazing meal! Unfortunately they ran out of a red IPA beer which was the only disappointment.

  13. Panit T.
    Panit T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and super services, thank you guys. We really enjoy our lunch yesterday.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    10/10

    Very attentive yet discreet staff and the food was sublime.

  15. J N.
    J N.
    • 11 reviews
    8.5/10

    Delicious food and wine matching with friendly service.

  16. Wendy N.
    Wendy N.
    • one review
    10/10

    We were given a voucher for Sage Restaurant as a wedding present and chose to use it for our first wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the five course degustation and were blown away by the flavours and inventiveness. To top off the night, Sage gave us a $50 voucher to use as a thankyou. Really impressed.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 284 reviews
    9.75/10

    Our second visit to Sage, and just as amazing. We had the degustation, and it was fabulous. Next time we might try the wine pairing.

  18. Adele A.
    Adele A.
    • 2 reviews
    9.75/10

    My favourite restaurant

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 250 reviews
    9.75/10

    Best restaurant in Canberra!!

  20. Rita S.
    Rita S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Loved it! Anniversary dinner was really special- thanks!

More information

How to get to the restaurant

55 Ainslie Avenue, 2612, Braddon, Australia

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

Ying and yang fine dining.

Locals are flocking to this fine dining restaurant for its cosy interior and a Zen-like courtyard. Dine in the Alfresco space strewn in fairy lights, gently illuminating soft greenery - it doesn’t get much better than this.

The modern Australian menu features innovative and mouth-watering combinations of ingredients and styles. Changing frequently to keep things fresh and interesting, the menu might include such tempting combinations such as sugar-cured ocean trout with avocado, wasabi, olive and citrus or chocolate couscous with espresso ice cream, orange and meringue.

Best dish: go for the five surprise courses picked by the chef.

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