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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.

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  • Average price $105 Special request

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.3/10
based on 575 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Karen W.
    Karen W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Service was exceptional. Food was fabulous as well. Loved everything about our degustation dinner with paired non alcoholic drinks. Go there you will be impressed!

  2. Kieron N.
    Kieron N.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    We had the taste & rate menu, which we thought was a different twist to your everyday dining experience. And for the better, that is. And very much made better, provided by our 2 waiter (Luke) and waitress (Maddy), with immaculate and top level service. Would highly recommend going back there just for the service alone!! :)

  3. Sharon K.
    Sharon K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wow. We didn’t realise it was a set 5 course meal, so with no menus to look we sat back and we were blown away with the quality of the meal. We loved everything that they served and will definitely be back on our next visit.

  4. David S.
    David S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love this restaurant. Usually go with the chef's choice degustation, wine pairing is excellent and food has never let me down. Staff are very attentive and well trained.

  5. Alastair R.
    Alastair R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really enjoyable evening from the moment we arrived. Friendly informative staff and creative food - someone certainly knows what they are doing in the kitchen! Will definitely go again.

  6. Klaus M.
    Klaus M.
    • one review
    7/10

    We attended Sage for a wedding anniversary. After being seated we were given a wine list but no Menu. On request we told that there was no written menu and were given the menu verbally. Moreover, the menu was unexpectantly totally preset without any choices? This has two problems. One is that most people have preferances of certain foods (a friend of mine absolutely hates corriander), and secondly, although the meal was very good, the next day we could not give anyone a proper description of what we had eaten because we had to rely on a verbal description given to us in a quite noisy restaurant. I doubt we will be back since we would prefer to have a choice of a selection.

  7. Tallis  .
    Tallis .
    • one review
    10/10

    The atmosphere at Sage is simultaneously cosy and grand. The food is excellent and the service was prompt and friendly! Perfect place for a date or a family dinner.

  8. Katherine P.
    Katherine P.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    We had a glorious dinner at Sage. The food was spectacular, the waitstaff attentive but not overbearing. Beautifully arranged plates of an ingenious menu. The restaurant called to ask if this was a special occasion, which it was (my husband's 60th birthday) and they had a balloon and card complete with a $50 voucher for our next visit. Very fine gesture. My only "issue" is that with such a wonderful atmosphere and food, it was disappointing to have paper sheets over the table cloths. This seems to be a common aspect to dining these days but it is annoying to catch ones sleeve on the edge of the paper. other than that, it was a beautiful evening. Thank you to the Sage.

  9. nitika s.
    nitika s.
    • one review
    10/10

    We went to the sage dining for our third anniversary, the food was absolutely amazing and the staffs were welcoming and caring . they made us special on our day. and we even received $50 gift voucher for next time . we lived the place ☺️

  10. Brenton P.
    Brenton P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Wow. A five course set menu which offered a mix of so many taste sensations and textures. The service was spot on. Very engaging wait staff who were all well versed in the cuisine. The waitress who seated us asked if our dinner was a celebration. It was my wife's birthday.. Following the final course, my wife (and I) was surprised by a 'sixth' course....served on a plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate. Amazing food and hospitality.

  11. Tig H.
    Tig H.
    • one review
    10/10

    I have been wanting to dine at Sage for ages so I finally made a reservation for the family to go for my birthday. We were able to park right outside the restaurant which is always a good thing in my book. The food was simply delicious. We all enjoyed the five course degustation menu including a vegetarian one. My absolute favourite dish was the beef tartare. The service was faultless, friendly and attentive. The little birthday extras including card, voucher and bonus profiteroles were a lovely touch. I would highly recommend Sage for celebratory gatherings, a romantic dinner for two or any other reason for a wonderful meal. We will definitely be going back for the new menu taste testing in April. Thank you for a happy, happy birthday!

  12. Liz M.
    Liz M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Delightful evening with delicious degustation menu ! Could not choose a favourite dish as they were all sooo tasty. Congratulations & compliments to the chef on presentation & finesse in combining flavours with sophistication using locally sourced produce to table such fabulous menu from start to finish . The attentive , discreet & knowledgeable staff were friendly & relaxed while also professional. We finished the evening with an after dinner drink in the lively relaxing garden bar . Thank you

  13. Susan M.
    Susan M.
    • one review
    10/10

    This was a well-researched gift from our nephews to celebrate our visit to Canberra from UK. Wow what a find. The staff were absolutely delightful and informative. The food was superlative - innovative, delicious and visually exciting - and several extra surprises. Good wines too. All in an unexpected location. A real treat.

  14. Julie L.
    Julie L.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing! Did not expect them to go out of their way for my husband's birthday. Great service along with great food. The food came looked as good as it tasted.

  15. Cornelis G.
    Cornelis G.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    I noted that people who gave bad reviews were offered a revisit. This saddened me as a revisit would be appreciated. However honesty demands I say the food was great, interestng, well presented by staff who were knowledgable and attentive, but not intrussive

  16. Fiona Y.
    Fiona Y.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    Brilliant flavour combinations, and generous with using the best ingredients! We enjoyed the kangaroo loin main, and the rhubarb tart! Thanks for the Sage experience, it was a nice finish to our Canberra trip

  17. Peter N.
    Peter N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Beautiful resteraunt, fantastic service and warm additions for my partners birthday. Five course degustation was closer to seven and everything was unbelievable. Absolutely fantastic.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Qing L.
    Qing L.
    • 14 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very tasty food as usual, satisfied.

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How to get to the restaurant

55 Ainslie Avenue, 2612, Braddon (ACT), Australia

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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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