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The Conservatory Restaurant

8.9/10
217 reviews

Average price $55

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.9/10
based on 217 reviews
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Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Janette G.
    Janette G.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Excellent view & location. Food and service both good. We selected the two couse option, main & dessert and we enjoyed our lunch. It was very relaxed.

  2. Garry C.
    Garry C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The Conservatory at the Arboretum is fantastic - really interesting and fine food. The carpaccio, prawns, zucchini flowers were all amazing. Then the mains of lamb, beef, mackerel wad great. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch.

  3. Lasith R.
    Lasith R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great breakfast. Very good range of offering. Enlighten themed breakfast selections are really good. Lovely staff and the view. Well done Ginger catering

  4. Jenny E.
    Jenny E.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    It was a cold, wet and windy day for breakfast and as we all sat down the waitress popped up and took our coffee orders, there was as bit of a hilarious mix up with a couple of the coffee orders and our waitress corrected the mix up which was nice. The food was good and there was a lot of it. It was a lovely way to celebrate a 60th birthday.

  5. Yvonne T.
    Yvonne T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Despite the 40 plus degree day outside the restaurant was cool and relaxing. Great value with a great view despite the smoke and drought. My Sydney friends were impressed. Hoping desperately for rain for the whole South East and would encourage everyone to book a table and enjoy this wonderful facility and restaurant.

  6. Di R.
    Di R.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    All was really great....wait to be seated too long though especially when escorting an interstate guest. Food and waiters really excellent and seating terrific. Have no hesitation in returning. Thankyou

  7. Elisabeth C.
    Elisabeth C.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food and the staff were excellent. I couldn't fault them! I would like to have had a window seat ( we had a visitor from overseas) but I understand that because we booked for 1.00 pm, that wasn't possible.

  8. Michele  M.
    Michele M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Staff were wonderful, welcoming and very considerate of the elderly relatives who accompanied us. The choice and quality of food and drinks was excellent and represented good value for money. Always enjoy the views from the restaurant and a visit to the Arboretum shop and bonsai display following a meal.

  9. Roger B.
    Roger B.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent venue to watch a storm roll over Canberra. Service very quick and servers were great at ensuring our order and meals were taken and delivered before a larger group were served. A fixed price menu is good and choice nice. Wine list small but quality. Overall a great lunch

  10. Roger B.
    Roger B.
    • 6 reviews
    8.75/10

    Amazing views of Canberra during a thunderstorm. Staff attentive and helpful - we appreciated being served before a larger group. Innovative menu with choice. Nice to choose from fixed charge menu and wide choice of wine.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    8.75/10

    An excellent meal in a beautiful location!

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews
    9.5/10

    Fabulous , delicious and beautifully presented

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 286 reviews
    8.75/10

    Great food and great service.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 289 reviews
    10/10

    Have been there 4 times for lunch and once again fantastic experience. Love the choice of Canberra wines????

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 289 reviews
    8.75/10

    Excellent lunch

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 288 reviews
    9/10

    Service very accommodating. Fantastic view from table next to window. Food a little hit and miss. The braised beef dish was to die for as was the teriyaki salmon. The duck dish unfortunately did not reach the tenderness of the beef dish and the vegetables - to my taste - were undercooked. My dessert was underwhelming. A tiny scoop of slightly melted, albeit admittedly delicious ice cream, with 4 small pieces of meringue shards! The Apple Mille-feuille was a more substantial serving with an intricate decoration.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    6.75/10

    First in - last served. Waited over an hour for mains.

  18. Helen J.
    Helen J.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great location, great service, catered for kids, tables not too close together.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 291 reviews
    8.5/10

    Good Atmosphere

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 254 reviews
    9/10

    Always great for breakfast.

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How to get to the restaurant

Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, 2611, Molonglo Valley (ACT), Australia

Directions to get there

South Coast

About the restaurant

The Conservatory restaurant offers contemporary Australian cuisine, with dishes simply prepared with care, to share.

Produce is sourced primarily within Canberra’s 100-mile foodshed to support good farming in the region. The focus is on organic and biodynamic produce, heirloom meats, seasonal vegetables and fruits, and sustainable sea and fresh water foods. The views are incredible and the food is even better. Get here!

Best dish: slow cooked wagyu cheek, celeriac puree, confit eschallots, brussel sprouts.

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