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Capitol Bar & Grill
Modern Australian
  • QT Canberra, 1 London CCT ,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6247 1488,
    www.qtcanberra.com.au
  • Lunch daily noon-2.30pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-10.30pm

Capitol Bar & Grill
-35.284442,149.128152

With its wall-mounted digital news feed and neon-lit gallery of political portraits (Kim Jong-un, Angela Merkel), Capitol shouts "power dining". Robert Marchetti's big and bold American hotel-style dining here is closely reminiscent of his menu-writing at the QT's sister hotel in Sydney, but it's a  formula that works. Think oysters Rockefeller, Mooloolaba prawns drenched in cocktail sauce, mac and cheese with black truffle, or a succulent dry-aged Tasmanian T-bone that meets Flintstone-family specs. Still, the standout  dish is simpler in its conception - a plate of carefully composed antipasti consisting of fine local prosciutto, mortadella, thickly sliced salami, and  chunks of Parmigiano-Reggiano. The wine list is more expansive than  edgy, and bar service can sometimes let down an otherwise efficient floor crew. Desserts stick with the unashamedly retro theme, not least the profiteroles doused in dark Valrhona chocolate. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $19-$24

    M $26-$44

    D $14-$21

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Robert Marchetti & Nic Wood

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