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Modern European
  • 54 Marcus Clarke St,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6247 4042,
  • Lunch Mon-Sat noon-2pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-8.30pm


Chef James Mussillon has held fast over the years to his signature miniature food-scapes - delicate constructs that are pretty, layered and, for some, fussy. But, with or without the smears and dabs, his commitment to quality produce, balanced flavours and immaculate execution has kept his star shining bright. Rich, sharp and cooling qualities combine in rare  roasted venison with capers, bush pepper and cucumber. The humble  fish and mushy-pea duo of northern England turns sophisticated with vinegary, sweet black kingfish meeting pea purée, smoked salmon, charry leeks and a courgette blossom. Advice on the French/Italian-leaning wine  list is warm and well informed, but service overall is tentative - hopefully a passing stumble. Swinging the mood upwards, a crescent moon of toasted meringue topped with berries, shortbread slivers and a dot of mango sorbet is bold and generous - everything the finale of occasion dining should be.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 3-course lunch $66 4-course dinner $88

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • James Mussillon



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