Modern Australian
  • 54 Marcus Clarke St,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6247 4042,
  • Lunch Mon-Sat noon-3pm
    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-8.30pm



Courgette is a nice break from the noisy, bustling style of many restaurants. The clientele is mainly business guests, there's plush coffee-toned carpet instead of typically unforgiving industrial concrete surfaces and there's barely any Instagramming going on despite James Mussillon's classic French technique creating plenty of clickbait. Bug tails are added to seared scallops and chorizo, encircled by pools of pea puree and fermented black garlic. Cowra lamb medallions are placed diagonally across a textured white porcelain plate dotted with prune gel and white bean puree. And precise pastry skills are evident in a shortbread millefeuille decorated with fresh, freeze-dried and jellied raspberries, and a quenelle of malt ice-cream. Service is smooth and understated, the stemware and crockery fine, and a cellar boasting more than 400 wine bottles provides plenty of diversity of styles and varieties for all drinkers. Long live the power lunch.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 3-course lunch $66
    4-course dinner $88
  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • James Mussillon


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