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Lanterne Rooms
  • 3 Blamey Pl,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6249 6889,
  • Lunch Tue-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Lanterne Rooms

They're out there, those gems hiding in plain sight in quiet shopping strips - and Lanterne Rooms is one of them. In this Malaysian farmhouse-inspired space, with its high ceiling and white walls, the dining areas are defined by louvred panels, which maintain privacy even when a boisterous group abuts a quiet twosome. The gracious wait-staff suggest wine matches from a list that leans local, stretches to a smattering of French, and offers a decent number by the glass and half-glass. The menu is built on refined spicy-sour combinations that sometimes whisper, sometimes shout. Think meaty shreds of duck in crisp pastry with chilli-kaffir lime dressing or ling lively with Sichuan pepper. A shot-glass of pomegranate, cranberry and rosewater smoothes the way for Shanghai rice noodles, rich with dark soy and a generous mix of seafood. Chocolate and coconut panna cotta with pandan pearls is the ideal sweet burst at the finish line.

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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $16-$20

    M $30-$34

    D $14-$15

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Jeffrey Shim & Daniel Mark



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