Lanterne Rooms
Malaysian
  • 3 Blamey Pl,
    Campbell,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6249 6889,
    chairmangroup.com.au/
  • Lunch Tue-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Lanterne Rooms
-35.289833,149.153827

The relaunch of sister restaurant The Chairman & Yip might have stolen some of the limelight, but this suburban surprise package still has plenty to offer in its youthful vibe, warm hospitality, and willingness to riff freely on Malay-Chinese cuisine. Not all dishes warrant the thumbs up - an entrée of crisp tofu, eggplant and roasted tomatoes wants for cohesion. In contrast, there's great balance and pristine flavours in Shanghai rice noodles tossed with dark soy, calamari, prawns and scallops. Slow-cooked pork belly works well with watermelon, wagyu beef curry is pleasingly unctuous, and crisp, tom yum-infused prawns are matched well with rockmelon and apple slaw. Desserts aren't a strong suit, but affable service is - staff are focused and respectful. A wine list full of spice-friendly varieties, such as riesling and gewürztraminer, transcends expectations, as does a dining space that channels a rural Malaysian farmhouse. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $16-$20

    M $32-$35

    D $10-14

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Daniel Mark

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