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Ottoman Cuisine
  • 9 Broughton St,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6273 6111,
  • Lunch Tue-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Ottoman Cuisine

The nation's powerbrokers rue the passing of the cigar room, and there's probably less Grange leaving the Ottoman's impressive cellar these days. But the political lobbyists that frequent this temple of modern-leaning Turkish food will still find that their corporate-account dollar stretches far. Banquets are popular; we like to ask staff to choose a series of courses from the best of the à la carte options, especially the entrées. Hummus and baba ghanoush with light and fluffy pide is hard to resist, but it gets better: dolmas stuffed with fish and prawns are outstanding, as are eggplant packed with rice, currants and pinenuts. There's a touch of hands-across-the-Bosphorus, East-meets-West thinking in the likes of confit duck with green lentils, and chargrilled spatchock in lemon and spices. Desserts are no afterthought - go with the semolina and orange cake, with yoghurt sorbet to cut the sweetness of the orange syrup.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $15-$24

    M $30-$36

    D $12-$16

    Dégustation $80

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Serif Kaya



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