Pulp Kitchen
Modern Australian
  • Shop 1, Wakefield Gardens,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6257 4334,
  • Brunch Sat-Sun 9am-2pm

    Lunch Fri-Sun noon-2pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-9.30pm

Pulp Kitchen

Suburban sophistication. Pulp Kitchen has turned a seeming paradox into a unique selling point: a raucous, homely restaurant next to a small shopping centre that is part of its local community, but has ambitions beyond being merely handy. It's BYO, but its blackboard offers decent Bordeaux and Argentinean malbec alongside herb-crumbed lambs' brains and sauce gribiche, and pan-fried monkfish paired with pearl-barley risotto and fennel. Plating is typically of the strewn-around-the-plate-inpiles-joined-by-drizzle school: scallops and blood sausage dotted around florets of cauliflower and slashes of sherry vinegar, say. A dry-aged sirloin (blackened rather than nicely browned, alas) is more robustly presented, simply with a round of Café de Paris butter, pickled onion and golden fondant potato. Black sesame ice-cream brings a curious twist to a tarte Tatin, while a little sass makes up for any timing lapses on the floor.  

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $16-$24

    M $24-$36

    D $17

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Luke Drummond



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