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Pulp Kitchen
Modern European
  • Shop1, Wakefield Gdns,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6257 4334,
  • Lunch Wed-Fri noon-2pm; brunch Sat-Sun 9am-2pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-9.30pm

Pulp Kitchen

A hens' night in full squawk, a rogue flame leaping from the grill, an air conditioner dumping a sudden shower - nothing fazes them here. Daniel Giordani is grittily resolute on the floor, Keaton McDonnell self-possessed in the kitchen. Service never falters, with bold dishes hitting the tables speedily - shoestring fries with aïoli, a salt-cod mousse zingy with dill and lemon, a smoky hay-baked potato with fried duck egg and pickled onion, ricotta gnocchi with roast leeks and peas - every one a winner in the looks and taste departments. A beef short-rib and aged sirloin duo (too much mustard; more gravy, please) brings more of those fries, and, to wrap it all up, there's a last blast of summer - coconut rice pudding, mango carpaccio and passionfruit gel. It's all seasonal, fresh and feisty at this edgy suburban bistro and a generous line-up of local and European wines (many by the glass) provides numerous fine matches.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $16-$22

    M $27-$36

    D $12-$17

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Keaton McDonnell



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