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Modern European
  • Gorman House, Batman St,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6249 6050,
  • Lunch Tue-Sat noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-10pm


Owners Pete and Mike Harrington have presided over as many personnel changes in recent years as Canberra has prime ministers. Yet somehow they've managed to keep Sage moving forward in a setting that's at once breezy and special. On-trend technique and a paddock-to-plate ethos make up Sage's strong culinary coalition. Local Black Angus beef features in a classically executed slow-cooked short-rib - its richness foiled by pickled carrot and an airy potato foam. A modern "Peking duck" is lightly lacquered and accompanied by an imaginative crumble of pecan and crystallised ginger. Desserts typically command loyalty, particularly a "chocolate textures" plate of sprinkled chocolate sablé crumbs, dashes of treacle and a quenelle of almond ice-cream. It's perfect with a glass of vin doux naturel from a wine list that offers plenty of value, but also interesting options for those pushing out the boat.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $60, 3 courses $75

    Dégustation $95

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Nicolai Lipscomb



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