The summer issue

Our summer-packed January issue is out now - featuring our guide to summer rieslings, strawberries and seafood recipes, as well as a look at the best of Bali.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller for just $6 an issue - offer ends 29th January, 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Hot Plates: Vincent, Canberra

Vincent, Canberra

Vincent, Canberra

A newcomer to the wine-bar-cum-diner genre in Canberra, Vincent paints on a pleasantly familiar canvas. The space is minimalist in style, with neutral tones, warm Edison pendant lighting, and bar-style seating to rival The Chaser's election desk.

A concise wine and food offer - presented on a Scrabble-tile-like menu à la Andrew McConnell's Marion wine bar in Melbourne - reinforces the sense of relaxed dining. The wine selection (around half a dozen reds and whites) pulls focus on France and Italy, with good-value pours running from Bordeaux to Barolo. And there's plenty of wine smarts among the youngish floor crew.

The eats lean toward the accessible, with familiar combinations of flavours and ingredients: beetroot and goat's cheese, pork belly and cauliflower, lamb with eggplant and feta. Rare wagyu beef with pomme purée is a highlight, while mushroom arancini and a mini lobster burger round out the snacking options.

Vincent's still a work in progress, but a welcome one at that.

Vincent, 48 Macquarie St, Barton, ACT (02) 6273 7773, vincentrestaurant.com.au

Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
A taste of Algeria in Northcote
18.01.2017
What to order at Salt Bae's restaurant
17.01.2017
Hot Plates: Pino’s Vino e Cucina, Sydney
16.01.2017
Long Chim Melbourne opens today
16.01.2017
Ben Shewry does souvlaki
13.01.2017
Pure South returns to its roots
12.01.2017
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

You might also like...

Hot Plate: Face2Face Noodles, Sydney

Chinatown's new spicy Chongqing-styled noodle bar is complet...

Hot Plates: Higher Ground, Melbourne

The line between cafe and restaurant is blurred at the CBD’s...

Hot Plates: 13 February 2015

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

L'Americano, Sydney

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Estelle Bistro, Melbourne

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Bang Street Food, Sydney

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Minamishima, Melbourne

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Lilo Tang, Canberra

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Mayflower Restaurant and Bar, Adelaide

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

The Vertue of the Coffee Drink, Melbourne

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Spirit House, Yandina, Qld

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Bistro Nguyen's, Canberra

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

University of Melbourne Farmers' Market

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Clayton Wells at LuMi

The pair join forces for Sunday lunches at LuMi.

Farmhouse Restaurant, Pialligo Estate, ACT

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×