Restaurant Reviews

Aubergine: Restaurant review



18 Barker St
Griffith, ACT


Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm


4 courses $90


If Aubergine isn't already the real deal, a moody makeover by Caprezio Copeland - sleek, monochrome, and showcasing dramatic ceiling-to-floor sheer curtains - only reinforces the sense of destination dining. Chef and owner Ben Willis continues to refine a four-course fixed menu that effortlessly drifts with the seasons and crosses geographical boundaries. An outstanding dessert of brown butter ice-cream - encircled by layers of almond praline and snow-like lemon verbena milk - gets plenty of accolades, while the smoky tones of eel-infused dashi, delicate garlic custard and fermented daikon perfectly complement kingfish carpaccio. And thin slices of just-seared wagyu bavette partner well with the mellow sweetness of pureed black garlic and a spicy hit of braised eggplant. There's also polished service and gun sommelier Cyril Thevenet's thoughtful selections from an outstanding wine list that spans Old and New Worlds.

(02) 6260 8666

Bookings essential


  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Ben Willis

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.