Restaurant Reviews

Aubergine: Restaurant review

Aubergine

Address

18 Barker St
Griffith, ACT

Hours

Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-8.30pm

Prices

4 courses $95

REVIEW

It starts with the snacks. A crumbed quail egg topped with roe, say, or a slice of mackerel on a pastry puff with apple and egg yolk. A dish of spanner crab and almond cream bright with green apple and kohlrabi follows up. By the time the course you actually ordered arrives, there's a sense that Aubergine really knows what its doing. It's there in the way sommelier Cyril Thevenet presents his wine matches (a mix of classic and not-so classic, with premium pours via Coravin a new offer) with such pleasure, in how the floor staff recommend the brown-butter ice-cream with almond praline and frozen milk like it's one of their favourite things to eat, or in the intensity of the persillade with the lamb, given crunch by crisps of Jerusalem artichoke. Add the sheer curtains and the plush carpet and this is a restaurant that knows how to do ceremony. Capital territory.

Phone:
(02) 6260 8666

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

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

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Ben Willis

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