Restaurant Reviews

Ottoman Cuisine: Restaurant review


9 Broughton St
Barton, Canberra, ACT


Lunch Tue-Fri noon-2.30pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm


E $16-$24
M $30-$35
D $12-$16


The setting for celebrations, dalliances and political manoeuvres, this Canberra stalwart has tradition woven into its fabric. The long space opening onto greenery and a water feature fosters serenity, no matter how busy the action on the floor, and the staff's dignified, warm demeanour speaks of a justifiable pride. The noise is all in the flavours of the food, bold and bright with layered spices. There's a generous hand at work in yufka rolls crammed with duck, currants and pine nuts, and pan-fried haloumi with rocket, walnuts and green beans. Gutsy main courses include a tomato, onion and capsicum hotpot loaded with lamb sausage and a quail egg, while tart barberry pilaf peps up skewers of char-grilled chicken. Australia's big guns are well represented in the wine list, and for something more modest with a meze or two, Efes, the Turkish lager, is right at home.
(02) 6273 6111
Bookings essential
  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Serif Kaya
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.