Restaurant Reviews

Temporada: Restaurant review

Address

15 Moore St
Canberra, ACT

Hours

Breakfast Mon-Fri 7.30am-11.30am;
lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm;
dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm

Prices

E $4-$22
M $25-$45
D $16-$17

REVIEW

Barrel-aged sour cherry ale, grower Champagne, and orange wine speak to Temporada's appetite for risk. Shame then that not all floor staff are well placed to advise on drink selections. Still, it's a blip in an otherwise professional experience from kitchen to table. Shared seasonal plates outclass the local tapas-toting competition in size and quality with a skillful juxtaposition of flavours – tarte Tatin, for example, sets figs and grapes against the creamy astringency of Roquefort. Grilled plums and radicchio offer a similarly sweet and acidic counterpoint to wood-grilled pork loin chop. There's class in snacks like Merimbula oysters warmed in the wood fire or grilled corn with the zing of chilli and lime butter. Smart pairings extend to desserts such as rum baba with grilled pineapple and mascarpone. And the dim, timber-lined bar-centred space sets the scene for easy casual dining.
Phone:
(02) 6249 6683
Bookings:
Bookings recommended
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef(s):
Ben Willis & Dave Young
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.