Restaurant Reviews

Sage Dining Rooms

Sage Dining Rooms
Gorman House Batman St Braddon, Canberra, ACT


Sage has seen about as many head chefs as Canberra has sworn in prime ministers in recent years. Fortunately, the cosy fine-diner has found consistency with Thomas Heinrich at the helm. He’s pared back the menu and the reliance on foams and soils. And floor staff have dialled down the formality, if anything this younger crew can be overly familiar. Yellowfin tuna tartare with goat’s curd, mint and peas is a picture of intelligent integration. Larger – albeit still tasting-size – plates are well conceived, among them fall-off-the-fork beef short rib with a cauliflower puree or duck breast balanced by a red cabbage puree. Desserts are well executed, as is a cheese course of melted brie, pumpkin-seed granola and mustard fruits. A focused wine list spans New and Old worlds, although greater diversity by the glass would be welcome. Black-and-white walls, floral banquettes, and a two-level dining space make for an eccentric but enjoyable experience.


(02) 6249 6050



Bookings essential


  • Licensed

  • Bar

  • Vegetarian-friendly

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Outdoor dining

  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Thomas Heinrich

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

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Wine: ★

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Sage Dining Rooms
Gorman House Batman St Braddon, Canberra, ACT
Thomas Heinrich
Bookings essential
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Tue-Sat noon-2pm Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

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