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Green Herring Restaurant

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O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls 2913, Australia
+61 2 6230 2657
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been coming here on an irregular basis for decades. The quality has varied wildly (last time was awful), but this time a smiley face. I was taken for Mothers' Day so I can't comment on the normal a-la-carte menu. I rather like the rustic decor, in the manner of a slab hut; it's cosy, warm and welcoming, and having... More 

Thank CultureCommando
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my mother and grandmother here for a special mother's day lunch and was extremely impressed by the service and food! The atmosphere here is incredible, the cottage vibe and fireplaces are just lovely. Thanks to all the staff for a great lunch. I will be returning to try dinner sometime soon.

Thank Stuart C
Tuggeranong, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a frequent visitor to the Green Herring in Nicholls, I can sum it up in 3 words Amazing. Every. Time. Cheers

Thank malcolmpowder1
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

For an intimate setting with great character and superb food, one simply can't do better than this. The meals, service and ambiance were all perfect, with exceptional attention to detail. We were welcomed and charmed, but never bothered. I asked for my steak to be done rare, which is always a risk in restaurants, but it was cooked to perfection... More 

1 Thank kateblackhurst
Merimbula, Australia
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199 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

It's not 'fine dining' and doesn't pretend to be. It presents as a good mid range restaurant and they do it very well. Decor is a traditional old world aussie farm cottage. Oozes character and provides a great ambience. Service is excellent and hard to fault. The menu is safe, conservative and reasonably predictable. Meat, fish, chicken etc etc. Presentation... More 

1 Thank David W
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I cannot say enough about the Green Herring Restaurant in Nicholls. It is my new favourite fine dining place to go at the moment. Have been twice in the last weeks and I am going again tonight with my partner. My best friend and I were treated so fabulously by gorgeous, attentive staff, particuarly Max, who is multi-tasking and remains... More 

2 Thank darkphoenix280
Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I had been here many years ago and had a good time the food was good. I know since then it has had new owners. I thought the food was still very good even know the order I wanted they ran out of the salmon I had instead was very nice and the service was good but I thought the... More 

1 Thank D_Sheales
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We have never been disappointed and neither have the numerous guests we have taken along with us. The food is always top notch and the service outstanding. If you expect the Ledbury (London) or the Mirazur (France), Est or Testsuya (both Sydney) you will be disappointed, but you will get one of the best in Canberra at an affordable price.

1 Thank Lindsay H
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

From the outside you would not give this a second glance, but please do not judge a book by its cover because inside you will have a culinary experience second to mine. The food is delicious, Max the owner is fantastic and the ambiance understated. If you are in Canberra, then PLEASE do not hesitate to give this restaurant a... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tolmie, Australia
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196 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

What a big mistake to walk thru the door of this place. They have no idea on how to cook food. When you ask them for something a little different. They say we cant do that. The place is terrible. Not clean at all and the so called food is terrible

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls 2913, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Nicholls
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6230 2657

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?