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“Unique, inventive and totally delicious”
Review of Lanterne Rooms

Lanterne Rooms
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Ranked #1 of 1,359 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $26
Cuisines: Asian, Fusion, Malaysian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canberra
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137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Unique, inventive and totally delicious”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

What I really appreciate about this restaurant is that their dishes are unique and creative. It is not a case of "here is Lanterne's version of ......". They have their devised dishes, which you will not find elsewhere. And it helps that it is all YUM!
The menu is an eclectic range of dishes - mostly malay and the with some european touches or straight up classic modern dishes. The pork ribs are a favourite - meaty, sticky, sweet with a heady spice laden flavour. Next to them is a braised beef cheek that could come from any where - a cassaroled beef cheek that is rich and dark anf falls apart tenderly. grilled lamb cutlets with capsicum and mint pesto sit next to duck rolls, and crispy tofu and eggplant w black sesame dressing or ocean trout with fennel and carrot confit.
do you see what I mean? what a mix, what creativity, where else can you get dishes like this?
I have eaten in and done take away. When eating in, the atmoshere is quite intimate as they have large dark teak? shuttered panels creating small places where you only get glimpses of other diners and flashes of staff - very modern south east asian style.
Not dirt cheap - upper medium pricing. You have to book, and the restaurant is frequently full but I have not had trouble when calling just a couple of days out. I think this is the type of place where people think -"lets go sfter work tomorrow" and is quite relaxed. you'd be hard pressed not to enjoy this place.

  • Visited January 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Worth bracing pouring rain for!”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Another fantastic dining experience at Lantern Rooms. Delicious food, excellent service and great atmosphere. Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.

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Canberra, Australia
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“The perfect way to celebrate”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

As a family we celebrated my wife's 40th birthday here. The food, as always, was delicious, interesting, and cooked perfectly. The kids were well looked after and welcomed. We will be back.

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Canberra
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“one of my fav restaurants in Canberra”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

I just love this place, especially going in a group for lunch and ordering the banquet. My favourites are the duck spring rolls and the chicken. The staff are very attentive and the service is always fantastic. Its a little bit pricey, but so worth it.

  • Visited January 2012
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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Yum!!!!!!”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Whilst a bit more expensive than other restaurants, this place is worth every penny! The interior is really well set up, service is always very attentive (although both times I have been, the same waiter kept pushing us to order more and more and spend more money which annoyed me!). Food is excellent!!!! Absolutely love it! If you're a foodie, go here and you won't be disappointed.

Visited October 2011
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