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“Almost perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rubicon

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Ranked #30 of 1,352 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $64
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Almost perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went for a celebratory lunch midweek and there were only 3 tables occupied. The service was good and solid if not sparkling. We had three courses and wines by the glass. The food was very good, the best being what was immediately prepared such as zucchini flowers. Dishes that relied on prepared in advance elements seemed to lack some of that zing of flavour. Entrees and deserts were the hits. The wine list is outstanding, a real treat

  • Visited August 2014
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Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

Service and food are consistently excellent in this restaurant. It is fine dining with a wonderful menu and wine list. The vegetarian menu has so many delightful dishes that non-vegetarians often find themselves choosing from it. It is a regular favourite with our family.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank 632pc
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“Service ruined the night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

What promised to be a great night was really let down by the service of our main waiter. Indifferent and down right rude. I couldn't even look him in the face.

Great food though. Great pork assiette, delicious and very generous beef cheek for main. Cheeses were delicious. My creme brûlée was to die for.

Amazing wine menu - but a shame the waiter couldn't wait to allow us time to even enjoy that.

If you're looking for a great experience not too far from Rubicon, I recommend The Artisan. Better food and far better service.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank SausageMate
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Canberra, Australia
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“Fantastic food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

The food was great (scallops were cooked to perfection!). Service was efficient and attentive. We will be coming back!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Magdalena K
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Canberra, Australia
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“Decent services, not so great food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wife and I went there for a romantic dinner on a Saturday night after friends recommended. The service was decent. The waiter on duty was friendly and attentive but not in our face. However the food was the let down. We ordered the 5 course dinner, we were told we need to order same entrees and mains, but can order separate desserts. The food were plentiful, in fact we were pretty full by the end of the 3rd course, the issue is, both our entrees, mains and deserts were either too oily, or too salty or too sweet. The octopus entree and chicken main were burnt partly .I definitely expect better cooked food from a restaurant of this level and cost. We have been to many fine dinning places including ones in Mel, Sydney and QLD, so we are familiar with the food and its taste. This one is just not up to standard.

Overall not a totally unpleasant experience, but we won't go back in a hurry if at all.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kakui C
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