Aubergine | 18 Barker Street
 Griffith, Canberra
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Aubergine is an intimate space, with high ceilings, beautiful lights and simple, elegant decor which allows the product of creative and interesting food to shine. The food style is contemporary, however there is always a classic background to our ideas. The kitchen is supplied by local farmers and benchmark suppliers that understand that rather than we tell them what we need we prefer for them to tell us what produce is at its best on the day. In turn that means that our menu is updated daily. Our wine list has won numerous awards and has over 500 labels of interesting and classic wines. It shows the same philosophy of using local and smaller growers that produce interesting wines for us to get excited about.

Aubergine has received consistently positive press and reviews by the media including 2 SMH Chef Hats for the last five consecutive years. Last year Aubergine retained it’s 2 SMH Chef Hats, was listed in John Lethlean’s Hot 50 Restaurants and Gourmet Traveller’s top #100 restaurants and was also the only Canberra restaurant included in The Financial Review Australia’s Top Restaurants list.


Ben was born and started his career as a chef in Canberra. After 9 years of travelling and working around the world Ben returned home to Canberra where he and his wife Andrea took over Aubergine in the leafy green suburb of Griffith in 2008. He is motivated to keep the ideas and creativity in the menu evolving by regularly communicating with farmers, producers and artisans about what they have that excites them.

In 2014 Ben opened a second venue, Temporada, in Canberra’s city centre. Temporada, which means seasonal in Spanish, is a casual version of the same philosophy which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


We are always interested to hear from talented and passionate people who are committed to pursuing a career in hospitality. If you like the sound of what we are doing and want to be part of the team please give us a call or email through your details.


SMH Good Food Guide
2 Chef Hats 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
Regional Restaurant of the Year 2013
Regional Wine List of the Year 2013 & 2015

Australian Gourmet Traveller
#1 ranked restaurant in ACT
2013, 2014 & 2015 Restaurant Guide

#94 Top 100 Restaurants, 2015 Restaurant Guide

#91 Top 100 Restaurants, 2016 Restaurant Guide

Financial Review | Australia’s Top Restaurants
#95 in the Top 100 List, 2015

ACT’s Top Restaurant, 2015

Australian Wine List of the Year
Best Wine List ACT 2013, 2014 & 2015
3 Wine Glasses 2013, 2014 & 2015

The Canberra Times
Restaurant of the Year 2011, 2012 & 2013

For media queries, please contact Andrea on 0430 475 401.


We offer a 4 course menu for $90 per person. If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know at the time you make a booking to give us the best possible opportunity to accommodate your needs.

Click on the links below to see a sample copy of our menu. As we are working with a constantly changing menu it is hard for us to provide a completely accurate menu too far in advance. If you have any menu queries please contact the restaurant.

View The Food Menu | View The Wine Menu

Please note that vintages, prices and availability are subject to change.
Please note that we don’t accept BYO.


Gift vouchers for Aubergine Restaurant are available for any value. To purchase a gift certificate please phone or email us and we can mail the gift certificate to you, or directly to the recipient. Alternately you can come into the restaurant to purchase a gift certificate in person.


Open for dinner, Monday – Saturday from 6pm.

Please phone us to make a reservation or you can book a table online.

Book Online | Phone: +61 2 6260 8666

Christmas Functions
The restaurant is available for Christmas Functions at lunch time for groups of up to 55 people. Please call or email the restaurant for further information.

Group Bookings & Functions
If you have an inquiry for a group booking or function, please email us. We don’t have a private dining room at Aubergine, but we can offer you the use of the dining room exclusively for lunch and dinner functions of up to 55 people.

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