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Benchmark Wine Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, , Vegetarian Friendly
65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6262 6522
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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“lamb rack” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601, Australia
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was nothing wrong with this restaurant, but also nothing amazing for the price. The food was very good, the wine list was good but nothing different compared to other restaurants such as Courgette or Onred. The service was average, they forgot one of our...More

Thank Eryn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner based on a relative's recommendation. Restaurant was quiet as pre-theatre time. Service helpful and very friendly. Food was very good: flaky barramundi and beautiful seafood dish for my wife. Had cheese selection to follow which was excellent.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Benchmark has been my go to restaurant for years - but no longer. New owners haven't even bothered to patch up the holes in the walls from the recent removal of all the artwork that gave it such a great feel. Food was bad Service...More

Thank Cam T
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had such a great time here for our first visit a few years ago, the food was outstanding, the staff were excellent and had perfect customer service and the place had a great atmosphere but to be honest this time around was very disappointing....More

1  Thank Kiks1982
Reviewed 31 July 2017

we dined here for a Truffle Degustation dinner with matching wines on Wednesday 26 July 2017. being my first degustation for some time, I really didn't know what to expect. to be honest, I expected a lot more on the plate.... ;-) however, at the...More

1  Thank JonesesofCanberra
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Dined here for a Truffle Degustation dinner with "matching" wines. Casual but decent decor. Service was interesting. There was 1 person who was very competent and was giving instruction to the others who seemed to be a bit awkward. Anyway, the food was quite decent...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Overall got to say this was disappointing mainly due to the inconsistency, The tortellini was truly awful, poorly coloured and cardboard like with a piece of plastic in it. Packet pasta?? maybe. While the beef cheeks and the rhubarb dessert were really excellent. Three different...More

1  Thank TheHighlander2015
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

service was amazing from the moment of being shown to our table. We ordered the warm olives with feta and the empanadas for entree - a delicious introduction! Following this, the eggplant for main was divine - the accompanying sunflower seeds and pepitas really made...More

1  Thank LoveFood692
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Ate at benchmark tonight and the food, drinks and service were all wonderful. Thank you for a lovely evening out and accepting our late booking at short notice.

Thank jazzmuso7
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Went on a 'wine' flight! This left a low cost airline as a great experience. They said it was the best Shiraz. When I asked they said it was the best Shiraz of the week. They must have opened it the previous week! They didn't...More

1  Thank Andrew R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6262 6522
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