We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Green Herring Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls 2913, Australia
+61 2 6230 2657
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 134: English reviews
Tuggeranong, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
192 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank darkphoenix280
Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 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
Level Contributor
39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 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 2 March 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
Level Contributor
189 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 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
Merimbula, Australia
Level Contributor
192 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Its a good mid range restaurant that provides an adequate dining experience at a reasonable price. Atmosphere is old world and outstanding. Service is excellent without being intrusive. Menu selection is safe and conservative without being outstanding, or memorable, in any way. It is not uncommon for them to have "run out" of a menu choice which is very frustrating.... More 

1 Thank David W
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
217 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Here with friends (chosen due to it's gluten free options for me), we had a lovely dinner. We were tended to with great care and certainly didn't feel neglected, nor hassled. The menu was varied and the food was presented to highlight it's creativeness. While listed as fine dining, it was a comfortable environment to wear smart casual clothes and... More 

2 Thank Ronni68

Travellers who viewed Green Herring Restaurant also viewed

Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory
Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory

Been to Green Herring Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Green Herring Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?