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Benchmark Wine Bar

) #549 of 1,076 Restaurants in Canberra $$ - $$$ European, , Gluten Free Options
65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6262 6522
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  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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

Thank TheHighlander2015
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A while since we've eaten here but always good in the past and so I agreed to meet my partner at the bar after work for a couple of glasses of wine and an early dinner. Excellent food ruined by non existent service. We ordered...More

Thank FilBee
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across the place on a cold Canberra night after a long day at a conference. We found the wine list to be small, but stocked with a good quality range. The food was definitely delicious. The service is top notch. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank AAK62
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Had dinner and drinks at the Benchmark Wine Bar in Canberra with some friends. The bar is very nice and has a wide selection of wines and share plates. We ordered a couple bottles of wine and several share plates to include the prawns, bug...More

Thank Bytor56
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Went to benchmark for a business lunch, looked liked a standard Cafe from the exterior but have to say the food was awesome, had pork crackling for starters and man did it crackle!! Then tried the bug tails for main which had a great flavour...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We attended the wine makers dinner, which stated off with sparkling Canberra region wine and lots of canapés, all very tasty and very plentiful. The night progressed perfectly, with talks from the wine makers, who also came around and introduced themselves. The portions and servings...More

Thank WorldTraveller5star
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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