Sage Dining Rooms

4.5
302 Reviews
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Sage is a extraordinary staple in the Canberra Fine dining scene.

We are located in the heritage building 'Gorman House' in Braddon, with the beautiful Mint Garden Bar as our stunning entrance.

The kitchen headed by Thomas Heinrich, with a breadth of experience spanning the globe, including five star establishments and outback fine dining.

Experiences

  • Tasting Menu

    A$110.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    A seasonal tasting menu showcasing local Australian ingredients to their fullest capacity. Vegan and coeliac options available.
  • 3-Course a la carte lunch

    A$90.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Your choice of 3 courses off of our seasonal menu.
  • 2 Course a la carte Lunch

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Your choice of 2 courses off of our seasonal menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 302 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BruceM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and chose Sage because we wanted something a bit special. We’ve dined there before and always enjoyed the food and the service.
We weren’t disappointed this time. The menu was very creative and the service was of the usual high standard. Would certainly recommend Sage.

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THcanberra
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It has nice cocktails and friendly staff. Food can be better

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PhilF
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Sage. The dining experience is always expectational. But in is particular occasion… they raised the bar even higher. The staff were super friendly and accommodating on each interaction.

When asked if it was a special occasion at the start of our night, I mentioned that we were making good on a birthday voucher for my wife, which she received several months ago.

to our surprise my wife was delivered a surprise birthday cake with an accompanying song at the nights end. The cake was far from out of place. It shared the same beautiful details that each course received. and was kindly packaged up so we could share the joy with our children at home.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, very friendly and helpful staff. Although the paired drinks came out after the said tasting plate but overall a great dining experience.

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DeonK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time enjoying the Vegan Degustation 5 course meal. The food is absolutely superb and thanks to our wonderful waiter Owen we also got to meet the Chef and was able to thank him for the marvellous creations that they put before us.
Thank you Owen and team for yet another fantastic meal and evening. Wr will be back again soon

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every course divine.
every platye amazing
presentation spectacular
service just wonderful and so friendly

Our waitress Tia was particularly sensational. Made it a memorable event. Thank you Tia!!

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great night. Food was beautiful and Owen, our waiter took great care of us. It was a little cool next to the window, but other than that superb.

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LucyS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, interesting and delicious flavour combinations, nice environment, beautifully matched wines.

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GillianT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dining experience with lots of interesting food. Our waitress was outstanding. The only reason we didn’t tip was that the food was he most expensive we’ve ever paid for. But given the Covid restrictions I’m okay with that and would still recommend the experience for a special occasion.

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MichaelM
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific well balanced food in an intimate setting. Wonderful service by an informed and unobtrusive team.

We enjoyed the 5 course degustation menu and it was a great way to sample some foods we wouldn’t normally order.

One of the best restaurants in Canberra, highly recommended!

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FeliciaM
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience in every sense

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hanis
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great……………………………………………………………………………………….. it’s stupid if you want me to provide feedback then make me write min 50 characters to submit.
I won’t do this shrink!!

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MonicaK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were attentive and the wine pairing was great with the description of the wine and why it was chosen

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BecB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An absolutely beautiful setting and warm. The meal had many little surprise courses.

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Bella
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommend Sage. We found no fault. The venue is quiet with nice background music. Ella, our main wait staff was professional, friendly as were the other staff. The food was outstanding. The courses were adequately spaced and we didn’t feel rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely food , lovely wait staff not intrusive, very friendly and knowledgeable about wine.
Thanks especially to Ella the young lady who made us all feel special.

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AlexF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to have a nice romantic dinner. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. Fine dining at its best.

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ClaireD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant or a fancy date night dinner. We recommend pairing wines with your meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant with lovely staff and delicious food! A true dining experience.

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joanne
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbly presented food snd every mouthful was delicious. The service was also attentive and professional. Lovely to have an extensive wine list by the glass as I am a solo diner. I booked again. A very special place, understated and relaxed yet top class food and service

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Pauly
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent, interesting food. Couldn't fault food or service, only criticism would be a little cool for a cold night in Canberra.

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VladimirCR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Sage. Great food and service. Well designed and flavored menu. Customized drinks for the little ones, great to hear from those in the kitchen telling us what they had prepared for us. 5 dishes gets you going very well served home and with a multi-flavor experience. Very nice space between tables so that we felt private to have our own small party of 4 (birthday of my now teenage son). Thea was super attentive on all our needs, thank you all!

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Tamica
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! So worth the cost. It was fine dining without the snotty atmosphere. An incredible experience! They catered to complex dietary requirements with ease. They really outdid themselves with food and the drink pairings. We had the non-alcoholic pairings and they were absolutely divine and perfect pairings! Bethany was our waitress and she went above and beyond. Perfect for a birthday or celebration.

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PeteM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and wine were excellent. Owen our waiter was amazing. It was our second time back to Sage and will keep coming back. The flavours of the food and the paired wines were exceptional. Well done to the chefs at Sage and your staff. Had a great night.

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was best I have had in Canberra!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owen was our waiter and he was great!

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StephenB
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and knowledgeable, pleasant wait staff.Great and unusual combinations of flavors

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AndrewO
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will keep it short, sharp and sweet. Sage is the epitome of excellence. Our waitress Ella is from another planet and our barman Cooper was dropping cocktails like its hot! Aynsle's knowledge of cocktails left my head spinning. I will certainly be back.

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Sumeet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new menu. Perfect food. 3 course lunch was all we could have eaten

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Toothfamily
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I was a bit cold where I we were sitting, not far from entrance so expected when door opens and closes. It was easy to hear people next to us, but not really noisy and atmosphere pleasant.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outrageously good - a spanking new menu that manages the impossible - by easily exceeding all of our past five star experiences. My partner summed it up: the best meal he has ever had at Sage (and that is saying something). Balanced, nuanced flavour bombs, from first plate to last. Coupled with superior service from classy, professional wait staff. Can’t wait to get back, and do it all again. Standouts are the little Gorgonzola sticks, feisty bread, charred broccolini, and that beef! Oh, and the feijoa ice cream sandwiches. The best possible way to start the weekend. Exceptional all round.

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BECCAT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure dining at sage in particular the last two times we have been we have had Bethany as our server and she has always made us feel welcome, comfortable and happy.

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Amelia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food everytime I go. Staff are always friendly with a great mix of personality. Will be back to try the new menu, 100% recommend.

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Walburgrif
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taste and Test is a special dining experience. You give written feedback on an experimental set of menu items. Always fun and food though experimental is always top quality. Recommend the wine pairing too. Lots of thought has gone into the selections. Takes time but not too long - under 2 hours. Each dish is small but perfectly formed and at the end you are satisfied but you've had a wide range of tastes.

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hibab
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Service was friendly and welcoming. Absolutely divine experience. We went for lunch and sat in the sun. Highly recommend 😊

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Kath
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as with the service, was top notch. We’ll certainly be coming back. Absolutely lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This would be our 4th time at Sage. We had their tasting menu for $105 per person. We shared a cocktail and wine pairing between four of us. It is reliably incredible food, the service was excellent: friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Sage.

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VivL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hi,

We were a little disappointed with the food this time. Not as good as we have experienced on past occassions.

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vipElias
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was divine! The taste & test was an interactive and immersive environment and experience. There were fun & flavourful fusions and was nice to see some natives in the dishes! Finally, the service was friendly and seamless, shout-out to Ella :-) 11/10 overall, not over-rated at all, would recommend!

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shobha
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite fine dining, excellent service, best waiter in town Owen, great courses snd we were allowed our own choice of wine as it is also a BYO, we were inside this tine snd we thoroughly enjoyed it again!

FAQs

Sage Dining Rooms is rated 4.5 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.