Sage Dining Rooms

4.5
288 Reviews
$41 to $100
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 288 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bella
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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!

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Jenyat53
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous Taste and test option. We love the enclosed verandah seating. Awesome service as always.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The Sage Restaurant is normally a terrific restaurant, but the taste and test menu that we had was really not great. There were 5 dishes, 1 was great, 1 was average, 1 was below average and 2 were utter garbage.

It upset me that the chef of such a nice establishment would even serve food that was so bad. It isn't even like you could miss it and think that maybe the dish was slightly off. Two of the dishes were so awful that I was a chef I would expect to be fired; especially when the customers are paying around the $100 per head.

My TL:DR review, steer clear of the taste and test menu, it is a utter waste of money. A standard night for the degustation menu is worth a visit. The atmosphere is cosy and quite.

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KarinH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We participated in the taste and test event and tried some possible new dishes. It was fun and delicious.

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JayF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, creative modern Australian at its best! Have been here twice now and will definitely be back. Food is exciting, fresh, and seasonal and just superbly executed. Service and atmosphere is equally as impressive. Bar tender has a real flair for crafting interesting and delicious mocktails. Do yourself a favour and make a booking!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience. We have been to sage many times and will continue to go back

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Christine
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, great ambiance and value for money.

CM
ChrisM
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste tests are a treat! Wonderful opportunity to shape the menu.

KC
KarenC
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun tasting and reviewing the new dishes. Great with new pairing as well.

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Maka
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely meal! Weekday lunch so only 2 other couples in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab night at Sage. Generous portions, delicious food and outstanding service all made for a great evening.

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PeterG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and set menu; recommend cocktails to start. Service was attentive and friendly

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DeaH
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Sage.
Love the food, the atmosphere and the staff

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Peckish
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I found the taste and test menu disappointing when compared to previous experiences. However, I think that many of the dishes could be improved with minor changes.

Sage used to be our restaurant of choice for special occasions so I am hoping that we will enjoy the food as much as the excellent service on our next visit. The BYO option for wine also makes this restaurant appealing.

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tanal
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing dishes: none was remarkable and the material could not have cost more than $10. It was not fine dining.

FAQs

Sage Dining Rooms is rated 4.5 stars by 288 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.