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Braddon Merchant, Braddon, AU-ACT
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Braddon Merchant

4.6
4.6
148 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern European
East facing, and bathed in morning sunlight, Braddon Merchant is a bright, modern eatery with a smart European feel.

Offering a thoughtful menu of fresh, simple Mediterranean dishes and weekly specials, Braddon Merchant champions fresh produce and local suppliers.

Positioned in the heart of Braddon, and connected to the Midnight precinct, Braddon Merchant is sophisticated in presentation, smart in service and authentic in dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Modern Australian, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6220 0401

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bernd Brademann

  • Catering

    Catering options are available. Please contact info@braddonmerchant.com.au or phone 02 6220 0401.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining options are available both in restaurant and in a private dining room. Contact info@braddonmerchant.com.au for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Braddon

  • Cross street

    Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking is available underneath Midnight Hotel for those dining in the restaurant – parking tickets can be validated by the restaurant team upon presentation of your dining receipt. Street parking is also available within the surrounding areas.

  • Public transit

    Canberra Light Rail - Elouera Street stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Braddon Merchant Experience

    A$99.00 per person

    Oct 28, 2021 - Nov 16, 2023
    The Braddon Merchant Experience features a Chef’s selection of menu favorites and weekly specials. Following the premise that food is best enjoyed in good company, each dish is designed to share, with the option of wine pairings also available.
  • Valentine's Day

    A$125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    In an evening of fine food and wine, enjoy eight exclusive share-style dishes for $125 per person, with a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut on arrival. In the spirit of love, we’re giving away one night’s accommodation with our upstairs neighbour, Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection. To enter the competition, simply book your Valentine’s Day dinner with us, and you’ll automatically enter the draw to win. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, 15 February.

What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambiance

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Innovative

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

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  1. RA

    RichardA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing with personable wait staff. Highly recommended.
  2. R

    Rahb

    Canberra

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The five course meal was excellent; every dish was scrumptious. The matching wine selection was also great. A lovely evening!
  3. MF

    MarcF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better service. Thanks Braddon Merchant for a great Christmas lunch.
  4. S

    Sharonymous

    Canberra

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining solo while staying at the Midnight Hotel, thought I’d avail myself of their in-house restaurant after having had an excellent coffee & breakfast there. I was most impressed - extensive wine list, expert recommendations, attentive service & superb menu choices! Chose the 2 course option with additional oysters as an entree. Fresh fabulous cuisine all round. Will definitely be bringing family back to join the fun!
  5. H

    Heath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of three enjoyed our meal at Braddon Merchant. Each dish was fresh and flavoursome; we shared three entrees and three mains. The wine list - expansive - was stocked with excellent wines at a healthy range of price-points. We'd definitely come back!
  6. SB

    ShilB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, nicely presented yummy food, beautiful ambience! Lachlan and staff made my birthday experience extra special with the food and wine suggestions and the warm hospitality. Certainly going back again soon!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, and highly knowledgeable sommelier. 5 stars isn't enough
  8. RD

    RickD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Silver service attention to detail and quality of food, including presentation. The staff were exceptional, which was a significant factor contributing to our return visit. I am pleased to say we were not disappointed. The pairing of wines to dishes by Mya (sp) was astonishing and we were pleasantly surprised and appreciative of her recommendations. The front and back of house teams created a brilliant combination to underpin a fantastic night catching up with a mate. We will be back again for sure.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The menu was really interesting and the food fantastic - great value (set prices for 2 or 3 courses). The staff were friendly and attentive even though it was fairly busy (it was Saturday evening). The wine list is extensive and the staff were very generous with their knowledge of their wines and pairings with food. Will definitely return for another date night!
  10. KC

    KatieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the chef's selection, and it was impeccable! The paired wines were perfect, the food sensational, the staff flawless! Highly recommended!!!
  11. R

    Rahb

    Canberra

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, a top notch night! The North American wines were delicious and the food was excellent. Only exception was the cheese and apple pie for dessert; not my cup of tea, and the only time we haven’t loved every course!
  12. TT

    TarobaneTraveler

    Tasmania

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly and good service Fresh and tasty food $55 for two courses is a good price but entree size could have been bigger
  13. AS

    AndrewS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with attentive service, would definitely go again!
  14. RS

    RuthS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous table and wine service from Lachlan. Elegant, delicious, unpretentious high quality cuisine. Impressive wine list and food pairing. Casual, classy, airy surrounds. Thoroughly recommend.
  15. L

    Levingeee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant atmosphere, decent menu with options to suit most, attentive and friendly service. Ideal for dinners when you'd like to actually hear conversation! All very easy - which is what you hope for!
  16. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Braddon Merchant was excellent - we're both gluten-free (by necessity) and vegan (by preference) and the menu had options that had us covered that were very tasty. The ambience was great as well.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely amazing dining experience. The food was delicious and the service was 11 out of 10. Maya our host was right on point with her knowledgeable wine pairing and friendly yet highly professional demeanor. She really did top it off. Zucchini flowers and romesco sauce. Perfect. Scallops were an interesting mix however beautiful. The wagyu steak was divine, the duck was delicious. Desserts were excellent as well. Couldn't fault the food, service and whole experience. Highly recommend this lovely little gem. We will definitely be back!
  18. MF

    MaryF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    The swordfish was the smallest main meal I have ever been served. Absolute rip off for the price The chairs are absolutely awful. So uncomfortable. The breakfast choice was poor and was delivered all over the place. A light breakfast of fruit or the like would have been an added value.
  19. B

    Batman

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, as always. My partner and I regularly order the chef selection menu and are blown away.
  20. PC

    PhilipC

    Sydney

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This is a surprisingly good restaurant. It is a quiet setting in the base of the Midnight Hotel but the cuisine is way ahead of most hotel restaurants and should be seen in a different light. Good seafood, steak, duck and pasta options and an extensive wine list. All around good value.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The chef selection has a really bad arrangements too many breads and chips with steak. Could do better if the set cut down to 4 courses
  22. M

    Michellel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very attentive, food was amazing and we had a fantastic experience.
  23. SH

    ShuwahHealie

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait to hear about the specials. Definitely research the Menu, make your choices but the specials were AMAZING! A must eat place in Canberra.
  24. G

    Glennb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the chefs selection was the perfect fit for our dinner.
  25. R

    Rahb

    Canberra

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another wonderful Wine Club evening! The food was excellent and the wine pairings were truly wonderful, especially tasting amazing wines from the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions, with great commentary from the importer. It is always a pleasure to dine at Braddon Merchant, as Genessis and her staff are brilliant, and the experience is never remotely disappointing!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu and wine.
  27. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    first time visitor. had the zucchini flowers and the Hanger steak with Cafe De Paris sauce. both were very tasty and well cooked and presented. wines were great too. highly recommend
  28. T

    Tedandjo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, wine and food experience. Brandon’s hidden secret. Go there soon.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good good without bring amazing. Good service without being amazing (staff really nice but forgot a few things. Ambience nice but seats a little uncomfortable and a touch chilly on a cold Canberra night.
  30. R

    Rahb

    Canberra

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Somewhat limited breakfast menu, but very customisable with extras and sides. Love their ‘proper’ poached eggs, rye and sourdough bread. Dinner is always good; especially the ‘Braddon Merchant Experience’. Coffee and wines are great and the service is excellent, due to the delightful F&B manager.
  31. H

    Hoppy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Disappointed- menu so limited and food was pretty ordinary Staff very slow in getting drinks Also couldn’t explain what celeriac schnitzel was - still don’t know Maître de was very unfriendly Not sure why this is highly recommended Also what high quality restaurant asks you to order dessert before you have even eaten main
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    For our evening meal we had the chef’s choice selection from their share menu. The meal was nicely spaced, beautifully presented from an eclectic selection of cultures, tastes and textures. We sat outside by ourselves, a bit away from the indoor bustle and noise and never felt forgotten. The staff were attentive, chatty and gracious in looking after us. We’ll be back again soon.
  33. W

    William

    Sunshine Coast

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An interesting venue down steep steps from the street fine quality food definitely fine dining good service extensive wine list for wines by the bottle but very limited selection of wines by the glass pours were on the small side
  34. S

    Sandro

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, great knowledge from the staff on wine and overall great experience. Recommend
  35. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional quality of dishes with delightful flavours - very decadent experience. Quality of service at the tables matches the effort in the kitchen.
  36. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational valentines evening. The staff were wonderful
  37. FS

    FoodSK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had 8 courses between 2 people and all but one dish was phenomenal. The staff were quick to provide a solution for the dish we didn't enjoy. We will definitely come back to this restaurant and highly recommend. The service was particularly outstanding.
  38. JE

    JanEv10

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent restaurant. We really enjoyed the food amd wine presented as the New Year's Eve Chef's menu. What really made the evening for us was the very personable and knowlegable waiter Lachlan. He was superb.
  39. HS

    HelenS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the atmosphere was fantastic, therefore these our 2nd visit.
  40. B

    Brumbyfan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The communication in the lead up to our Christmas lunch was good. I was contacted and I confirmed the booking for 5 people. I also advised that we had one dietary requirement for my son who has developed a seafood allergy. When we arrived at 12.30pm, we had to ask for the covid check-in code. We were served a drink. My sons who had arrived earlier had been asked 3 different times if there was anyone with dietary requirements. Our food was delivered one dish at a time waiting about one hour for each course. When it came to the entree which was seafood, my son was given the vegetarian option. This may have been satisfactory if we had been told what to expect but they had certainly not made any effort. I felt sorry for the wait staff as it was clearly a "kitchen organisation" problem. This should not have happened given it was a set menu, much of the food could have been prepped and they knew how many people they were having to serve. The food might have been okay but the whole Christmas day experience was clouded by the very poor delivery of the food. Sadly it was not the best Christmas day due to this experience. We left the restaurant after 3 and a half hours.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Braddon Merchant is rated 4.6 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Braddon Merchant

1 Elouera Street, Braddon, AU-ACT 2612

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612.

  • Neighborhood

    Braddon

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Modern Australian, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking is available underneath Midnight Hotel for those dining in the restaurant – parking tickets can be validated by the restaurant team upon presentation of your dining receipt. Street parking is also available within the surrounding areas.

  • Public transit

    Canberra Light Rail - Elouera Street stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bernd Brademann

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 6220 0401

  • Catering

    Catering options are available. Please contact info@braddonmerchant.com.au or phone 02 6220 0401.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining options are available both in restaurant and in a private dining room. Contact info@braddonmerchant.com.au for more information.

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