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Ginger at the Arboretum

Janet Jeffs and her team
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Dessert dish
Janet Jeffs and her team
Main dish
Dessert dish


Ginger at the Arboretum is nested up at Canberra’s National Arboretum with sweeping views back down into Canberra and across the lake.

The restaurant offers contemporary Australian cuisine, with dishes simply prepared with care and designed to share.

The produce is sourced primarily within Canberra’s 100-mile foodshed to support good farming in the region.

Ginger at the Arboretum's focus is on organic and biodynamic produce, heirloom meats, seasonal vegetables and fruits, and sustainable sea and freshwater foods.

Janet Jeffs, the Owner and Director's desire is to nurture hopes and ideas in an arbour within a national vegetable and herb garden, surrounded by food forests to sustain a city.

Open for lunch seven days and breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Forest Drive, Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra, Molonglo Valley, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 145 reviews

“LOVE the food, service was impeccable”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by JohnnJayne_00

Four of us for a Sunday (birthdays x2) lunch that could not be faulted! Food is beautifully cooked and presented and the portions are generous. The chowder is an absolute winner every time (it's...

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TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Namadji

The 2022 Mothers Day lunch did not even warrant a special menu, the main courses on offer being the same as the daily menu. Entrees consisted of barbeque prawns which were huge and lovely, a...

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“very disappointing”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by liverbirdJ53

Ginger restaurant has recently reopened and so we decided to give it another try. $60 for two courses or I think $75 for three courses with additions if you need, like bread, extra vegetables etc...

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  • Australian
  • Modern Australian
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Non Smoking
  • Private Dining Area
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Fully licensed
  • Over $30
  • Over $40
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.