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Ginger at the Arboretum

Janet Jeffs and her team
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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 head chef’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

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TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo 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 2mos 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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“Not impressed, I would eat elsewhere”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by OzFoodie_101

Due to size of group we were required to pre order. This is more of a cafeteria than a restaurant. The service was terrible food acceptable but value fir money poor. Great location but unfortunately...

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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.