Floriade 2017

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To celebrate 30 years of Floriade, Benchmark is offering 15% off any dinner booking for two or more guests during the festivities!

Winter Calendar is Filling Up

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Winter is a magical time for Benchmark. Rich food, cosy dining and amazing wine. This winter we are continuing our tradition of celebrating the Truffle Festival, hosting the well renowned Sons of Eden for a wine dinner, Staging the Tour of France for a spirits journey plus many more. 7th June: Sons of Eden Wine …

A Seafood Delight

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Benchmark’s recent ‘Seafood Odyssey’ was a culinary delight! Ranging from Alaskan King Crab to Harvey Bay Scallops, the chef’s delivered a delicate and flavoursome degustation for our guests to indulge in. With intricate and sophisticated wine pairings to compliment the meals, diners were treated to both exotic and unique vinos from around the globe. This was truly a delightful evening. Thank you …

Pork & Pinot Success!

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Benchmark’s 2016 Pork & Pinot Wine Dinner was a success! The team of chef’s delivered an intricate degustation with pork being the highlight of every dish.  Precise wine matchings showcasing both local and regional pinot’s ensured the harmonious relationship between food and wine was maintained throughout the evening. Thank you to all of our valued …

My favourite dining establishment

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“For the past ten years the Benchmark Wine Bar has provided me with my favourite dining establishment in Canberra. Whether I want to wine and dine guest, catch up with friends for a drink or just have a quiet meal by myself, I will visit the Benchmark Wine Bar. The atmosphere is contemporary and inviting, …

‘Benchmark’ for other restuarants

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“Benchmark is a ‘benchmark’ for other restuarants which is hard to beat. Always a great culinary experience with an extensive range of matching local and international wines, in a formal setting but with a relaxed social and friendly atmosphere”. “A formal restaurant with a local village cafe approach”. “My favourite restaurant – anywhere”– Neville Pearce

Everyone has a favourite feeling

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“Everyone has a favourite feeling. Putting on old slippers after a long work day, meeting up with your mates in a pub or walking into Benchmark. Mine is Benchmark. The food has always been styled by fresh and often local product. I remember a special lunch with my then school aged daughter. She still talks …

Felt that we were special

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“We’ve always felt that we were special – because of the way that we were treated by Tass, Kathryn and all the other people at Benchmark over the years. What we learned at the 10th anniversary party was that there are a whole lot of people who feel the same way.”– Kerry Webb

Always a cut above

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“I fly from Adelaide to Canberra at 7pm, having already done a 9+ hour day before working on the laptop in the airport then on the flight, skipping the dinner service. I arrive, get in the car and call Benchmark at 9.30 to ask “Is the kitchen still open?” The answer, “Always for you, what …

Enjoy the ambiance

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“Congratulations on Benchmark’s 10th Birthday. As a regular for more than half those ten years I continue to look forward to each visit. I enjoy the ambiance of Benchmark’s bar with its fine-dining option, its comprehensive range of interesting wines and its dependable food to match.”– Albert Caton