Eat, drink, shop

Indulge in fine dining at Sage Dining Rooms, enjoy a laid-back evening at Mint Garden Bar or commission work from a creative artist – there’s a variety of dining and retail options for you to enjoy during your visit to Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.

Sage Dining Rooms

Sage Dining Rooms at Gorman Arts Centre.

Fine dining at Sage Dining Rooms, Gorman Arts Centre. Photo courtesy of Sage Dining Rooms.

Gorman Arts Centre is home to the multi-award-winning Sage Dining Rooms – a perfect retreat in which to enjoy outstanding food, wine and a fantastic atmosphere. One of Australia’s leading restaurants, Sage serves innovative cuisine in the vibrant setting of a contemporary arts centre, against a heritage backdrop. The Sage garden room overlooks the Centre’s leafy courtyards, and offers the option of open-air dining in your own private space. Sage provides the perfect opportunity to relax with friends or family, to enjoy an intimate dinner, or to entertain clients, colleagues or business partners.

To make a reservation please phone the restaurant on 02 6249 6050.

Mint Garden Bar

Relax and have a drink in the Mint Garden Bar, Gorman Arts Centre. Photo courtesy of Sage Dining Rooms.

Relax and have a drink in the Mint Garden Bar, Gorman Arts Centre. Photo courtesy of Sage Dining Rooms.

Mint Garden Bar has all the atmosphere of a classic European terrace bar, right in the heart of Canberra. Mint’s wide range of classic cocktails use premium ingredients and fresh herbs grown in-house, as well as a locally prominent wine and boutique beer selection. Mint Garden Bar is the ideal place for relaxed afternoon drinks, corporate functions or any special event.

Craft and Design

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Glass bead making in Carole Griffiths workshop at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Katherine Griffiths.

Gorman Arts Centre is home to talented designers and craftspeople whose work is available for purchase, including instrument-makers (The Avenue Violins, Hugh Withycombe); textile artists (Fay Skyring); glass artists (Carole Griffiths); gold and silversmiths (Michelle Dickerson); visual artists and photographers. Browse the Profiles page to discover more about their work and for contact details.