Readers Choice 2018 - Modern Australian

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1/29 Jardine Street,
Kingston ACT

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Traditional with a Modern Twist

Chef Hats Nominate for a 2019 chef hat

Latest Member Reviews

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Exiting food eperience!

I've tried the baked ocean trout and the Otis pepper steak. Fantasic staff, great atmosphere, and delicious food

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Classics and favourites

The best food I've had in Canberra, in a relaxed setting.

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Fantastic service

Had a lovely evening, unusual choices

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Otis Dining Hall Overview

Experience the tastes of fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere at Otis Dining Hall, an establishment popular among a crowd of suave Kingston locals. Set on Jardine Street, Otis offers an ambient escape from the day-to-day with a moody setting fitted out in earthy brown hues, restored timber floorboards and an elegantly decorated ceiling of ceramic roses, illuminated by twinkling chandeliers. While toe-tapping to a backing track of The Beatles tunes, peruse for a drop to drink from an extensive cocktail, beer and premium wine selection celebrating Australasian producers. Pair this with a mouth-watering classically re-invented dish, such as roast pumpkin tortellini with brown butter, sage and Parmigiano-Reggiano; or spoil yourself with a mid-week five course tasting menu for the whole table.

Best Known For

Otis Pepper Steak: 220 g aged beef with brandy jus and Silkwood pepper.

Otis Dining Hall Chef

Adam Wilson / Damian Brabender

Recipes By Otis Dining Hall

  • Canberra Black Truffle Tagliatelle

    Canberra Black Truffle Tagliatelle

    Pasta: Steep saffron in 2 tablespoons of warm water for 5 minutes. On a clean bench create a well with flour by making a mound with a hole in the centre. Add eg...

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Opening Hours

Mon17:30 - 22:00
Tues12:00 - 22:00
Wed12:00 - 22:00
Thur12:00 - 22:00
Fri12:00 - 22:00
Sat12:00 - 22:00
Sun17:30 - 22:00

Features & Facilities

Seats: 74

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fully Licensed
  • Functions
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Diners Club
  • American Express
  • EftPos

Other Awards & Media

  • Winer - Awards for Excellence 2018

    Congratulations to our very own Chef Damian Brabender on being named ACT chef of the year last night at the RCA awards for excellence

    Winer - Awards for Excellence 2018
  • R&C National Chef of the Year Finalist for 2018

    Congratulations to our very own Damian Brabender, who has been named R&C National Chef of the Year Finalist for 2018. “To be named 2018 National Chef of the year finalist, is an absolutely huge honour, even more so when I read the (massive) names of the other finalists! Very humbling.”

    R&C National Chef of the Year Finalist for 2018
  • Gourmet Traveller Review

    Classic French bistro cuisine gets a Mod Oz makeover in a former Belgian beer bar.

    Gourmet Traveller Review
  • Gault & Millau

    Otis Dining Hall has been awarded 2 hats in Gault & Millau

    Gault & Millau
  • Good Food Review

    Otis brings a new dimension of dining to the capital, with its clever, contemporary cooking matched to an easy, relaxed vibe. It's open until late for truffle martinis (no lock-out laws here), but I reckon dinner is the go. It is after all, a dining hall.

    Good Food Review
  • Delicious Review

    Good lord. I feel like I’m 10 again, and I may well have formed another fond food memory. Otis Dining Hall: what a wonderful little local.

    Delicious Review
  • FoodService's 50 Next Generation Top Aussie Chefs

    Damian Brabender thinks the key to great cuisine is understanding. “I think knowledge is respect,” he explains. “If you respect something, you’ll go out of your way to learn about it. The more time you put into something to educate yourself about something, the more respect you’re going to have for it.”

    FoodService's 50 Next Generation Top Aussie Chefs
  • 2017 AHA Awards

    Chef of the Year Damian Brabender, OTIS Dining Hall Canberra

    2017 AHA Awards
  • A Memorable Meal at Otis, Blog by This is Canberra.

    “OTIS is fine dining but not as we know it. Dining Hall is an apt description. The place actually feels like a hall. Timber panelling, high ceilings, earthy tones, old world light fixtures evoke a collective memory of days gone by. Grime it up a bit and it’s the scene of a robust and cantankerous union meeting – Give it a spit and polish and it’s the scene of a long forgotten debutante ball for pretty daughters of red faced boss-cockies..... Read the complete Blog by This is Canberra.

    A Memorable Meal at Otis, Blog by This is Canberra.