REBEL REBEL

4.4
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76 reviews
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$A41 to $A100
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Fusion / Eclectic
REBEL REBEL is a casual eatery, wine bar and bottle shop in Newacton, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
What 76 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Has a great evening, staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. I hope to go back soon

RP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food in a relaxed atmosphere - we enjoyed dinner so much went back for breakfast ! Staff were delightful

LN
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Can not recommend this place enough.

MB
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service - modern and upbeat - we had a lovely evening!!

MQ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every aspect of our dining experience at Rebel Rebel was fabulous. Starting with incredible service, to outstanding dishes. We started with prawn and corn croquettes which were devoured in seconds, we had clams with chorizo in a cider broth which was mopped up with our generous slices of charred bread. My companion had a delectable glass of wine whilst myself and my son had delicious non-alcoholic options.
Have told all my friends about Rebel Rebel! Cant wait to dine there again!!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible and the staff were super lovely and helpful. We’ll be back again!

KD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My breakfast was delicious but would appreciate if Rebel Rebel would have lactose free milk so I can have a coffee. please consider it!

SB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t recommend highly enough. Magnificent food and great service.

C
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In Rebel Rebel Sean McConnell has given us one of Australia’s best offerings. Superb.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Bit noisy but otherwise food exceptional and service second to none for our group of five..

AL
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A friend recommended that I try this restaurant and I was very glad they did. Many standout dishes and a great place to share plates and good plonk. The Octopus dish, in particular, was fantastic. The wine list had a great selection and completed a positive food and beverage experience all round.

MB
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous, exciting food. Amazing wine list and of course sensational service. All round a great night!

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Another lovely experience at Rebel Rebel. This time a very early dinner (5pm) before a movie at the nearby Palace Cinema. We love that RR is open all day - makes it a really appealing place to have a meal or just a snack before or after a movie.
Terrific food and a varied selection although we made the mistake of ordering two dishes with chilli (too much for us) because we didn't read the menu closely enough! The croquettes and sardines were delicious and the Rhubarb Fool was just beautiful.
And the staff are charming and right on the ball!

LW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

Great place but much much much too noisy. Love the venue and love the food from previous visit. But Saturday it was deafening and we had to leave before we ordered.

C
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for Saturday brunch. The food and service were excellent - a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It wasn't overly busy and we found the noise level less bothersome than on our first visit. I think they're considering some noise deadening measures which will make it a particularly attractive place to dine. A great new addition to the Canberra dining scene.

K
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really interesting menu, friendly service and great ambience.

SG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

From the minute we entered Nathan, our waiter made us feel welcome. Nathan's knowledge of the menu and the wine list was outstanding and his recommendations were very helpful, particularly the Canberra region wine by Ravensworth (skin Contact Pinot Gris). Sean McConnell's menu, "modern Australian with a vague European lean" is interesting with an emphasis on vegetables. We chose an array of dishes from a tuna tartare with watermelon and feta, pickled octopus, sardine piadina and eggplant with a spicy addition of nduja and almonds and mint. Oops nearly forgot the chips, possibly the best in Australia! We could not resist deserts and shared the chocolate, liquorice and macademia and the roasted rhubarb fool. It was great to see Sean in the kitchen too! We will return and highly recommend

C
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rebel Rebel was a fantastic restaurant that provided a great atmosphere, will well served amazing food that was a true treat

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding modern Australian cuisine. Very innovative. I’ll be back

C
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service great food. Loved the steak tartare and the mackerel. Might wanna set up a degustation so I can try more at once :) overall great time.

BB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, attentive staff, contemporary setting.

CM
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food & service. Good to see Sean McConnell on the floor amongst the diners.

DM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My son recommended Rebel Rebel to me - terrific dining experience.

A
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Lovely service but the food was pretty average; strange flavour combinations, undercooked.

KS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Tuna fantasitc.
Clams superbe.
Nectarines in the salad were hard and had a chunk seed in it.
Beef rump cooked perfectly but somehow had no flavour.
Good cocktails.
Has lots of potential. Would go again, just needs a tuning.

JS
Canberra
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I had a fantastic meal at Rebel Rebel this week. The restaurant is lovely without being pretentious, the staff knowledgeable and friendly and the food was to die for. We had the beef tartare, croqueta, pork neck, rump cap, broccolini and chips and everything was fantastic and so moreish. We will definitely be returning.

SP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

we booked a table for five people and had a fixed menue with free drink on arrival. Once sitted, the free drink never arrived. me and my partner ordered drinks to match dinner meals and those regularly arrived late or not until the waiter had to be reminded. this was the same for the free drink which only arrived once our second course was being cleared.
My mother and partner happened to be in the same restaurant but some tables away. they received exactly the same amount of food as the five of us. When I asked the waiting stuff why this was the case the response was "oh reallyy.... sorry about that". Not a response you expect of professional waiting stuff in a fine dining restaurant.
Overall very disapponted. would not recommand spanding money to be treated so badly.

FE
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Very dissappointing dining experience. Went there for NY dinner - was a set menu - the food was below average, as was the service. For starters, when you offer a free glass of bubbles on arrival - actually fill the glass up. What was served was a third glass full - it looked mean and disingenuous. Honestly if you can't afford to give away a glass of bubbles, don't advertise it. This set the theme for the night, everything was just 30% ok, out of the 9 dishes, maybe 3 were okay including the fresh oysters. The rest of the dishes lacked seasoning, finesse and innovation. The menu ended with a piece of blue cheese and crackers (so 2005!). Blue cheese is very divisive at the best of times, and its certainly not what you want to end a meal on...but maybe they got the cheese on special. All in all I think the restaurant is a bit try hard..like the new kid on the block trying to be cool, when really they should just focus on getting the basics right. Good food, good service and recognising that Australians have come a long way in their food revolution, so we don't need another pretentious eating place.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, not your regular breakfast menu. Can’t wait to go back and try all the other choices. Perfect service as well.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, lovely service and a beautiful look...a real treat.

JA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A pleasant dining experience with a variety of tasty share-plate options. That said, our companion vegan diners were not well-catered for: ie, dishes offered with ingredient deletions or just standard side-dishes rather than prepared options. The latter was a disappointment and could easily be rectified to enhance the overall dining experience. A good variety of wines by the bottle or by glass are available. We would dine again.

MT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Look, I had great expectations of dinner at this restaurant, but we arrived to find it transformed into a booze party for local office workers. They were very noisy as you would expect. What was to be a cosy family outing became a noisy bar experience. The food was very good but the servings were sparse for 3 people. In expectation of a dark beer we ended up with a strange brew tasting like wild apple cider costing $48 a bottle. So the drink was a complete fizzer as they say...and the evening overall was not much better.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Taste...yours or mine...forever stimulating....Our review of Rebel Rebel comes from a background of trying to represent “ early adopters”, where experiences risk being disappointing. Not so with Rebel Rebel. We chose a modest array of the evening menu, each small bite and more robust item being as creative, enjoyable and satisfying as the next..no need to mention our choice as our neighbouring table chose differently but were equally impressed. Our sommelier for the evening was full of sound knowledge and “leave it up to you” choice of glass of white and red were equally matching to our preferred taste. This is one of our mapped best places to revisit. Congratulations to our host on aspiring to innovation and risk taking in an increasingly competitive Canberra market.
Alex B

CE
Canberra
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our lunch at Rebel Rebel!!!
Service was seriously perfect - could not fault a single thing. Staff explained dishes, offered alternatives for vegan options and generally made us all feel like we were royalty 💕 food itself was spectacular in visual appeal and flavours.
We’ll be back 🙌🙌

DL
Canberra
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great spot with interesting menu, great coffee and excellent service. Have been twice for brunch and the granola eaters said it was the best they’ve ever had!

MD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really varied, interesting and, most importantly, tasty food! Even my 11 YO daughter enjoyed the different tastes and textures. Our waiter especially, made the night as he was very informative and helpful with his suggestions regarding the menu, wine and after dinner drinks spot on. The venue can be quite loud, so a bit of a challenge having a dinner conversation. Overall we'll certainly be back.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

too noisey

SM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely wait staff, incredible cocktails. Becoming a favourite!

MS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific venue with very polished vibe and professional staff both front of house and the kitchen. Nice atmosphere with background music but easily able to have a conversation. Thanks Rebel Rebel and lived up to the “Gourmet Traveller” review.

MD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

My poached eggs were very overcooked (pretty-much hard-boiled) and the whole dish was bland.
Seated outside it was a little difficult to get service at times.
The other meals looked good, and the drinks (tea/coffee) were fine.