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“Clementine Restaurant Yass”

Clementine Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Yass
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$36
Description: Clementine is a warm and vibrant regional restaurant in the heart of Yass. Set in a 1950's weatherboard cottage with views across the lawn to the striking Lovett Chapel, it is the perfect place for a long lunch on the deck or intimate dinner by the fireplace. The menu is strongly influenced by regional French Italian style cooking and changes weekly to utilise the highest quality seasonal produce. The well considered wine list is dedicated exclusively to local Canberra district wines. Chef and owner Adam Bantock is UK trained and has honed his skills in prominent restaurants in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Sydney. Favourites on his menu include Bouillabaisse and plump, hand made duck agnolotti. Desserts are simple and elegant and the sourdough is baked in house daily. Book in now to try this delicious new restaurant in Yass Valley. Phone reservations highly recommended.
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Description: Clementine is a warm and vibrant regional restaurant in the heart of Yass. Set in a 1950's weatherboard cottage with views across the lawn to the striking Lovett Chapel, it is the perfect place for a long lunch on the deck or intimate dinner by the fireplace. The menu is strongly influenced by regional French Italian style cooking and changes weekly to utilise the highest quality seasonal produce. The well considered wine list is dedicated exclusively to local Canberra district wines. Chef and owner Adam Bantock is UK trained and has honed his skills in prominent restaurants in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Sydney. Favourites on his menu include Bouillabaisse and plump, hand made duck agnolotti. Desserts are simple and elegant and the sourdough is baked in house daily. Book in now to try this delicious new restaurant in Yass Valley. Phone reservations highly recommended.
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Much hype including in Weekend Australian magazine. Food was overrated (pork belly was almost inedible) & expensive but worst element was being seated, with no view to the Church in the back room right next to the kitchen swinging door.
We will not be going again - a bad experience.
Mike Macnamara

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brooke s, Owner at Clementine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Mike,

We are surprised to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience with us and that you had 'a bad experience'. If you had let us know on the night that you were unhappy with any aspect of your dining experience we would have tried our hardest to rectify this.

We could have easily have moved you to another table as we did have others available but we did not know that you were unhappy. Unfortunately not all our tables have a view of the church due to the fireplace in the centre of the restaurant.

We would also have happily replaced your pork dish with another dish to your liking (if you had brought this to our attention at the time). We did not have any other complaints about our pork dish. Our staff always ask customers if they enjoyed their meal and there was no indication from you on the night that you were unhappy with you meal.

We hope that you visit us again and if you request a table with the view of the church at the time of booking we will happily allocate you one of these tables.








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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We frantically searched this restaurant after a few failed finds along the Hume Freeway. As we drove up to the front gate we were grateful for being so picky with our research. Clementine is situated in a quaint little cottage with a beautiful front yard. There is plenty of privacy for outdoor dining. The staff were excellent; service was outstanding. The wine list was average, certainly sufficient for a small lunch but could have helped to have more wines offered by the glass. The pork croquettes entree and lamb main were nothing special but pleasant enough. The chicken liver parfait for entree was quite good. The standout of the meal was the duck confit main, absolutely delicious and so many flavours. Overall a very pleasant experience and we will definitely be visiting again on another long journey along the Hume

Thank SaellC
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

We live in Canberra and have enjoyed two excellent lunches in September 2018. We brought a couple of friends with us the first time and family the second time. We enjoyed three course meals which were rich in style and presentation on both occasions. The service was very friendly and attentive. The overall atmosphere was great. Yass has much to offer the visitor these days and Clementines really makes such a visit quite a treat. We'll be back.

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1  Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with friends overlooking the beautiful grounds of this cute little cottage.

All the dishes were well presented and delicious especially the trout entree and veal shank main.
Could probably do with a few more choices on the menu though.

My only disappointment was they don’t really cater well for kids as meals are a little too fancy wrhen you have fussy children.
Otherwise quite enjoyable and pleasant experience.

Thank Voula K
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Great country service, wonderful meal and one of the best restaurants we have visited. If you want to try the best of Australian cuisine you need to make the trip to Yass,

2  Thank GR_Canberra
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