Do you know what Canberra does well? It does awesome restaurants in suburban venues. Lanterne Rooms is located in downtown Campbell shops. It overlooks the carpark, but that doesn't matter because you would never even think to look outside. The fit out - like other Chairman Yip restaurants is simple and clever. Lots of fabric, simple and striking detail, and classic furnishing.
Now to the food. Amazing. I went for lunch and we had the banquet and it was divine. Duck rolls were okay...but then I'm not one to love duck. I have a rule about eating former (or current) pets. RIP Sid.
The mains were outstanding. Chicken with lemongrass, Shanghai noodles with caramalised pork, and a wonderfully tender slow cooked beef. For dessert I had the Indian Kulfi (how could I not). It was interesting, and fragrant with spices. If you haven't been to Lanterne Rooms, and you don't have a cheeky trip to Malaysia plans, you should go straight away!