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An urge for Indian

I CAN’T keep my nose out of “Shantaram”, the enthralling novel by Gregory David Roberts who was sentenced to 19 years in an Australian prison for armed robberies, then escaped and spent 10 of his fugitive years in Bombay. Perhaps reading about India made me hungry for the extraordinary food this country offers the rest […]

The Artisan gets a ‘hot’ restaurant rating

THE Artisan restaurant, in Narrabundah, is the only Canberra restaurant listed in “The Australian” newspaper’s Hottest 50 Restaurants of 2012. Not bad going for a restaurant open only less than two years. “CityNews” dining reviewer Wendy Johnson gave the restaurant its first review in 2010 and since then, there’s been no stopping owners, chefs David […]

Just wild about the Duck

I LOVE the crisp white bowls with the delicate logo. And I love the way the décor holds interest every way you turn. But that’s not all I love about Wild Duck. I love the modern, authentic-tasting Asian cuisine. Wild Duck is among a group of “fine dining” Asian restaurants popping up in Canberra (Malamay […]

Thousands of burritos going free

ABOUT 3000 people are expected to line up for free burritos on Friday, August 3 when  Guzman y Gomez opens in Bunda Street. We’re promised a fiesta of authentic Mexican flavours and sounds when GYG open their first Canberra restaurant (Bunda Street, Canberra Centre – former Flight Centre) with a live mariachi performance, spot prizes and free […]