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Canberra restaurants reviewed by Wendy Johnson. What and where to eat in Canberra.

How lovely, time for high tea

IT’S England in the late 1770s and the Duchess of Bedford is famished and fatigued. Too impatient to wait for dinner, she invites high-society friends to join her for a cuppa and assorted breads and small, sweet cakes. “How too terribly lovely,” the ladies thought. And so “high tea” was born. High tea still has […]

Italian food in the fast lane

WARNING: if you don’t book, you don’t eat. That’s life in the fast lane at Italian and Sons, which is so successful it’s forced to regularly tell prospective customers they can’t have a table. This “modern interpretation of a Roman trattoria” is small and compact and while you don’t exactly rub elbows with those sitting […]

Sister’s grand entrance

SAFFRON Manuka now has a sister. And if the crowd on our recent Saturday night visit was anything to go by, the Kingston sibling has made a grand entrance. The restaurant was packed with diners exploring the fine East Mediterranean flavours that inspire chef Max Azize and his brother Marven (front of house). This is […]