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

Chefs to star in oyster festival

CHEFS from three of the south coast’s “hatted” restaurants will be the stars of April’s Narooma Oyster Festival. Huw Jones, of Zanzibar, Merimbula; Josh Tyler, of Tyler’s Pantry, Mogo, and Dave Campbell, of Wharf Rd, Nowra, will demonstrate some of their signature dishes at the Festival’s Naturally Gourmet Fair on Saturday, April 5. All three […]

Dining: Heavenly, exotic and vibrant

THE world is such a small place. With food, this means easy access to incredible produce and methods of cooking – from every corner of the earth. On the menu at Camellia is Sri Lankan cuisine with its heavenly aromas, exotic spices and vibrant colours. The name comes from “Camellia sinensis”, a superb tea species […]

New designs on food

HOW does a fashion designer end up behind the counter of a newly opened “gourmet take away/dine-in” on busy Lonsdale Street? Sara Poguet, who launched a collection under her label Mec and the Maid at Fashfest, is the fashion designer. It’s fascinating that her focus has changed from models and makeup to Chez Frederic, but […]

Thriving in the food court

I DON’T do food courts in big malls. I don’t eat in them and don’t review them. That’s because most food-court offerings are high in sugar, sodium and ugly fats. Funnily enough, that’s what makes them so darn tasty. Even the “healthy options” can be a bit suss. Sushi, for example, is a fat trap […]

At home on the promenade

LIFESTYLE. It’s what Canberra’s only urban waterside community promises. And for visitors and thousands of residents, wining and dining is a massive part of the Kingston Foreshore development. The views? No doubt they’re enticing. The wind? Not always so pleasant but definitely stimulates the senses. I’ve been many times and will be back many more. […]