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

Dining / Got to love a good dumpling!

"We chose the combination hand-made dumplings, which come boiled, fried or steamed. They look so pretty in the steamer – golden dumplings, green and orange," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

A sweet slice of charming coastal Brittany

Breizh Café specialises in crepes and patisserie from Brittany and around France, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Magoo’s lives up to its warm, inviting promise

“The staff are attentive and want you to be comfortable. There’s nothing they wouldn’t do to make your visit a happy one,” says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON after a visit to Magoo's at Kingston Foreshore. 

The ‘humble peasant’ of Italian fine foods

“At Italian Brothers John-Paul has ‘replicated’ a small store in a tiny, old-fashioned village he fell in love with during a year in sun-baked Calabria,” writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Dining / The Turkish that always delights

"Ottoman is housed in a gorgeous, glass, art-deco pavilion in Barton, surrounded by water features and gardens. It’s worth visiting for the surroundings alone," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Glorious flavours that are just so darn good

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON was impressed with the food, service, fitout and laid-back vibe of Morning Glory.

Caribou’s home-style Canadian comfort

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON headed to ‘super relaxed’ Caribou for home-style Canadian comfort food.

Where the food is on fire

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON enjoyed iso-home-delivery of flavourful food from Black Fire in Braddon. 

Wonky service delivers ‘pizza perfezione’

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON went to Manuka’s Antica Ricetta for Italian comfort food on a windy, wintery day.

Pub grub’s cooking at the coast

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON braved the crowds and headed to the Cobargo Hotel for pub fare and to support the small community.

Not packed, but dining is a thrill

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON galloped into Lamshed’s in Yarralumla as soon as restrictions allowed diners to return.

Hearty, farm-quality feasting at home

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON devoured a ‘heat-and-eat’ meal of farm produce from Pialligo Market Grocer.

Iso menu that hits the mark

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON’s delicious lunch from Rizla in Braddon withstood the test of delivery across town.

Celebrate French classics in iso-comfort

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON finds that Deakin’s new French restaurant Ondine isn’t to be beaten by COVID-19, and has quickly revised its menu to suit transportable takeaway.

Crazy times, but cooking with Clem is ‘pas de problème’

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON finishes cooking a three-course meal at home from fine-dining restaurant Les Bistronomes, with the help of the chef online.

Sensational flavours, delivered or not

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON ordered direct from Wild Duck to bring its meticulously prepared, upscale Asian fine dining home.

Delivering delights for fine dining in isolation 

Keen to support our struggling restaurants while maintaining social distancing, dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON hopped on to feedfeed.com.au and ordered from White Chaco in Braddon.

Wendy turns to takeaway in tough times

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON turns to takeaway and wonders how social Canberra will cope now that COVID-19 has robbed us of our beloved hospitality industry.

Thumbs up for pretty, peaceful dining at the river

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON enjoys casual dining at the pretty, peaceful Riverbank of Queanbeyan café.

‘Whacky’ cafe idea hits the spot for night owls 

"Even the folks behind Kita wondered what they were thinking when they opened a nocturnal hotspot, but it's paid off, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON. 





Feels like a holiday at pretty Pollen

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON made a day of it with a spa visit, a walk in the Botanic Gardens and lunch at Hamptons-style Pollen café.


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