Dining

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

Edgy, excellent and dares to be different

Corella Restaurant and Bar is a must-visit for those who love quality wines and innovative cuisine, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

There’s no better way to enjoy oysters

It’s casual but fun. Vibrant yet relaxed. And the food is amazing, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Hitting the pizza not the slopes

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON finds herself enjoying a pizza beside the ski slopes... in the in the Dairy Road Precinct.

Food that explodes with flavour

Canberra’s hottest new dining spot, Inka celebrates the strong relationship between Japan and Peru that stretches back as far as the 1800s, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Where lobster is the star of the show

"The lobster dumplings were SO good we couldn’t resist the temptation and ordered a second lot,” says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Around the globe and pretty darn good

A drawing of a little man with a big moustache and white chef’s hat is front and centre of Lakeside Restro’s branding – but don't let him fool you, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Fun, colourful Japanese-inspired fusion

Yaki Boi is a new addition to the Braddon dining scene, with its rooftop location great for people watching, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Still steady, much-loved local

Rocksalt has switched owners and is now a café, but still very much a loved local, as it was when it swung open its doors in 2000, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Foreshore’s newest casual, sunny spot 

Dockside was busy, as new places so often are. Canberrans flock to them with glee, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Great, new addition to the dining scene

Food writer WENDY JOHNSON discovers a new place in Civic that’s offering a “food menu of refined classics, focusing on local produce”.

Sweet or savoury, but certainly not skimpy

The possibilities with these thin pancakes are endless and it’s no wonder they’re popular in so many parts of the world, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

The Pop Inn parties to toast turning four

Like many in hospitality, The Pop Inn went digital, launching an online shop and delivering wine during shutdown. Now the team is re-energised and back, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON. 

One of Canberra’s best for a catch up

Armada Outdoor Bar is a new venture with a menu created by the talented team at the Boat House, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Project Enoki delivers a new narrative of authentic flavours

At Project Enoki, chef Gerald Ong promises, and delivers, a new narrative of Southeast Asian cuisine showcasing Australian ingredients, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Burgers, beers and bao pop up at the lake 

Sizzling summer days are all the better sitting outdoors with an icy cold beer or a glass of wine and some great food, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

All smiles as the dining reviewing year begins

"Molto showcases classic Italian cuisine served with a modern finesse. Many items are made by hand and in the traditional Italian way," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON. 

Wendy’s top five dining picks for 2020

Reflecting on 2020 food reviews was a stark reminder of what an 'annus horribilis' it was for many in hospitality, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Dine with the birds at the bay

Chances are, while you have a cuppa or dine, you’ll hear birds enjoying their day and see fallow deer wandering on the other side of the wire fence, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Lava’s hot for coffee at Eyre Street Markets

Lava’s décor is cool, contemporary and minimalist but certainly holds interest with lovely art adorning the walls, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Delish burgers, but watch that spicy sauce

Canberra is exploding with places devoted to the almighty burger, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

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