Dining

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

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.

When only a (gourmet) toastie will do

Sometimes, all dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON wants is an amazing coffee and a yummy toastie. But not just any toastie…

Soul satisfying and striking in its simplicity

Traditional dishes are on the menu, as are sushi and sashimi, hot pots and modern creations, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Afghan food is all about flavour

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON discovered intriguing flavour combinations at Braddon's Bamiyan.

Perfect possie on the lake

Light floods in at Waters Edge and guests can take in the sweeping views across Lake Burley Griffin, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Queenies makes a grand entrance

A new queen is reigning over Kingston and locals are loving it, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Where dough is king and the pizza glorious

The team at the Department of Pizza has mastered the art of making dough, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Dining / Cafe savours vibe of Kingston’s ‘urban village’

"It’s early days for this community hub at Kingsborough Village, but its reputation is growing quickly," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Where every dish is a feast for the eyes

The Boat House in Barton is iconic, has been providing fine dining for decades and is architecturally beautiful, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

The dumpling hotspot worth visiting

Big windows at the front of Dumpling Social attract passers by, who stop and watch dumpling makers working their magic, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

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