Dining

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

Dining / Taking the high road with coffee

"We made the mistake of ordering a cappuccino and were told (politely but firmly) that one cannot 'taste the coffee' in a cappuccino," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Come into the garden, do

THEY say the French started offering canapés to their guests in the 18th century and the tradition continues today, including some wonderful creations by chef Clement Chauvin at Canberra’s new Mint Garden Bar.

Local sweet success

FOLLOWERS of award-winning restaurants tremble with excitement when opening Australia’s only annual restaurant guide, to see how Canberra has performed on the national food...

Vietnamese eating, My’s way

HERE’S a tip for a visit to My’s Restaurant – check out the specials written in fluorescent liquid chalk on the mirror hanging on...

Queanbeyan restaurants now have scores on doors

QUEANBEYAN City Council has launched its Scores on Doors program. It is the 47th council across NSW to come on board with the program...

Amazing, just so amazing!

GASTRONOMY; is it the art or science of good eating? That’s the experience four of us had etched in our memories after slowly working...

Dining / Tasty surprise behind the yellow fence

"The restaurant wouldn’t be a 'destination' for me, but it would draw me back next time I’m in the area and a bit peckish," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

As they come, they go, but they keep on coming

“A friend and I recently listed, in less than 10 minutes and just off the top of our heads, the places that have closed in the inner south alone in the past year or so. The total was 20," writes columnist WENDY JOHNSON

Dining: New shot at Double Shot

“I WAKE up wanting to kiss you.” This positive, inviting phrase, representing a great start to a great day, appears in white neon lights...

Dining / Happiness is an open restaurant…

“I called 40 establishments in more central locations to see and report that more places are ensuring you won’t starve over the holiday period," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Perked-up Pulp still producing the goods

"The beetroot tortellini was true art on a plate – a feast for the eyes… the flavours were sensational and I worshipped every bite," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Yummy Chinese street food with affection

"As a Chinese eating house and bar, Momoda embraces unconventional approaches to absolutely everything it does," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

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...

Dining / Club builds in plenty of choice

"Woden Central claims it’s a 'new dining destination in the heart of Woden'. We can see why," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

A promise of magic

IT’S not every day you walk into an establishment and see wallpaper inspired by an alchemist’s book from the 16th century. But that’s what...

Dining: Foraging for a new idea

Dining writer WENDY JOHNSON previews a fresh, new idea – where food meets fashion, but “Belinda’s pop-up plan has met with what she describes as an ‘amazing amount of government red tape'."

Dining / You say frittata, I say fantastic

"The service was a wee bit slow, but the staff made up for it, engaging as we placed our order and all smiles when they brought our brekkie out," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Clean, healthy eating in black and white

KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK meets sisters who have opened a new restaurant based on the idea of eating healthily 80 per cent of the time and allowing 20 per cent for treats

Dining / It all began with the Oysters Rockefeller…

"We love the location. The massive outdoor area. The comfy interior. The intriguing menu. But our weekend lunch visit wasn’t full of hugs and kisses," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Where friends might graze

"We were thrilled with the creamy duck pate that wore a wonderful slice of limoncello gel on top. It was bursting with flavour and inspired us to duplicate it at home (wish us luck)," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON as she reports from Civic. 

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