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

Show and a (complete) meal

DECEMBER is Christmas at Teatro Vivaldi and the place is decorated from top to bottom, with “tis-the-season” baubles mixed in with a collection of...

Hop, skip and into Playground

WITH a hop, skip and a jump we landed in Canberra’s newest colourful playground, complete with circles of grass, chalkboards, grape, lemon and cherry-coloured...

Dining: Warm, fuzzy and upfront

  YOU know you’re in a warm and fuzzy restaurant when you read “our story” on the menu. And in the case of Santa Lucia,...

Dining / Lazy and lovin’ the flavours

"Traditional Korean and Japanese flavours are celebrated with an intriguing mix of American influences, which some diners might find initially strange but, trust me, Lazy-Su has nailed the tastes," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Civic coffee joint that’s full of beans

COFFEE Lab bills itself as a place where artistry meets science. The place has heaps of coffee paraphernalia to prove that it takes its...

Dining / Oh, that every ‘burb had a Duxton

AS we sat in the sun, sippin’ on wine and enjoying a mighty fine lunch, we decided it would be beautiful if every ‘burb...

Dining / Sweet dreams are made of this

"I’ve indulged in several of Sabrina Muscat's recipes, including the salted caramel and chocolate fudge slice, and the raw, vegan, triple-choc mint slice. My tastebuds danced the tango," writes WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / An authentic, tasty, Thai food fix

"Lime Leaves whips up Thai dishes bursting with flavour and presented with care," coos dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Craving the slow-cooked comfort

“Ox Eatery’s menu changes regularly and certainly celebrates regional produce and seasonal produce. A big tick for that," says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Mussels to lift the soul

MUSSELS –  those sensational mollusks devoured daily around the world by those enamoured with the gazillion ways you can cook them – are the...

In 2015 the prized Good Food Guide ‘hats’ go to…

THE Good Food Guide has awarded its chefs' hats for 2015 and Canberra restaurants have not been forgotten this year. "It's about time the SMH...

Popup street food for the Bus Depot Markets

THE Old Bus Depot markets are launching their brand new pop up street food area, The Slab. “We’re expanding the fabulous offering at the Old...

Gryphons adds to the beat of Barker Street

IT was a Friday night and the after-work crowd was pumping at Gryphons, the latest cafe and bar at the Griffith shops. I like the...

Bittersweet’s burst of fun

AN essential ingredient for a successful café is the energy of staff. Bittersweet, Green Square, Kingston, was only open two days when we landed,...

Dining / Merchant with charm

GOOD things always come in threes; three French hens, three-ring circus and even three-piece suits. And at the Kingston Foreshore this adage is true of...

Debacle lives up to its name

DEBACLE describes itself as a place to enjoy “wines, ales and fine eats”. The wine list is impressive. The ale list is impressive. As for...

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 / High hopes above the trees

"It’s lovely to see chef Janet Jeffs applaud local food heroes by crediting them on the menu," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Discovering the flavours of Paraguay

WHEN you ask Esteban Bedoya what his favourite Aussie food is, he says good, old, meat pie, preferably lamb. Yup, a meat pie. He...

Dining / Tasty wonders of cooking on a spit

"We’ll be back, but with a bigger crowd so we can explore more dishes in one sitting," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON





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