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

Dining / Super friendly cafe feeling its way

“All dishes are reasonably priced for trendy Manuka and those seeking gluten-free dishes have lots to choose from," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Edgars: In with the inn crowd

Let’s start with the comment my friend made at the end of our dining experience at Edgar’s Inn: “If I lived in Ainslie this...

Manuka’s mecca, bar none

A cosy Moroccan eating house sits in the heart of Manuka – a feast for the senses. Fragrant spices, such as cumin, cardamom and cinnamon,...

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...

In the white mood for festival fun

COLD, What cold? More than 700 people braved the indifferent weather last night for Canberra's first all-white, pop-up picnic – Dîner en Blanc – to picnic...

Dining / Drinking in the view, pity about the food

"Sharing a ham and cheese toastie or a vegetable wrap wasn’t going to cut it, especially when sitting in what The Rex says is a sophisticated cocktail bar," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

A snoop around leads to a pizza treat

SOMETIMES you stumble across a place to eat by accident – sheer accident. And that’s what happened to us the day we ended up...

Dining / A striking taste of modern Japanese

"It’s fascinating to sit at the bar and watch the team carve out beautiful food, plated to perfection," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Dishes destined to change minds

“We agreed the sashimi tuna and avocado salad with wasabi okra soy was to die for.”

Hyatt puts Canberra on the map with “unique menu option”

Umm this is on the menu at the #Canberra Hyatt for lunch today pic.twitter.com/R8KGNYOQsN— Liz Foschia (@lizfoschia) August 7, 2015 WHILE many celebrate Canberra's culinary...

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 / A welcoming taste of Italy

“The floors are beautifully tiled, the tables solid marble and the giant silver and copper wire coffee cups hanging from the ceiling all added to the pleasure," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

How Jayne ate her way to better health

  PALEO isn’t all about caveman food, says Paleo Café’s newest franchisee, Jayne McLaren. Jayne and her husband Andrew are opening Canberra’s first Paleo Café on...

Dining / Daughter has a fresh take on food

“Farmers Daughter has recently been revitalised under new ownership, offering a fresh take on food accompanied by the same relaxed atmosphere and comfy, quirky décor,” says WENDY JOHNSON

Funky, warm hole in the wall

LOCAL shopping centres in Canberra can be a strong pull for foodies who love great coffee. Sure, not all local shops, but many have...
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Civic Nando’s pinged over penalty rates

THE Fair Work Ombudsman says the operator of a Nando’s restaurant in Canberra has been found short-changing its young workers thousands of dollars. Fair...

Yes please, to Nepalese

WE were looking for something delicious to treat our tastebuds to and  A Taste of Himalaya, tucked into a small spot on Palmerston Lane...

Jamie’s Italian opens

AFTER an anticipating wait, Jamie's Italian restaurant is now open to local diners.  Located beneath the Dendy Cinema and within the Canberra Centre, the restaurant...

Dining: David’s up, up and a Wei!

WELCOME to Mr Wei’s. That’s the lovely greeting at the top of the menus handed out at the new restaurant now occupying the Civic...

Tantalising for the tastebuds

SIXTY-three-degree eggs, gizzards and pangrattato. Tantalise your tastebuds? Then the newly opened A.Baker in the New Acton precinct is for you. If the mention of...




Friend’s death hits hard, says report

The trauma caused by the death of a close friend endures four times longer than previously believed, according to new ANU research.


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