Dining

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

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

Dining / David’s daring adventure at the bay

"The dessert looked so gorgeous on the plate, it was almost a crime to tamper with it, " writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

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Dining / Pialligo beckons… spring into lunch!

"Rodney's café has its own vegetable and herb gardens in the nursery, so a great deal of produce is as fresh as it can possibly be," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / ‘Euro-chic’ has its challenges

"Vapiano loves to upsell. When ordering, I was asked if I wanted chilli, bread or cheese. I indicated my dish already had chilli but was told the staff 'have to' offer it again," writes WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Charlie’s taken over the corner

"What I appreciate is the friendly and efficient staff who make every effort to get to know customers and who are dead keen on drawing out what they think," writes WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / All about being organic

"Bitten is all about organic, chemical-free fruit and veg, pasture-raised and/or grass-fed organic meat and poultry, vegan and vegetarian dishes and other 'good stuff'," writes WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Phillip gets a taste of class

“In a matter of nanoseconds, I was presented with water and the small but inviting menu. I couldn’t go past the packed-with-flavour pork rib and white bean casserole," writes WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Turning over a new Leaf in Kingston

“No doubt loyal fans will be happy to head to the new location, where they’ll discover Banana Leaf now offers a stronger Sri Lankan theme,” writes WENDY JOHNSON

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

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 / 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 / Making it memorable with Mediterranean

"Head chef Daniel Li has pulled together an intriguing menu that celebrates so much that is famous about Mediterranean dining, making it challenging to decide what to order," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Family, tradition and unique flavours

"The service was amazing and we’ve not seen smiles that big in a long while," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON after a visit to Watson's Lolo and Lola restaurant

Dining / Wholesome, cruelty free, home cooking

"Sweet Bones promises that it sources as much local and organic ingredients as possible. All menu items are vegan and most items can be made gluten free," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / A taste of real food, good coffee and great service

"I sat in the sunny courtyard out back, which was quieter than inside – the place was pumping and the coffee machine humming, which is great to see," writes WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Relaxed, unpretentious and inexpensive

"Bean and Table has plenty of sunshine sweeping over its outdoor dining area, which is quite large. You rock up to the long, long counter area at the back of the café to order," writes WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / A new taste at the gallery

"The Kitchen needs to review the descriptions on its menu to make sure it delivers on what is promised. Still, we’ll be back," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Cannoli sweet, cannoli savoury!

"Andrew Stefanou is loud and proud about taking a traditional dessert and giving it a good, old Aussie twist," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dinning / Press here for wholefoods in a jar

"The menu isn’t extensive. If you’re looking for a big plate of hangover-cure greasy eggs and bacon you’re going to be disappointed. This place is about the body and soul," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

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