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

Mellow passion of truffles

THE annual Capital Country Truffle Festival kicked off with a bang at Diece e Mezzo at the end of last month. It was a degustation...

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,...

Pasta, spice ‘n’ everything nice

AT 24 years of age, accountant-turned-restaurateur Sarah Singh has embarked on an ambitious project, that many would think are beyond her years. Four weeks ago,...

Warming the soul

WINTER lunch menus always add warmth to the soul, especially when the food is made home style with a good sprinkling of “tlc”. “Lily”, as...

Friendly, cheap, relaxed Bite

SOMETIMES you want just a bite. Quick, easy, not expensive. That’s what we wanted when out and about in Mawson recently and we got it,...

Braddon’s big taste of Greece

Greece is on my bucket list. Until I get there, I’ve got to settle with the taste of Greece in Canberra, such as that...

Axis says au revoir

The popular Axis restaurant, pictured, operated by Hyatt Hotel Canberra, will close at month’s end due to refurbishment and expansion of the exhibition space...

Italian with lots of amore

In many ways, La Scala in the city offers a classic Italian dining experience – warm décor, classic dishes created from recipes steeped...

A little at sea by the lake

It sounds so Sydney: “I’m going to the yacht club for lunch”. Well, you can say that in Canberra, too – at the Lotus...

Where fish are always biting

A fish shack. Conjures up images in my memory bank of a ramshackle place, near a body of water, that sells fresh, scrumptious fish. Well...

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,...

Sage’s taste of stunning

The Michelin star is coveted in the culinary world; and those working at this level are at the top of their game. So Canberra is...

Super coffee, smiling staff

The city is bursting with funky coffee shops these days and anyone who says you can’t get a great cup of coffee in Canberra...

Falling for an Italian!

It's amore! – the only way to describe my relationship with Canberra’s new Italian Dieci e Mezzo. Not with the executive chef from Sydney’s Otto,...

European and Asian influences

CRISP, white-linen table cloths, a still-life painting from 1901 by an artist named Harrison and chairs that replicate one of famous Phillipe Starck’s contemporary...

Far from the madding crowd

Trev's at Dickson is a non-pretentious, casual place to kickstart your day, fuel yourself at lunch, or sit back and unwind of an evening. It’s...

Bustle and buzz in Braddon

IT’S Braddon’s newest café and the place bustles. Lonsdale Street Roasters is chaotic, noisy, cluttered, a bit Melbourne-grunge and much more. There are bikes hanging...

Charlie’s ‘big’ burger test

There's something you need to know about Charlie Black... The prices are kept reasonable in part because of the brasserie-style “system”, meaning you order and...

Where tiramisu is to die for

Bicicletta; what a cute name for a small, relaxed Italian café with a good spot in the New Acton courtyard, near fine-dining Flint and...

A feast of fresh seafood

A fresh seafood feast. That’s how I describe our dining experience at the new Pelagic Bar and Dining, Bailey’s Arcade (where Antigo’s used to...




Police haul gang member out of workplace

A senior OMCG member was arrested at his workplace yesterday (May 22) for trafficking a commercial quantity of drugs valued at $154,000. 


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