Restaurant sign in the park

Bookplate: At the National Library

Bookplate: At the National Library is a cafe that believes in the simple and healthy things, done well. This applies to all aspects of their extensive food and drink offerings. Bookplate celebrates food and makes what they can by hand.

From the bar they offer fresh pressed juices, fruit smoothies, classic and craft beers and local wines. Stop by and have a chat with their highly skilled baristas who can create outstanding quality coffee and tea.

Located within the National Library of Australia, Bookplate has a warm and inviting indoor dining space as well as an outdoor terrace with magnificent panoramic views of Lake Burley Griffin.

Bookplate won the 2015 Savour ACT Restaurant and Catering Awards of Best Tourist Restaurant.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Thursday: 8.30am-6pm, Friday: 8.30am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10am-3pm

TYPE OF SERVICE

Restaurant or cafe

SERVICE

PRICE RANGE

Mains under $20

LIQUOR LICENSING

Fully licensed but no BYO

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #119 of 1,276 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Lunch Review

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We were reasonably satisfied with the food and service, but probably would go elsewhere next time. The menu is pretty limited and some of the options - pork pulled burger and chicken chimichanga...

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nice food but pricey

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This is a bit of a hipster place and a bit overpriced, but if you can deal with that then its not bad. One of the few places in Canberra with a terrace overlooking the lake. If you appreciate that...

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Upmarket maybe, but still a cafe not a restaurant

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Yes, the place has a very pleasant atmosphere, yes the seating is good, and yes, the food is certainly good, and the wait staff are friendly. But, why do you need to wait for somebody to allocate...

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CUISINE

  • Australian
  • Bakery/Patisserie
  • Modern Australian
  • Wine Bar

FEATURES

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Waterside Dining