From the team behind Assembly comes Corella, nestled just across the road on Lonsdale Street. It’s an intimate space with a modern and elegant Australian menu, encompassing a fine-dining feel with native ingredients. The wine and cocktail lists won’t disappoint and will go perfectly with the cherry ripe and coconut ice-cream or burnt honey mouse for a cheeky dessert.
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14 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | corellabar.com.au
Dickson Taphouse (Dickson)
Canberra’s newest drinking hole has taken ‘taphouse’ to a whole new level – anticipating the tapping of 800 beers over the next year alone! Featuring locally and ethically sourced ingredients, the in-house food will feature an Italian menu amongst a modern ’70s décor vibe of lush green wallpaper and velvet lounges.
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30 Woolley Street, Dickson | facebook.com/dicksontaphouse
1980 Chinese Restaurant (Canberra City)
Some of you may know her as Spicy Ginger Café, but she’s got a whole new look. Still serving up the old favourites of cumin lamb, dry chili chicken and fresh live seafood, but in a newly renovated and luxurious surrounding.
2/25 Childers Street, Canberra City | 1980chineserestaurant.com.au
Dockside (Kingston Foreshore)
Slinging ONA Coffee seven days per week on the Kingston Foreshore, this light-filled newie is a popular choice for those seeking a post-walk brew. In addition to reliable brunch and lunch standards, you’ll find some more adventurous dishes, such as ‘Crab Meat Scrambled’ and ‘Portobello Pulled Pork Egg Benny’, on the menu.
13/81 Giles Street, Kingston | docksidecoffeehouse.com.au
A revamp of the formerly known Morning Glory space will see a contemporary kitchen—ILY—take its place, serving up home-style favourites with a side of LOVE! The moody interior will be flipped to a light colour palette and breathe of fresh air, using local produce for breakfast lunch and dinner.
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Pavilion 2/15 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon | ily.com.au
Lanterne Botanical (Campbell)
Lanterne Rooms’ new bar, Lanterne Botanical, is lush and tropical with a focus on botanical ingredients and the elegant highball cocktail. Open from 4 pm Wednesday to Friday, the glasshouse seats between 30-40 and extends the colonial feel of the restaurant out into an English garden setting.
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Iskia Building, 81 Constitution Avenue, Campbell | chairmangroup.com.au
Gelato Messina (Kingston)
It’s official—Gelato Messina is open in Kingston and already scooping your faves! They’ve had a Canberra presence on Lonsdale Street in Braddon since 2018 but have now opened a second store to cater to southside customers. Even in this cold weather, you won’t be able to resist.
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38 Eyre Street, Kingston | gelatomessina.com/stores/kingston
My Sabor (Canberra City)
My Sabor is the final piece of the Verity Lane Market puzzle, dishing up a pop-up Modern Australian menu with an Asian twist. The ever-changing menu will have a range of tapas-style share plates, bringing cultural elements from all over the world.
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Verity Lane Market, 50 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City | mysabor.com.au
The Tasty Hill
This Korean Charcoal Barbecue is pretty serious about their meat—we’re talking 9+ grade Wagyu and a range of choice pork and chicken cuts. Our friends at @canberrafood can’t say enough nice things about their experience—I mean, how good does it look!?
Shop 1-3, 16 Moore Street, Canberra City | thetastyhill.com
Bui’s Vietnamese (Kingston)
Madam Woo has left the Kingston ‘hood, and Bui’s Vietnamese is moving in. Watch this space for details of opening date and menu!
38 Giles Street, Kingston.
Miss Van’s (Canberra City)
From a shipping container to fully functioning restaurant – Miss Van’s is moving on up. The simple yet innovative Vietnamese menu will soon be featured in a pop-up at city favourite Church ahead of permanent digs opening later in the year.
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Odger’s Lane, Canberra City | facebook.com/missvansfood
Constitution Place (Canberra City)
Constitution Place is shaping up to be the city’s newest foodie hotspot, and there’s more to come! The Chairman Group will be opening two new venues: Mu Omakase will be a 12-seater interpretation of a traditional omakase experience, while Cicada will be a bar with a sustainability ethos and no-waste policy on the menu.
Tenkomori Ramen House is also set to open later this month serving up—you guessed it—ramen.
1 Constitution Avenue, Canberra City | constitutionplace.com.au
Wildflour are set to open a sister store in Weston this coming August. From sourdough fresh out of the oven to an array of gorgeous pastries, and now a full breakfast menu, there’s something to suit everyone’s foodie needs.
8 Townsville Street, Fyshwick | wildflour.com.au