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People enjoying their brunch meals and coffee at Barrio, a cafe located in Braddon.

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Feast your way around Canberra

Whether you’re after family-friendly restaurants, sweet delights, cosy local cafes, exceptional coffee or fine dining, it’s all here. Take your time to explore Canberra’s eclectic mix of dining styles and cuisines as you indulge in unique foodie experiences that will truly get tastebuds tingling. 

A couple enjoying cocktails at Lazy Su in Braddon.

10 casual restaurants worth travelling for in Canberra

Published 24 Nov 2023

From brunches to burgers, here are 10 places you must try on your next trip to Canberra—if you haven’t already.

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Large marquee on green grass near lake

Outdoor dining spots for lunch and dinner

Published 27 Oct 2023

The alfresco dining scene just keeps getting better in Canberra. Enjoy a myriad of choices when it comes to lunch and dinner outdoors.

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Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeo walk past Australian Parliament House on a sunny, March day in 2023. | © SBS

Canberra, the home of the Democracy Sausage

Published 11 Aug 2023

Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow are on a mission to answer one simple question in their new series Adam & Poh’s Great Australian Bites: what is Australia’s national dish? Befitting of answering a question of national importance, the series culminates with an episode in Canberra.

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A male chef holds a pile of truffles in his cupped hands

10 places to eat truffles in Canberra this winter

Published 28 Jun 2023

Truffle season has arrived and Canberra’s favourite restaurants are celebrating by putting the tasty morsels front and centre of their most beloved dishes.

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Five minutes with Chef Ben Willis on his new culinary triumph, Louis

Published 27 Jun 2023

We sat down with award-winning Chef Ben Willis to pick his brain on everything from his favourite dish at Louis to where he’s keen to dine on his night off.

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Warm and cosy places to eat and drink when Canberra gets cold

Published 18 Apr 2023

Come colder months, Canberra can get seriously chilly. Layer up and snuggle up in one of these cosy Canberra places to eat and drink.

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A young couple having lunch outdoors

Romantic restaurants for the perfect date night in Canberra

Published 9 Feb 2023

Searching for the perfect romantic dining experience for two? Canberra knows how to make your night out special.

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Three friends clinking glasses over share platters at a winery.

A local's guide to unique foodie experiences in Canberra

Published 8 Feb 2023

Take your palate on an adventure beyond white tablecloths or paddock-to-plate and get to know Canberra's thriving culinary scene.

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Aerial of some food dishes on a black table at Temporada | © Ashley St George

12 of the best new restaurants and bars in Canberra to enjoy in 2023

Published 14 Dec 2022

Make time in 2023 to eat and drink at some of the best, new spots in Canberra. Here are 12 fresh spots to put on your resolutions list to enjoy in the new year.

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View from the rooftop Leyla bar in Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle as the sun sets outside the windows.

Bars and restaurants with the best views of Canberra

Published 16 Nov 2022

From lakeside drinks with live music sessions, to rooftop bars with unbeatable panoramic vistas, Canberra has you covered. 

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Cafe tables indoors at Wildflour bakery, surrounded by shelves of goods and underneath pots of indoor plants hung from the ceiling.

Locals' favourite Inner South cafes and restaurants

Published 12 Oct 2022

Take your pick from modern Australian cuisine, mouthwatering pastries, to an epic Turkish feast in Kingston, Griffith, Yarralumla, and Fyshwick.

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Artistically plated dish at Raku restaurant

Chef-hatted and awarded restaurants

Published 22 Mar 2022

Canberra is a culinary paradise of chef-hatted and award-winning restaurants awaiting your indulgence.

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