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Canberra is paradise for foodies with a truly eclectic mix of dining styles, cuisines and experiences. With award-winning restaurants, vineyards and baristas, plus legendary dishes, people have been known to come to Canberra just for the delicious fare on offer.

Whether you’re after family-friendly restaurants, sweet delights, cosy local cafes, exceptional coffee or fine dining, it’s all here. The best part? Trying the superb local produce served by passionate people – be sure to taste our truffles, cool-climate wines, handcrafted beers and smoked meats.

Discover the best new eateries and bars with our guide to Canberra's foodie scene, sip the best coffees in Canberra, feast at hatted and award winning restaurants, enjoy lunch al fresco, or listen to a gig at the capital's popular live music bars

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Ken Helm

Helm Wines

TripAdvisor rating52 reviews
Price: not specified
Steak and Chips

Rashays - Casual Dining - Belconnen

TripAdvisor rating51 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30
Cellar Door 1

Capital Wines

TripAdvisor rating34 reviews
Price: not specified
Modern and Stylish venue

La Empanada Bakehouse

TripAdvisor rating34 reviews
Price: under $20
McKellar Ridge

McKellar Ridge Wines

TripAdvisor rating22 reviews
Price: not specified
Cafe stools and tables sit outside the entrance to the Collector Wines cellar door.

Collector Wines

TripAdvisor rating8 reviews
Price: under $20
Decorative bar wall


TripAdvisor rating5 reviews
Price: not specified
Interior with shelf

Intra Coffee

TripAdvisor rating1 reviews
Price: not specified
Box of Chocolate Truffles

Enigma Fine Chocolates

TripAdvisor rating1 reviews
Price: not specified
Prawn dish


TripAdvisor rating1698 reviews
Price: under $20
Outdoor seating at Sammy's

Sammy's Kitchen - City

TripAdvisor rating1092 reviews
Price: not specified
A couple dining at the Ottoman Restaurant


TripAdvisor rating1002 reviews
Price: over $30
Two coffee experts smelling the coffee beans

The Cupping Room

TripAdvisor rating877 reviews
Price: under $20
Les Bistronomes

Les Bistronomes

TripAdvisor rating785 reviews
Price: over $30
Pomegranate main

Pomegranate Restaurant

TripAdvisor rating777 reviews
Price: over $30
Dining Room interior

Bicicletta Restaurant

TripAdvisor rating775 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30
Butchers Board

Marble & Grain

TripAdvisor rating757 reviews
Price: over $30
High ceilings, plantation shutters and cosy corners

Lanterne Rooms

TripAdvisor rating742 reviews
Price: over $30
BentSpoke food and drink

BentSpoke Brewing Co.

TripAdvisor rating680 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30
Person walking into Tipsy Bull

Tipsy Bull

TripAdvisor rating635 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30


TripAdvisor rating558 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30
Hand pouring sauce around food


TripAdvisor rating550 reviews
Price: over $30
Shiraz and Riesling thrive in the cool climate, spicy Shiraz, aromatic Riesling and perfumed Pinot

Poachers Pantry Smokehouse Restaurant and Vineyard

TripAdvisor rating540 reviews
Price: over $30
Eightysix bar


TripAdvisor rating535 reviews
Price: over $30
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    Each meal will be more delicious than the last with this guide to everything from the best brunch spots and hatted restaurants through to popular pub grub and vegetarian eats. 

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