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A young couple on a tour through the vegetable garden beds at Pialligo Estate Canberra.
Patrons dining in an outdoor bar by the lake


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

Feast your way around the captial on a tour with the experts. Hop from one eatery to the next in Braddon with Eat Canberra Tours, explore the wine region on a private luxury tour with Van Du Vin, and discover local gin and beer makers with Dave's Tours

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View from the rooftop Leyla bar in Canberra's National Triangle and Parliament House as the sun sets outside the windows. | © Romello Pereira

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Browse places to eat and drink



TripAdvisor rating607 reviews
Canberra, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Trappers Bakery opposite The Big Merino

Trappers Bakery of Goulburn

TripAdvisor rating575 reviews
Goulburn, NSW
Not specified
Smokehouse restaurant, artisan smokehouse, restaurant in the vines winery cafe

Poachers Pantry Smokehouse Restaurant and Vineyard

TripAdvisor rating552 reviews
Yass, NSW
Over $30
Bar and wine store

Capitol Bar & Grill

TripAdvisor rating550 reviews
Canberra, ACT
Over $30
Eightysix bar

Eightysix North

TripAdvisor rating545 reviews
Braddon, ACT
Over $30
Busy restaurant interior

CBD Dumpling House

TripAdvisor rating535 reviews
Canberra City, ACT
Under $20
Table of food and wine set out before three guests.

The Sir George

TripAdvisor rating529 reviews
Wagga Wagga & Riverina, NSW
Between $20 and $30
Fresh food with a funky vibe

Mocan & Green Grout

TripAdvisor rating498 reviews
Acton, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Maple + Clove

Maple and Clove

TripAdvisor rating441 reviews
Barton, ACT
Under $20
Otis Interior

OTIS Dining Hall

TripAdvisor rating438 reviews
Kingston, ACT
Over $30
Rustic cafe interior

Penny University

TripAdvisor rating434 reviews
Kingston, ACT
Under $20
Crowd out the front of Agostinis


TripAdvisor rating432 reviews
Kingston, ACT
Not specified
Father and son enjoying their meal

Brodburger at the Glassworks, Kingston

TripAdvisor rating424 reviews
Kingston, ACT
Under $20
Dining Room


TripAdvisor rating416 reviews
Yass, NSW
Over $30
Romantic evening lighting over diners


TripAdvisor rating369 reviews
Griffith, ACT
Over $30
Fancy cakes

Pâtissez Manuka

TripAdvisor rating334 reviews
Griffith, ACT
Under $20


TripAdvisor rating324 reviews
Canberra, ACT
Between $20 and $30
In Autumn

The Boat House

TripAdvisor rating315 reviews
Barton, ACT
Not specified
The Promenade Cafe

The Promenade Café

TripAdvisor rating307 reviews
Yarralumla, ACT
Over $30
Couple eating lunch

Lonsdale Street Roasters

TripAdvisor rating302 reviews
Braddon, ACT
Under $20
Quirky hanging objects from wooden beams and exposed brick walls

Local Press Cafe

TripAdvisor rating300 reviews
Kingston, ACT
Under $20
Parlour Canberra


TripAdvisor rating299 reviews
Canberra City, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Black Rice Pudding w/ coconut cream, poached apple, lychee sorbet & butterscotch

Lazy Su

TripAdvisor rating297 reviews
Braddon, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Yass Restaurant

Ewe'n Me Restaurant

TripAdvisor rating293 reviews
Yass, NSW
Between $20 and $30
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