Article Archive

November 1, 2014

Ostani - A Week of Treats

13/11/2013 by OutInCanberra

It’s a sure sign of spring when the hordes head down to Ostani in the ever-popular Realm precinct to soak up a start to the weekend. Thankfully, Ostani continues $5.00 drinks from 5.00pm to 7.00pm every Friday night with complimentary nibbles from the Chef and magic tricks performed by the resident magician. While Ostani is very well known for its Friday night sessions, there are things happening all week to help shake off the weekday blues.


A Taste of Spain (un sabor de España)

06/11/2013 by Carly Jade Devine

Legends Spanish Restaurant can be found on Franklin Street, one of the most popular dining spots in Manuka. This traditional restaurant has been operating for more 15 years and remains very popular. Having relocated to the first floor of the Capital Theatre Building, restaurant manager Tim Stewart proudly says that this spot - and their recent re-vamp - is one they intend to keep for a while.


Jamie's Italian - First Glance

30/10/2013 by Nic Crowther

Walking in to Jamie’s Italian on Bunda Street – surely the most anticipated restaurant opening in Canberra for quite some time – one word springs to mind: BIG. Let’s start with the obvious. The Jamie Oliver name is big. Really big. So too is the new dining room – much larger than the old Kingsley’s Steakhouse it replaces. Finally, the servings are big. If you make your way back onto the sunny street without feeling full, well, we’d be surprised.


'L' is for Loft - Tickets selling fast!

30/10/2013 by OutInCanberra

Since opening in May, The Loft at Duxton in O’Connor has become a Northside favourite for those looking to kick back with delicious drinks in a gorgeous setting. We’re thrilled that Loft has become a part of Taste It 2013, and they have certainly joined with a fantastic one-off event for those keen to take full advantage of the skills of both their kitchen and bar.


Recap: Secrets of the Treehouse - Taste It Festival 2013

25/10/2013 by OutInCanberra

Treehouse appeared with a bang less than six months ago. The prettiest of the Sydney Building establishments, it became an instant hit for its fantastic fit-out, feature DJs and delicious cocktails. These are things Treehouse does well. Very well indeed. However, to assume this is the sum-total of the Northbourne Avenue oasis is to miss a fantastic and vital element: the food. For Taste it 2013, Treehouse turned out a fabulous little feast combining the best of their new season menu matched with a selection of especially crafted cocktail samplers to match the flavours on offer.


Recap: Taste It Festival at Playground

24/10/2013 by OutInCanberra

Last Saturday, OutInCanberra’s Taste It Festival 2013 launched with a fantastic little gig down at Playground in Garema Place. It’s hard to imagine a better day to kick off a celebration of Canberra dining. The sun was shining (yet to be overcome by smoke from the unfortunate north), barely a breeze tickled the leaves and the sounds of Ashley Feraude filled the open – almost alfresco – venue.


Wine, Roses and all that Jazz at Lerida Estate.

21/10/2013 by Nic Crowther

Canberra is blessed with a collection of fabulous wineries within the local district. One of the best is Lerida Estate, and as part of the Wine, Roses, and all that Jazz Festival being held around the region over the coming weeks, this is a fantastic opportunity to get out into the country and taste some of the local delights, including at Lerida Estate.


Taste It Festival 2013 is on!

15/10/2013 by Nic Crowther

Time flies when you're having fun, and there are only days left for the Taste It 2013 Festival. There are only three more events, that cover some of the finer points of spirits, as well as a bit of fun running up and down the stairs of the Uni Pub. We all love to get out and try new places, as well as see what really makes a venue shine. Grab one of these final opportunities to get out there for Taste It Festival 2013 – our month-long celebration of Canberra dining. Tickets to the following are selling fast:


'The Good Oil' on Olive at Mawson

01/10/2013 by Nic Crowther

Since opening in July 2013, Olive at Mawson has developed a loyal following of diners from the Woden Valley and beyond. With a strong focus on classic dishes, visitors will be treated to hearty dishes served with all the love and care expected in a family restaurant. The menu is designed to let diners graze through entrée and the meze dishes – staying away from the traditional ‘three courses’. However, you’ll find plenty of flexibility and dishes to suit every preference.


The Copa

24/09/2013 by Carly Jade Devine

The Copa in Dickson is Canberra’s own Brazilian Churrasco. The family restaurant not only provides an abundance of different mouthwatering cooked (or rather, barbequed) to perfection meats and traditional dishes - it provides an experience, one diners are sure to never forget.