Article Archive

November 23, 2014

Full Bellies and Belly-dancers at Turkish Delight

27/11/2013 by Luisa Ryan

Walking into Belconnen’s Turkish Delight restaurant is like walking into another land: the thin, fluorescent-lit foyer where customers can pick up take-away dinners and syrup-filled pastry sweets opens into a richly decorated replica of an Istanbul tavern. The wooden slats slanting across the ceiling recall the sloped roof of a tent, and add to the sense of occasion.


Belluci's Dickson and Sub-Urban By Belluci's.

27/11/2013 by Carly Jade Devine

Belluci's Dickson and Sub-Urban by Belluci's are both hugely popular dining venues set on the corner of Cape and Woolley streets. Split by a large bar that runs through the centre of the room, Belluci's Dickson is a popular and formal dining room that resides on one side of the bar. The extensive menu includes Italian dishes with a modern twist, and is perfect for any occasion ranging from an intimate meal through to birthday celebrations.


A Make-Over for Muddle Bar

19/11/2013 by Carly Jade Devine

Muddle Bar has just had a make-over thanks to its passionate owner of almost a year, Rob. He has a love for fine liquor and stylish venues so, as soon as he bought the little bar on West Row, a renovation was on the horizon. Now, we have a refreshed Canberra classic that’s a little bit different and, ultimately, an extension of Rob’s personality.


Lonsdale Street Roasters Break into Barton

18/11/2013 by OutInCanberra

There is simply no better contrast than a mix of old and new. Next week, Canberrans will be treated to a winning combination of heritage and hipsters. Hooray!


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.