Article Archive

July 27, 2014

Poppa's Pasta

10/07/2013 by Katey Baddeley

Poppa’s Pasta at the Kingston hotel is one of the best kept secrets of the year. Most of us have enjoyed their delicious homemade pastas and gourmet burgers over a schooner and bottle of wine to the comforting sounds of muffled sports commentators, scraping furniture, clinking glasses and clack-clack-clack of the pool room – but how many knew they do take-away?


Wandering into gold

28/06/2013 by Matt Kempe

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. It’s this famous quote from J.R.R Tolkien that accompanies your menu at Alchemy, and it succinctly describes the broad sense of adventure and balance that is Alchemy: the newest restaurant and bar in Manuka’s legendary Franklin Street location. The dark modern interior is certainly of gold standard, with a diversity of spaces – a large dance-floor area, the beautiful dining space and intimate lounge setting – that will make you feel at home no matter your mood.


Come and Play

24/06/2013 by Katey Baddeley

The newly opened Treehouse bar along Northbourne breathes some new life into the popular nightclub strip in Civic. The high ceilings and bar-cross-loft layout ooze sophistication and the life-sized illuminated tree is mesmerising in its beauty. The feel is natural and design unique, with logs suspended from the ceilings and a subtle, forest inspired metallic print over a stormy grey papering the walls. Enormous mirrors reflect the glimmering lights of the tree, filing the entire space with a warm and cozy glow - perfect for winter hibernation.


A feast for the senses

19/06/2013 by Rahima Saikal

Kusina Filipino Restaurant in Weston Creek is an absolute feast for the senses. Having opened their doors late last year, Kusina means ‘kitchen’ in Filipino and is the only Filipino restaurant in Canberra.


A Brazilian feast

12/06/2013 by Rahima Saikal

The Copa Brazilian Churrasco in Dickson is definitely a venue to dine at when you are extremely hungry! We walked out of the restaurant with full bellies, very satisfied and ready to fall into a deep food coma.


Little plates of heaven

05/06/2013 by Rahima Saikal

The Loft is located above Duxton in O’Connor and encompasses everything you would imagine in a ‘loft’. It is cozy, quaint and warm and just happens to serve delicious cocktails and mouth-watering tapas. The cuisine can be best described as Southern Mediterranean and each tapas plate is like a little piece of heaven. The interior is a dark wood, and while it is modern chic, it also has a rustic vibe about it.


Oishi = delicious

29/05/2013 by Katey Baddeley

Oishi on Garema place in Civic is the latest Japanese restaurant to open their doors in the capital. The decor is a contemporary spin on traditional colours, with black lacquered flooring, spacious dark wooden tables (no elbowing fellow diners here!) and brilliant red accents such as lights and table caddies. The food philosophy here is clean, fresh and sustainable. All ingredients served to patrons are purchased and used on the day without exception – and the quality really shows.


A bite to eat with views

22/05/2013 by Rahima Saikal

The Deck is situated on top of Regatta Point overlooking the picturesque Lake Burley Griffin. The views are 360 degrees and are quite breath-taking. We are seated at our table inside as we await the entrée. The area inside is large and airy and the deck area outside is much the same. With modern outdoor furniture on the deck, it looks like a great place for afternoon drinks in the warmer weather or a latte (with an outdoor heater) in the winter months.


Q&A: Chef Damien Grey, Sage Restaurant

15/05/2013 by Rahima Saikal

Autumn is not just about beautiful crisp days, crunchy auburn leaves and snuggly coats; it is also about a celebration of food. OutInCanberra presents GourMay 2013 and it is all about fresh, seasonal produce. We had a quick chat with Chef Damien Grey from Sage Restaurant about food this autumn. What dishes are popular this autumn? Soups; braised cuts and jams and chutneys. What produce is available in Canberra in autumn? Avocadoes, mandarines, sweetcorn beetroot. BRUSSELL SPROUTS! What ingredients are popular to cook with in autumn?


Culinary delights in the garden

08/05/2013 by Rahima Saikal

Floresco in the Gardens is as delightful as the name suggests. Sitting in the picturesque Australian National Botanic Gardens, the scenery is to die for on a sunny day, as is the food. Greeted by the friendly floor team, we were shown to a table outside on the deck looking over the green, luscious lawns of the gardens. The sun was beaming and there was not a cloud in sight amongst the clear blue sky – perfect!