Article Archive

July 28, 2016

Class and Comfort at Courtyard Restaurant

18/08/2015 by Nic Crowther

Mere minutes from Braddon and the busy city centre sits Courtyard Restaurant in the historic Hotel Ainslie. Now operating as the Mercure Hotel Canberra, this represents a rare opportunity to feel like you’re stepping back in time. Built in 1927, the heritage building displays all the classic elements of early Canberra architecture.


The Drawing Room - A fresh dining experience in Crace

18/08/2015 by Carly Devine

The Drawing Room is the newest addition to Crace, creating even more of a sense of community by becoming the go-to place for any type of dining experience from breakfast, lunch and dinner to brunch and afternoon tapas with wine. The entire menu is impressive with a wide range of dishes to choose from. Starting with breakfast, they’ve got sweet and savoury as well as super healthy, and all with the option to have vegan, gluten free or dairy free. Our favourite part – breakfast is available until 2:30pm on weekends.


CBR Burgers You Need to Eat Immediately

18/08/2015 by Maeve Bannister

Over the past few years, burgers have basically become their own food group. Although they’ve always been thought of as ‘American’, it turns out that Canberra has some burgers that are sure to give even Shake Shack a run for its money. Armed with a list of recommendations from friends, family, and the BurgersOfCanberra Instagram page, I’ve made my way around the city this past month, in search of the best burgers in Canberra. I’ll admit, I probably had a bit too much fun – all in the name of journalistic ‘research’ I suppose!


Coffee and sweets out on the Terrace

12/08/2015 by Brian Tam

If you haven’t played host to overseas visitors lately, you might not have thought to visit Old Parliament House for a coffee and a bite to eat. But nestled within our former home of Federal Parliament, the newly refurbished Terrace Café has hit the ‘sweet spot’ with its simple approach and beautiful design.


Flavour and Satisfaction - Essential at Elemental

12/08/2015 by Nic Crowther

Keeping it simple is the underlying philosophy of Elemental Café, the exciting paleo café located on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. With strong focus on paleo eating, the café is here for everyone to enjoy with an amazing menu that brings forward the best flavours of this eating style with the two essential elements of dining: flavour and satisfaction.


10 Things for the Weekend

06/08/2015 by OutInCanberra

Great news! This weekend looks like it will be a dry one, and we can all get out and take advantage of crisp Canberra days. As usual, Canberra is barely stopping to take a breath, with plenty to see and do across the city. Enjoy! __________________________________________________ 1. #belcorepresent at La De Da Friday from 4.30pm A party inspired by a hash tag (Well done, Tara Cheyne!), the inaugural #BelcoRepresent was one of last years highlights to a dull Canberra winter.


Provini takes to the stage in Civic

05/08/2015 by OutInCanberra

Canberra has never been short of Italian restaurants. In the heart of the city, La Scala was one of the longest lasting and most-loved. After an amazing 25 year run, the familiar space was taken over by the CoCu Group (consisting of nearby Tuckshop and Shorty’s, among others) to redevelop the space into another Italian restaurant that Canberrans could fall in love with. Welcome to Provini!


Places to eat when you have the munchies

05/08/2015 by Sarah Pritchard

In the Capital, lunch, dinner and are very well catered for, and many places provide breakfast all day. All of this we take for granted, but what about the times in-between? The random times when you want something…else? At any time we can be struck down by the munchies - a singular hunger that doesn't crave a full meal but, whatever it wants, it wants it immediately. Having often been a victim to a sudden strong craving, I have discovered there is an answer to any food desire.


Elegant or extravagant events at EQ Café & Lounge

05/08/2015 by Brian Tam

The EQ Café & Lounge in Deakin has long been a favourite with locals for their great coffee, range of breakfast and lunch offerings, and enticing house-made pastries. What you might not know is that the EQ Café & Lounge is also a versatile function venue that can cater for a variety of occasions including private parties, group dinners, corporate events and business conferences.


New Boutique Style at Pot Belly Bar

05/08/2015 by Brian Tam

Recently, Belconnen’s long-standing Pot Belly Bar has been acquired by new owners, and they’re adding a new chapter to the bar’s 40-year history with a fresh focus on craft beer, good food, and exceptional service. After reopening in May, the new Pot Belly has quickly become a ‘go-to’ destination in Belconnen, attracting a wave of locals who have dreamed for years of a venue like this.