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July 25, 2016

Home-style cooking with a modern twist

19/07/2016 by Alex Dickens

Located inside the Mantra on Northbourne is a quaint restaurant boasting home-style cooking done well. Walking into the foyer, the large wooden door leading through to the venue sets the scene for rustic elegance and a relaxed dining experience. The twinkle of candlelight on the table, and the draped sheer curtains matched with the easy-listening playlist completes the picture for an after-work dinner, a relaxed dining experience with family and friends or a corporate meeting spot.


A deck of delights at Regatta Point

12/07/2016 by Ashley St George (Words and Photography)

What is the essential Canberra? Lake Burley Griffin, the fountain, Telstra Tower and Parliament House are all places that come to mind. This venue has it all. The Deck is the quintessential destination to soak in the sights of Canberra. Set atop Regatta Point, the café offers panoramic views across the lake.


Lunch specials: Kingston

05/07/2016 by Alex Dickens

For those of you heading to work today in Kingston, panicking about that midday lunch meeting and not knowing the best place to take your guest – we have come to the rescue. For part two of our lunch special series we have hit the streets of Kingston to bring you the best weekday lunch deals in town. ________________________________________ C Seafood & Oyster Bar 30 minute Eat “n” Run Lunch


A new go-to in the heart of the city

28/06/2016 by Josephine Huynh | Photography by Ashley St George

A toasty warm and welcoming space nestled among the hustle and bustle of the city’s concrete jungle, The Bearded bean is a charming café run by owner Tom Reaby and his super friendly crew of foodies and coffee aficionados. Take my word for it that after your initial curious visit to The Bearded Bean you’ll unintentionally become a loyal regular, ticking off every meal on the menu day by day, and even when you think you’ve had a taste of everything, head chef Joe Biilmann will surprise you with an ever-changing specials menu that is sure to keep your belly guessing.


There’s always room for dessert!

21/06/2016 by Imogen Hughes

With a cold and wet Canberra winter well and truly underway, sometimes you need a little somethin’ somethin’ just to reward you for making it through the day. Luckily, Canberra has some fantastic restaurants, with menus as wild as the weather. Here are our picks for the best and quirkiest after-dinner treats, whether it’s for an occasion or just to celebrate the fact that you successfully adult-ed today. __________________________________________ Spiced Pumpkin Ice-cream with Ricotta Doughnuts, Pod Food


Hungry for food and thirsty for knowledge

14/06/2016 by Ashley St George | Photography by Ashley St George

Everybody has a story. Muse however has many. Part bookshop part café and restaurant, Muse is tucked into a nook of Kingston’s East Hotel and is the perfect place to feed your mind and your belly. A 21st century re-imagination of the classic Canberra aesthetic, there are no tatty old armchairs here. Bright and airy with crisp lines and light-wood details, the space is a relaxed and refreshing place to unwind.


Craft brew on tap at Transit

06/06/2016 by Nic Crowther

If you’re keen to settle in for a session of delicious craft beer, then Transit Bar in the city is your ultimate destination. With a 12 taps showcasing an evolving range, there’s always something new to try. For others, the world of craft beer can be a daunting one. What the hell is a bock? What time of year should you try a Dogbolter? Are some Pale Ales really from India?


The perfect meating place

31/05/2016 by Josephine Huynh | Photography by Ashley St George

A trip to the Meating Room is sure to leave you feeling welcomed, well looked after and definitely well fed! The café, bar and grill serves breakfast through to dinner, and is a family friendly space with a welcoming and casual gastropub dining experience. The menu is seasonal, extensive and caters for all tastes - even the pickiest of eaters. Despite it's carnivorous name the eatery also offers meat-free options for the herbivores out there.


GourMay on tour at the Capital Region Farmers Market

24/05/2016 by OutInCanberra

If you’ve missed out on the fun, food and finesse of GourMay 2016, here’s your chance to get amongst the celebration. Sample some amazing food made solely from local produce at the Capital Region Farmers Market at 9:30am on Saturday 28 May. Coveted Canberra chef Saju Rajappan, Chifley’s Bar & Grill head chef, has a wealth of culinary experience under his belt and will be holding a cooking demonstration creating some amazing treats from the produce available at the market for you to sample, get inspiration from and whip up at home.


Top Drop: Mint Julep

24/05/2016 by Alex Dickens

Minty fresh and packing a punch – the humble Mint Julep is worthy of a national day and in the United States, 30 May is it. But right here in the nation’s capital, in a nod to Mint Julep Day, we have collated a list of four of the very best versions of the cocktail that you can locally source. Sip in style this weekend and pay tribute to the classic Julep that we all love so much. __________________________________________ Georgia Mint Julep at Betti Bravo’s