Article Archive

December 7, 2016

Rediscover Shorty’s just in time for summer

06/12/2016 by Josephine Huynh | Photography by: Ashley St George

A top contender among all Canberrans as the city’s favourite nightlife venue in town, Shorty’s has stood the test of time in the industry, with lines of night revellers rolling out its door time and time again. But lesser known is the establishment by day, which serves just as popular dishes that are sure to guarantee a great feed. Transcending from night to day, the outdoor area capitalises on the sunlight and is an appealing feature that captures passers-by – picture tucking into a juicy burger and ice-cold beer on the deck in the summer months, that’s the life!


A menu boasting lots of flair and finesse

29/11/2016 by Zoe Heacock

Situated in the modern, stunning Department of Finance at 1 Canberra Avenue, 1 on One Espresso is a wonderfully vibrant addition to Canberra's dining scene. Unless you’re a Barton office worker, you may not have heard about this hidden gem, and for those who haven’t had the pleasure of tasting the food at 1 On One yet, make it a must-do for summer immediately!


A seamless integration to outdoor dining

23/11/2016 by Ashley St George

Proudly standing on the corner of a leafy square in the historic suburb of Manuka, Urban Pantry is a bustling café and restaurant delivering a fresh take on provincial charm.


Double Shot: A feast for the senses

16/11/2016 by Josephine Huynh

They say ‘you eat with your eyes’, and that exactly encapsulates the experience at Double Shot café in Deakin, however your belly will sure be feeling satisfied as well! Dining at Double Shot is an experience that ignites all the senses – the aroma of roasting coffee, the hustle and bustle of the kitchen and the sheer visual of its colourful dishes will have you in absolute awe.


A new go-to with all the favourites

08/11/2016 by Josephine Huynh

Café MoMo has long been Belconnen’s convenient go-to for a guaranteed tasty feed, daily coffee injection and meeting place for students and workers alike. But for the rest of Canberra, the north-side secret is out, and OutInCanberra were lucky enough to experience it for ourselves to see what all the fuss was about.


Traditional pub grub with a twist

02/11/2016 by Josephine Huynh

It’s no secret that Mercure Hotel Canberra is steeped in history, but the heritage-listed establishment is keeping tight-lipped on a secret of its own – Olims Bar & Bistro.


The Duxton revamp set to impress

26/10/2016 by Josephine Huynh

The long-awaited renovation of the true Canberra local, The Duxton, is nearing completion with the pub-restaurant boasting a slick new look set to be unveiled to the public tomorrow. So if you're looking for an excuse for some cheeky after-work drinks on a Thursday afternoon, you’re in luck! Just in time for the warmer weather and Melbourne Cup celebrations, you can expect the same delicious food, trivia, live music, entertainment, and great service that we all know and love from the establishment, but with a fresh new twist.


A touch of old-world class at the Mercure Hotel

18/10/2016 by Alex Dickens

Walking into the 1920s building of Mercure Hotel Canberra, one must envisage a certain element of style and sophistication present beyond its doors and within the culinary delights served. This is exactly the impression you get as you make your way past the crackling open fireplace and through the glass doors of Courtyard Restaurant. With iron-pressed white table clothes and perfectly appointed tablewear for each course, I immediately felt a bout of excitement for the dishes to come.


A slice of Italy in the heart of NewActon

12/10/2016 by Ashley St George | Photography by: Ashley St George

I can only think of one national cuisine where its signature dish embodies the colours of its flag. Vibrant and aromatic basil leaves atop fresh and creamy buffalo mozzarella that oozes over a rich Napoli sauce over a bread base – that is the essence of a margherita. It is easy to find an Italian restaurant, but discovering a good Italian restaurant is harder to come by. Tucked cosily in the warren of NewActon, Bicicletta is an Italian trattoria, with an ethos as patriotic as a margherita pizza.


A spring-inspired address

04/10/2016 by Alex Dickens

Inside Canberra’s politically-acclaimed National Press Club of Australia is a culinary gem, yet to be discovered by many local foodies. Although the club is renowned for its political turmoil, the Column Restaurant space is quaint and intimate. The flavours coming out of the kitchen are a delight to the senses - and on our recent visit, inspired by the gorgeous season ahead of us. After recently winning the 2016 Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Award for Excellence, Column Restaurant is sure to deliver a delicious culinary experience to be savoured.