Too busy to cook or sit at a restaurant? We’ve put together a list of some of the best places in Canberra to grab a quick feed.
Grease Monkey – Burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes and beer – all served out of an old mechanic’s garage. The Dirty Bird is a personal favourite – southern fried chicken, lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese, and their special Greasy’s sauce.
Address: 19 Lonsdale St, Braddon
Open: 11am-late, 7 days a week
Catch – Fresh, sustainable seafood in the heart of Braddon. Styled like a traditional fish and chip shop, Catch offers a range of fresh fish options, as well as burgers, poke bowls, and classic takeaway snacks (think Chicko Rolls, dim sims and potato scallops).
Address: Cnr Lonsdale St and Elouera St, Braddon
Open: 11am-3pm and 5pm-9pm, 7 days a week
Locale Pizzeria – Nestled away in Deakin shops is a hidden treasure, Locale Pizzeria. With a focus on locally sourced, simple Italian dishes, these guys are a must-try.
Address: Shop 5, Deakin Shops
Open: 12pm-3pm & 5pm-late, Tues-Sun
The Mandalay Bus – Keeping Canberra full for decades, The Mandalay Bus serves up late-night fare to the people of Braddon from its current home in Haig Park. Burmese chicken noodles, triple chilli wings, mozzarella sticks and Nutella crepes all feature on this menu.
Address: Cnr Lonsdale and Girraween St, Haig Park, Braddon
Open: 6pm-late, Wed-Sat
Chez Frederic – Chez Frederic makes amazing Italian food with an Australian/French twist (their kangaroo bolognese is something else). If you just happen to be walking past, grab some lasagne, lamb shanks or eggplant parmigiana from the bain marie to takeaway.
Address: U4/14 Lonsdale St, Braddon
Open: Check chezfrederic.com.au
Mookie – Mookie specialise in American-style burgers, and with 7 on the menu, there’s something for everyone. Grab a side of loaded fries or Mookie Wings, and finish up with one of their delicious concretes. The Geisha is filled with cheesecake, strawberries, watermelon and pistachios.
Address: 21 Genge St, Canberra City
Open: 11pm-9pm, Tues-Sun