New restaurant alert! There are heaps of cool new places to dine in Canberra.


Presenting a degustation menu where cocktails and canapés are centre stage, Alcove takes you through a pairing like no other in Canberra. With sips of an energetic cocktail paired with an explosive morsel, the cocktail bar is open to serve until 1am, with an á la carte cocktail, wine and canapé menu on offer as well.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Canberrafood (@canberrafood)

Two Blind Mice

Curtain’s new local pub is far from ordinary. Two Blind Mice offers casual dining with not so casual food, from those loved pub classics like woodfired pizza and burgers, to more upbeat European influenced dishes such as their homemade pasta and lamb shoulder. 


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Two Blind Mice Curtin (@twoblindmicecurtin)

The Jetty

Situated on Lake Burley Griffin, The Jetty is your newest lakeside hangout. Serving Bentspoke Beer on tap, cocktails and wine in the beer garden, alongside eats from Mr Papa Peruvian Street Food and café foods from the Jetty Kiosk, catch them on a beautiful sunny day.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by The Jetty (@thejettycbr)

Champi Restaurant  

Forming from family tradition and a love for food, Champi is Kingston’s newest South East Asian hotspot. Authentic and unique dishes inspired by family recipes, Champi promises to take you back to simplicity of Asian cuisine, with plenty of vibrant dishes packed with herbs and chillies! Think slow braised Penang lamb shanks and kingfish ceviche.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Champi Restaurant (@champi_restaurant)

Side Bar

Looking for somewhere to quench your thirst on a hot summer’s day, in the vibrancy of the city? Well now you don’t have to, the Foreshore’s got a new bar in town, a gin bar that is. Side Bar has partnered up with local Underground Spirits to create a bespoke G&T and gin cocktail menu with tapas style sharing foods. While staying fairly under the radar, we’ve been told to expect big things from the hole in the wall style bar, with new collabs and events to come. 

Edo Tori Canberra

Bringing a fresh take on Japanese food in the historic Melbourne building, Edo Tori is serving the best of Japanese snacks with very appealing prices. From edamame, lotus chips, gyozas and tempura, to sashimi, ceviche and oysters, the dishes are designed to share so you get a taste of everything. While they also have a yakitori menu offering just about every part of the chicken and an udon and don menu, for something a little more. Then, wash it all down with a tangy cocktail!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by EDO TORI (@edotori_canberra)

Rice and Nori

Your new city takeaway sushi joint has arrived. While Rice and Nori offers your typical rolls and sashimi, they also have a variety of unique rolls and nigiri that uses seasonal flavours and ingredients. They even prepare fresh sushi rolls in front of you with fillings of your choosing.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Rice&Nori (@riceandnori_canberra)


Maji is the place to go for traditional Japanese cuisine. From all your sushi, sashimi and tempura needs, to ramen, miso cod and grilled salmon, this Japanese eating house is casual in style, yet refined in the detail.   


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by MAJI JAPANESE CUISINE (@majijapanese)

Tea Connoisseur

For those Canberra tea lovers who constantly have a cup going, Tea Connoisseur is pouring you through a new world of tea. Serving single origin fine teas that have been handpicked and handcrafted from the mountains in Yunnan, China, experience an intimate range of white, green, black, oolong, pu-erh and herbal tisanes. Tea dining experiences and high tea is also available, with teas to accompany Chinese style cuisine.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Tea Connoisseur (@teaconnoisseurcanberra)

Banana Leaf

Marrying the vibrant flavours of Sinhalese, Tamil, Moor, Dutch and Malay, Banana Leaf has reopened in the Canberra City. Expect coconut, cardamon, curries, chilli sambols, rotis and more of the Sri Lankan cuisine you know and love, with a twist.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Banana Leaf Restaurant (@bananaleafcanberra)

Machi Machi

Starting in Taiwan, the famous milk tea brand Machi Machi has made its way to Canberra. Focusing on delivering unique flavours, their cream cheese foam is unbeatable, alongside the bottled milk tea and black milk tea with crème brulée.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by 麥吉 machi machi australia (@machimachi__australia)


Opening their first Canberra store in Woden, Kickin’Inn is servicing all your seafood needs at affordable prices. Originating in Cajun, their famous ‘Kajun’ spice blend is a must-try sauce on any seafood item, from prawns, mussel, crab, crayfish, lobster and pippies. Serving seafood straight from the bag, no plates or cutlery are provided, encouraging diners to eat with their hands with bibs and gloves, for a truly unique experience.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Kickin’Inn (@kickininn)

Potato Corner

Potato Corner is serious about French fries. Developing original flavours from cheddar, rancho cheddar, barbeque, chilli barbeque and sour cream to sprinkle over loopy, straight or criss-cut fries, if you have a hankering for a salty fry, this is the place to go.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Potato Corner Australia 🇦🇺 (@potatocornerau)

Coming Soon


Eightysix South

Loved Braddon restaurant Eightysix is going Southside, bringing their modern Australian share plates to a new location in March. While they promise the heartbeat will remain the same, they are creating a completely new menu with that Eightysix flair.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by eightysix south (@eightysixsouth)