As Canberra returns to normal and we can start making up for lost hospitality time, we have rounded up these cozy ways to get out of the house. Whether you’re after a hot chocolate or Merlot, sip it in front of a fire. 

The Kingston Foreshore may get a chilly in winter, but Walt & Burley is the ultimate cosy escape. Along with a blanket of red wine, you can still get out and about in the Canberra cold with venues this warming.

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Go back in time and enjoy The Canberra Wine House and it’s 1920’s speakeasy inspired atmosphere. Here you’ll find everything local, while you relax next to the fire in an intimate setting inspired by our small capital.

The Capital Brewing Co has become well-known for its excellent, all natural brews. Incorporating a fireplace into their venue in Fyshwick, get out of the cold and keep your hands warm while enjoying a cold one this winter.

Nestled in the corner of the Rye Café you’ll find the perfect meeting spot to enjoy a cuppa and sweet treat. Located in Braddon, even stop by for a takeaway coffee and warm up before braving the cold again on your way to work.

Inside the Ovolo Hotel is the Monster Kitchen and Bar. Providing chic, contemporary vibes it’s the place for cocktails and sharing plates. Warm your back up to their stunning indoor firepit with leather cushioning surrounding it.

Enjoy a Friday night aperitif at the Bacaro Wine Bar. Not only will you find a woodfire pizza oven but a modern style fireplace to cosy up next to.

Choose from seasonal cocktails and winter wines next to Bar Rochford’s fireplace. Relax to not only the warming drinks and fire but the range of records the staff pull from each night.

A step off the Lightrail and a step into old world charm at the Novotel restaurant, First Edition. Drawing inspiration from reading rooms of times go by, First Edition is a welcoming masculine space that’s transports you to a warmer world.

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Finished dinner and not ready to make the trek home yet, or on your way for a night cap at Lucky’s ? Stop by the bar area at Capitol Bar & Grill and uncover a warm nook to finish your drink off.

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Canberra’s airport hotel is equipped with the fireplace to warm up travellers as they enter the Capital. As well as being incredibly insta-worthy, you can escape the cold and still have a bite to eat and a drink at Helix Bar and Dining.
Get a feel for the country at Canberra’s Old Canberra Inn. The low-slung roof and wooden architecture provides the feeling of cosiness and comfort, while you warm up next to the blazing fireplace. The family-friendly pub serves up your favourite pub food and drinks with weekly live music.
Inside the nine acres of the Rose Cottage Estate is the Old Rose Inn. Offering similar vibes to the Old Canberra Inn the venue holds large rooms for functions and events with a huge open fireplace for those winter nights.

Go a little further…

Feel right at home at Grazing in Gundaroo. Although the restaurant is a thirty minute drive from the city, it is well worth it to experience their five open fireplaces and award-winning winter menu. Feel like you’re the only ones in the room in one of their intimate dining rooms, accompanied by your own fireplace.

The Albion Cafe in Braidwood is a family-owned café with healthy brunch and an emphasis on top notch ingredients. You’ll be there in less than hours drive and fed well before heading embarking on the rest of the journey down the coast.

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Gundaroo Grazing just 30-minutes from Canberra. The dining experience is homely and historic. Guests are surrounded by produce garden, warmed by fireplaces and welcomed like they do in the country.

Some Cafe Collector, located just 45 minutes from Canberra. Head over for a long brunch with great coffee, something of the pastry kind and some wholesome-style home-cooking. Historic character flows through the venue, while bright white interiors with incredible natural light makes it hard not to take a snap for the gram. The revamped farmhouse vibes are both cozy and comforting.