Author: Alex Dickens

Petit Feast: A boozy brunch with French finesse

Hi Canberra, you might remember me as the high tea virgin who popped her cherry at a High Tea on the Burbury Terrace earlier this year. Well, after that indulgent experience I have my sights set on something a little more lavish at Buvette Bistro and Wine Bar – its much loved Petit Feast. The boozy brunch trend has taken off on an international scale with Saturday sittings popular in New York, London, France and Sydney. Now we Canberrans can enjoy the trend closer to home as Buvette presents a delightful range of savoury and sweet bite-sized treats, with...

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Wild Duck: Asian cuisine with a touch of elegance

Hidden behind the bustling boardwalk of the Kingston Foreshore is an Asian restaurant with a difference. With crisp white table cloths and authentic Asian furniture, walking into Wild Duck is like stepping through the doors of one of the finest venues of Beijing – the aroma from the kitchen teases the nostrils and tantalises the taste buds for the feast to follow. Although the venue welcomes some of the nation’s most prestigious politicians and ambassadors through its doors, Wild Duck welcomes all walks of life to indulge in a delicious dining experience. Whether it be a single dish, a...

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A culinary icon at the helm of Canberra hospitality

In the hearts of Crace locals, humble café restaurant The District is already a winner. But, to Canberrans hailing from across the territory, it’s also clear that the much-loved suburban gem offers a dining experience like no other, so much that it has been awarded Best Café Restaurant at the ACT AHA Hospitality Awards three years in a row – that’s every year since it opened its doors in 2014! So, why is The District so successful? We caught up with the man behind the venue, Gerry Sanfrancesco, to find out. “I honestly think that it’s the atmosphere that...

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Your local guide to all-day grazing

On a beautiful Canberra day, there is nothing better than sitting down to catch up with friends over a bottle of wine, tasty all-day eats and platter or two. With the warmer weather just around the corner, it’s good to have a few of these local places up your sleeve for when you plan your next catch up. Here are a few of our favourites… Lazy Su With a fun Japanese-style interior, Lazy Su has quickly become a local favourite for lunch, dinner or a late night drink. However, with a number of snacks, small plates and a fully...

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Courtyard by Milk Crate: A hidden oasis

Amidst the cold concrete buildings of Canberra’s CBD is a café injecting new life into the nine-to-five routine of local corporates. Courtyard by Milkcrate is just a short walk away from its previous Marcus Clarke street address, boasting an open, Hamptons-style feel that is just perfect for soaking up the sun in the warmer months. It’s concept, menu and design have been executed under the guidance of owner Hakan Demir and his knowledgeable team. “I wanted to create a casual space that was nice and fresh, but still really cosy – a place where people feel comfortable to sit,...

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