Verity Lane, a chef-driven food hall set to open in Northbourne Avenue’s historic Sydney Building this Thursday, October 22! 

The Market will see some of Canberra’s best chef’s congregate in the professional kitchens to create a gastronomic ground zero in the heart of the city. And of course, every great food hall comes equipped with world-class drinks served directly from the early 20th century inspired Verity Bar and feature an array of exceptional wines, spirits and craft beers, as well as a cocktail list curated by the cocktail connoisseur, Benito Drovandi.

Verity Lane is inspired by Canberra’s history, taking its name from Verity Hewitt who opened Canberra’s first bookshop above Leo’s Café in the late 1930s. Verity Lane Market has been designed by Mather Architecture, as a playful dialogue of its many layers of history, working to utilise the rear laneway – Verity Lane – to be a catalyst of laneway culture in Canberra and revitalise Civic.

The market will open with three kitchens:

Enoki Project is driven by Gerald Ong of Chairman and Yip fame and features a menu inspired by favourite Asian flavours and Gerald’s modern sensibility.

Ramen Daddy the venture of locals Eddy Tsai and John Leverink who have collided French and Japanese cultures to create a modern menu of Ramen delights.

While Silvio Miceli’s Pizza Artigiana serves up traditional Italian pizza like it’s an art form, making any Nonna proud.

“We have a number of exciting vendors ready to move into our remaining three kitchens and have planned for some unique and exciting pop-ups to open before the end of the year,” says Mr Philip Keir, previous publishers of Rolling Stone magazine and brainchild behind Verity Lane.

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This will be a fantastic place to gather with friends and to share great good and drinks in a beautifully renovated heritage setting.