It’s time to shine a light on your favourite local venues, Canberra!

Supported by Canberra Milk and Stokl, The People’s Choice Awards highlight the best of the best in restaurant, cafés, nightlife, event & attraction, entertainment and local products. As voting has commenced for the 2021 PCA, we’re looking back at last year’s amazing winners. Today, we’re shining a spotlight on the incredible restaurant and café subcategory winners.  

Favourite Vegan Restaurant: Au Lac

Shining a light on Vietnamese food with a vegan twist, Au Lac is showing us that vegan doesn’t always mean boring. With dumplings, spring rolls, stir fries, and noodles that will make your mouth water, Au Lac is the perfect place for vegans and non-vegans alike.


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Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant: Ottoman Cuisine

Innovative and awarded, Ottoman Cuisine serves delicious gourmet Turkish cuisine including, meze, house made dips and pide. Housed in a beautiful Braddon art deco style pavilion with a view of the gardens, Ottoman Cuisine offers outstanding meals at a reasonable price.


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Favourite European Restaurant: Italian & Sons

Reviewed as having a ‘commitment to good produce and quality service’ with ‘enough charm to become Canberra’s most kick-ass Italian place to eat’Italian & Sons serves delicious traditional Italian style dishes and wines. Conveniently located in Braddon, their menu uses seasonal produce to bring you an authentic dining experience.


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Favourite Asian Restaurant: Lolo & Lola

Honouring Filipino culture and traditions, Lolo & Lola champions delicious and exquisite Filipino cuisine. Their incredible dining experience includes world class dishes and baked products that will give you a taste of the rich flavours, history and cultures of the Philippines, with simplicity and freshness.


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Favourite Modern Australian Restaurant: Eightysix

With an exquisite a la carte menu, tasting menus, and vegetarian menus, Eightysix is an upscale modern Australian restaurant in the heart of Braddon. The restaurant brings unique elegance and class to Canberra with its residential contemporary architecture and tasty dishes.


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Favourite Food Truck: Grease Monkey Truck

Bringing burgers, fried chicken, pizza, cocktails, beers, wines and their famous shakes to various locations in Canberra, Grease Monkey is one of the capital’s most popular burger joints. Open 7 days a week, Greaseys has loaded up a truck to come to you for festivals, events, weddings, parties, markets, and birthdays.


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Favourite Fine Dining Restaurant: Sage Dining Rooms

Stylish and tranquil, Sage Dining Rooms is one of Canberra’s most celebrated fine dining restaurants. Bringing you exciting and innovative modern Australian dishes with cutting edge techniques in its beautiful location nestled inside Gorman House, Sage has been described as serving ‘whimsical pieces of art’.  


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Favourite Hotel Restaurant: Agostinis

Bringing laughter, friends, family and food, Agostinis Italian in Manuka is more than just a venue – its an experience. With dishes that honour the traditions and flavours of the homeland, the family-owned business prides itself on bringing authentic Italian food to the table.


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Favourite Breakfast or Brunch Venue: Common Grounds Gowrie

Beloved breaky spot, Common Grounds Gowrie has proudly served up Campos coffee since 2013. With modern Australian cuisine that will delight your taste buds and friendly staff, Common Grounds is the perfect place for a weekend brunch with friends.


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Have your say! Don’t forget to vote for your favourite for the 2021 People’s Choice Awards.