As the Canberra weather starts to get cooler, we have rounded up these cosy restaurants to fit in front of the fire with a hot chocolate or Merlot.

WALT & BURLEY

The Kingston Foreshore may get a bit 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 a venue this warming.

BELTANA FARM

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get cosy with a wine in front of Beltana Farm’s double-sided fireplace in their indoor and outdoor dining room. And if you don’t want to leave, stay warm in their farm style boutique accommodation and enjoy the peaceful surrounds.

CAPITAL BREWING CO.

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

RYE CAFE

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.

OSTANI BAR

Feel like you’re enjoying the outdoors at Ostani Bar, without feeling the cold weather. Sit in the outdoor pavilion and have a drink or bite to eat while you keep warm with the two gas fireplaces and seamless connection with the main bar.

BAR ROCHFORD

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

QT CANBERRA

Finished dinner and not ready to make the trek home? Stop by the bar area at QT Canberra and uncover a warm nook to finish your drink off.

FIRST EDITION

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

HELIX BAR AND DINING

Canberra’s airport hotel is equipped with a 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.

OLD CANBERRA INN

Get a feel for the country at 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.

GO A LITTLE FURTHER…

SOME CAFÉ COLLECTOR

Some Cafe in Collector is 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 cosy and comforting.

THE ALBION CAFE

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 a hour drive and fed well before embarking on the rest of the journey down the coast.

GRAZING

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 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.

Don’t let the cold stop you from getting out this winter. Check out the Xmas in July festival.