Many Canberran eateries are doing as the Spanish do, with a range of absolutely morish authentic Spanish tapas. While others are putting their own twist on the popular style of eating. Catching up over a range of snacks and share plates with friends is every undecided eater’s dream, allowing you to taste more than one dish and get an all-round better experience of a venue’s offerings.



Take a seat in the unique setting of Spanish restaurant Parlour, for a cosy dining experience. Serving contemporary food with a modern Australian feel and Spanish influence, choose from their morish range of tapas with delights such as potato croquettes, chorizo and braised baby octopus, alongside a glass of Spanish red.


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Tipsy Bull

Designed to share with friends, Tipsy Bull’s menu champions an exciting range of small plates. Think oysters, warm olives, ceviche and crispy spiced squid. We recommend sitting in their beer garden for a relaxing Sunday arvo.


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For a casual meet up over a menu that is fresh, seasonal and wood fired, Temporada is your place. Boasting produce from local farmers and suppliers in their tapas and share plates, try the lemon and prawn croquette, chargrilled scallop and anchovy toast. The food is also perfectly paired with a selection of some of the finest boutique winemakers, both locally and abroad.


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Black Fire Restaurant

Bringing Europe right here to Canberra with a range of meats, seafood and vegetables cooked over an open fire, Black Fire are experts on foods that are roasted, smoked and grilled. From roasted peppers to smoked pork empanadas and grilled ciabatta, get fired up about food.

Bar Rochford

Snacks are the word of the day at Bar Rochford. While they change regularly, you can always expect a well presented, thoughtful dish, that is unique and exciting. Think anchovy toast, smoked lamb ribs and scallop crudo.


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Promising seriously good wine and food, Rizla is the perfect spot for a catch up over a glass of one of their many Rieslings and a huge selection of share plates designed to suit.


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Dear Prudence  

Dear Prudence bar is keeping it real, with European style eats served in the glorious form of small share plates. With wine and aperitifs as the main show, this tapas style food is designed to perfectly compliment your bottle.


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Uno Tapas

Joining the star-studded gang at Verity Lane, newest member Uno Tapas is all about sharing. Get around their authentic tapas plates of sauteed chorizo, garlic and chili prawns, Spanish cheese and more!


Serving up a more pub style of tapas foods, with delights such as salt and pepper squid, peri peri chicken lollipops and halloumi fingers, Ostani is your next Friday night work drinks spot.


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The newest addition to the powerhouse group that has bought you Akiba, Sage and Kokomos comes Loquita. The Mexican and Mezcal bar & eatery is now open and is serving great tapas and tequila. Bringing authentic Mexican flavours with modern ideas, get your hands on their guac and chips, tuna tostada and delicious range of soft tacos. Plus a margarita or two.


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Want a drink to go with that? Check out our list for the top spots to get an aperitivo before dinner.