As many of you know, Floriade has been a little different this year. The annual spring festival has been reimagined to align with the current public health directions . There’s still plenty on with the tulip trail blooming across the capital and all the Floriade activities you know and love.

NightFest has also been reimagined this year, transforming into Canberra’s Biggest NightFeast. Enjoy a one-night only exciting and mouth-watering event, that sees eateries around the capital dishing up exclusive spring-inspired meals and deals. Many of your local favourites have signed up to be a part of Canberra’s Biggest NightFeast so book now and don’t miss out on this one-night only experience on Friday October 2nd!

We have curated a list of some of the venues featured in NightFest; however, be sure to keep your eyes out for the long list of others who are also involved at Whether it’s a special soft serve flavour from Baby Su, a colourful Floriade: Reimagined inspired cocktail from Zoo Bar or a mad hatter inspired spring feast at Capitol Bar and Grill there is something innovative and creative for your taste buds to enjoy.

Contentious Character

Floriade: Reimagined’s partner in wine, Contentious Character, is doing a month-long spring celebration at their beautiful vineyard location in Womboin. Indulge yourself with their Sip, Sip Hooray Sparkling paired with fresh oysters, try their Tipple and Tapas package or indulge in a Floriade Budding Vines four course tasting menu – all while enjoying stunning views of the Brindabella’s out on the deck or inside by the fire. Takeaway is also available for all their menus. Be sure to book ahead.  

Monster­ Kitchen and Bar

The dark side of Monster thrives for NightFest and to celebrate they are dishing up a four-course dinner that gets darker with every dish. Inspired by spring, Monster has sourced hero ingredients from the best picks of the season. The progressive menu is also focused on ethical eating and conscious cuisine. It includes an exclusive taste of their upcoming menu, available for one night only. There are four sittings available for dinner – be sure to book early to secure a spot.


 Bringing you a family’s secret recipe to fried chicken, Fricken in Braddon will be offering a special NightFest inspired menu for lunch and dinner, promising colourful, fresh, and spring-inspired food. Bookings are essential, make yours here.

Frugii Dessert Laboratory

Why not have a three-course feast at three different local eateries and get into the spirit of Canberra’s Biggest NightFeast? End your culinary experience with Frugii where dessert will be calling your name. Dishing up only the best quality ice-cream and other sweet treats with one of a kind flavours, Frugii has crafted several bespoke flower-based desserts inspired by Floriade: Reimagined celebrate. Get yours to take away from 12pm to 8pm.

Ginger at The Arboretum

Grab a rug and some cushions and join Ginger Catering at the National Arboretum for a mouth-watering Spanish inspired feast. Watch the sun go down from 5:30pm as you relax in the Arboretum Discovery Gardens and enjoy live entertainment with a bowl full of paella and a glass full of sangria. Pre-book your tasty feast today.  


Set yourself up in one of Parlour’s cozy lounges and settle in for a delicious time. For lunch and dinner, the team are offering a Floriade: Reimagined inspired three course menu with their modern Australia-Spanish influence. Of course, there is also matching wines that pair perfectly. Get your phone out and book your NightFest experience now.