Living in Canberra we are lucky enough to have our Anzac Day traditions back on and running smoothly for 2021. For most this means an early morning start, followed by a get together with family and a visit to the War Memorial. If you’re looking for an after Dawn Service breakfast, where to play the famous Two-up, a venue to watch the major events happening around Australia and other activities celebrating the historical day, read our list below!

The Pedlar

Rising early with us, The Pedlar is doing three breakfast sittings for Anzac Day at 6:30, 8, 9:30 and 11am. Only a 5-10 minute walk from the War Memorial in Campbell, this is the perfect place to grab a yummy breaky after the Dawn Service. Breakfast bookings are essential.

Walt & Burley

Head down to the foreshore for a special brunch menu and a traditional game of 2UP at Walt & Burley. Open from 6am, with Two-up starting at 2pm, join them in commemorating our national heroes. A 10% discount will be offered to all service people.


For those who missed out on Dawn Service tickets, head to Assembly and watch it live on their TVs, with breakfast from 5am. Then from 12pm, play Two-up in the beer garden, hosted by local legends, Bubba Ryan and Brice Thornton.

BentSpoke Brewing Co.

Opening at 6am, BentSpoke is commemorating our veterans with a street side BBQ breakfast with free coffee and donating all food proceeds and $1 from every beer purchased to Soldier On Australia.


2UP is back again at Hopscotch, kicking off from 12pm in the beer garden for epic rounds of the Anzac Day tradition.

Olims Bar and Bistro

Join Olims Bar and Bistro in the Mercure Canberra after the Dawn Service for a day packed with great food from 6am, Two-up competitions from 12pm with all proceeds going to Legacy.

Arc Cinema  

In commemoration for Anzac Day, Arc Cinema at the NSFA are screening immersive documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old at 2:30pm and Oscar-winning classic, The Bridge on the River Kwai at 2pm.

Dendy Cinema

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Dendy Cinemas is screening Peter Weir’s World War 1 film, Gallipoli at 2pm followed by a pre-recorded Q&A.