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Best restaurant in Canberra….. open Sunday nights.

By 15 November 2010 22

Long time lurker, first time poster. I know the “best restaurant” topic has been done previously, however having looked at previous posts I’ve been unable to come up with something for Mr Chatterbox and my upcoming anniversary, which due to other commitments must be celebrated on a Sunday night. Seems all the recommondations I found on previous posts are closed on Sunday nights.

As a “new Canberran” I prefer to try new restaurants when we have a special occasion, so this counts out: Rubicon, Courgette, On Red, Mezzalira, the Black Mountain tower restaurant.

Any help will be appreciated…

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22 Responses to
Best restaurant in Canberra….. open Sunday nights.
Holden Caulfield 3:06 pm
15 Nov 10
#1

Phew it’s not on the list … Aubergine used to be open on Sunday evenings and has proven to be excellent on the half dozen or so times I have been. Although I’ve not been for a couple of years I guess (time flies!).

ns 3:06 pm
15 Nov 10
#2

Lambert Vineyards

lilmisschatterbox 3:46 pm
15 Nov 10
#3

Awww – both Aubergine and Lambert Vineyards are closed on Sundays :-(

Thanks anyway.

missmaldita 3:54 pm
15 Nov 10
#4

This year, for our 5th anniversary we went to Mezzalira. It was voted 13 out of 20 SMH good food guide. Food was excellent and the wine list was just as good. Though I couldn’t find their opening times on their website. Anyway, I highly recommend it.

sepi 3:54 pm
15 Nov 10
#5

Charcoal Grill in Civic – great for an anniversary – it is like going back in time.

Keijidosha 5:30 pm
15 Nov 10
#6

I can’t access their website to check if they’re open Sundays, but I recently had the pleasure of dining at Flint and couldn’t say enough nice things about the place.

OpenYourMind 5:40 pm
15 Nov 10
#7

We went to Delissio in Curtin for our anniversary (on a Sunday night) and were really happy with the food and service.

anonymoose 6:10 pm
15 Nov 10
#8

sepi said :

Charcoal Grill in Civic – great for an anniversary – it is like going back in time.

Seconding this, been to Charcoal a number of times and for a cosy meat and veg type place I don’t think it can be beat.

troll-sniffer 6:41 pm
15 Nov 10
#9

Had the best Indian tucker I’ve ever had in Canberra at the Uni Exchange last week. Place called Delhi 6. Was going to post here with a complimentary blurb it was so nice.

JessicaNumber 7:33 pm
15 Nov 10
#10

If you live near Hackett you should go to Wilbur’s. Gorgeous atmosphere and delicious food.

Eby 8:08 pm
15 Nov 10
#11

You could try Watersedge, which is part of the Courgette/Sabayon trio and is open Sundays. It’s a shame Grazing at Gundaroo isn’t open Sundays; if you haven’t ventured out there yet, it’s definitely worth going another time. If lunch is an option instead of dinner, Poacher’s Pantry is quite nice.

pinkkat 8:11 pm
15 Nov 10
#12

We went to Ellacure at Bruce for our anniversary…we were in the same boat where we celebrated it on a Sunday night.

Great food and service!

creative_canberran 9:33 pm
15 Nov 10
#13

Waters Edge (formal), Sammy Kitchen (casual) and Charcoal (casual).

Unfortunately, some of the best places like Ottoman, Aubergine and Courgette aren’t open Sundays anymore.

Also beware that most of those places that do open on Sundays have a different menu, either compressed or the same but 10% dearer.

Dr Strange 10:41 pm
15 Nov 10
#14

The Ginger Room would be in the top 3 restaurants in town – but not open Sundays. Similar standards to Courgette but different style.

My suggestion would be Waters Edge – food is very good but the service can be odd. Think they are open Sundays. Most of my other thoughts – Boat House, Pulp Kitchen, EU Cafe, The Lanterne Rooms, etc are all closed.

ddj 11:39 pm
15 Nov 10
#15

OpenYourMind said :

We went to Delissio in Curtin for our anniversary (on a Sunday night) and were really happy with the food and service.

+1 for an awesome sunday night

Holden Caulfield 11:52 pm
15 Nov 10
#16

JessicaNumber said :

If you live near Hackett you should go to Wilbur’s. Gorgeous atmosphere and delicious food.

Mrs C and I ate there on the weekend. We won’t be rushing back. Totally underwhelming, sadly.

Eby said :

You could try Watersedge, which is part of the Courgette/Sabayon trio and is open Sundays. It’s a shame Grazing at Gundaroo isn’t open Sundays; if you haven’t ventured out there yet, it’s definitely worth going another time. If lunch is an option instead of dinner, Poacher’s Pantry is quite nice.

Grazing is excellent. I’d pick that ahead of Poacher’s Pantry, definitely, but PP is still a good option, too.

I’ve been to Watersedge a few times, most recently a couple of months ago. I would certainly recommend it.

Once again … vale Anise!

Deref 7:31 am
16 Nov 10
#17

La Cantina in Narrabundah. Excellent Italian.

jennybel75 8:20 am
16 Nov 10
#18

Again, I don’t know if it is open on a Sunday night, but I would highly recommend Italian and Sons in Braddon. It’s run by the same people as Mezzalira and I’ve never had a bad meal there. For 2 people plus drinks you’d probably expect to pay about $120 – $150 for 3 courses.

lilmisschatterbox 11:15 am
16 Nov 10
#19

Thanks all for suggestions – I tried Flint but is closed on Sundays, I’ve been to Delissio and fussy me wants to try new places. I’d like to go on the formal side, so I’m leaning towards Watersedge. Also got recommended the Parlour Wine Room – anyone been there?

nicnacvb 11:20 am
16 Nov 10
#20

The Parlour Wine Room is excellent! A new favourite of mine.

Probably not so good if you are starving as the prices can add up if you order lots of dishes (its tapas style).

But the food is great, plus excellent service and a great drinks selection.

Big thumbs up!

burkes08 1:19 pm
16 Nov 10
#21

If you wanted to do a lunch instead there is always the Sunday lunch cruise on the MV Southern Cross. Something like $55 for a three course meal and 2.5hr cruise. Something different but being a boat, the food is not 5 star, but not bad.

lilmisschatterbox 9:57 am
07 Jan 11
#22

Better late than never (!?) but thought I should repay the favour to say that we ended up going to the Parlour Wine Room and it was fabulous. Great staff, fantastic tapas style food and a great wine selection. They had a wonderful atmosphere with an interesting CD of popular songs redone as instrumentals – a lot better than it sounds. Will definitely go there again.

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