There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival, learn about bonsai-keeping with the Canberra Bonsai Society, or kick back to Mental As Anything at the Gundaroo Music Festival. Other top [...]
With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it’s easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of time. One such treasure is Boffins Restaurant, nestled in the elegant surrounds of University House. For over 25 years, the team at Boffins has been [...]
[ 5 November 2015 to 11 November 2015. ]
Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November.
Representing the ACT Government, Minister Mike Gentleman officially launched Canberra Beer Week.
“Canberra is well renowned for our outstanding wines, and there are a number of events on the calendar each year [...]
Floriade is one of my favourite things about Canberra. It is clearly one of our best tourist attractions and it gets bigger and better every year. We have been blessed with high temps this school holidays and my four kids and I have tackled the place on more than one occasion. Which also means “Cha-Ching”, [...]
Learning she has been shortlisted for not one but two Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards was “quite surreal” for personal trainer, uni student and entrepreneur Katie Geus.
The founder, director and chief taste tester of meal delivery business Fudie was at home with her partner when the phone call came to tell her she’d been listed alongside [...]
When I put the call out for the best buffet/all-you-can-eat restaurant in Canberra, I thought I would have received many, many enthusiastic suggestions however I think most people wanted to pitch in about how wasteful buffets can be, and how they cause over-eating.
I can’t comment on the waste side of things, but the overeating thing [...]
I’ve been meaning to try lunch at the Waldorf on London for nearly a year now after reading Sophia Carlini’s Weekend Cafe Hot Spot review back in January. I finally got around to it this week and dragged my partner along too.
Like Sophia, I’d never eaten in a hotel restaurant before unless I was staying there and [...]
Who remembers going to Pizza Hut in the ’90s and being told you had to eat something substantial before going crazy at the dessert bar, filling your bowl up with ice cream, chocolate cake, red and green jelly, marshmallows, chopped nuts and sprinkles? OK, it may have just been the children of the ’90s who [...]
Last week’s call out for Canberra’s best bakery was one of the only call outs to receive more nominations for a NSW establishment than one in the ACT.
The Braidwood Bakery received a huge amount of attention, but given that this is the Best of Canberra series (and also I don’t have half a day to trek [...]
On Tuesday night hundreds of bar experts from around Australia gathered in Sydney for the annual Australian Bar Awards, presented by Australian Bartender Magazine. Whilst our locals bar and pubs were not nationally awarded, the state awards recognised the excellence of three Canberra establishments.
Taking out Pub of the Year for ACT was Bentspoke in Braddon, [...]
I met a former colleague for lunch yesterday at his regular Friday lunch spot, Station Bar and Cafe in Fyshwick.
The cafe is on Dairy Flat Road, closer to the scenic Jerrabomberra Wetlands than Fyshwick’s industrial buildings. And even though it’s off the beaten track, it does a more than decent weekday trade.
(As an aside, I think the wetlands [...]
We’ve previously brought you Canberra’s best vanilla slice, hot cross buns, cupcakes, meat pies, donuts, pastries and cakes. Now it’s time to combine these categories into one: Canberra’s best bakery.
We’re looking for a bakery that not only has top notch baked goods (we’ll judge a few different products at each bakery), but also has great customer service and [...]
It’s no secret I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth (I love sugar) so I was pretty excited to be left in charge of this week’s Best Of Canberra for locally handmade sweets.
There were a few different nominations this week: cinnamon scrolls from Sweet Bones, baklava from Turkish Pide House in Yarralumla, doughnuts from Chasing [...]
With Elemental on Lonsdale Street and now Paleo Cafe open on Mort Street, Braddon has two cafes dedicated to the paleo way, literally on parallel streets.
The Paleo Cafe is a cafe and health food franchise, and it’s only been open for a little while now. It opens at 7am, so I took the opportunity to have an [...]
Most people love a pub lunch. But in my experience, a lot of the time traditional pub lunches aren’t very good. And sometimes they’re not very cheap either.
The Durham in Kingston advertises a $10 lunch menu, most of which is comprised of burgers, and being a burger enthusiast I was keen to try it.
The Durham [...]
Most cafes and restaurants in Canberra are pretty good for vegetarians, serving up at least one or two options for those in our community who choose to not eat meat.
Sometimes, however, being a vegetarian can just get awkward. I’m sure other vegetarians can attest to the experience of ordering a “chicken burger without the [...]
Often hailed as the best bakery in town, Silo Bakery and Cafe is a bit of a Canberra institution when it comes to pastries, artisan breads and a more than decent breakfast or lunch.
Located on Giles Street in Kingston, the small shopfront is instantly recognisable with its orange chequered tiles and few tables scattered out the front. [...]
The latest Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide was announced this week. And while it proves Canberra has no shortage of fine restaurants, I’d argue that we do cheap and cheerful pretty well too.
From bakeries to street food vendors, most Canberra shopping centres have heaps of inexpensive lunch options. I combined the two this week when I visited [...]
[ 13 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Canberra’s pop-up food craze shows no signs of slowing down, with pop-up street food area The Slab opening at the Old Bus Depot Markets this weekend.
From the Old Bus Depot Markets media team:
Canberra’s favourite Sunday markets, the Old Bus Depot markets, will this weekend launch their brand new pop up street food area, The Slab.
“We’re expanding [...]
Morning, noon or night, I always love a good burrito. Yes, even in the morning – breakfast burritos are definitely a thing. We actually had a vote come in specifically for the breaky burrito from Sweet Bones in Braddon. If you’re not yet acquainted with this phenomenon, I recommend you get on the bandwagon.
Speaking of [...]
Hey team! Bec here, filling in for Sophia while she’s off on holidays. Hanging out in cute cafes is probably my number one pastime, so feel free to grab a cuppa, kick back and join me for this weekend’s cafe hot spot.
Sweet Bones has been kicking around the trendy Braddon precinct for a little while now. Originally [...]
I’d heard of Global Cafe before but had never been there or even noticed it in the street until recently. It’s tucked in between the late night pharmacy and the Jolimont Centre on Northbourne Avenue, and despite having been to both those places about a billion times I still hadn’t spotted Global Cafe.
When I arrived [...]
Burritos are seriously the best. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or even a cheeky snack, a good burrito will always hit the spot.
My favourite thing about burritos is their versatility. You can be healthy and skip the cheese or you can go the whole hog with double meat, cheese and sour cream. If you like [...]
It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week’s call out for Canberra’s best Chinese food. The list included Dickson Dumpling House, Tak Kee Roast Inn and Jimmy’s Place in Dickson; Bambusa in Manuka; Wild Duck [...]