Adding to the small amount of French eateries in Canberra, Buvette has become Hotel Realm’s latest culinary establishment. The bistro opened its doors at the start of December last year, and showcases exquisite French classics with the finest local produce. The space, (which has taken over what was once Mavi, and Konoba) has a dark, [...]
“Come and have lunch with me in the New Year,” said a contact, met professionally yet also morphing into a friend. “There is a new place at the Australian National University near the Sports Hall called The Coffee Grounds.”
I didn’t want to be a spoil sport and say that I can’t drink coffee. And as [...]
We’re now more than halfway through summer, so I thought I’d share some ideas for one of my favourite summer activities – drinks with friends on a warm summer’s evening.
I’ve picked five places (in no particular order) that will allow you to bask in this gorgeous weather with a drink in hand and some friends in [...]
Every now and then, I get the biggest craving for a rack of American style ribs; unfortunately, I haven’t found any good ribs places in Canberra. The places I have tried have been disappointing, with sickly sweet marinades and anorexic cows; there’s nothing worse then paying a bucket load for ribs and getting the tiniest [...]
I’ve recently heard good things about Quizine in Phillip; affordable and healthy food prepared quickly. Sounds too good to be true but I’m pleased to tell you that it ticks all the boxes.
I visited last week for a quick lunch on my own. When I arrived I was welcomed by beautiful decor, the whole cafe [...]
[ 23 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]
Enjoy a delicious Chinese-inspired meal, a glass of champagne and a tour of the exhibition by curator Nathan Woolley. You will also receive a signed copy of the exhibition’s companion publication.
Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911
Experience 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries. From life at court to [...]
Sitting outside under the dappled light shed by a gigantic oak tree towering overhead and looking out at roses, Pork Barrel Cafe surprises me with its beauty. The café’s name is a political reference to pollies who ply constituents with benefits to secure political favour. It is a clever title, but does not do justice [...]
It’s that time of year again when it seems almost all of Canberra is holidaying somewhere on the NSW South Coast. All through January, the Clyde Mountain road is full of Y-plated cars and the populations of the coastal towns swell to two or three times that of normal.
Indulgent breakfasts are my favourite part of [...]
Marble and Grain in Braddon is the restaurant attached to The Avenue hotel. They opened up some time last year and then had a re-launch this year with the new addition of a gastropub. When they initially opened, I went along with a couple of friends and had an utterly terrible experience. I won’t go [...]
Maybe it’s just me, but I have a love-hate relationship with New Year’s Eve. In my experience, it can go either way – NYE will either be the most amazing, magical, fun, inspiring night of the year, or it really, really won’t.
But no matter your relationship with New Year’s Eve, you’ve gotta celebrate in some way right? [...]
Baking is one of the things that I love most in this world, and baking at Christmas is my absolute favourite! Instead of buying gifts for friends, family and work colleagues, I like to give everyone special to me handmade baked treats. I know! Normally the idea of handmade is not a super exciting thought; [...]
For those who don’t have the time or patience to prepare fresh meals every day, and those who prefer to avoid frozen meals, Youfoodz may be just what you need. Youfoodz chefs prepare healthy, fresh, convenient meals cooked in Queensland and delivered to Canberra every week. Whilst this seems like a long way for fresh [...]
I visited my mum in Kingston over the weekend, so I thought I would take the opportunity to visit one of my favourite, original markets: the Kingston Bus Depot Market. Over Christmas it is even better than usual, because they have a whole bunch of Christmas stalls set up with handmade gifts. I wanted to go in [...]
[ 11 December 2015 to 13 December 2015. ] This weekend will be all about Christmas for many of us, whether it’s attending parties with friends, colleagues or neighbours or shopping for gifts online, in our malls or at one of the many Christmas markets or festive art events going on around town. Some of us might rather be lounging by the pool, but [...]
A few weeks back when we did a callout for new Cheap Eats locations, there were a few comments left regarding the healthiness (or lack thereof) of the meals featured in the Cheap Eats articles. I previously reviewed two salads at Double Drummer, but because one salad was pasta-based, it wasn’t as healthy as some [...]
I’m very excited to be introducing this new series by the RiotACT: At home with Sophia.
I’m sure you’ve all worked out by now, just how much I love food. When I was writing the Weekend Hot Spot articles, I was constantly being met with disappointment. A part of me thinks this is because I always [...]
Several weeks ago, Canberra’s first Vibe Hotel opened up at Canberra Airport. However it wasn’t until Thursday last week that it was officially declared opened by Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, among a few hundred lucky guests, myself included. With hundreds of millions of dollars spent upgrading Canberra Airport it seemed only fitting to build a [...]
The Glass House Café prettily pokes out of the first level of Industry House like an English country conservatory. I could imagine sitting at The Glass House Café at a function with people looking in from outside enviously at the mirth. When I visited there were there was a small market out front. I felt [...]
As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I’ve been keen to branch out of Civic and try some ‘unknown’ eateries. One suggestion received was Double Drummer in Barton. I work close to Barton and had never even heard of this place so I was excited to check it [...]
On a rainy Saturday morning, I sat with my kids enjoying flaky croissants over chai latte and babychinos. My three-year old absently nibbled on the layers of pastry on my plate, some of the 27 laminated layers in the fresh-made chocolate croissants and Viennese style breakfast pastries at Dream Cuisine. It is some of the [...]
Continuing with the non-Civic Cheap Eats theme this week, I made a beeline for Dickson where I had lunch at My Rainbow Dreams.
My Rainbow Dreams is a vegetarian café, but don’t be put off if you’re a self-confessed meat lover – there is something for everyone here.
The menu has a really good range of food, [...]