Breizh Cafe at Ainslie shops promises to bring “Treasures from Brittany” but treasure is rarely easy to come by and at Breizh it’s harder than it should be.
Last week we rolled in around 11.30 to be told the kitchen would not be re-opening until 12.
By the time we’d looked at a menu, ordered orange juice [...]
2013 has whizzed by and there have been many worthy newcomers to the Canberra food scene. Here are my last reviews for 2013.
I was excited to try out The Cupping Room, a new venture by Ona Coffee. The place was packed but it didn’t take long to get in. I had trouble deciding what to [...]
Lots of new restaurants and cafes opened up in November. I haven’t tried all of them yet, but I’ll get there eventually. Here are some of my foodie adventures for the month.
I tried the eggs benedict at the newly opened European in Kingston which were satisfying, particularly on a thick slice of bread from Autolyse. [...]
Goosepig and her colleagues were going to the new Jamie’s Italian and I was able to tag along on their booking.
Despite my invite to the bloggers lunch somehow going missing I’ll admit to being somewhat intrigued despite never really taking to Jamie Oliver’s many televisual outings.
First impression was just how busy they are down there [...]
Restaurant review – Griffith Vietnamese Restaurant
Rarely do I take the time to bother writing a review of a restaurant. I’ve made exception on occasion, usually for an exceptionally great dining experience. Tonight, unfortunately that is not the case.
My wife was tempted by a couple of positive reviews of this place on Yelp. This was our [...]
In The Taratory is a Canberra blog reviewing anything and everything to do in the ACT and surrounds. It’s been a busy few months – here are some of the highlights:
Love him or loathe him, one of the biggest events on the foodie calendar was the opening of Jamie’s Italian earlier this week. My verdict? [...]
October has gone by so fast. Canberrans have been spoilt for choice this month with great dining options as part of Good Food Month and the Taste It Festival. Here are my foodie adventures for the month.
I checked out 38 Espresso – the Kingston Foreshore’s only espresso bar for a coffee and croissant. They don’t [...]
I live in the west belconnen area and I travelled to narrabundah recently and had an amazing Italian meal at the local shops.
I was just wondering if there was any more suburban gems anywhere as I’ve been to most of the restaurants around the main town centres and would like to try some new [...]
A busy month of food – here is a breakdown of my September foodie adventures.
I headed back to C Dine Bar at the Kingston Foreshore to try out the other alternatives on their $25 breakfast prefix menu – this time I chose the fruit salad, and a mushroom omelette. It was lovely sitting outside in [...]
I get so excited about food – taking photos of it, tasting it and telling people about it. I recently started a food blog http://foodpornjournal.blogspot.com.au to share my love of food with others. So here’s a breakdown of my foodie adventures in August.
Brunch at Mocan & Green Grout in civic – a cute and [...]
Strange tides took me to the Majura Park foodcourt in need of a feed.
But there I saw Frank and Beanz amongst the other uninspiring offerings and thought “Why yes, I would like a gourmet dog”.
$8.50 got me a Hoff, sauerkraut, caramelised onion, cheese, mustard, and a big thick sausage.
The food comes in rather snazzy brown [...]
I’ve been eyeing up Cholo’s on Dickson’s Challis Street since the little Sichuan Restaurant gave up the ghost.
They’ve got some extravagant signage filling up their windows with an Andean vista and their website plays pan pipes.
There’s something lovely about the way their signage gives the impression “PERUVIAN CUISINE IS FINALLY HERE!!! WHAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN [...]
H20 Cafe nestles around the corner from Tonic in the Bus Interchange.
The menu has a lot of vaguely italian cafe fare on it as is standard for milking office drones.
But the owners have some nods to their Sri Lankan heritage on the menu and that was what had attracted me.
And so for just south [...]
Following a hot tip Nancy Porker and I ventured to Treehouse for lunch today.
Getting there at the dot of 12 it was looking very swish, very empty and a little intimidating.
But I went inside, the staff were extremely friendly and I ordered a pint of Little Creature’s Rogers while I waited.
The first shock. The pint [...]
So my meal cost more than $10 and it doesn’t look that hot in photo form, but don’t let that put you off. Kudos Taste was great.
On an island in the middle of Canberra House, lacking any noticeable sign (I had to stare check their menu to find out the name of the place), a [...]
A new player on Petrie Plaza, Mon Thani is a strong showing in the sub $10 lunch space.
Borrowing heavily on the style of the iconic Burmese Curry Place; Mon Thani serves up two dishes, requested by number on rice for $8.
I had the prawn cakes you can see pictured. They were awesome, as was the [...]
Last night Goosepig and I needed somewhere to get dinner close to Theatre 3 and Delhi 6 on Childers Street seemed to fit the bill as the tumbleweeds blew through the supposedly revitalised and vibrant precinct.
I’d had a reasonably good lunch there a couple of years ago so why not do the sit down dinner [...]
Where’s the best yum cha in Canberra? There was a thread on this back in April 2012 that wasn’t particularly conclusive. I’m keen to find out the latest.
I had a wonderful yum cha in Sydney recently at a place named Eight above the Haymarket, and would like to try the Canberra yum cha scene.
Jimmy’s Place has been around in Dickson for many years now, but recently they’ve moved to the far end of Woolley Street, where the Elders real estate agency briefly dwelt.
I have memories of going there in the mid 2000′s, ordering too heavily off their specials menu, and being overwhelmed by bone marrow and jellyfish and [...]
I do believe I have a new favourite restaurant in town.
Sure Copa got off to a bad start. But I figured the most scrutinised kitchen in Canberra was worth a go and so we set off last night to check it out on Woolley Street in Dickson.
Arriving at 6.30 the restaurant was very quiet. While [...]
Today we ventured out of the inner-north and made the long journey all the way up to the middle-north.
We went to Belconnen to have Yum Cha for lunch, and I ate so much I feel a little ill.
This is what I wanted.
The Yum Cha costs $22 a head, and I easily ate my $22 worth. [...]
Went out for a late lunch over the weekend at Gungahlin, we didn’t feel like Asian food which seriously limited our choices, it was suggested by Mrs Jonnie that another cafe had opened that was Middle Eastern of some type.
We walked over to Hibberson Street and found the Koochi Afghan Cafe – we were shown [...]
Dined with friends at SoulFood Kitchen in Erindale last night. Interesting. It’s Cajun themed, and run by a bloke who looks as if he should know what he’s doing.
The prices are “good restaurant” prices, but the ambience is pure McDonalds – you have to order from a counter; the floors are hard-surfaced as are the [...]
Having heard significant buzz about 86, Braddon’s hippest new joint, Goosepig and I ventured down for lunch today.
We had a truly magnificent meal but it is not without flaws and reservations.
For a start there are no menus. There is a chalkboard inside, but if seated outside you’re at the whims of the waiter’s memory. With [...]
Loading Zone has been causing a lot of buzz since it opened last month in the middle of the Melbourne Building. (Odgers Lane to be specific)
Barcham and I tried to have lunch there a couple of weeks ago but they were all full up.
We made a point of getting in at noon today and it [...]
The Pancake Parlour in the Civic Bus Interchange has been around so long it’s passed from its cool phase, to a daggy phase, and might just be re-emerging into the warm sunlit uplands of cool.
Barcham and I have been ensconced this morning for the mobile office review (to come later) but we kicked things off [...]
I normally wouldn’t think of going to a fine dining restaurant for breakfast.
But a strange series of events lead me to Ainslie’s Pulp Kitchen in search of breakfast and I was very pleasantly surprised.
You’d think going out for breakfast would be a simple enough undertaking. But Braddon was absolutely chockas and there was no where [...]
Barcham and I lunched at Edgars in Ainslie today.
A touch north of $50 secured two pints of Squire’s Golden ale a charcuterie plate and some wings.
So it’s a bit more pricey than chowing down for Burmese curry. On the other hand you don’t put your used plates into a garbage bin at Edgar’s either.
The beer [...]
Mr Shabu Shabu nestles beneath Unilodge just off Childers Street in Civic West.
Barcham and I were attracted by the pleasant looking tables under the big Unilodge awning and the authentic sounding yet very affordable menu.
At 12.15 we were the only ones in, but it began to really fill up as we were leaving.
Impressively a complimentary [...]
Barcham and I attempted to lunch today at the new cafe in Odgers Lane. But they were full. So we decided to take up a reader recommendation and try the new Sabai Dee which has taken up residence where the old Shalimar used to be.
Praise be on arrival they had a $8.50 lunch box deal [...]
For lunch today Barcham and I were upon our bicycles and down to the newly reopened and relocated Debacle.
For those who’ve missed the news this is what the old Debacle currently looks like with George Rose’s evolving wall animation shamefully tagged over by the mindless falsies crew.
And a very short stumble down the road one [...]
The Lyneham Pide Hut is under new management. On one level that’s a shame as I rather liked the old management. On the other hand they new guys are offering a $10 lunchbox.
There’s a choice of chicken or lamb.
For that you get a fair whack of salad, including tabouleh and a whack of hummus, rice, [...]