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Moving to Weston Creek, where to eat out?

By cmdwedge - 25 October 2009 38

Hi guys,

Our growing family (we have a 5 month old son) is pulling up stumps in Ngunnawal and moving to Chapman. We’re hoping to get some advice on the good places to eat in the Weston Creek area?

We’re especially hoping to hit up WC tomorrow morning for breakfast, so we can drive over to our new place and see the ‘sold’ sticker on the property! 🙂 Is there anywhere worthwhile in Weston Creek for breakfast? How about dinner? Can any locals give us some advice?

Thanks all!


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Moving to Weston Creek, where to eat out?
AussieRodney 5:10 pm 25 Oct 09

+1 for the Weston Club, but on a child-free evening when you have one.

The cafe in Holder shops open as at 10 on the weekends for a great breakfast.

Rad Dave 4:08 pm 25 Oct 09

Maestral at Cooleman Court- Strange decor.. Amazing seafood!

Trunking symbols 3:49 pm 25 Oct 09

Um, the last time I checked Rama’s at Pearce wasn’t in Weston Creek.

OYM 1:45 pm 25 Oct 09

Welcome to Weston. Agree with all the posters here, Weston restaurants are pretty good. None are particularly posh, but their food is great. I especially recommend Thai House.

If you are looking for a club, the Weston Club is also good and a little bit of a cut above the standard club food. Weston Club is a nice size and isn’t as depressing as some of the bigger places.

GnT 1:10 pm 25 Oct 09

Thai House at Coolemon Court is the best Thai in Canberra.

Chapman shops have a lovely French patisserie.

Foo 12:51 pm 25 Oct 09

Sakeena’s does a great breakfast and their pies are fantastic. Weston Creek isn’t really a brunchy area so much as the traditional cafe strips around Canberra are. There’s also AD’s takeaway just out of Cooleman Court for a reasonable breakfast. For dinner there are better places than the Duffy shops, sorry. Used to live there and it’s great for a quick cheap meal, but the Chinese and Vietnamese at Cooleman offer better quality across the board. China Town and My’s are great. River Kwai is a bit more upmarket than Thai House and offer a few more interesting dishes. Their duck dishes are outstanding.

The place on Brierly street the re-invents itself every 6 months is currently a seafood restaurant and the food is fantastic. They open erratic hours and not late, but it’s worth it for the quality. The blackboard menu is updated regularly and they have the best potato scallops in Canberra. It’s a big call, but I’ll make it. Second best would be Johnno’s Pizza place in Mawson.

I’ve likewise heard of bad reactions to Masala Hut (if it’s still called that, used to be a Taj Agra I think?). Personally I’ve never had a bad reaction but I don’t eat there that often.

And back to breakfast, there’s a treat at the Chapman shops. It’s not a bakery, it’s a patisserie, and don’t you forget it. Asking pies is met with a sigh of borderline disdain/frustration. There’s even a sign saying “We don’t sell pies”. But the cakes and pastries are sensational. Croissants only on Saturday morning, and get there early. They are worth it. If you’re early enough, the chocolate croissants are great too. There’s always cake and quiches though. Haven’t tried the coffee. I’m afraid it would be too… French…

Though it’s a little out of the creek, I agree A Bite to Eat at Chifley is really, really good for breakfast. Be sure to book though, it fills up most days for brunch.

Skidbladnir 11:58 am 25 Oct 09

The Viet at Fisher Shops is vile.

indigoid 10:29 am 25 Oct 09

I’m glad you’re moving to the centre of the universe. It’s a great place to live. 🙂 Here’s my top four:

Rama’s Fijian/Indian at Pearce Shops. Probably the best Indian food I’ve had anywhere, ever. Fabulous. Not open on Mondays. They deliver to Weston Creek, but better IMHO to book (you’ll likely need to!) and eat in. If you have a big group, do the banquet thing; they’ll really look after you and make sure you get great value.

Thai Spice at Woden, same. I tend to go there at once a fortnight, if not more. Different menu to River Kwai. Excellent jungle curry (my favourite – a thoroughly uncivilised dish!) and green curry.

River Kwai (Thai food) at Weston has been uniformly excellent whenever I’ve been there. Haven’t in quite some time, though, and don’t know if they are still around. I really like their Moo Par (chilli pork) dish.

The takeaway at Fisher Shops does pretty good pizza if you remind Tim to not use so much damned cheese. IMHO it ruins the (otherwise excellent) pizza. I like the Mexicana, but be warned that the chillies they use are fairly potent; certainly not your typical pissant jalapenos.

Primal 10:15 am 25 Oct 09

Agreed with the above – anything around Cooleman Court is pretty good. Thai House, Masala Hut, all those mentioned earlier…

(the pasta place/pizzeria/fish place on Brierly Street seems to revamp itself every other week. It’s like a bonus random restaurant to add into the equation!)

poptop 10:15 am 25 Oct 09

ljd said :

Laksa House makes a great….Laksa! (near the Woolies/Caltex Servo)
My Vietnamese is also consistently excellent (near pharmacy at cooleman ct)

+1 – an institution.

Also Ramas over in Pearce Shops or A Bite to Eat at Chifley Shops.

Clown Killer 10:15 am 25 Oct 09

The vietnamese at Fisher shops is good. There’s also a decent place at Chifley shops – can’t remember the name of it though – I think they do breakfast.

Trunking symbols 10:04 am 25 Oct 09

Breakfast – McDonalds Namatjira Dr north. Dinner – Pizza Hut Brierly St.

sirocco 9:49 am 25 Oct 09

Delissio – lovely spot – Theodore St, Curtin.

ljd 9:45 am 25 Oct 09

Laksa House makes a great….Laksa! (near the Woolies/Caltex Servo)
My Vietnamese is also consistently excellent (near pharmacy at cooleman ct)

taninaus 9:17 am 25 Oct 09

Most of the restaurants around Cooleman Court (CC) are pretty good (although a friend reacted to the indian place last week?) – Sekeenas at the top entrance to CC (near TAB) is brilliant for brekfast and lunch. For a good cheap chinese meal try the chinese place in the Duffy shops.

don’t bother with the Labour club in Stirling unless you are wanting really basic pub food.

Also you arent far from Woden with the strip of restaurants up the top and Lemongrass near southern cross club

Have fun shifting to the southside from the darkside 🙂

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