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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!

wedge

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Ozi 1:02 pm 12 Jun 11

motleychick said :

I’ve worked in Weston for 2 years now and have tried most places…

My’s Vietnamese is fantastic – eat it regularly. The food always tastes fresh.

Maestral is beautiful – fantastic seafood and Croatian food, great people.

AD’s is ok, but I would recommend not getting coffee from there as either the milk or coffee is always burnt. Sakeena’s is alright, but nothing special.

If you’re after coffee, a new place has opened up where the balloon shop used to be, near the servo and the beautician. Their coffee is fantastic, and I will never go elsewhere for coffee.

Other than that, the cheese toasties at the Chapman patisserie are great if you have a hangover, and the Weston Maccas is pretty good if you’re after a quick meal.

That new café is called Lava. It is very very good coffee: highly recommend. http://decafsucks.com/cafes/298-lava

FioBla 10:55 am 12 Jun 11

Around Cooleman Court, I’ve eaten at Thai House, My’s Vietnamese, and Thai Time. And Maccas. At the Fisher Shops, I’ve used Fisher Takeaway. Close to Weston Creek, I’ve been to Thai Spice at Woden Westfield, had pho at the Vietnamese shop around the same place (don’t quite remember, it was the first place I went to), and Ramas at Pearce.

I would go back to Thai Time, Ramas and the pho shop. I may try My’s again based on the reputation. I like the pizzas at Fisher Takeaways. Meat (non-fish) burger is OK. But the fish dishes, and chips are ordinary—but also not that pricey. By the way, Thai Time is the one on the side of Cooleman Court, opposite the community centre, beside the pharmacy.

Grill’d is opening soon at Woden. It’s a franchise, and I’ve been to 2 of their branches in the past—reliable, if you like that sort of thing once in a while.

Aside from Fisher Takeaway and Ramas, I’ve only been to each of these restaurants once, so it is possible I just ordered the wrong thing.

Jono 9:19 am 12 Jun 11

I’ll put in a vote for Maestral. A little family run place that’s been there for years and I love the food.

My’s has great food as well and is a bit cheaper than Maestral.

I’ve only tried the Laksa house once, and the laksa that I had there was abysmal.

franzipami 6:06 pm 11 Jun 11

I went to Maestral last week for the first time. I ordered a surf and turf and was a little disappointed, I had a hard time finding the three small prawns on top of the steak. Saying that, the steak was great and the flavour was also good……though I do love my seafood!! The people I went with are regulars so they’ve probably had a variety of meals that have warranted repeat visits.

Agree – Laksa House is good. Simple decor but great food.

Skidbladnir 11:48 am 23 Dec 09

The Weston Irish Club is at best, a reasonably priced drinking hole for the mainstream public, and at its worst when it comes to food, since their food area is more of a destination for local retirees to push their walking frames around some relatively flat ground and get a cheap feed.
Save your money, or go completely Irish and start classifying Guinness as a meal.

motleychick 10:59 am 23 Dec 09

Also, Weston Club and Irish Club are really nothing special, unless you’re after some pub local pub food.

motleychick 10:58 am 23 Dec 09

I’ve worked in Weston for 2 years now and have tried most places…

My’s Vietnamese is fantastic – eat it regularly. The food always tastes fresh.

Maestral is beautiful – fantastic seafood and Croatian food, great people.

AD’s is ok, but I would recommend not getting coffee from there as either the milk or coffee is always burnt. Sakeena’s is alright, but nothing special.

If you’re after coffee, a new place has opened up where the balloon shop used to be, near the servo and the beautician. Their coffee is fantastic, and I will never go elsewhere for coffee.

Other than that, the cheese toasties at the Chapman patisserie are great if you have a hangover, and the Weston Maccas is pretty good if you’re after a quick meal.

1989 10:29 pm 22 Dec 09

Babar’s woden is an ok place to dine. Love their garden salad and the no-cream carbonara (although, word of warning, what it lacks in cream it makes up for in butter). DO NOT order the marinara pasta…had it tonight…it’s ok, as long as you dont like flavour or fresh seafood.

Also, Realityskin (“The Chapman French patisserie has recently changed hands … quality is a bit down I think…”). The french patisserie in Chapman has not been good for about 7 or 8 years.

la mente torbida 12:22 pm 28 Oct 09

@Booyah

Stone Grill???? Why would I want to pay a “restaurant” to allow me to cook my own meal? (except maybe a club where rare/medium rare/well done are all the same).

cmdwedge 4:50 pm 27 Oct 09

Thanks very much, everyone! We’re absolutely pumped about moving from our little 2 bedroom into a proper 4 bedroom with an actual backyard! 🙂 We’ll take everyone’s advice on board as to the culinary offerings of the area.

Cheers! wedge, Mrs. wedge + wee wedge.

realityskin 10:45 pm 26 Oct 09

The Chapman French patisserie has recently changed hands … quality is a bit down I think..

Thoroughly Smashed 4:26 pm 26 Oct 09

ljd said :

Laksa House makes a great….Laksa!

I had one of their laksas once, never again.

ABC129 4:14 pm 26 Oct 09

Welcome to “the Creek”! You’ll start by laughing at the underpass graffiti that says “2611 for life” but give it 12 months and you’ll be believing it!

Having sampled most of the local eateries I can concur with most of the other posters above, though just about everywhere has their absolutely fabulous dishes and some so-so ones too.

Another one to try is the Little Noodle Bar – amazing pork balls, great Satay and Sweet and Sour noodles.

Buy some generic brand stuff from Aldi, and eat it in the carpark.

Homelesss shelters are good too – they don’t get too cranky when you welsh on the bill.

Booyah 2:03 pm 26 Oct 09

Welcome to Chapman, neighbour! Chapman shops also has Sin Yau Garden Chinese (good prices and great quality) and a takeaway, which changes owner every few years, but does quite well. It’s a nice walk there and back.

My other favourites are:
Weston Club, has stone grill
Irish Club, kids area outside, plus next to the child care centre, handy after picking the kids up
River Kwai, good quality but smaller serves
Thai House

Laksa House is ok, but nothing on the Dickson Asian Noodle House in Woolley street.

s-s-a 12:12 pm 26 Oct 09

It’s about the only place with some character in the whole of Weston Creek

Except Chifley is not actually IN Weston Creek…

The other place that used to be great for weekend brunch (and weekday lunches, arvo teas etc) was the cafe at Mt Stromlo (except its first iteration post-bushfires which was awful). The beautiful outlook westwards was such a change from the carpark ambience of cafes at Coolo, Woden and even most of the smaller local centres.

Unfortunately it’s currently closed with no plans to reopen.

remmi2 12:01 pm 26 Oct 09

Maestral has great food, pricey but worth it.

Sakeenas is ok, fine for a quick bite.

River Quai is tasty and has good service.

Buzz2600 10:46 am 26 Oct 09

How about ‘Bite to Eat’ at Chifley Shops? It’s pretty popular on the weekends thses days, so you generally have to wait for a seat. It has great food, especially breakfasts and a good atmophere, it also has an outdoor area. It’s about the only place with some character in the whole of Weston Creek. There is also a new play ground on the oval for the kids to burn off some energy while you’re there.

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