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Suburban restaurant recommendations

By katiecustard 26 October 2013 28

Hi all,

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 places.

I’m happy to travel so north or south side it doesn’t matter.

Thanks.


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caf 1:46 pm 28 Oct 13

astrojax said :

Masquara said :

astrojax said :

gorman house hosts juniper, one of the territory’s finest dining experiences.

Juniper? Do you mean Sage (which IMO has mediocre food and their service is way below par)

oops, yes. [had one dang spice, had ’em all…] haven’t been for a while and both service and food were excellent when i was lest there. but perhaps they’ve gone off…

In the fine tradition of RiotACT nitpicking, sage is a herb.

astrojax 1:19 pm 28 Oct 13

poetix said :

astrojax said :

peitab said :

Does anyone know of any restaurants that do decent takeaway Chinese in the Belconnen town centre area and surrounding suburbs (but not as far away as Dickson)?

china tea house, north lyneham, if that’s not too far – think they also do delivery [free?] but you could check. worth the trek, but. just down the end of ginnenderra drive…

No no no, don’t relate it to Ginninderra Drive. That’s just wrong.

It’s just north of Lyneham Proper…

Which borders The Grand Duchy of O’Connor…

A small knowable world is by far the best (-:

i was writing to the great unwashed, who mightn’t be familiar with the foreboding – to outsiders – fortress of the inner north… forgive me my sin.

poetix 1:14 pm 28 Oct 13

astrojax said :

peitab said :

Does anyone know of any restaurants that do decent takeaway Chinese in the Belconnen town centre area and surrounding suburbs (but not as far away as Dickson)?

china tea house, north lyneham, if that’s not too far – think they also do delivery [free?] but you could check. worth the trek, but. just down the end of ginnenderra drive…

No no no, don’t relate it to Ginninderra Drive. That’s just wrong.

It’s just north of Lyneham Proper…

Which borders The Grand Duchy of O’Connor…

A small knowable world is by far the best (-:

astrojax 12:51 pm 28 Oct 13

peitab said :

Does anyone know of any restaurants that do decent takeaway Chinese in the Belconnen town centre area and surrounding suburbs (but not as far away as Dickson)?

china tea house, north lyneham, if that’s not too far – think they also do delivery [free?] but you could check. worth the trek, but. just down the end of ginnenderra drive…

Mess 12:42 pm 28 Oct 13

Pearce – Rama’s and Ethiopia Down Under are both great
Chisholm – Fig and Olive Turkish is really good
Erindale – Soul Food Kitchen was good when I went, although I have heard it can be a bit hit and miss

towerofsoup 12:37 pm 28 Oct 13

Turkish Delight in Weedon Close Belconnen. So amazingly delicious. S***s all over the Turkish Pide House.

jett18 11:48 am 28 Oct 13

Vietnam Village –Page Shops- fresh and economical food.
Rocksalt — Hawker Shops- a little bit fancy and brilliant coffee
China Tea Club– North Lyneham shops– one of the most amazing Asian meals you’ll have.

peitab 11:40 am 28 Oct 13

Does anyone know of any restaurants that do decent takeaway Chinese in the Belconnen town centre area and surrounding suburbs (but not as far away as Dickson)?

Erg0 11:34 am 28 Oct 13

Pistachio in Torrens has been reliably good for me.

astrojax 10:19 am 28 Oct 13

Masquara said :

astrojax said :

gorman house hosts juniper, one of the territory’s finest dining experiences.

Juniper? Do you mean Sage (which IMO has mediocre food and their service is way below par)

oops, yes. [had one dang spice, had ’em all…] haven’t been for a while and both service and food were excellent when i was lest there. but perhaps they’ve gone off…

china tea house in north lyneham is also a bit of a hidden jewel.

HenryBG 8:49 pm 27 Oct 13

The one on top of Red Hill served the best boudin noir it has ever been my pleasure to eat, along with some other dishes that were also quite good, without snooty prices.

Amanda Hugankis 8:00 pm 27 Oct 13

Again, in Dickson, but a little place I recently discovered on Woolley St is Tien (vietnamese). Probably not going to set the world on fire, however, I’ve had very yummy meals there on 3 occasions now.
And of course, for basic and casual (but incredible delishing!!!) turkish … Yarralumla Halal Turkish Pide. Can’t leave without an order of borek, and I’d eat their kebab bread every day and twice on Sundays!

Masquara 6:10 pm 27 Oct 13

astrojax said :

gorman house hosts juniper, one of the territory’s finest dining experiences.

Juniper? Do you mean Sage (which IMO has mediocre food and their service is way below par)

astrojax 3:37 pm 27 Oct 13

red lanternes in campbell is the bomb.

also tried the nepalese plce in curtin shops, downstairs near q books – much yummy, and excellent price.

many others have been noted, including the suite in dickson (guesing you’re new-ish to canberra? most good restairants are in suburban settings). jehanghir in swinger hill and rama’s at pearce are excellent indian variatons (former routine, latter fiji indian) and while almost civic, gorman house hosts juniper, one of the territory’s finest dining experiences.

Masquara 3:10 pm 27 Oct 13

poetix said :

OP, I assume you know about all the restaurants in Dickson, such as Au Lac and Pho Phu Quoc? Dickson is unusual in having so many restaurants.

You are probably referring to places with just one or two; I’m not sure.

I was thinking of nominating Dickson places, then thought it’s probably regarded as a town centre equivalent rather than suburban these days …

Pork Hunt 2:59 pm 27 Oct 13

Anyone know where the Phat Phuc has moved to?

Holden Caulfield 2:28 pm 27 Oct 13

+1 to Lanterne Room, A bite to eat, Rubicon, Aubergine, Pulp Kitchen

Also try the Vietnamese at Griffith Shops.

Mee Sing at Lyneham Shops.

Tudo at O’Connor Shops.

Beess & Co at Yarralumla Shops (for breakfast/lunch).

There’s a variety of styles and budgets there to suit most palates.

poetix 10:24 am 27 Oct 13

OP, I assume you know about all the restaurants in Dickson, such as Au Lac and Pho Phu Quoc? Dickson is unusual in having so many restaurants. You are probably referring to places with just one or two; I’m not sure.

JC 9:46 am 27 Oct 13

Santa Lucia Italian at Swinger Hill is pretty good and reasonably priced. They also have a shop in Kingston, but haven’t tried that one.

Though keep away from the Vietnamese restaurant in Swinger Hill if you are expecting to eat Vietnamese. Only Vietnamese restaurant I have ever been to that doesn’t serve Pho, and the menu looks like any other Chinese restaurant in town. That said the food was ok for Chinese.

RatsNest 1:40 am 27 Oct 13

I recommend Malaysian Chapter, Weedon close in Belconnen.

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