Try this unique blend of hand-picked restaurants and bars to dine at when in Australia’s capital.
Canberra has no shortage of exotic tastes among its many restaurants.
Thai, Mediterranean, Italian, French and pop-Asian dishes treat diners to a tantalising affair. Brunch classics and a favourite cup of brew are found in funky cafes. Kingston is the hotspot to find some local favourites, but don’t miss Braddon for some of the best eats.
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Top Canberra restaurants
Pomegranate serves modern Australian dishes inspired by Mediterranean flavours that highlight seasonal and local produce.
The creative menu pairs well with the diverse wine list in a charming setting.
31 Giles Street, Kingston
Les Bistronomes serves French cuisine in a relaxed bistro.
The techniques used to create the dishes are spectacular with some coming out to be approved by the diner before being cooked.
The dishes are both colourful and creative.
Corner of Elouera and Mort Streets, Braddon
With Lake Burley Griffin as the backdrop, Molto Italian emcompasses Italian heritage in both its outfit and its dishes.
This acclaimed restaurant mixes modern and traditional tastes and techniques to create a satisfying menu with handmade pastas and pizzas.
Unit 155, 43 Eastlake Parade, Kingston
Ottoman Cuisine receives the most consistent awards in Canberra. Turkish cuisine is served here using fresh seasonal produce.
The venue is art deco style with gardens and water features surrounding the dining area.
9 Broughton Street, Barton
Akiba is a vibrant and popular destination among the locals for electric drinks and a pop-Asian menu.
The menu makes use of local ingredients and features dishes such as steamed buns, dumplings, fried chicken and noodles.
It was ranked Australia’s number one restaurant by People’s Choice Awards in 2016.
40 Bunda Street, Canberra CBD
Morks is highly praised and has been given many awards that include a Chef’s Hat from Australian Good Food Guide. The contemporary Thai dishes aim to be unpredictable and exciting with a menu that changes daily.
18/19 Eastlake Parade, Kingston
Mediterranean cuisine cooked in the wood fire, open fire roast or charcoal grill bring out the unique flavours in the authentic dishes.
Black Fire has won numerous awards including Best Restaurant of the Year in 2016 by SAVOUR Restaurant and Catering Association.
45/38 Mort Street, Braddon
The Cupping Room
The Cupping Room is a concept cafe dedicated to educating customers and sharing its passion for coffee to create the best possible tastes in each cup.
The menu changes seasonally and breakfast and lunch are served all day.
1/1-13 University Avenue, Canberra CBD
Breakfast, lunch, sweet treats and coffee are served in extravagant ways that will wow your eyes and tastebuds.
The creative drinks and dishes are enjoyed amid the unique atmosphere that reflects a car space, designed with cement and yellow accents.
3g/12 Furzer Street, Phillip
Fox and Bow
On the weekend live music by local musicians plays as a street artist works on the graffiti mural.
Quality coffee is served with healthy tarts and pastries. Milkshakes, fresh juice and smoothies are also on the menu.
4 Farrer Place, Farrer
Inside the iconic Melbourne Building is where you’ll find Bar Rochford. It’s a wine and cocktail bar filled with natural light that boasts an ever-changing dinner menu.
The cuisine is fine food and often showcases the venue’s love of good jams.
First Floor, 65 London Circuit, Canberra CBD
White Rabbit is an Alice in Wonderland themed bar filled with flowers.
Colourful cocktails, sweet desserts and a DJ make this spot the perfect girls’ night out destination.
Tipsy Tea, which is high tea with an alcoholic twist, is also available.
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra CBD
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Feature image: Ottomon Cuisine