Restaurants in Canberra

"Restaurants in Canberra - Find your favourite!"

Whilst Sydney and Melbourne tend to hog the limelight when it comes to great restaurants, Canberra is certainly up and coming.

But my advice is to hit the suburbs and get out of the city to find the best restaurants in Canberra. That said, there's some options below for when you are in the city.

Best Canberra Restaurants in the CBD

Most of the restaurants are on Garema Place or Bunda Street in the heart of the city. You are bound to find something you like down here.

Here are a few cafes etc to look out for on your travels

  • Pork Barrel Café, King George Terrace, Parkes Near the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens
  • Satis Organic Café, Windeyer Street, Watson – a bit of town but worth the trip.
  • Kokoblack, Bunda Street - An amazing chocolate cafe to die for! Beats Max Brenner any day. Interesting menu too
  • But here are the best restaurants in Canbera to go to which are more in the suburbs. Try to book ahead to avoid disappointment:

  • Portias Place - 11 Kennedy St, Kingston. Winner of best Chinese Restaurant on several occasions. This is a great place to try traditional and new dishes. The service is great and Portia makes a point of speaking to all her guests
  • RamasHodgson Crescent, Canberra. A bit out of the city (but not far) and promises value for money fantastic indian cuisine. You won't be disappointed with this gem
  • Belluci's Trattoria - Furneaux Street, Canberra. This is a great fun place (but quite noisy) offering Italian fodder and a great wine list. Come for pizza or more!
  • Courgette Restaurant - 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra - more of a fine dining experience with a great degustation menu. Location is very central too
  • Lemon Grass Thai - 65 London Circuit, Canberra . Good Thai food in the heart of the city too. You can also Bring your own wine
  • The Holy Grail Kingston - entertainment and Aussie food in the heart of Kingston but this is more like a bar than a restaurant. Kingston is a great suburb just to wander and find a restaurant if you don't like the sound of any of the above!

    Enjoy Fine Food and Wine on The Poachers Trail

    Whilst these aren't restaurants in Canberra, for anyone foodie it's worth taking the car out of the city.

    The official start to the trail is at Hall just 15km north of the city. If you are here on the first Sunday of the month then make sure you visit the farm market here in Hall. You can stock up on some amazing wine and local produce like breads and chutneys.

    From here the trail takes you through many vineyards and wineries. The key towns are Murrumbateman, Yass and Gundaroo. Each one worth of a stop off and wander around.

    The best wineries to visit are Clonakilla, Jeir Creek and Wimbaliri and Lambert Vineyards. The area is especially famous for its sangiovese, riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz.

    There are also plenty of galleries and interesting craft shops to visit including Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Geranium House and Bison Pottery.

    If you want to enjoy some nice food then try Poachers Pantry or Silo Bakery. There are lots of lovely cafes though to choose from.

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