Restaurants

Top Choice Asian in Canberra

Akiba

A high-octane vibe pervades this super-slick pan-Asian eatery, fuelled by a hip young crew that effortlessly splashes together cocktails, dispenses food recommendations and juggles orders without breaking a sweat. A…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Canberra

Aubergine

You'll need to travel out to the southern suburbs to find Canberra's top-rated restaurant. While the location may be unassuming, the same can't be said for the menu, which is exciting, innovative and seasonally driv…
Top Choice Cafe in Canberra

Cupping Room

Queues often form outside this airy corner cafe, drawn by the prospect of Canberra's best coffee and an interesting menu, including vegetarian and vegan options. The seasonal chia pudding is extraordinary, but if yo…
Top Choice Thai in Canberra

Morks

Our favourite of the restaurants along the Kingston foreshore, Morks offers a contemporary spin on Thai cuisine, with Chinese and Malay elements added to the mix. Ask for a table outside to watch the passing promena…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Canberra

Courgette

With its crisp white linen, impeccable service and discreet but expensive ambience, Courgette is the kind of place to bring someone you want to impress, like a date or, perhaps, the Finnish ambassador. The exacting …
Malaysian in Canberra

Malaysian Chapter

Fans of authentic Kuala Lumpur hawker cuisine should make the trek around 8km northwest from Civic to this unassuming, family-run spot in the surprisingly large commercial centre of Belconnen. Highlights includes na…
Street Food in Canberra

Hamlet

Symptomatic of the enviable hipsterisation of Braddon, the Hamlet is a wonderfully ramshackle village of food trucks and hole-in-the-wall eateries, accompanied by a bar, a gallery and plenty of outdoor seating. Our …
Modern Australian in Canberra

Monster Kitchen & Bar

Concealed in the ubercool Hotel Hotel, Monster is one of Canberra's more versatile eateries. Hotel guests, New Acton trendies and politicians alike check their Instagram feeds over breakfast. Shared plates with a su…
Modern Australian in Canberra

Eightysix

Prepare to share at this zippy contemporary eatery, where dishes range from delectable steamed duck buns to a whole lamb shoulder. Solo travellers should opt to sit at the kitchen counter and watch the precision of …
Latin American in Canberra

Elk & Pea

Mexican influences pervade the menu and cocktail list of this hip little anytime eatery, which includes spicy eggs for brekkie, burgers and wraps for lunch, and Canberra's best tacos for dinner. In the evening there…