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 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 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 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 …
Multicuisine in Canberra

Muse

This bibliophile restaurant-cum-bookshop effortlessly juggles its roles on the corner of the East Hotel. You should start with a drink from their Australian-only wine and beer list then move on to their ‘prologues’ …
Japanese in Canberra

Lazy Su

Entering via a wall of lucky cats impresses Lazy Su’s cheeky Asian character. A must-try is the cheese steak springrolls. But if you can't decide between the pork belly bao-ger and the yellowfin tuna tataki, opt for…
Southeast Asian in Canberra

Wild Duck

Known as the escape dining spot for Australia's parliamentarians, this discrete restaurant impresses for its cuisine and its clientele. Try slow-cooked pork baked in lotus leaves or massaman beef cheek – a Thai-insp…
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…
Vegan in Canberra

Sweet Bones

Cruelty-free does not have to mean taste-free at this fully vegan eatery that crouches in a humble shopfront just off Lonsdale St. They do a mean all-day breakfast that could include a blueberry pancake stack or coc…