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ll too often, this city is defined by the intrigues of the nation’s decision makers as they go about the business of governing. It goes without saying that Canberra was created to facilitate Federal Government and to accommodate the museums and monuments that define the nation, and this is the image that most Australians have of their capital. While it is true that this city has been planned to be the mantle piece of the nation, it is refreshing to discover unique precincts that have developed spontaneously to offer diverse experiences. There are great places to eat—from the best in fine dining to quick and inexpensive bites—and many places to have a drink and unwind. Or if you are in need of a little retail therapy check out the unique local businesses that offer everything from great fashion and jewellery to gifts and home ware. Treat this book as your personal guide and you will soon be navigating this city like a local. Alex Tricolas, Editor.

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Cover image Dish created by Mark Raets, head chef of Sage Restaurant Shot on location at Sage Restaurant, Gorman House, Braddon Turn to pages 38-39 to see more information on Sage Restaurant


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ere is a restaurant that delivers a dining experience to match the sensational view, and certainly suggests that one is far better off seeing the sights at dinnertime with a delicious meal and a perfect glass of wine, rather than jostling with the masses during the day. Clean lines and minimalist white décor hint that modern sophistication now reigns in the lofty heights of Black Mountain, and the food confirms it. Chef Noel Phear has created a modern Australian menu with innovative European influences. Expect a starter of coffin bay oysters, shucked to order with a mignonette granita, or a twice cooked black truffle

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and manchego soufflé. Mains may include organic chicken breast stuffed with sour dough and dill, or twice cooked pork belly with braised fennel and caramel poached pear. Finish with a hot chocolate soufflé accompanied by a berry and mint sorbet, or selection of local and international cheese. The extensive wine list features a solid selection of local, regional and international wines as well as some sumptuous sparklings and champagnes. At the front, maitre d’ Adrian Webster leads the knowledgeable, friendly and unpretentious staff in creating the perfect combination of culinary and visual bliss.


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Quick Facts OPENING HOURS Lunch Thu, Fri & Sun 12 - 2.30pm Dinner 7 nights from 6pm TEL 02 6247 5518 FAX 02 6247 5500 contact@altotower.com.au www.altotower.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern European PRICE RANGE Starters $3.5 - $26.0 Mains $36.0 - $41.0 Desserts $15.0 - $22.0 Sides $8.0 - $9.0

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Degustation (min 2pp) 5 courses $95.0pp with wine $140.0pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only Corkage $15.0 per bottle WINE LIST 81 wines / 10 by the glass 18 cocktails / 15 beers (bottled) HEAD CHEF Noel Phear Maitre d’ Adrian Webster CAPACITY 120 indoors PARKING Lot Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance Recent Awards WINNER New Restaurant R&CAA (ACT) 2007 FINALIST New Restaurant R&CAA (AUS) 2007

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Quick Facts address National Museum of Australia Acton Peninsular, Acton (see northside map) opening hours Lunch Tue - Sun from noon Dinner Tue - Sat from 6pm Breakfast Sunday from 8:30am Tel 02 6208 5176 www.canberra.park.hyatt.com Cuisine type Modern Australian Price range Starters from $14.0 - $27.5 Mains from $28.5 - $45.5 Sides $8.5 Desserts $17.50 Breakfast $7.0 - $36.5 cards accepted Eftpos / All major cards license Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only Corkage $8.0 per bottle wine list 100 wines / 18 by the glass head chef Jiju Rajappen manager Deepak Nayyar capacity 50 indoors / 25 outdoors parking Lot disabled access Parking / entrance / bathroom

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nnovative Modern Australian cuisine is served either inside the sun lit dining room or on the wide deck, both of which boast expansive views over the lake. This is a contemporary restaurant, with a very smooth feel and one of the best views in Canberra. In typical Australian style the menu is influenced by Asia and Europe and utilises some of the best local ingredients. This is evident in the Salad of wagyu beef served with seaweed & petite leaves, seared spring bay scallops

& baby cress with a green horseradish aioli. Or the very popular Creole spiced Bundawarra free range pork fillet resting on softened polenta with vanilla braised pork belly on savoy cabbage. Service is what you would expect from this type of establishment, with professional well informed and attentive staff on hand to make things run smoothly. An extensive wine list with some great Australian or local labels complements the fresh and seasonal menu, and the desserts are a cut above.

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apas have certainly taken the city by storm in recent years, and have become a viable and interesting option for those diners looking for a light dinner, or a more relaxed style of sustenance. Parlour Wine Room, in the beautifully restored NewActon Pavilion – directly behind the funky Diamant Hotel – has embraced the philosophy with gusto and delivers a refined and sophisticated selection of little dishes, along with an interesting and well thought out wine list, in a beautiful old world setting. Expect to find atun claro, seared spiced tuna with aubergine caviar, boquerón’s aioli and petitas; remolachas asadas, slow braised beetroot with Spanish onion, orange and a sherry vinaigrette. Also available

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are Spanish small goods such as jamon, salamanca and salchichon. Dishes may be ordered individually, or as part of a degustation. A serious approach to wine is evident in the two wine-lists available, one with a comprehensive selection of Spanish wines, the other covering all areas of Australia – including the Canberra region – along with selected French and German labels. A large terrace area gives diners the option of al fresco dining; and inside, the decor indicates that the heritage spirit has been taken to heart here. Victorian era lounges, interesting early 20th century posters, intricate cornices and parquetry floors adding to the old world feel in this smart establishment.

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PRICE RANGE Tapas $3.8 - $28.0 Desserts $12.0 - $30.0 Degustation (min 2) $60.0pp with wine $90.0pp Happy Hour Tapas Tue - Fri 4 - 6pm $6.0 - $10.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 159 wines / 22 by the glass Many Spanish & some local wines Extensive list of aperitifs & cocktails HEAD CHEF Derek Brown MANAGER Sam Proudfoot CAPACITY 124 indoors / 96 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot RECENT AWARDS Top 50 Wine Lists Gourmet Traveller 2009

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fired oven to send rustic and tempting smells drifting through the space, inviting mouths to water. Diners may choose to sit inside or in one of two outdoor spaces that dominate the beautifully restored exterior of this lovely old building. Chef and owner Grant Kells impresses with his modern international bistro menu that may feature starters such as a traditional French onion soup or seared yellow fin tuna with asparagus, baby herbs and a white truffle dressing. For mains, expect a wood fired swordfish steak with shallot and

soy salsa, or the “plate of pork” with slow cooked belly, loin dusted with porcini powder, braised cabbage filled with pork confit and a cardamon jus. Sweets may include a coconut milk infused tapioca, or a “plate of dark chocolate decadence”: a medley which includes chocolate tart with vanilla cream orange compote, chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis and chocolate “Twix” biscuits with chocolate tuile. A serious wine list covers France and Germany alongside most regions in Australia, including some good locals.


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Quick Facts ADDRESS New Acton Pavilion Unit 2, 15 Edinburgh Avenue Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Tue - Fri 12 - 2.30pm Dinner Mon - Sat 6 - 10pm TEL 02 6162 3350 FAX 02 6162 3360 enquiries@flint.net.au www.flint.net.au CUISINE TYPE Modern International Bistro PRICE RANGE Starters $16.0 - $19.0 Mains $19.0 - $34.0 Desserts $15.0 - $32.0 Sides $7.0 - $8.0 Pizza $24.0 Salads $16.0 - $18.0

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CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 40 wines / 13 by the glass HEAD CHEF Grant Kells CAPACITY 95 indoors / 100 outdoors PARKING On-street & lot Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom RECENT AWARDS Best Casual European Dining AHA (ACT) 2009 Best New Restaurant R&CAA (ACT) 2009

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Benchmark Wine Bar B e n c h m a r k o p e n e d i t s d o o r s i n 2 00 3 p r o c l a i m i n g it s i n t e n t i o n t o o f f e r Ca n b e r r a’s w i n e b u f f s th e m o st i nt e r e s t i n g w i n e l i s t i n th e c it y

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ith a selection of 500 old-world and new-world wines–100 of those available by the glass–it certainly seems to have achieved its goal. In 2005, Gourmet Traveller named Benchmark as one of the best wine bars in the country. More recently it was awarded 3 Glasses in the Australian Wine List Awards for 2008 and 2009. Chef Louise Darbyshire’s seasonally updated menu sits firmly in the Modern European school and borrows from the cuisines of the mediterranean, with offerings such as pan roasted lamb rack, petit

ratatouille and chick pea skordalia, or salt cured quail breast with beetroot skordalia and a basil infused olive oil, sourced from owner Tasso Rovolis’ family olive grove in Kalamata, Greece.. Desserts are a little more French as typified by a mango souffle with passionfruit icecream. Tasso is always on hand to assist in the selection of the perfect drop to match diners' meals and share some of his extensive knowledge. A degustation course is offered with or without wines; but surely in a place such as this, sampling the many wines available seems the only sensible thing to do.

Quick Facts ADDRESS 65 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City (opp. Novotel – see northside map) OPENING HOURS Mon - Fri 11.30am - late Saturday 5pm - late Open Sundays for bookings 10+ TEL 02 6262 6522 FAX 02 6262 7410 www.benchmarkwinebar.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern European / Tapas PRICE RANGE Pre entrée $30.0 - $35.0 Starters $18.0 - $22.0 Mains $35.0 - $39.0 Desserts $17.0 Sides $9.0 Oysters $17.0 - $34.0 Cheese selection $28.0 - $48.0 Tapas $16.0 Wine flights $16.5 - $18.5 Set menu (min 10pp) 3 course $58.0pp / 4 course $75.0pp 8 course Degustation $100.0pp with wine $140.0pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 500 wines / 100 by the glass HEAD CHEF Louise Darbyshire sommelier Tasso Rovolis CAPACITY 65 indoors / 40 outdoors PARKING On-street (Rudd St & Northbourne Ave) DISABLED ACCESS Entrance / bathroom RECENT AWARDS

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Melbourne Building 41-43 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Mon - Sat 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner Mon - Sat 5 - 10.30pm TEL 02 6162 3838 FAX 02 6162 3839 CUISINE TYPE Cantonese / Live Seafood PRICE RANGE Starters $3.8 - $8.8 Mains $13.8 - $48.8 Desserts $7.8 - $12.8 Banquets (min 4) from $22.8pp Live seafood $market price CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $10.0 corkage per bottle WINE LIST 56 wines / 14 by the glass HEAD CHEF Jun Wu MANAGER Amy Lo CAPACITY 110 indoors PARKING Nearby lot (London Cct) Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom

China Plate HERE I S A S HINY NEW CHINE S E RE STA UR A NT IN THE HE A RT OF THE CITY, OFFERING LIVE S E A FOOD A ND HONG KONG STYLE DINING WITH S M A RT S ERVICE A ND MODERN S URROUNDING S

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hina Plate is the latest contributor to the Chinese food scene in Canberra, and is determined to bring some Hong Kong style to the capital. With senior chefs flown in from that vibrant metropolis, one can be assured that they will find an authentic indication of current directions in this mostly Cantonese cuisine. Dim sum starters such as har-gao are light as a feather while being packed with chunks of prawn. Lightly battered bean curd comes with a slice of crab meat and is wrapped in seaweed. Mustard king prawns have a wasabi-like kick, and are typical of the type of presentation favoured here. Live seafood is important in this restaurant, and is served simply with freshness being key. Guests may choose their fish, then ask for it to be either steamed, pan or

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deep fried. Similarly, crustaceans such as lobster and crab are given a cooking style according to guests’ liking – and may include hot rock salt; garlic butter; or ginger and shallot. A good range of traditional Chinese dishes, house specialities, and some Aussie-Chinese favourites round out the carefully thought out menu. The fitout is modern and minimalist: simple cream walls are set off with muted brown ceilings; glossy black light shades cast a warm yellow glow; and embossed table cloths add to the upmarket feel. Accoutrements such as napkin holders, chopsticks and rice servers have an attention to detail that hints at the gilded finery of imperial China, and waitstaff – dressed immaculately in smart grey Chinese collar shirts – give efficient and accommodating service.

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Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant E l e g a n t ly a p p o i n te d a n d s e r v i n g a ut h e nt i c a n d d e l i c i o u s f o o d i n th e c it y, L e m o n G r ass i s a fa v o u r i te d e st i n at i o n f o r l o v e r s o f Th a i c u i s i n e

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emon Grass’s combination of fine Thai cuisine and elegant surrounds have secured its position as one of the inner north’s premier Thai restaurants. The tastefully decorated interior creates a modest contemporary take on Thai style, with ornate wallpaper, huge stained glass windows and a scattering of beautiful Thai art and artefacts setting the scene for pleasant eating. Boasting

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that its dishes are better than Thailand, Lemon Grass owner Chris Macintosh points out that the ingredients available here are of such high quality, yet traditional methods and recipes are retained. Choose from a selection including an entree of tender chicken char grilled satays or deep fried king prawns with almond flakes. For mains, find a mild yellow chicken curry with coconut milk, potato and vegetables or the

house speciality of char grilled pork marinated in lemon grass sauce, served with a spicy vegetable salad. Banquets are available for groups of four or more, a well priced wine list rounds it off, and an easy walk to a number of city hotels makes this a great choice for dinner or lunch. If you are staying on the southside, Lemon Grass has a second restaurant offering the same menu as the city, in a large, modern premises.

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Melbourne Building 65 London Circuit Canberra City (see northside map) 88 Corinna Street, Woden (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm Dinner 7 nights 5 - 10pm TEL 02 6247 2779 (City) tel 02 6282 1144 (Woden) www.lemongrassthai.com.au CUISINE TYPE Thai green chicken curr y

PRICE RANGE Starters $6.5 - $7.5 Mains $15.0 - $16.9 Soups $7.5 - $8.9 Noodles $15.0 Salads $15.5 - $16.9 Vegetarian $14.5 Whole fish $market price Banquets (min 4pp) $18.5 - $31.5 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only Corkage $3.0 per bottle WINE LIST 22 wines / 11 by the glass HEAD CHEF Viroj Sowanna Manager Chris McIntosh CAPACITY 80 indoors PARKING Lot (London Cct) DISABLED ACCESS Entrance / Bathroom Takeaway delivery service available

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Tosolinis Ristorante Th i s s m a rt Ita li a n e ate ry was at th e f o r e f r o nt o f Ca n b e r r a’s n e w wav e o f d i n i n g e sta b li s h m e nts i n th e e a r ly n i n e ti e s a n d c o nti n u e s to d o g r e at th i n g s to d ay

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wner Carlo Tosolini and chef Peter Spencer are always on hand to ensure that their patrons, who have come seeking those things that haven’t changed in over twenty years – such as great coffee and quality modern Italian cuisine – are well catered for in the funky surroundings. The dining room is a palette of warm browns and muted reds, a lively mix of diners at the tables and coffee lovers on the leather lounges. The fireplace takes pride of place in the centre of the room and creates a warm and cosy atmosphere on those cold Canberra nights. The outdoor area is lovely in the warmer months with the mature trees acting as a perfect canopy. The menu features pasta such as penne al pesto, with sun dried tomatoes,

toasted pine nuts, fresh basil and white wine, as well as modern dishes like chargrilled deep sea cod served on a warm fennel, leek and potato salad with a lemon and caper butter sauce. Salads may be classics like insalata Caprese and pizzas are served in traditional square-cut slices on wooden cutting boards. Those patrons just after coffee and a cake should not go past the tiramisu which is made fresh by Carlo’s mother Valentina and has almost acquired legendary status in Canberra. It’s probably the best version of this traditional dessert in the city – or any where else, for that matter. And if you can’t get to Tosolinis then have your meal delivered to you Italian style – on a Vespa. Check menus on the Tosolinis website.

Quick Facts ADDRESS Cnr London Circuit & East Row Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Mon - Thu 7.30am - 10pm Friday 7.30am - 10.30pm Saturday 8am - 10.30pm Sunday 8.30am - 9.30pm Public holidays 8.30am - 10pm TEL 02 6247 4317 www.tosolinis.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Italian PRICE RANGE Breakfast $4.9 - $16.9 Light meals $7.5 - $24.5 Starters $15.9 - $19.9 Mains $30.9 - $34.9 Sides $9.5 Risotto $16.9 - $26.9 Pasta $16.9 - $24.9 Pizza $11 Cakes/slices $2.5 - $8.9 Gelati $4.0 scoop CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only Corkage $10.0 per bottle WINE LIST 101 wines / 28 by the glass 3 tap & 16 bottled beers 20 cocktails HEAD CHEF Peter Spencer MANAGER Sam Hoare CAPACITY 90 indoors / 60 outdoors PARKING Nearby lot Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance

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ADDRESS Sydney Building 15 East Row Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Dinner Mon - Sat 5.30 - 9.30pm Closed public holidays TEL 02 6257 2233 coo@iori.com.au iori.com.au/coo view menus online

special menu where a selection of limited items can be found. Here you can order thin sliced ox tongue filled with asparagus and served with a rice vinegar dipping sauce; or a miso based, fish ball soup with shiitake mushroom and bukchoy. For those diners looking for something other than izakaya style dining, Coo also offers a range of bento combinations such as Coo Zen, a selection featuring menu items such as wagyu, gyoza, fried chicken or prawn tempura. The best way to enjoy your night at Coo is to order meals to share throughout the evening, make sure you try a sake or two, and remember, it’s casual and it’s fun. Décor is simple and in keeping with the theme of casual and inexpensive dining, with traditional red paper lanterns adding to the atmosphere.

CUISINE TYPE Japanese Izakaya PRICE RANGE Izakaya $3.2 - $28.0 Soups $2.0 - $12.8 Banquets (min 4) from $30.0pp Bento $18.0 - $24.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 8 types of sake cocktails & bottled beers wines by bottle or glass CHEF Mamoru Aizawa MANAGER Hiroko Inoue CAPACITY 50 indoors PARKING Nearby lot (London Cct)

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oo Izakaya is the latest venture of chef Mamoru Aizawa, who is well known in Canberra for his great quality Japanese food. Lovers of this cuisine have been dining out at his restaurant Iori for close to a decade, and now Mamoru has opened Coo just a couple of doors down with a view to offering a traditional Izakaya experience in the nation’s capital. Coo offers a range of sake with a delicious selection of morsels designed to share, in a casual environment. Be sure to try the spider roll, an inverted sushi roll made up of soft shell crab tempura, avocado, cucumber and aburi salmon; or the teri wagyu, using this famous premium beef with Coo’s own teriyaki sauce and salad. For more adventurous diners, there is the chef ’s

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a menu of modern dishes that could sit easily in a more formal setting, but ultimately elevate this establishment above what is expected of a cafĂŠ

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Milk and Honey L o c at e d i n t h e h o s p i ta l i t y h u b t h at s u r r o u n d s Ca n b e r r a’ s l i v e ly B u n d a S t r e e t, M i l k a n d H o n e y c a p t u r e s t h e at m o s p h e r e o f t h e c i t y, w i t h g r e at f o o d a n d c o f f e e t o m at c h

Quick Facts ADDRESS Ground floor, Centre Cinema Building Bunda Street, Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Mon - Fri 7am - 10pm Saturday 8am - 10pm Sunday 9am - 4pm TEL 02 6247 7722 FAX 02 6247 7799

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rawing on its heritage listed setting in Enrico Taglietti’s 1966 Centre Cinema Building, the split level interior of this smart cafe has retro-modernist feel; with angled columns, white walls and brown and orange touches reminiscent of a Stanley Kubrik set. Chef Brad Warton delivers a menu of modern dishes that could sit easily in a more formal setting, but ultimately elevate this establishment above what is expected of a café. Find light dishes like a delicately poached salmon on potato salad with red peppers and roasted tomato, or flat grilled prawns with sweet corn salsa, sitting on an avocado purée and served on a wooden slab. For mains, pork belly is twice cooked and accompanied by green apple

coleslaw and a cauliflower purée; lamb rump is wrapped in prosciutto and served with an almond skordalia and baby spinach; and pasta may be a linguine with prawns, mussels, basil and broccolini. Desserts may include a raspberry ricotta meringue; a sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce and ice cream, or a selection of cakes from the display at the bar. A very good wine list takes in labels from Australia, New Zealand and Europe, including France, Germany and Spain. Separate menus exist for breakfast, lunch or dinner; coffee and cakes are available all day, and a heated outdoor area is busy year round allowing diners to take in the atmosphere of this busy corner of the city.

www.milkandhoney.net.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Australian / Café PRICE RANGE Starters $4.5 - $19.0 Mains $26.5 - $33.0 Desserts $12.9 - $17.5 Sides $7.0 - $9.0 Breakfast $5.0 - $18.5 Lunch $4.5 - $19.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 39 wines / 14 by the glass 16 bottled beers / 20 cocktails Extensive liqueur & spirit list HEAD CHEF Brad Warton MANAGER Miriana Cavic CAPACITY 80 indoors / 30 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot (Canberra Centre)

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Gus’ Café is highly regarded for its mix of great coffee and

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us’– Canberra's oldest outdoor café – has been highly regarded for its mix of great coffee and inner-city vibe for decades. Today this heritage listed café is managed by a vibrant young team – headed by siblings Stephen Rockmann and Janice Glenn – which has certainly taken the Gus' legacy to heart over the course of the last decade and a half. This is reflected in the care they take to maintain all that is great about this spot in busy Bunda street. The recent indoor refurbishment has re-interpreted elements of the original fit-out, whilst giving a modern

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feel, and the two sprawling outdoor areas continue to dominate this corner of the city. The menu offers great coffee, hearty all-day breakfasts, and delicious toasted sandwiches that have made this place an institution, along with more substantial main dishes such as mini corn cakes with cucumber yoghurt and smoked salmon salad, or steamed fish fillets with mussels, chilli, coconut, lime sauce and sweet potato rounds. For those after something sweet, don't go past their house-made banana bread with strawberries, cream and maple syrup.


www.guscafe.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Café PRICE RANGE All day breakfast $4.5 - $18.0 Light meals $10.5 - $19.9 Mains $16.9 - $30.9 Desserts from $6.5 Salads $15.5 - $18.5 he rbiv o re s ’ bre a k fa s t steamed fish fillets with mussels, chilli, co conut, lime sauce & swe e t po ta to ro unds with ba by s pina ch & che rr y to ma to e s

CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $2.0 corkage per person WINE LIST 7 wines / 7 by the glass All wines exclusive to Gus' Café COFFEE Veneziano custom blend HEAD CHEF Nam Do MANAGER Alyssa Lavaki CAPACITY 32 indoors / 120 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot (Canberra Centre)

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 5 Genge Street Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch 7 days 11.30am - 3pm Dinner 7 nights 5 - 11pm TEL 02 6247 2228 contactus@bluginger.com.au www.bluginger.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Indian PRICE RANGE Starters $6.9 - $24.9 Mains $12.9 - $19.9 Desserts $5.9 - $8.9 Sides $3.0 - $4.0 Biryani $12.9 - $16.9 Salads $8.9 - $14.9 Vegetarian $12.9 - $16.9 Banquets (min 4) $35.0 - $40.0pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $2.5 corkage per person WINE LIST 19 wines / 7 by the glass 8 bottled beers HEAD CHEF Hari Prasad Sharma MANAGER Reddy Manne CAPACITY 120 indoors / 20 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot (Canberra Centre)

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Blu Ginger O n e o f Can b e r ra’s n ewe st I n d ian r e stau r ants, B lu G i n g e r has mad e a b i g i m pr e ss i o n with its c o nte m po rary fe e l an d auth e nti c c u i s i n e

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lu Ginger opened in early 2009 and has gained a solid following amongst lovers of quality Indian food in the heart of the CBD. This restaurant certainly has a big city feel, with a cavernous yet well appointed dining room enhanced by polished floors, dark timber furnishings and towering polished concrete Y frames that attract the eye upwards and give a feeling of openness. From the kitchen, expect to find a range of contemporary yet authentic dishes that confirm this is no mum-and-dad ethnic diner. Starters may be tandoori quail, marinated in freshly ground spices, with a touch of lemon, cheese, and grilled in the tandoor oven; or ling fillets marinated with a green paste of mint, coriander, chillies, fresh ginger, carawee seeds and yoghurt, steamed in banana leaves. Classic curries

are refined and flavoursome, and are given a heat rating on the menu. Ever popular rogan josh has a rich gravy, and comes with fresh tomatoes and coriander; a Sagwala is made with lamb, beef or chicken, and cooked with a spinach puree and cream. Seafood is represented by wok tossed prawns marinated in ginger and garlic; or a hot and spicy Sri Lankan fish curry. A range of specials, most of which are unique to Blu Ginger and rarely seen outside India, feature on the blackboard and change weekly. Desserts are relatively simple and may be ice cream with lychees, or traditional favourites like gulab jamun or pistachio kulfi. A concise yet good wine list offers some well known Australian labels, and a number of beers are available by the bottle, including a couple of Indian labels perfect for spicy food.


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Cream Café & Bar Sta n d i n g o ut c o n s p i c u o u s ly o n th e c o r n e r o f th e N o rth Q u a rte r d i n i n g p r e c i n ct, C r e a m Ca fé & Ba r i s a b r i g ht a n d s h i ny b e a c o n f o r th o s e i n s e a r c h o f g o o d c o f f e e, f o o d a n d a f te r w o r k c o c kta i ls

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hite marble, stainless steel and ceramic come together as an homage to art deco in the slick modern space that is Cream. Here you see business types all hours of the day, either grabbing a Cream blend coffee to go, or meeting clients over a light lunch. Sunsets are greeted with after-work drinks just as diners arrive for chef Craig Ebeling’s impressive menu of globally influenced contemporary dishes. The selection includes wok fried bug and soft shell crab in XO chilli sauce with green papaya, snow pea sprouts and snake beans. Or an eye fillet on roast garlic mash with baby carrots, shiraz jus and a red onion jam. Those looking for a light meal

may choose a barbecued atlantic salmon salad – Cream’s take on niçoise – with cos lettuce, tomato, green beans, potato and boiled egg. Desserts are a little higher up the food chain than the average café, without getting too highbrow. They may include a vanilla bean brulée with almond and grand marnier biscotti, or a bitter chocolate and ginger parfait with chocolate Persian fairy floss and praline. On weekends the brunch crowd descends, newspapers in hand, to take in the ambience. At the front of house, the floor staff are enthusiastic and attentive, ensuring the satisfaction of patrons, and the outdoor dining area is usually buzzing with activity.

Quick Facts ADDRESS Cnr Bunda & Genge Sts Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Mon - Fri 7.30am - late Saturday 8am - late Sunday 8am - 4pm TEL 02 6162 1448 FAX 02 6162 1449 www.creamcafebar.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Australian PRICE RANGE Breakfast $6.0 - $18.0 Light meals $6.0 - $28.0 Mains $21.0 - $33.0 Desserts $13.0 Sides $9.0 - $11.0 Cakes & slices $3.5 - $8.9 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $3.5 corkage per person WINE LIST 31 wines / 25 by the glass 6 beers on tap / 10 bottled HEAD CHEF Craig Ebeling CAPACITY 150 indoors / 40 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot (Canberra Centre)

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ADDRESS Shop FG09 Canberra Centre Bunda Street, Canberra City (see northside map)

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OPENING HOURS Lunch 7 days 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner Mon - Thu 5 - 10.30pm Fri - Sat 5.30 - 11.30pm Sunday 5 - 10pm TEL 02 6247 1464 FAX 02 6247 1437 CUISINE TYPE Chinese / Malaysian PRICE RANGE Starters $3.5 - $20.0 Mains $12.5 - $21.0 Desserts $5.0 - $6.2 Soups $4.5 - $17.0 Noodles $6.5 - $20.0 Vegetarian $11.0 - $17.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $2.5 corkage per person WINE LIST 35 wines / 25 by the glass HEAD CHEF Sam Chui CAPACITY 128 indoors / 44 outdoors PARKING On-street & lot Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance

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his bustling restaurant is a brand new version of the previous Sammy’s, which was located across the road and famous for simple high quality Chinese and Malay cuisine with a focus on traditional favourites. Many Canberrans would rate Sammy’s when discussing where you can find the city’s best laksa or hawker noodle dishes like char kway teow. Also extremely popular

here are a number of chef’s favourites that include Shan Tung chicken – deep fried and shredded with cucumber, garlic and peanuts; or the Sammy’s Kitchen special – marinated pork, chicken, calamari, scallops and broccoli in oyster sauce. Seriously worth a try are some of the range of Malaysian curry dishes like gulai ayam – boneless chicken with potatoes and fragrant curry. Owner Sammy Chui is a

veteran of the Canberra food industry, having been a partner in the famous Timmy’s Kitchen in Manuka – which he still owns – for many years until opening Sammy’s sixteen years ago. Recently, he made the decision to relocate across the road and be part of the North Quarter dining precinct, and hence Sammy’s is now bigger and brighter, but obviously busier than ever with locals and visitors alike.

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Sour Cherry O v e r l o o ki n g a p l e asa n t pa r k- l i k e t h o r o u g h fa r e o n C it y Wa l k , S o u r C h e r ry i s a b r i g h t a n d a i r y e sta b l i s h m e nt l o c ate d r i g ht a c r o ss th e r o a d f r o m C r o w n e P l a z a , a n d a r o u n d th e c o r n e r f r o m t h e Wa l d o r f a pa rt m e nt s

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he menu in this relaxed and pleasant cafĂŠ covers most bases and offers breakfast, lunch, tapas, and dinner on selected evenings. Cuisine is typical of the modern cafĂŠ style, with influence primarily from the Mediterranean and some Balkan specialities rounding it off nicely. For tapas expect skinless cevapi sausages wrapped in smoked pork belly; or arrancini - mushroom risotto balls stuffed with bocconcini cheese. Gourmet pizzas are crispy and light, with

toppings such as pear, walnut and gorgonzola; or a more familiar olive, anchovy and salami affair. From the grill, try a New York sirloin with chips and salad; or a mighty Sour Cherry mixed grill, with scotch fillet, spicy Balkan cevapi and kobasica sausages and a chicken skewer vying for room on a plate along with beer battered chips and salad. Pastas and risottos are also represented, as are salads. Blackboard specials are certainly worth a try, and tend to shoot a little higher

in terms of refinement and vision, especially in the evenings. On offer from the bar are a number of tap beers and bottled beers, a good selection of Australian wines, and quality ONA brand coffee, along with a simple selection of cakes, slices and home made biscuits. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings, you will find live entertainment that may include a jazz duet or a DJ, while you enjoy a pizza, tapas or a drink under the beautiful canopy of mature trees.

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Shop 9/20 Allara Street Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Mon - Wed 8am - 5pm Thu - Sat 8am - late Closed public holidays TEL 02 6162 2064 FAX 02 6162 2065 info@sourcherry.com.au www.sourcherry.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Café / Tapas

cuisine is typical of the modern café style, with influence primarily from the Mediterranean and some Balkan specialities

PRICE RANGE Breakfast $4.5 - $14.9 Light meals $12.9 - $14.9 Mains $16.9 - $24.9 Desserts $4.5 - $7.5 Risotto $14.9 - $17.9 Pasta $14.9 - $17.9 Pizza $13.9 - $19.9 Salads $12.9 - $15.9 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 34 wines / 16 by the glass Tap & bottled beer HEAD CHEF Mark Gatt MANAGER Sasha Basic CAPACITY 85 indoors / 140 outdoors PARKING On-street (Akuna St) Disabled ACCESS Entrance bas il, t omat o, m oz z arella piz z a

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Sage Restaurant S a g e R e s ta u r a n t i s a h i d d e n t r e as u r e t h at c a n b e f o u n d r i g ht n e xt to th e c it y, o f f e r i n g a r e f i n e d m e n u o f i m m a c u l at e ly p r e s e nt e d c o nt e m p o r a ry Au str alian c u i s i n e

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ust one block from the city, and an easy walk or short cab ride away from many northside hotels, heritage listed Gorman House is the home of Sage, a sophisticated little restaurant with a smart dining room for around forty, and shady courtyard for sunny days and warm nights. Owner and manager Peter Harrington oversees a knowledgeable frontof-house team, so expect attentive service to complement an exciting and innovative menu created by head chef Mark Raets.

Typical dishes include seared scallops with jamón serrano, celeriac purée, dijon mustard and a potato crisp; or barramundi with salsa verde and grape cheeks. Sweet tooths may be sated by a green apple panacotta with lime jelly and apple tapioca, or a reworking of the classic pavlova, a little island of meringue with mango, blueberry and mint in a strawberry soup. For diners wishing to sample a range of flavours coming out of the kitchen, the ‘Sage Signature Series’ is a clever way to create their own personal degustation

from any item on the menu. Starters, mains or desserts may be selected, and the emphasis here is definitely on immaculate presentation regardless. Whilst Peter, Mark and the team have high ambition – ensuring that Sage takes its place among the city’s best – the menu is very reasonably priced and the feel is comfortable and accessible.

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Gorman House Arts Centre Batman Street, Braddon (see northside map)

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OPENING HOURS Lunch Tue - Fri 12 - 3pm Dinner Tue - Sat 6 - 10pm TEL 02 6249 6050 FAX 02 6249 8563 www.sagerestaurant.net.au CUISINE TYPE Contemporary Australian PRICE RANGE Starters $18.0 Mains $28.0 Desserts $14.0 Sides $10.0 Sage Signature Series 5 course degustation $60pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 67 wines / 11 by the glass HEAD CHEF Mark Raets MANAGER Peter Harrington CAPACITY 60 indoors / 120 outdoors PARKING Ample doorstep & on-street DISABLED ACCESS Entrance / bathroom RECENT AWARDS 14.5/20 SMH Good Food Guide 2010 Restaurant of the Year R&CAA (ACT) 2009 s e a re d Queens land s call ops j am贸n s erran o

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O Stratos Greek Taverna O n e o f th e f e w p l a c e s w h e r e G r e e k f o o d c a n b e f o u n d i n Ca n b e r r a, O Str ato s i s th e c lo s e st to a r e a l tav e r n a e xp e r i e n c e o n e w o u ld g e t i n th e n ati o n’s c a p ita l

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Stratos Greek Taverna is located in Braddon’s Lonsdale street, just one block back from a number of Northbourne Avenue hotels. Owner Stan Daglis has created a relaxed and unpretentious setting — polished concrete floors, boldly painted walls and bi-fold doors that open up inviting the sounds of the street into the colourful space in the warmer months. Seafood lovers should be aware that whole fresh fish, grilled and basted with lemon and olive oil, are what O Stratos does best, and there is always a good selection to choose from on the blackboard. Meze style dishes of calamari and octopus are always popular here, and in true Greek fashion, baby octopus is overlooked in favour of the larger variety. Hard to source

but well worth it, the thick tentacles deliver the expected iodine flavour, but with flesh that has a texture closer to lobster. Expect to find traditional favourites such as Moussaka, dolmades and Yemista featuring prominently on the menu, and a grill working overtime turning out souvlaki skewers of lamb, pork or chicken, or lamb cutlets. Vegetarians are well catered for, with the standout being the Spanakopita, oversized flaky triangles of pastry filled with spinach, dill and feta cheese. Those adventurous souls wishing to try Greek wine — other than Retsina — will be pleasantly surprised by good quality reds like the Boutari Syrah or Xinomavro (merlot) and crisp whites such as Santorini or Kretikos.

Quick Facts ADDRESS 9 Lonsdale Street Braddon (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Tues - Fri & Sun 12 - 2.30pm Dinner 7 nights 6 - 9.30pm Closed public holidays TEL 02 6257 8200 FAX 02 6257 8347 CUISINE TYPE Greek / Seafood PRICE RANGE Starters / meze $8.50 - $26.50 Mains $17.60 - $30.25 Desserts $4.50 - $13.70 Pasta $10.50 - $23.00 Salads fr $7.50 Kids meals fr $10.50 Banquets (min 4pp) fr $22.00pp Fresh seafood $market price CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only WINE LIST 26 wines / 12 by the glass Some Greek labels HEAD CHEF Stan Daglis CAPACITY 110 indoors disabled ACCESS Entrance PARKING On-street

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Kitschen J u st a b lo c k away f r o m b u sy N o rth b o u r n e Av e n u e, th i s u n ass u m i n g r e sta u r a nt d e li v e r s q u a lit y f o o d a n d a pass i o n f o r g o o d s e r v i c e

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he depth of flavour and unfussed presentation of the food on offer at Kitschen proves once more that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Get past the industrial looking exterior of this establishment on this industrial looking street, and you will be rewarded by a choice of modern, flavoursome Italian inspired dishes that will pleasantly surprise. Chef and owner James Forman offers a menu that features a strong range of pastas and risottos. Expect a robust fettuccine con vitello, with veal, chorizo, roasted garlic and a piquant touch thanks to a creamy mustard

sauce; or a deep and gamey duck risotto with port, purple cabbage and mushrooms. For mains, a beef striploin is rolled with pancetta, set on lightly battered vegetables and lifted by a porcini and tarragon butter; and saltimbocca combines pancetta and veal with a sage buerre noisette. Be sure to finish with an amazing poached pear served on a hazelnut crumble base with zabaglione and a red wine cinnamon, vanilla and clove glaze. A well priced wine list rounds things up very nicely and an easy walk home to your hotel makes this an appealing choice.

Quick Facts ADDRESS Cnr Lonsdale & Elouera Streets Braddon (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Mon - Sat 12 - 2.30pm Dinner Mon - Sat 5 - 9.30pm Breakfast Sat 9am - 2.30pm All day coffee Mon - Sat 12 - 5pm TEL 02 6247 2946

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CUISINE TYPE Modern Italian PRICE RANGE Starters $11.9 - $14.9 Mains $19.9 - $28.9 Desserts $10.9 - $18.9 Sides $6.9 - $9.9 Risotto $16.9 - $18.9 Pasta $16.9 - $18.9 Breakfast $4.5 - $15.9 Lunch $16.9 - $19.9 Banquets (min 4) from $25.0pp(L) $35.0pp(D) CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed BYO bottled wine only $8.0 corkage per bottle WINE LIST 29 wines / 16 by the glass HEAD CHEF James Forman CAPACITY 60 indoors / 30 outdoors PARKING On-street Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom

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Debacle Pa r t p u b , p a r t c a f é , p a r t r e s ta u r a n t, D e b a c l e i s h a r d t o c at e g o r i s e u n l e ss t h e r e ' s a s p e c i a l n a m e f o r p l a c e s w h e r e y o u j u s t l o v e pass i n g t i m e o v e r a refreshing drink or a quick meal

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his buzzing establishment on Braddon’s Lonsdale street is casual, funky and understated, and adds to the streetscape along with quirky retailers and art galleries in this semi industrial setting. Debacle opens for breakfast lunch and dinner, three hundred and sixty three days a year, and chef Katherine Brown’s menu features a wide choice of dishes that range from a Greek-style lamb burger with minted yoghurt to beer battered flathead fillets with chips, home made tartare and green salad. A large range of gourmet pizzas feature prominently and tapas are also available, alongside an ever-changing daily blackboard menu. Typical are offerings like panfried haloumi, marinated in lemon and thyme, with

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wild rocket; or grilled quail with speck, radicchio, red onion and lentil salad. Breakfast is another Debacle specialty. It may be as simple as spicy fruit bread with home made jams or a massive Debacle Recovery Brekky, which includes fried eggs, tomato, baked beans, bacon, rosti, snags, mushrooms, and a coffee. The focus on fresh produce here borders on the obsessive – there isn't even a freezer on-premise. Those just after a drink will be tempted by one of the seventy imported beers or thirty wines available by the glass. On the floor, charismatic floor managers David and Danny keep things moving along smoothly, ensuring the lively crowd of after-work professionals and hungry locals are well looked after.


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Quick Facts ADDRESS 30 Lonsdale Street Braddon (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Mon - Fri 8am - 10pm Sat - Sun 8.30am - 10pm Public holidays 3 - 10pm TEL 02 6247 1314 FAX 02 6247 0952

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CUISINE TYPE Modern Australian PRICE RANGE Breakfast $6.9 - $15.9 Light meals $9.9 - $20.9 Pizza $13.5 - $31.5 Salads $15.9 - $21.9 Tapas $9.9 - $12.9 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 25 wines / 23 by the glass HEAD CHEF Katherine Brown CAPACITY 170 indoors / 58 outdoors PARKING On-street Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom RECENT AWARDS GOLD Casual Dining - Entertainment 2009

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All Bar Nun S ET IN A LEAFY CORNER AT O’CONNOR S HOPS, THI S WELL KNOWN AND LOVED PUB DELIVER S CAS UAL AND AFFORDABLE DINING IN AN ACCE SS IBLE AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

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ver the last decade or so, All Bar Nun has set the trend for the kind of relaxed gastro-pub establishments that have become popular in Canberra’s inner north. Here you will find a casual outlook in a local pub that serves simple and unpretentious fare such as gourmet pizzas, chicken burgers, antipasto and salads. Match that with one of Canberra's largest selections of international and domestic beers and you realise why this venue is so popular amongst the locals. Gourmet pizzas are interesting combinations such as spinach & bacon with mushrooms, feta cheese and olives; or a vegetarian option like mushrooms, Spanish onion and blue cheese. Mains may be one of the range of burgers, such as the falafel burger with guacamole and beer

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battered chips, or a Thai beef salad of mixed lettuce with toasted pine nuts, rice sticks & a sweet chilli, lemon and coriander dressing. A good range of tapas may be starters or just a quick bite. Expect thinly sliced chorizo sausage or salt and pepper calamari, along with pizza bread with dips. After work drinks, lazy lunches and casual dinners are the main focus here during the week, and Sunday afternoons remain popular with the young and hip during warmer months. All Bar Nun is well known for its affiliations with many sporting groups, and provides large screen viewing of the big sporting events. Remote broadband access is also available for customers to study, work or just play around on the internet. Enjoy the weekend with a cool drink and good friends.

Quick Facts ADDRESS O’Connor Shops, MacPherson Street, O’Connor (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Mon - Fri 8am - 10pm Sat - Sun 8am - 11pm TEL 02 6257 9191 FAX 02 6257 9190 www.allbarnun.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Australian PRICE RANGE Starters $4.5 - $13.5 Mains $14.0 - $22.0 Sides $4.0 - $9.5 Pizza $12.0 - $18.0 Salads $12.0 - $17.5 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 40 wines / 23 by the glass Local labels / 16 Tap beers HEAD CHEF Michael Waite CAPACITY 180 indoors / 160 outdoors disabled access Parking / entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street RECENT AWARDS WINNER Best Local AHA (ACT) 2009 STATE WINNER Casual Dining I ♥ FOOD 2009

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t the Cape street end of Woolley street you will find Sub Urban, sitting conspicuously on the art-deco styled corner it calls home. Sub Urban opened it’s doors in 2008 (on the site where the well known and loved Belluci’s once sat) with a mission to cater to the inner north’s love of pubs that also serve top nosh. The gorgeous fitout features classic timber panelling in the restaurant end, giving it the feel of a New York grill, whilst the pub end keeps it ultra cool with a masterpiece island bar and art nouveau touches. You can’t miss the 1930’s feel of the interior, and certainly get the impression that this is a tribute to classic Canberra

– think OPH. The classic theme continues on the menu with chef Anton Shaw combining the standard Belluci's Italian inspired fare with a range of steaks, or pork ribs with a choice of smokey barbecue or spicy asian sauces. Other mains feature pollo porto – chicken breast with king prawns and a creamy port reduction sauce – that can certainly be described as comfort food, and of course a range of pizzas and pastas that Belluci’s are known for. Finish with a tiramisu or a New York cheesecake and wander over to the bar to make a night of it, or start at the pub end with their range of light meals such as tapas, burgers, fish and chips, or pizzas.

Quick Facts ADDRESS Cnr Cape & Woolley Sts Dickson (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Open 7 days 11am - 11pm Open public holidays TEL 02 6257 7788 (Restaurant) or 02 6162 0930 (Bar) www.sub-urban.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Pub Bistro / Italian PRICE RANGE Starters $12.9 - $28.9 Mains $24.9 - $35.9 Desserts $12.9 Sides $5.9 - $12.9 Risotto $20.9 - $24.9 Pasta $19.9 - $24.9 Pizza $19.9 - $23.9 PUB MENU Light meals $9.0 - $16.0 Mains $19.0 - $32.0 Tapas $7.0 - $22.0 Pizza $15.0 - $22.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only Corkage $3.5 per person WINE LIST 63 wines / 33 by the glass 10 Tap & 9 bottled beers HEAD CHEF Anton Shaw MANAGER Frank Condi CAPACITY 350 indoors / 90 outdoors PARKING On-street

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Ruby Chinese Restaurant S p e c i a li s i n g i n li v e s e a f o o d a n d c l ass i c Ca nto n e s e c u i s i n e, R u by C h i n e s e R e sta u r a nt f i n d s its e lf h it ti n g a ll th e r i g ht n ote s w ith th e c o s m o p o lita n s e t, d e s p ite ba r e ly c h a n g i n g its m e n u f o r a q u a rte r o f a c e ntu ry

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hough the safe and familiar options such as Mongolian lamb or satay chicken appear on the menu, and are presented to a very high standard here, you’ll miss the point if you only order in that vein. Ruby’s strength lies in the simple and fresh presentation of traditional dishes, where the quality of the produce and the expertise of the chefs are given centre-stage. Nowhere is this more evident than in the live seafood, trucked in regularly from around Australia. Expect to find a range of fish such as coral trout or morwong, lobster, eel or abalone in the impressive tank displays that line the walls. It is here that you should enlist the help of the waitstaff and trust in

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their advice, they do know best. One of the original restaurants on Dickson’s Woolley street, Ruby reminds one of a classic Chinatown eatery, and has contributed to cementing this street’s reputation as the mecca of Asian dining in Canberra. And like a Chinatown eatery, Ruby is open late – it is not uncommon to find this restaurant still open around midnight, and more often than not, catering to other Chinese restaurateurs. While patronage of an ‘ethnic’ eatery by the diaspora en masse is the conventional formula used to judge a place for quality and authenticity, this endorsement – by experts in their field – should serve as a sign of their standing.


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Quick Facts ADDRESS Ground Floor 18 Woolley Street, Dickson (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Thu - Tue 12 - 2pm Dinner Thu - Tue 5 - 11.30pm TEL 02 6249 8849 www.rubychinese.com.au CUISINE TYPE Cantonese / Live Seafood PRICE RANGE Starters $5.5 - $24.8 Mains $15.8 - $59.8 Desserts $5.5 - $22.5 Soups $5.5 - $20.5 Noodles $13.8 - $24.5 Banquets (min 8) from $28.0 Live seafood $market price

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CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $7.0 corkage per bottle WINE LIST 31 wines / 9 by the glass MANAGER Amy Chan CAPACITY 387 indoors PARKING On-street RECENT AWARDS 13/20 SMH Good Food Guide 2010

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Shop 1, 14 Woolley Street Dickson (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Tue - Sun 12 - 2.30pm Dinner 7 days 5.30 - 10pm TEL 02 6247 4447 www.firestonepizzeria.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Italian PRICE RANGE Mains $23.9 - $38.9 Risotto $18.9 - $21.9 Pasta $15.9 - $22.9 Pizza $5.9 - $18.9 Salads $6.9 - $13.9 Sharing plates $6.9 - $40.9 Desserts $11.9 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 60 wines / 20 by the glass HEAD CHEF Brad Cruttenden manager Scott McArthur CAPACITY 100 indoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom

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Firestone W h i l s t i t ’ s t r u e t h at D i c k s o n ’ s W o o l l e y s t r e e t h as b e e n n i c k n a m e d t h e C h i n at o w n o f Ca n b e r r a , i n a c t u a l fa c t t h i s w e l l k n o w n e at s t r e e t c at e r s t o a v as t a r r ay o f tas t e s , i n c l u d i n g I n d i a n , E t h i o p i a n , T h a i , T u r k i s h a n d o f c o u r s e I ta l i a n

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pened mid 2007, pizza bar Firestone sits comfortably in this eclectic smörgåsbord of flavour, with its Italian inspired menu that features wood-fired pizzas – as the name may suggest. The restaurant has a fresh and hip feel. Plush bench seats run the length of the long narrow space and dark timber furniture sits on a polished concrete floor. Staff are young and cheerful, and the feeling is casual and light. Woodfired pizzas are perfectly crisp, and calzones may be stuffed with traditional fillings like mozzarella,

pepperoni or artichoke. A wide selection of sharing plates of tidbits such as calamari, haloumi or swimmer-crab risotto balls feature alongside the expected offerings of pastas, risottos and other main meals to round out the savoury. The sweet, however gets quite novel. A range of sweet pizzas such as strawberry, marshmallow and white chocolate give a twist on dessert that works surprisingly well. A good selection of Australian wines and imported and local beers cover the beverages quite well.

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Pulp Kitchen V i s i t o r s t o Ca n b e r r a w h o d e c i d e t o s t e p o u t s i d e t h e u s u a l r e s ta u r a n t p r e c i n c t s w i l l t r u ly b e r e w a r d e d i f t h e y m a k e t h e i r w a y t o t h i s a w a r d w i n n i n g A i n s l i e r e s ta u r a n t

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ere is an inner north eatery with an unfussed atmosphere–slightly distressed café chairs and tables, polished concrete floors and muted browns create the landscape in which unpretentious waiting staff navigate the room, always friendly yet non intrusive. The open kitchen shares the space with the diners, in a way communicating the fact that this is no show pony. Having done his time in some of the finest restaurants around the world, owner and chef Christian Hauberg now

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outright rejects million dollar fitouts in favour of rustic simplicity; and shuns haute cuisine in favour of real, flavoursome food and masterful technique. The menu highlights all that is good about European food by staying close to its rural roots. One may find roasted octopus with merguez sausage and white beans; or a duck confit with kipfler potatoes and hazelnuts. Heartier dishes may include braised lamb shanks with parsley puree and red onion confit. A great selection is also available on the blackboard and almost always

features a perfect dry-aged sirloin. Desserts include sophisticated offerings such as white chocolate parfait with peaches poached in champagne. Most dishes are available as either entrée or main, and prices can only be described as sensible. A small and interesting wine list focuses on European bistro wines as well as Canberra region labels.


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Quick Facts OPENING HOURS Lunch Tue - Fri 12 - 2pm Dinner Mon - Sat 6 - 9.30pm Closed Easter & over Christmas / New Year period TEL 02 6257 4334 www.pulp-kitchen.com.au CUISINE TYPE European Bistro PRICE RANGE Starters $15.0 - $21.0 Mains $22.0 - $32.0 Desserts $14.0 - $19.0

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ADDRESS Shop 1, Wakefield Gardens, Ainslie Shops, Ainslie (see northside map)

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CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $5 corkage per person WINE LIST 36 wines / 11 by the glass HEAD CHEF Christian Hauberg CAPACITY 60 indoors / 40 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance PARKING On-street RECENT AWARDS Canberra Times Restaurant of the Year 2009 Top 10 Restaurants Gourmet Traveller 2009 duck conf it w it h kipf ler pot at oes & haz elnut s

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Edgar’s Inn E d g a r’s I n n d e l i v e r s a n e i g h b o u r h o o d p u b e xp e r i e n c e m atc h e d w ith q u a l it y f o o d i n th e le a f y i n n e r n o rth su bu rb of Ai nsli e

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ore and more these days, Canberrans are sticking to their own local shops when looking for a bite to eat, and little wonder as places like Edgar’s provide friendly and inviting dining options to enjoy. This bright and sunny little corner pub is located well within reach of most of the city’s northside hotels and offers a great selection of eclectic dishes that borrow from traditional pub fare as well as Asia and Europe for their inspiration. One may find a good selection of burgers or lightly battered fish and chips as expected, and a very popular range

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of pasta, risotto or crusty gourmet pizzas. Garlic lamb skewers are tender and flavoursome and sit atop Greek-style salad and hummus, and tapas are always available and ever changing. They may include spring rolls with sweet soy dipping sauce, lemon pepper squid with rocket, tomato salsa and smokey aioli or vegetarian nachos. With an unpretentious atmosphere full of locals, good cold beer, great wines and an outdoor area that buzzes in the summer months, Edgar’s Inn is well worth a visit for lunch or dinner, breakfast on the weekend, or just a quiet drink with friends.


CUISINE TYPE Modern Pub Bistro PRICE RANGE Breakfast $9.0 - $17.0 Mains $16.0 - $25.9 Risotto $17.9 - $18.9 Pasta $17.9 - $18.5 Pizza $16.0 - $17.0 All day snacks $7.0 - $15.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 20 wines / 18 by the glass Tap beer R oas t pum pk in & ch ick e n r is o t t o

HEAD CHEF Jason Fletcher CAPACITY 75 indoors / 90 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot

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Hellenic Club in the City O n e o f Ca n b e r r a 's p r e m i e r c l u b s , Th e H e l l e n i c C l u b o p e n e d it s n e w c it y v e n u e i n 2 0 0 9, i n l i n e w i th th e c l u b' s m i ss i o n t o p r o v i d e e xc e p t i o n a l d i n i n g, b e v e r a g e a n d e n te r ta i n m e n t s e r v i c e s i n t h e CBD

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rom the street, the modern appearance of smoked glass and defined lines creates an air of sophistication. Inside, stunning finishes and handpicked decor give the club a designer look. At the bistro, a quality experience is on offer with a range of Australian and European fare. Fresh quality ingredients and freshly prepared dishes are key to exceptional dining product and this is the philosophy at this modern and appealing bistro. A selection of hot and cold entrées

include: Saganaki – a Greek meze style dish of pan-fried haloumi cheese and lemon juice served hot in the pan; oysters natural or kilpatrick; prawn cocktails; or calamari. From the char grill, steaks are cooked to perfection, served with classic diane, pepper or bearnaise sauces and come in a range of sizes from 250 grams up to 700 grams. Bistro style dishes such as roast of the day or chicken schnitzels are available and seafood includes salt and pepper squid, tempura fish fillets, and fresh whole fish such as a

pan-fried king george whiting served with chips and salad. To relax after dinner, the lounge provides current music and videos, variable lighting and clean and modern lines with high definition sound for background music – this space can be adjusted to suit the wishes of patrons at any time of day for maximum appeal. At the Café, baristas make great espresso as well as standard hot café beverages. Light meals, from the traditional sandwiches, wraps, quiche and sandwiches to tempting desserts, are available until late.

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 13 Moore Street, Canberra City (see northside map) dining OPENING HOURS Lunch 7 days 12 - 2.30pm Dinner 7 nights 6 - late club opening hours Mon - Wed 7.30am - midnight Thu - Fri 7.30am - 2am Saturday 11.30am - 2am Sunday 11.30am - midnight

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TEL 02 6162 6777 FAX 02 6162 6700 www.hellenicclub.com.au CUISINE TYPE Club bistro PRICE RANGE Starters $3.0 - $20.5 Mains $11.5 - $21.9 Salads $10.5 Soup of the day $5.5 - $7.5 Snacks $3.0 - $6.5 Cakes $3.5 - $5.0

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CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 27 wines / 27 by the glass Tap beer CAPACITY 120 indoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street For the information of members and guests

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 52 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch 7 days 12 - 2pm Dinner 7 nights 6 - 9pm Coffee shop open from 10am TEL 02 6248 8422 www.ainsliefc.com beer bat t ere d f la t h e a d f ille t s w it h chi p s

CUISINE TYPE Club bistro PRICE RANGE Starters $3.0 - $26.5 Mains $10.5 - $27.0 Pizza $12.5 - $15.0 Salad bar $5.5 - $14.5 Kids meals $8.5 - 9.5 Seniors meals $9.5 - $15.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 22 wines / 8 by the glass 6 beers on tap HEAD CHEF Chris Simms CAPACITY 300 indoors / 40 outdoors PARKING On-street & lot DISABLED ACCESS Parking / entrance / Bathroom For the information of members and guests

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Choices at Ainslie Football Club F i n d a f f o r d a b l e d i n i n g i n a f r i e n d ly c l u b at m o s p h e r e i n t h e l e a f y i n n e r n o r t h i n o n e o f Ca n b e r r a’ s o l d e s t a n d m o s t r e c o g n i sa b l e c l u b s

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hose looking to enjoy a friendly club atmosphere and quality food will be delighted by what’s on offer at the Ainslie Football Club. With recent improvements which include a modern refurbishment, Choices Restaurant gives diners an opportunity to unwind and relish in and affordable dining. As the name suggests, a variety of dining styles – they include a roast carvery, buffet, pizzas and an a la carte menu – are available here, as is the choice to dine either in the ample

dining room or the comfortable and inviting terrace. Entrées and light meals include salt and pepper squid served with chips and salad or sautéed garlic prawns served on rice with creamy sauce. From the grill choose between a mixed grill, lamb cutlets or a reef and beef – sirloin steak with grilled prawns in a creamy peppercorn sauce. served with your choice of sauce and vegetables or chips. Seafood such as grilled barramundi or beer battered flat head fillets are served with vegetables or chips. Roast

of the day may come in full or half serve, and grilled gourmet sausages are served on a bed of pumpkin and potato mash with vegetables. A children’s menu includes hawaiian pizza, chicken nuggets or fish and chips – and the kids get a free soft drink and a choice from the dessert bar – and senior diners can choose from a special discounted list of dishes. After dinner, catch up with friends at the in house bar where the al fresco theme is carried on from the bistro.

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The Uni Pub W h at d o y o u d o w i t h a h e r i ta g e l i s t e d f o r m e r b a n k b u i l d i n g i n t h e h e a r t o f Ca n b e r r a’ s p r o f e ss i o n a l a n d l e g a l p r e c i n c t ? T u r n i t i n t o Ca n b e r r a’ s bigg est pu b of cou rse!

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he Uni Pub, located on the corner of University Avenue and London Circuit, is a venue that excites through its sheer ambition. Australia’s only five storey pub opened just before Christmas 2006 with a view to catering to the growing number of professional workers, uni students and residents on the west side of the expanding CBD, and is certainly worth a visit for thirsty travellers in the city. Each level of this multi storey complex has a fully equipped bar with beer on tap and a great selection of wines & spirits. Each level is beautifully fitted out in a classic style and each has its own purpose: On street level you will find the Pub Bar, opening out to the street with plenty of outdoor tables for patrons enjoying an after work drink. The first floor offers a restaurant, specialising in grilled pub fare; the second floor is dedicated to pool tables; the third is a lounge bar with a very exclusive feel and the top floor is a nightclub. Canberra’s biggest and newest pub is a great experience for those looking for a place that caters to a number of tastes and activities.

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Quick Facts address Cnr London Cct & University Ave, Canberra City (see northside map) Opening hours Mon - Fri 12pm - late Saturday 3pm - late Tel 02 6247 5576 www.unipub.com.au Ground Floor – Pub Bar 1st Floor – Bar & Grill 2nd Floor – Pool & Bar level 3rd Floor – Lounge Bar 4th Floor – Elevated Nightclub


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Mooseheads With fo u r leve ls an d a d ive r s e c r owd o f p r o f e ss i o n a l s , s p o r t i n g h e r o e s a n d stu d e nt s , M o o s e h e a d s i s o n e o f Ca n b e r r a’ s m o s t i m p r e ss i v e a n d a wa r d - w i n n i n g p u b s a n d n i g ht c l u b s

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ith four levels, and a diverse crowd of professionals, sporting heroes and students — Mooseheads is one of Canberra’s most impressive and award-winning pubs and nightclubs. The street and basement levels are laid back and pub style, with pool tables and comfortable seating. Framed sporting memorabilia reveals a long history supporting local teams. The bistro serves hearty pub favourites — including steak, fish and chips, and hamburgers — as well as salads, focaccia, pasta and pizza.

Prices will delight and all meals are prepared from scratch. Cover bands and DJs pump up Fridays and the odd weeknight with rock ‘n’ roll classics. The top two levels are club dedicated, with sleek industrial styling. DJs get the dance floor spinning with Top 40 dance and R&B tunes, while ample booths allow chill-out time over classic cocktails or modern spirits, including Jägermeister, Alize or Absinthe. Private and mezzanine, the top floor is perfect for cool functions, from birthdays to launches.

Quick Facts address 105 London Circuit, Canberra City (see northside map) Downstairs opening hours Mon - Wed 11:00am - 3:00am Thu - Sat 11:00am - 5:00am Upstairs opening hours Thu - Sat 9:00pm - 5:00am Mon - Wed available for functions Tel 02 6257 6496 www.mooseheads.com.au

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M u lt i - a w a r d w i n n i n g K i n g O ' Ma l l e y ' s i s a l o c a l i c o n , a n d i s c e r ta i n ly a ' m u s t d o ' o n y o u r v i s i t t o Ca n b e r r a . T h i s w e l l l o v e d p u b i s l o c at e d i n C i t y Wa l k , i n w h at h as t r a d i t i o n a l ly b e e n t h e h e a r t o f t h e c i t y

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ver ten Irish and Australian beers are available on tap, including Guinness, Kilkenny, Coopers and Bulmer's Cider. There's also a cocktail menu and the finest scotches, including Johnny Walker blue label. Meals are available all day, and include the popular wicklow wedges, BBQ prawns and beef and Guinness pie. You can catch a live band most nights of the week, and on Sunday nights, Irish folk musicians gather round a 100 year old bluegum table to play traditional Irish music. A wonderfully decorated interior has many areas to discover, each with their own unique character and charm, such as the Brewery Room, Blarney Room and

The King's Snug. The warmer months are best enjoyed in the outdoor beer garden where patrons can soak in the city activity. A pub named after one of the city's founders needs to share in some history, and a fantastic collection of artefacts that date from the 1800s, including a pennyfarthing and a plate from a furfey water cart, are on display. King O'Malleys contributions to the local community have seen it become a hub for Canberrans celebrating the biggest annual events such as St Patricks Day, Movember, and the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave for a Cure, so grab a beer, enjoy the sunshine and meet the locals.

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Quick Facts address 131 City Walk, Canberra City (see northside map) Opening hours 7 days 11am - late Tel 02 6257 0111 www.kingomalleys.com.au

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Knightsbridge also features a funky and intimate back courtyard spray painted by some of Canberra’s best

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Knightsbridge Penthouse N o m i n at e d as o n e o f A u s t r a l i a’ s b e s t c o c k ta i l b a r s , K n i g h t s b r i d g e P e n t h o u s e i s s i m p ly c o o l , b l e n d i n g t h e b e s t o f m o d e r n a n d o l d -t i m e B o h e m i a n s t y l e

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eating is ample and cosy, mirroring the feeling of a stylish lounge room. Chandeliers, candles and fibre optics lighting is intimate and equally eclectic. Knightsbridge also features a funky and intimate back courtyard. Spray painted by some of Canberra’s best graffiti artists, it is perfect for a sunny afternoon or a warm evening. Quality is the essential ingredient in all drinks, with top shelf or boutique spirits, and cocktails based on fresh ingredients. Australian wines also feature, including some of Canberra best drops. With tunes being spun from an upright piano converted into a DJ booth never too loud,

funk and soul - from Nina Simone and James Brown to the latest tunes - are delivered with excellence by some of Canberra’s and Australia's best DJ's. Thursday night sees $10 cocktails, while Friday Happy Hour boasts a free barbecue from 5pm-8pm. Check out “Silver Sundays” for a chance to view locally produced films and discuss industry topics with film industry experts, free of charge. Starting at 5pm, here is a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. If you like Knightsbridge Penthouse, check out its sister bar Parlour Wine Room in the New Acton development, corner of Marcus Clarke Street and Edinburgh Avenue.

Quick Facts address 34 Mort Street, Braddon (see map page 140) Opening hours Summer (1st Oct - 31st Mar) Tue - Wed 5pm - 12am Thursday 4pm - 1am Friday 4pm - 4am Saturday 2pm - 4am Sunday 2pm - 10pm Winter (1st Apr - 30th Sep) Tuesday 6pm - midnight Wednesday 5pm - midnight Thursday 4pm - midnight Friday 4pm - 3am Saturday 3pm - 3am Sunday 3pm - 10pm Tel 02 6262 6221

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Shop K12U, Top level, Canberra Centre Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Mon - Sat 8am - 5pm Sunday 8am - 4pm

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TEL 02 6162 1070 www.rawsugarcafe.com.au CUISINE TYPE Day café

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nce shopping is done, it is advisable to take in northerly views of Mount Ainslie from the outdoor area of this smart little café that serves simple but well made food and great coffee. A surprising range of meals are turned out from this groovy little island bar of a café, owned and operated by the bright and bubbly people from the popular Cream Café

and Bar on Bunda street. Expect to find gourmet pizzas, a crispy fish and chips or golden calamari, along with an ever changing selection of daily specials. Sweet tooths may be sated by Italian donuts or chocolate croissants, amongst the many delights on offer in filled-to-the-brim cake display. Finish with a quality own blend coffee and you’re ready for more shopping.

PRICE RANGE Breakfast $5.5 - $7.9 Light meals $6.9 - $15.9 Toasted sandwiches $10.9 - $11.9 Panini $8.9 Salads $12.0 - $15.5 Cakes & slices $4.5 - $6.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards COFFEE Own Blend MANAGER Aaron Tzafaris CAPACITY 50 indoors / 28 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom PARKING Lot (Canberra Centre)

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Shop 2, 7 London Circuit Canberra City (see northside map) OPENING HOURS Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5pm Saturday 8am - 12pm TEL 02 6162 4880 www.xchangeonlondon.com.au CUISINE TYPE Day Café

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reakfast, light meals and restaurant quality main dishes are the order of the day here. Walk down from your hotel and have breakfast either in the outdoor area, or in the large and modern surrounds of the interior. Find a tempting list of dishes that may include crispy calamari, seasoned with szechuan salt and pepper with citrus aioli; or pastas like spaghetti with meatballs or kumara and shallot ravioli. Risotto may come with braised duck, wild mushrooms and shallots, and a crispy lamb fillet is served with a shantung sauce and sits cleverly on a bed of folded flat noodles. Good quality coffee is served all day, and a wide range of cakes and slices are available from the impressive display.

PRICE RANGE Breakfast $6.0 - $17.0 Light meals $10.0 - $19.0 Mains $16.0 - $19.0 Pizza $17.0 Cakes & slices $4.0 - $6.0

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CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $3.5 corkage per person WINE LIST 23 wines / 20 by the glass 8 bottled beers HEAD CHEF Matt Henry MANAGER Sarah Jane Ward CAPACITY 120 indoors / 30 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot

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Southside Dining & Nightlife Dining / Saffron p072-073 / Abell’s Kopi Tiam p074-075 / Le Rendezvous p076-077 / Baan Latsamy p078-079 / Ginseng p080-081 / Mecca Bah p082-083 The Wine & Cheese Providore p084-085 / Verve Café Bar p086-087 / My Café p088-089 / Emilios Ocean Grill p090-091 / Aubergine Restaurant p092-093 Soy VIII Thai p094-095 / La Cantina p096-097 / Maddies @ The Kingston Hotel p098-099 / La Rustica Trattoria p100-101 / L’unico Ristorante Italiano p102-103 Figaro p104-105 / La Dolce Vita p106-107 / Madam Woo p108-109 / Vasco’s p110-111 / Thai Chiang Rai p112-113 / Bars / The Kennedy Room p114-115 B Bar p116-117 / The Bah p118 / Ostani p119 / Day Cafés / Pure Oxygen p120 / Downtown Milkbar p121


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ax and Marvin have been involved in the food industry for quite some time and are well known in Canberra for their hospitality. With Saffron, their mission over the last six years has been to create a refined dining experience that pays tribute to their roots and embraces all that is shared with the cuisines of the Middle East. From the kitchen, expect a starter of pan seared scallops in white wine, garlic and coriander; or crumbed and fried haloumi cheese with lemon juice and dill. Mains may include lamb cutlets with tomato puree, red wine, chilli & olive oil; or basa dory fillet baked in chilli sauce and coriander, served with

a sprinkle of roasted nuts. For for a more communal experience, Saffron offer mezze banquets that feature an array of authentic delights, perfect to share. One may find Lebanese sausages, dolmades or falafel, all served in beautiful imported stoneware vessels, along with minced lamb pizzas and tabouli salad. Service is genuinely warm and wine matching is well executed for those in unfamiliar territory. A great way to finish is with a saffron pear dessert or baklava and a thick coffee in the Middle Eastern style. Decor is simple and elegant, the dining room a light and cheerful space with linen on tables keeping it smart, and outdoor dining is also available.


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ADDRESS Capitol Theatre Centre Franklin Street, Manuka (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch 7 days 11.30am - 2pm Dinner 7 nights 6 - 10pm TEL/FAX 02 6295 7068 saffronrestaurant@hotmail.com www.saffronrestaurant.com.au CUISINE TYPE East Mediterranean PRICE RANGE Starters $11.9 - $17.9 Mains $23.9 - $28.9 Desserts $12.9 Sides $6.0 Salads $12.9 Banquets (min 4) fr $39.9pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $8.0 corkage per bottle WINE LIST 90 wines / 18 by the glass HEAD CHEF Max Azize MANAGER Marvin Azize CAPACITY 60 indoors / 30 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot (Coles & Furneaux St) RECENT AWARDS WINNER Specialty Restaurant R&CAA (ACT) 2009 WINNER Middle Eastern Rest. R&CAA (ACT) 2008 WINNER Specialty Restaurant R&CAA (ACT) 2006

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king pra wn & zucchini fritters with ve ge ta ble te mpura [de ta il]

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‌Malaysian and Chinese origins with an array of unique and innovative dishes

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 7 Furneaux Street Manuka (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Tue - Sun 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner Tue - Sat 5.30 - 10pm Sunday 5.30 - 9pm TEL / FAX 02 6239 4199

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erving a modern style of Chinese and Malay cuisine, this bright and friendly little restaurant has been doing a consistently solid trade since it opened its doors in the mid nineties. Owners Abell Ong and Lorna Sim have managed to combine the tastes of their Malaysian and Chinese origins with an array of unique and innovative dishes and offer them on a menu that also features traditional favourites. The formula has proven so popular that booking ahead is advisable even on the quieter nights. The dining room is colourful and informal and there is ample

seating outside for those wishing to dine al fresco. That said, the food is what this place packs them in for, and the menu is exemplified by dishes such as ‘My mum's laksa’, bee hoon noodles with coconut curry flavours and served with chicken or seafood – one of the best in town; or sand whiting, tempura battered and accompanied by a nashi pear salad. Tofu is crisp fried and comes with a sweet chilli and peanut sauce; and crispy skinned chicken may be served with coriander and a soy dipping sauce. Finish with a black sticky rice pudding and you will truly feel satisfied.

CUISINE TYPE Modern Asian PRICE RANGE Starters $7.9 - $17.9 Mains $15.9 - $27.9 Desserts $6.9 - $8.9 Sides $7.5 - $7.9 Soups $7.9 - $19.9 Vegetarian $9.5 - $17.9 Banquets (min 5) $18.5 - $45.5pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed BYO bottled wine only Corkage $7.5 per bottle WINE LIST 27 wines / 22 by the glass HEAD CHEF Abell Ong Manager Lorna Sim CAPACITY 54 indoors / 30 outdoors PARKING On-street & lot (Coles) Disabled ACCESS Parking

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W h e n lo o ki n g f o r g o o d q ua lit y A s i a n f o o d i n Ma n u k a, it i s g o o d a d v i c e to o v e r lo o k b u sy F r a n kli n Str e e t. I n ste a d, h e a d to th e q u i e te r F u r n e a ux Str e e t, w h e r e yo u w i ll f i n d A b e ll’s Ko p i Tia m

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Le Rendezvous a f t e r FOUR DEC A DE S THI S M A NUK A RE S TA UR A NT c o n t i n u e s FEEDING THE FA MILIE S OF THE INNER S OUTH WITH IT S FA MOU S PIZZ A S A ND ITA LI A N IN S PIRED COMFORT FOOD , a l o n g w i t h a l i t t l e m o d e r n f l a i r

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his restaurant continues to win awards and has cemented its place as one of Canberra’s most loved dining destinations for young and old. The reason has been the emphasis on looking after the whole family, and this means that the staff and management will go out of their way to make little ones feel at home with nice gestures like handing out colouring-in paper and crayons, leaving mums and dads to enjoy their evening without being frowned upon for bringing the kids. Le Rendezvous chef and co-owner Brad Wolter continues to refine the menu and shows that family dining can be as sophisticated as the best of

them; so alongside the pizzas and pastas that have been the mainstay in this restaurant for over forty years, expect to find oven roasted salmon topped with salsa verde butter, served with baby potatoes, calamari and artichoke. Or perhaps a chargrilled eye fillet with garlic potato mash, goats cheesefilled mushrooms, greens and a beef jus. Wines are sensibly priced and a good range of beers is available. There is ample seating both inside and in the atrium area, and an island kiosk sits at the front of the restaurant ensuring all are contented at the end of their meals with gelati and slushies for the kids and coffee for the grownups.

Quick Facts address Manuka Court Bougainville Street, Manuka (see southside map) opening hours Lunch Mon - Fri 12 - 2.30pm Dinner Mon - Sat 5:30 - 9.30pm Open all day for coffee & cake Tel 02 6295 9763 cuisine type Italian / Family restaurant price range Starters $9.0 - $20.0 Mains $19.0 - $32.0 Desserts $3.8 - $10.0 Pizzas $11.0 - $26.0 cards accepted Eftpos / All major cards license Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only Corkage $6.5 per bottle wine list 50 wines / 20 by the glass head chef Brad Wolter capacity 120 indoors disabled access Parking / entrance PARKING On-street Recent Awards 1 GLASS Australian Wine List Awards 2009 WINNER Limited Wine List R&CAA (ACT) 2009 WINNER Family Rest. R&CAA (ACT) ‘05, ‘07-09 WINNER Family Rest. AHA (ACT) ‘06-07 & ‘09

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cha rgrille d e y e fil let w it h green beans , garlic mas h & red w ine j us

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Baan Latsamy Baa n Lat sa m y i s w e l l w o r th v i s it i n g i f yo u a r e l o o k i n g f o r q u a l it y Th a i f o o d i n Ma n u k a . T h e n a m e l i te r a l ly t r a n s l at e s t o “Lat sa my’ s H o u s e” a n d r e f e r s to c o -o w n e r a n d c h e f Lat sa m y P h i m p h r av i c h it h

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atsamy had been a driving force in the kitchens of a number of Thai restaurants over the years before venturing into her own business with partner Thong Sysengthong. Flavours at Baan Latsamy are authentic Thai with a delicate touch. An entree of eggplant, chicken and prawn presents as a three layered and lightly battered morsel which manages to keep each of its parts distinct in flavour and texture. Red duck curry is a well balanced affair, with coconut milk adding a subtle smoothness and lychees giving a not-overpowering sweet dimension. Mint and coriander combine beautifully with rare beef in the ‘Crying Tiger’, a typically spicy and

sour Thai salad that is served at room temperature and is perfect accompanied by a cold beer (the establishment is quick to recommend BeerLao). Expect to find simple desserts that range from ice cream and cakes to black sticky rice with fresh mango, and a number of local wines on the substantial wine list. The dining room has an open feel, with the full length glass along two sides of the restaurant letting in ample light. Décor is a combination of warm brown walls and carpets with the odd bold colour, such as the interesting yellow cladding behind the bar, and covered outdoor seating is available on the alfresco terrace at the side of the restaurant.

c r y ing tige r (num tuk ) rare beef t hai s alad

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Shop 9 ‘M’ Centre Flinders Way Manuka (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch 7 days 11.30am - 3pm Dinner 7 nights 5 - 10.30pm Open public holidays TEL 02 6295 0426 or 02 6295 3702 FAX 02 6295 0041 CUISINE TYPE Thai / Lao PRICE RANGE Starters $8.9 - $9.9 Mains $16.9 - $24.9 Desserts $5.5 - $9.9 Soups $9.9 - $18.9 Salads $15.9 - $24.9 Vegetarian $8.9 - $16.9 Banquets (min 4) from $29.9pp

b l a ck stick y ric e with c us ta rd & ma ng o e s

CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only Corkage $5.5 per bottle WINE LIST 58 wines / 14 by the glass Large selection of beers matched to spicy food HEAD CHEF Latsamy Phimphravichith manager Thong Sysengthong CAPACITY 60 indoors / 20 outdoors PARKING On-street & lot Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 15 Flinders Way, Manuka (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch 7 days 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner 7 nights 5pm - late

Ginseng

TEL 02 6260 8346 FAX 02 6260 8347 CUISINE TYPE Modern Chinese

G i n s e n g h as n o w w o n t h e A CT R e s ta u r a n t & Cat e r i n g a w a r d f o r C h i n e s e r e s ta u r a n t f o r t h e f i f t h y e a r i n a r o w – o n e o f t h o s e b e i n g t h e 2 0 0 7 n at i o n a l a w a r d – t h e r e b y c o n f i r m i n g t h e i r p o s i t i o n as a m u s t v i s i t s pot fo r h u n g ry trave lle r s

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he secret of success here is an uncomplicated Chinese menu with hints of Western technique employed by owner and chef Rockie Cheung in this lively double storey restaurant with Flinders Street views. Rockie is a Canberra boy, completing his apprenticeship locally, before working at Sydney's Opera House and Radisson Plaza. If he spends more time overseeing his other venture at the Hellenic Club in Woden these days, his father Tung Shing, a traditional Chinese chef with many years of experience in the local industry, makes things happen in the kitchen, whilst coowner Judy Tran is on hand to make things run

smoothly at the front. The result is a refined and scrumptious menu that impresses sufficiently with dishes such as chicken, sausage and beancurd hotpot; or prawn, ginger and shallot with baby bok choy. Some other Asian flavours creep into the menu with great success, such as a very delicately flavoured wasabi steak or one of the very good laksas.The mix of cuisines means a unique serving style – both individual starters and mains, and some 80 dishes for sharing are options. The dining rooms have recently been made over and now feature relaxed cream and brown interiors along with glass windows on both floors which fold open for al fresco dining in the warmer months.

PRICE RANGE Appetisers $3.4 - $15.8 Starters $11.8 - $22.8 Mains $16.8 - $25.8 Desserts $6.5 - $7.5 Soups $5.0 - $18.8 Noodles $12.8 - $18.8 Banquets (min 8) from $19.8pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only Corkage $7.0 per bottle WINE LIST 33 wines / 10 by the glass CHEFs Rockie Cheung & Siu Wai Sui MANAGER Judy Tran CAPACITY 70 indoors / 24 outdoors PARKING On-street & lot (Coles) disabled access Entrance / bathroom RECENT AWARDS WINNER Chinese Rest. R&CAA (AUS) 2007 WINNER Chinese Rest. R&CAA (ACT) 2004—08

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 25-29 The Terrace Cnr Franklin St & Flinders Way, Manuka (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch 7 days 12 - 3pm Dinner 7 nights 6 - 10pm All day Sat - Sun 12 - 10pm Open public holidays TEL 02 6260 6700 www.meccabah.com CUISINE TYPE Moroccan & Middle Eastern PRICE RANGE Starters $6.0 - $12.5 Mains $19.0 - $23.0 Desserts $9.0 - $12.0 Pizza $18.5 - $20.5 Meze $6.0 - $12.5 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 104 wines / 8 by the glass 4 beers on-tap / 9 bottled

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CAPACITY 110 indoors / 60 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot (Coles) RECENT AWARDS FINALIST Middle Eastern R&CAA (ACT) 2008 FINALIST Fine & Contemporary Dining Entertainment Gold Card 2008-09

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subtle flavours and fragrant spice combinations are drawn together with quality Australian produce to create a modern interpretation of Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine

HEAD CHEF James Rivard MANAGER Jared Codd


Mecca Bah fa n s o f m o r r o c c a n a n d m i d d le easte r n f l av o u r s w i ll n ot b e d i sa p p o i nte d i f th ey h e a d to th i s st yli s h a n d o p u le nt e ate ry at th e a p e x o f th e te r r a c e, m a n u k a

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or the past four years Mecca Bah has been creating a menu reliant on the adventurous use of exotic herbs and spices to create distinctive flavour combinations. Under the watchful eye of head chef James Rivard, the subtle flavours and fragrant spice combinations are drawn together with quality Australian produce to create a modern interpretation of Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine. The innovative

menu encourages guests to taste a range flavours in an informal, communal dining experience. Mezze are served in hand made serving dishes from Tunisia and include Turkish kofte with yoghurt and mint sauce and kataifi pastries filled with Middle Eastern cheeses. Award-winning Turkish pizzas, such as roast pumpkin, chilli, pomegranate jam and feta, and classic tagines, including lamb with preserved lemon, green olive and harissa,

are always popular menu choices. Warm colours, soft cushions, and Middle Eastern trimmings, such as rows of colourful tagine pots and intricate mosaic wallpaper, decorate the restaurant. Deep banquette lounges allow guests to soak up the ambience. An intimate private dining room offers some privacy for larger groups, with exquisite lead-light lanterns adding to the illusion of a traditional Moroccan eating house.

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One is surrounded by the delicious aromas of premium local and imported artisan cheese, fresh bread and great coffee

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The Wine & Cheese Providore F r o m th e p e o p le th at b r o u g ht yo u M e c c a Ba h, th i s o n e sto p s h o p f o r f i n e w i n e s a n d a rti sa n p r o d u c e i s c r e ati n g a b uzz at th e to p o f Ma n u k a Te r r a c e. G r a b a c o f f e e to g o, o r s it a n d r e l a x w ith a c h e e s e p l ate a n d yo u r fav o u r ite d r o p

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he Wine & Cheese Providore in Manuka is a must visit for lovers of fine wine, artisan cheeses and excellent produce. This gorgeous cafĂŠ, specialty grocer and bottle shop offers fabulous produce driven breakfasts, drawing on much of the specialty product available in store. Open from early morning seven days a week, the good food continues all day with a cafĂŠ menu and fresh sandwiches, baguettes,

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salads and cakes to take away that have all been made on the premises. Inside, one is surrounded by the delicious aromas of premium local and imported artisan cheese, fresh bread and great coffee. The mezzanine level offers intimate seating inside the store, alongside the action of the open kitchen and cheese display. The bottle shop, staffed with friendly knowledgeable assistants, stocks a variety of wines from the

everyday tipple to rare and unusual bottles for cellaring and special occasions. Those with time to relax can have a seat and enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine, or create their own sumptuous cheese, antipasto platter or a simple charcuterie platter with crusty baguette. On your way out, browse the shelves for great gift ideas, or pick up some great pasta, pasta sauce and ingredients for a quick and healthy dinner.


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Quick Facts ADDRESS Shop 9-10 Manuka Terrace Flinders Way, Manuka (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Providore 7 days 7am - 6pm Bottle shop Sun - Thu 10am - 9pm Fri - Sat 10am - 10pm TEL 02 6134 6682 CUISINE TYPE Modern CafĂŠ PRICE RANGE Breakfast $3.0 - $13.5 Light meals $7.5 - $14.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE BYO providore bottle shop only No corkage COFFEE Grinders / Giancarlo MINERAL WATER Mt Franklin / Voss MANAGER Lucy George CAPACITY 20 indoors / 40 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street & lot (Coles)

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Verve Café Bar Cas u a l d i n i n g a n d a l l d ay c o f f e e a r e t h e h a l l m a r k s o f t h i s v i b r a nt Ma n u k a r e s ta u r a n t a n d c a fé . D r o p i n o n a s u n ny w e e k e n d f o r a r e l a xe d b r u n c h o r o n a n y e v e n i n g f o r d i n n e r w i th e v e ry t h i n g

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n the sun-soaked corner of Franklin street and Flinders way, you will find Verve, a busy and bustling restaurant that has won a solid following of Canberrans and visitors looking for a fun place to get together. Whilst the menu is fresh and creative, and the service eager, the reason so many keep coming back is that they may simply enjoy the overall ambience of the place. It may be the large window fascia that allows them to see the world go by even when dining within the modern dining room, or it may be that they enjoy catching up with friends around the gorgeous stone fireplace, coffee or cocktails in hand. The Verve menu is billed as Modern Australian, with Asian and Mediterranean influences dominating the

eclectic and wide ranging choices. A tapas plate for two is a medley of mediterranean flavour – smokey chorizo, lightly dusted calamari, feta wrapped in filo pastry, or zucchini fritters­. A duck and green papaya salad combines mint, coriander, and Thai basil with a squeeze of lime for a fresh Asian flavour. A lamb backstrap sits on a zucchini and haloumi fritter, and comes with a roasted aioli dressing. For dessert, Catalana is an orange and cinnamon brulée with liqueur infused stone fruit. The wine list is wide ranging and cocktails are a speciality, whilst brunch is popular every day of the week.

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Cnr Franklin Street & Flinders Way, Manuka (see southside map)

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OPENING HOURS Breakfast & Lunch Mon - Fri 8am - 2.30pm Sat - Sun 9am - 2.30pm Snacks Thu - Sat 2.30 - 5.30pm Dinner 7 nights 6 - 10pm Open public holidays TEL 02 6239 4666 www.vervecafebar.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern Australian PRICE RANGE Starters $12.9 - $20.9 Mains $21.9 - $29.9 Desserts $12.9 - $23.9 Sides $8.9 - $12.9 Breakfast $6.0 - $18.9 Light meals $12.9 - $23.8 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $3.5 corkage per person WINE LIST 42 wines / 32 by the glass Cocktails / tap beer HEAD CHEF Ben Harrison MANAGER Craig Mortimer CAPACITY 70 indoors / 45 outdoors PARKING on-street & lot Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom

Whilst the menu is fresh and creative, and the service eager, the reason so many keep coming back is that they may simply enjoy the overall ambience of the place

RECENT AWARDS Best Casual dining AHA (ACT) 2008

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My Café takes in vast views of Manuka’s lively Franklin Street and offers a wide selection of restaurant quality food

Jumbu ck – ch a r g r i l l e d l a m b t e n d e r l o i n s m a r i n a t e d i n bus h he rbs & Tas manian h oney , w it h t omat o & herb s als a

My Café F o r o v e r 15 ye a r s, My Ca fé h as b e e n o n e o f Ca n b e r r a’s m o st w e l l kn o w n m e e ti n g p l a c e s. S u r r o u n d e d by Ma n u k a’s p o p u l a r b a r s a n d c a fés, My Ca fé ta ke s i n vast v i e w s o f li v e ly F r a n kli n Str e e t

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ffering a wide selection of restaurant quality food at café prices, the modern Australian menu has a touch of the Mediterranean but owner Angelo Petrides sums it up in two words: “comfort food”. Old favourites such as Caesar salad, sirloin steak and hearty burgers rule the menu here, almost always accompanied by chips or wedges. The lamb jumbuck, however, remains the biggest seller. Lamb tenderloins marinated in bush herbs are served on a bed of salad and topped with home-made tomato and basil

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sauce. Almost as popular is the chicken breast fillet baked with Tasmanian brie, pine nuts and spinach, with a berry glaze. My Café is also a popular breakfast spot and serves its breakfast menu until 5pm every day. The outdoor area is bustling all day long, especially on sunny Canberra days. In winter, outdoor heaters keep the al fresco devotees warm and toasty and allow for Manuka's favourite pastime of people watching to continue uninterrupted. All in all, here is a place where you can easily lose track of time as you watch the world go by.


ris o tto with s auce of t he day [ bla ckb oard s pe cial]

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Franklin Street, Manuka (see southside map) OPENING HOURS 7 days 8am - late Open public holidays TEL 02 6295 6632 CUISINE TYPE Modern café PRICE RANGE Breakfast $5.0 - $17.9 Light meals $9.9 - $21.5 Starters $9.9 - $21.5 Mains $16.9 - $35.0 Desserts $8.9 - $11.0 Sides $4.8 - $9.0 Pasta $16.0 - $21.0 Salads $13.0 - $20.9 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $3.0 corkage per person WINE LIST 19 wines / 19 by the glass 8 bottled beers COFFEE Primo MINERAL WATER San Pellegrino HEAD CHEF Paul Flynn MANAGER Angelo Petrides CAPACITY 40 indoors / 65 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance PARKING On-street & lot (Coles & Furneaux St)

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Emilios Ocean Grill E m i l i o’s O c e a n G r i l l m ay b e o n e o f Ma n u k a’s n e w e st r e sta u r a nts a n d h o u r s away f r o m th e s e a, b ut it d e li v e r s o n f r e s h n e ss, q u a l it y a n d e xp e r i e n c e to e n s u r e s e a f o o d lo v e r s a r e w e ll c ate r e d to

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atriarch and namesake, Emilio Konidaris is the grand master of seafood in land-locked Canberra, having been involved in the seafood business as a restaurateur and providore for the best part of four decades. His philosophy is simple: fresh is best; and his knowledge and experience allow him to choose wisely when visiting local suppliers, which he does on a daily basis. Most days, one may find the lit and refrigerated display at the front of the restaurant filled with lobsters, prawns, oysters and various species of fish, slowly depleted as the day goes on, as testament to the philosophy of freshness. In the kitchen, Fabian

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Wagnon and Zoe Zografos turn out simple and unfussed dishes that make the most of the produce on offer by letting the ingredients come to the fore. Whole snapper or silver bream may be grilled and served with a lemon butter sauce; lobster may be classic mornay; and good old fashioned fish and chips are always good. The menu has a touch of the mediterranean, and land-lubbers are catered to with steaks and pastas also available. A reasonably priced wine list is designed to complement the menu. The fitout is modern and stylish, with muted colours on the walls and carpets and pretty light fittings complete the picture.


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Quick Facts ADDRESS 36 Franklin Street, Manuka (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Tue - Sun 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner Tue - Sun 5.30 - 10pm TEL 02 6295 1036 emiliosoceangrill@gmail.com CUISINE TYPE Seafood PRICE RANGE Starters $12.0 - $24.0 Mains $24.0 - $34.0 Lobsters $Market price Desserts $12.0 Sides $6.0 Salads $6.0 - $12.0 Kids meals $12.0 - $14.0

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CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 80 wines / 12 by the glass OWNER Emilio Konidaris CHEFS Fabien Wagnon & Zoe Zografos CAPACITY 80 indoors / 16 outdoors PARKING On-street & lot (Coles & Furneaux St)

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ADDRESS 18 Barker Street Griffith (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Tue - Sat 12 - 3pm Dinner Mon - Sat 6 - 10.30pm Enquire about public holidays TEL 02 6260 8666 FAX 02 6260 8611 restaurant@aubergine.com.au www.aubergine.com.au CUISINE TYPE Modern European l oi n & bel l y o f p o r k , b r a is e d b a c o n & l eek, m u star d cr eam ed p otatoes, & t ou l ou se saus a ge pas s i onf rui t c r è me c a r a me l, p a s s i o n fr u i t & star an i se sor b et , g r an d m ar n i er str a wb er r ie s

PRICE RANGE Lunch Starters $18.0 Mains $28.0 Desserts $16.0 Sides $8.0 Dinner set menu 2 course $54.0 3 course $62.0 5 course tasting menu $85.0pp with wine $115.0pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed BYO bottled wine only Corkage $15.0 per bottle WINE LIST 79 wines / 17 by the glass HEAD CHEF Ben Willis CAPACITY 50 indoors / 15 outdoors PARKING Off-street parking lot Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom

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ba ll o tine o f o c e a n tro ut, po r t s te phe ns o y s ters , pickled cucumber, cris p quail egg

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ust a kilometre away from Manuka and home to half a dozen eateries, Griffith’s Barker street is where you will find Aubergine, a restaurant that has established itself as one of Canberra’s premium dining destinations. Aubergine was given an invigorating lift a couple of years ago when well respected chef/owner Ben Willis took over, and now finds itself firmly in the upper echelons of the Canberra dining landscape. Food presentation here is immaculate and contemporary, and the flavours are delicate and refined. For starters, a ballotine of ocean trout is served with Port Stephens oysters, pickled cucumber and a crisp quail egg. Mains may be pork belly and loin

with toulouse sausage, braised bacon, leek and mustard creamed potatoes or free range spatchcock with fennel purée, cocotte potatoes, asparagus and almonds. To finish, one may find a heavenly passionfruit crème caramel with star anise sorbet and grand marnier strawberries, crêpe suzette with mango ice cream or a selection of fine European cheeses. In the dining room, plush carpets, muted browns and creams and natural timber fixtures are offset by striking beehive-like light fittings. By day, the sun streams through floor to ceiling windows and by night, the room takes on a warmer, more intimate feel. Service is understated and efficient, with waiting staff attentive but not intrusive.

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Soi VIII Thai on Griffith A r e c e n t a d d i ti o n to th e G r i f f it h d i n i n g s c e n e, a n d a l i t t l e h i d d e n g e m , S o i VIII o f f e r s a st yl i s h a n d c o sy e n v i r o n m e n t to e n j o y q u a l i t y Th a i f o o d

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ot far from the established dining destinations of Manuka and Kingston, this hidden gem is starting to make a name for itself amongst lovers of Thai cuisine in the capital. Although the name is a reference to Bankok’s bustling nightlife and dining precinct, Soi VIII has the feel of a neighbourhood eatery, with a small but friendly team headed by partners Nok Fraser and Ting Senthavysouk, giving warm and personalised service. A range of authentic and tasty dishes are offered by chef Nok that include entrées boo jaa; steamed chicken mince with crab and lightly fried water chestnuts and a tangy sweet chilli sauce or tom yum goong; a spicy prawn soup with pearl mushrooms, lemon grass, lime leaves and galangal. Mains include red or

angel pra w ns – f la me d p r a w n s in mild r ed cu r r y w i th w i l d g i n g er

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green curries, larb in either chicken, beef, or pork, and seafood specials such as wok-tossed fish with chilli and basil or whole deep fried snapper with chilli and tamarind sauce. For a little theatre try the angel prawns served flaming in a mild red curry with wild ginger. Expect bold flavours as Nok refuses to bowdlerise, presenting her dishes with authentic ingredients such as lotus root and Thai eggplant. Décor is an easy mix of traditional Thai elements with modern touches. Dark timber, brown tones and wallpaper give the place an inviting ambience, cushions adding a little decadence. This is a BYO restaurant, but a good range of wines and beers are available at the local supermarket a couple of doors down, so be sure to pop in for a bottle before you get there.

ADDRESS Griffith Shops, 8 Barker Street, Griffith (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Mon - Fri 12 - 2.30pm Dinner Mon - Sat 5.30 - 10.30pm Public holidays dinner only TEL 02 6239 7999 CUISINE TYPE Traditional Thai PRICE RANGE Starters $7.5 - $7.8 Mains $16.9 - $32.9 Desserts $4.9 - $7.9 Soups $7.9 - $8.9 Salads $16.9 - $19.9 Banquets (min 4) fr $27.5pp Degustation on arrangement (min 6) CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Diners LICENSE License pending BYO bottled wine & beer HEAD CHEF Nok Fraser MANAGER Ting Senthavysouk CAPACITY 48 indoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street


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panang of du ck – s e mi- d r y r e d c u r r y w i th g r ap es, l ot u s r o ot & p ean u t s

Expect bold flavours as Nok refuses to bowdlerise, presenting her dishes with authentic ingredients

ch i cken satay w i th p e a nut s a uc e

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OLD AND NEW ARE COMBINED IN A UNIQUE S ETTING, WITH RU STIC ITALIAN FOOD PERFECTLY FR AMED BY CLASS IC VI S UAL CUE S IN THI S NARR ABUNDAH RE STAUR ANT

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ou could be forgiven for thinking this restaurant has been here for a hundred years, but that is testament to the vision of food veterans Domenic and Ornella Celestino. Their latest venture opened at Narrabundah shops in 2009 – down the road from most inner south hotels – and is living up to its promise of delivering a classic Italian experience both in food and atmosphere. The fitout is vault-like, with imported salvaged bricks used extensively in the formation of walls and arches, giving an almost subterranean feel to this mediterranean noshery. Heavy framed baroque artworks adorn the wine coloured walls; and parquetry floors, deep brown bench seats and mood lighting complete the picture. Cuisine is straight from the Italian countryside, and aromas from the wood fired oven drift freely through the restaurant. Whilst crusty and mouth watering pizzas are certainly the main product of the oven, expect to see it turning out

g al l et t o al l a b r a c e – g r ille d w h o le ma r in at ed sp atch co ck

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traditional roasts like goat, lamb or pork, matched with simple and fresh ingredients. Typical is the galletto alla brace, whole spatchcock marinated in olive oil, chilli and bay leaves. Pastas are house made and include a classic carbonara with pancetta, free range eggs, garlic and pecorino. ‘La Cantina’ means cellar in Italian, so in keeping with the theme, pick a Penfolds Grange or a Brunello Di Montalcino from the glass walled wine cellar which stocks vintage wines from Australia and Italy – some up to forty years old. The passion for coffee is also evident here with the Celestino's own label, personally selected and grown in Vietnam, sold to drink or take home.


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car b on a ra with pa nc e tta , fre e ra nge e ggs , ga rlic , pe c o rin o

Quick Facts ADDRESS Narrabundah Shops 4 Iluka Street, Narrabundah (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Mon - Fri 12 - 2.30pm Dinner Mon - Sat 6 - 10.30pm TEL 02 6239 5556 FAX 02 6239 5550 info@la-cantina.com.au www.la-cantina.com.au CUISINE TYPE Italian PRICE RANGE Starters $18.0 Mains $22.8 - $34.8 Desserts $13.8 - $25.8 Sides $6.8 Pasta $19.0 Pizza $20.0 Salad $12.8

calamari ripieni – oven roasted squid filled with pork mince, ch i l l i & he rbs o n to ma to s ug o

CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $3.8 corkage per person WINE LIST 49 wines / 14 by the glass CAPACITY 65 indoors / 6 outdoors PARKING On-street Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom

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Maddies @ The Kingston Hotel H i d d e n a w a y i n w h at i s a r g u a b ly Ca n b e r r a’ s o n ly g e n u i n e p u b , Ma d d i e s c o m e s as a p l e asa n t s u r p r i s e f o r t h o s e d i n e r s l o o k i n g f o r h o n e s t f o o d at r e as o n a b l e p r i c e s

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ake your way past the Kingston Hotel’s ‘cook your own’ set-up and head into this cosy looking bistro that is making a name for itself by serving up wholesome and traditional pub food that is well priced and generous. Expect to find old world Australian fare such as a crusty house-made steak and kidney pie, beer battered flathead fillets with chips, or country style silverside with mashed potato, braised cabbage and parsley sauce. A very generous steak burger is

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available as well as old favourites like bangers and mash. A 350 gram rump or a 300 gram porterhouse steak come with a choice of sauces and are served with chips and salad or vegies for under twenty dollars. Starters may include salads, a vegetable and feta tart, or lemon pepper calamari. Oysters are served natural or in the classic mornay or kilpatrick styles. Desserts are simple and classic—bread and butter pudding, crépes with a choice of fillings, or a decadent slab of double choc chip brownie

served warm with chocolate sauce and ice cream that should keep sugar addicts happy. Decor is warm and cosy, with dark carpets, lots of dark timber furnishings and thick wooden venetian blinds creating a comfortable ambience. As Maddies is inside a pub, there is no BYO, however there is a good selection of wines along with beer on tap as would be expected. Patrons may also take advantage of the hotel’s expansive outdoor area if they wish to dine al fresco.


TEL 02 6295 0123 or 02 6295 6844 FAX 02 6295 7871 kingstonhotel@grapevine.com.au CUISINE TYPE Pub Bistro PRICE RANGE Starters $4.5 - $13.5 Mains $14.5 - $19.9 Desserts $6.0 - $6.5 Sides $3.5 - $6.5 Soups $6.5 Kids Meals $8.5 (incl. drink) CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 55 wines / 8 by the glass Local wines / tap beer HEAD CHEF Jarrod McMillan CAPACITY 120 indoors / 130 outdoors PARKING On-street & lot DISABLED ACCESS Entrance / bathroom

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OPENING HOURS Lunch Mon - Sat 12 - 3pm Sunday 1- 4pm Dinner Mon - Wed 6 - 9pm Thu - Sat 6 - 9.30pm

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ADDRESS 73 Canberra Avenue Griffith corner of Giles Street (see southside map)

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r a v i o l i p o m o d oro — freshly hand made ra vi oli filled w it h s p in a ch & r icot t a, i n a r i ch t om ato & b asi l sau ce

La Rustica’s casual environment makes it a great family venue, and confirms it as a genuine neighbourhood trattoria

spaghet t i pes c a t o r e — a s s o r t me n t o f f resh seafo o d w i th g ar l i c, wh i te wi n e, ch i l l i & n ap oli s a uc e

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La Rustica Trattoria La R u s ti c a i s o n e o f Ca n b e r r a’s m o st l o v e d Ita l i a n r e s ta u r a nt s, a n d f o r g o o d r e as o n. T h i s fa m i ly r u n b u s i n e ss c o nti n u e s to tu r n o ut a h u g e s e l e c ti o n o f r e l i a b ly g o o d Ita l i a n d i s h e s w h i c h i n c l u d e pastas, h o m e m a d e g n o c c h i, s e a f o o d a n d o f c o u r s e , p iz z as

Quick Facts ADDRESS 35 Kennedy Street Kingston (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Mon - Fri 12 - 2pm Dinner 7 nights 6 - 10pm TEL 02 6295 0152 www.larustica.com.au CUISINE TYPE Italian / Family restaurant

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s the name of this Kingston restaurant implies, the food here is rustic and authentic, as the service, across all facets, is handled by the Callipari and Spadafora families with care and love. La Rustica’s casual environment makes it a great family venue, and confirms it as a genuine neighbourhood trattoria. Hailing from Calabria’s Mare Ionico in the southern tip of Italy, the kitchen staff bring with them the region’s culinary secrets. Expect to find a simple and delicious hand made gnocchi Sorrento, with rich tomato and basil sauce; or the very popular spaghetti pescatore, absolutely crammed with fresh

seafood. And as Calabrian cuisine contains a long tradition of seafood, expect to see much of it on the blackboard and on the regular menu. Don’t be surprised to find you can’t finish your meal as portions, especially concerning pastas and risottos, are particularly generous. Pizzas are a highlight, and follow the classic style, rather than the more modern interpretations on offer in many places these days. Like the menu, La Rustica’s wine list is big. It offers Australian, New Zealand, and helps make lunch or dinner the complete Italian dining experience. Décor is pleasant and bright, and seating is ample both indoors and outdoors.

PRICE RANGE Starters $14.9 - $20.9 Mains $24.9 - $28.9 Desserts $10.9 Risotto $19.9 - $21.9 Pasta $18.9 - $24.9 Pizza $13.9 - $25.9 Salads $9.9 - $12.9 Banquets (min 12) from $20.0 (Lunch) from $30.0 (Dinner) CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $3.0 corkage per person WINE LIST 48 wines / 24 by the glass Some Italian labels HEAD CHEF Peppe Spadafora MANAGER Katrina Spadafora CAPACITY 80 indoors / 48 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance PARKING On-street & lot (Eyre St) na po li piz z a — to mat o bas e, m oz z arella, anch ovies , olives & oregan o

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 27 Kennedy Street Kingston (see southside map)

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OPENING HOURS Lunch Thu - Fri 11.30am - 2.30pm Sundays 12 - 2.30pm Dinner 7 nights 5 - 10pm Public holidays 5pm - late TEL 02 6295 0777 prego@lunicoristorante.com.au www.lunicoristorante.com.au CUISINE TYPE Italian / Family restaurant PRICE RANGE Starters $8.9 - $19.9 Mains $19.9 - $25.9 Desserts $8.9 - $14.9 Pasta $15.9 - $20.9 Pizza $15.9 - $18.9 Kids meals $9.9 Sides $7.9 - $12.9 Pizza breads $9.9 - $13.9 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / MasterCard / Visa / Amex LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $7.0 corkage per bottle WINE LIST 91 wines / 31 by the glass Some Italian labels HEAD CHEF Mauro Altea MANAGER Giuseppe Erba CAPACITY 120 indoors / 16 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance m i xed berr y s e mi f r e d d o

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L’unico Ristorante Italiano A u t h e n t i c I ta l i a n c o o k i n g t h at i n c l u d e s w o o d f i r e d p i z z as , pas tas a n d a n a p p e t i s i n g r a n g e o f s e a f o o d i n a r u s t i c y e t o p u l e n t s e t t i n g c a n b e f o u n d i n th i s Ke n n e dy s t r e e t r e s ta u r a n t

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’unico is the only Italian restaurant in Canberra – one of only 14 restaurants in Australia – endorsed by the Academia della Cucina Italiana in Milan. Authenticity is high on the list of priorities here, as is evidenced by the flowing and fluent Italian spoken by kitchen and floor staff alike. The spacious and inviting interior has some classic elements. High ceilings, timber and marble against warm red tones, and heavy framed paintings add to the feeling of old world charm and a sense of the ‘big night out’. From the kitchen, expect a starter of fiori di zucchini: fresh zucchini flowers stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella and provolone; or a seafood antipasto with scallops, swordfish diced in a tomato sauce, and smoked salmon

crostini amongst others. Pasta may include a cannelloni di carne, made on the premises, and filled with slow cooked minced beef and fresh herbs and topped with parmesan. A range of mains include a number of chicken dishes such as pollo ai gamberi: oven baked chicken breast with prawns and a creamy cognac and lemon sauce; or veal dishes like scaloppine ai funghi, pan fried and served with mushrooms, shallots, white wine and a demi glaze reduction. A broad range of wood fired pizzas are on offer as well, and here you may find L’unico tipping its hat to Aussie tradition. Yes, you can order a Tropicale, with ham and pineapple; and an Australiana with ham, bacon and eggs, alongside other more Italian sounding offerings.

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e is, however, the first to give credit to his team. Manager Jemma Gundry makes one immediately comfortable by her genuine warmth, effortlessly chatting with everyone from local families to some of the most influential figures in business and government. In the kitchen Chef Nino Pagano – a true artisan – works with passion, combining decades of experience in the kitchens of Rome with fresh local ingredients, creating classic tastes rarely found in such an accessible setting. Simple things are done well. Pastas such as fettuccine

and gnocchi are made in house, with sauces that cannot hide their origins. Traditional Genovese style pesto, for example, is teamed with sun-dried tomatoes and served with any pasta that diners choose. But a look at the menu or blackboard confirms that seafood and meat dishes are truly the drawcard here. Swordfish and salmon feature prominently, as does veal in typical Italian style. Popular choices also include lamb cutlets and char grilled beef dishes. A good wine list is offered, along with a selection of Italian liqueurs and desserts to finish.

Quick Facts ADDRESS 17 Kennedy Street Kingston (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Wed - Fri 12 - 2pm Dinner 7 nights 6- 10pm TEL 02 6232 6922 CUISINE TYPE Italian / Family Restaurant PRICE RANGE Starters $15.9 - $26.9 Mains $26.9 - 33.9 Desserts $10.9 Risotto $24.9 - $25.9 Pasta $22.9 - $26.9 Pizza $22.9 - $27.9 Salads $14.9 - $17.9 Sorbet & gelato $4.2 scoop CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $3.5 corkage per person WINE LIST 38 wines / 16 by the glass 27 cocktails / 12 liqueurs & digestives HEAD CHEF Nino Pagano MANAGER Jemma Gundry CAPACITY 65 indoors / 34 outdoors PARKING On-street & lot (Eyre St) Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom Takeaway available $17.0 lunch special available weekdays

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Chef Nino Pagano – a true artisan – works with passion, combining decades of experience in the kitchens of Rome with fresh local ingredients

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fettuccine tar tufo nero — bla ck truffles & champign ons i n a h erb, c re a m & pro v o l o ne che e s e s a uc e

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 34 Giles Street, Kingston (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Tue - Fri 12 - 2pm Dinner 7 nights 6 - 10pm TEL/FAX 02 6295 7877 CUISINE TYPE Italian

La Dolce Vita O v e r th e ye a r s, La D o lc e V ita h as b e c o m e a n i n stituti o n i n th e le a f y i n n e r s o uth s u b u r b o f Ki n g sto n. D i n i n g h e r e f o r th e f i r st ti m e, o n e m ay s e n s e a fa m i li a l wa r mth i n th i s r u sti c e ate ry

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any patrons will know the menu off by heart – and the waiting staff by name. Many will have frequented a number of restaurants, over the past twenty years or so, operated by charismatic owner and chef Salvatore. Established in 1986 La Dolce Vita is the oldest Italian restaurant in Kingston, and has not escaped the attention of neighbourhood regulars, or high ranking pollies when parliament is sitting. Plate-sized pizzas are always good with ingredients such as prosciutto or ham off the bone, fresh mushrooms or artichokes. Pastas

range from standards like Spaghetti Marinara, an ample serve with fresh seafood done in tomato or cream, or specials of the house such as the Penne Mosco Vita, a great tasting combination of vodka, smoked salmon and cream. The standout, however, is the ricotta filled ravioli. Made fresh daily by Salvatore’s mother Anna, a forty-year veteran of the restaurant game, it is served with a simple sauce of tomato and basil and should not be missed. Mains include a number of traditional dishes such as Saltimbocca – a stack of pan-fried veal and bacon with a bay leaf sauce.

PRICE RANGE Starters $13.5 - $19.5 Mains $23.9 - $33.9 Desserts $9.9 Sides $3.5 - $4.0 Risotto $18.9 - $22.9 Pasta $16.9 - $22.9 Pizza $17.5 - $20.5 Salads $12.5 - $14.5 Banquets (min 4) $29.9 - $49.9pp CARDS ACCEPTED All major cards / no Eftpos LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $3.5 corkage per person WINE LIST 16 wines / 16 by the glass Some Italian labels executive CHEF / owner Sal Passari Chef Justino Listuzz Manager Tim Bocqueti CAPACITY 86 indoors / 12 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance PARKING On-street & lot (Eyre St)

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 38 Giles Street Kingston (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Tue - Fri 12 - 2.30pm Dinner Tue - Sun 5 - 10pm Closed public holidays TEL 02 6100 6582 or 02 6232 6932 www.madamwoo.com.au p an d an ch i cken — b one le s s ma rina te d chick e n pie c e s wra ppe d in a ro ma tic pa nda n le a ve s c ris py ga rlic pra wns

CUISINE TYPE Modern Asian PRICE RANGE Starters $6.0 - $14.8 Mains $17.8 - $36.8 Desserts $7.5 Soups $7.8 - $17.8 Noodles $13.8 - $17.8 Banquets (min 4) from $20.8(L) $26.8(D) CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only $6.0 corkage per person WINE LIST 13 wines / 5 by the glass HEAD CHEF Jacky Woo MANAGER Ruby Woo CAPACITY 90 indoors / 10 outdoors PARKING On-street Disabled ACCESS Entrance RECENT AWARDS FINALIST Asian Restaurant R&CAA (ACT) 2008

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Madam Woo Traditional Woo family recipes are refined to complement the climate and the wide variety of wines and beers that are enjoyed in Australia

An i mag i native approach to food is what own e rs Jacky an d Ru by Woo de live r i n th is colou rfu l an d fri e n dly restau rant. Jacky an d h is ch e fs conti n ually re fi n e th e Woo fam i ly reci pes that make th is restau rant so popu lar

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he philosophy behind Madam Woo’s cuisine that makes it unique is that “each continent has its own distinct flavour, therefore the food must be adapted to suit its environment”. Traditional Woo family recipes are refined to complement the climate and the wide variety of wines and beers that are enjoyed in Australia. Madam Woo offers dishes of mostly Malaysian, Thai, Singaporean, Chinese, and Vietnamese origins, such as

coconut lime chicken, red curry prawns, along with laksa, which they are becoming well known for. On the floor, efficient and cheerful service is managed by Jacky’s wife, Ruby. Whilst the restaurant looks quite small from the street, there are two distinct dining areas here. Out the back a rustic looking space is ideal for larger groups while the fit-out at the front is vibrant and funky and, like the food, adds its own distinct flavour to the dining scene of Kingston.

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 46 Giles Street Kingston (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Mon - Fri 12 - 2.30pm Dinner 7 nights 5.30 - 10pm Open public holidays

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TEL 02 6232 7034 FAX 02 6232 7845 CUISINE TYPE Portuguese / Spanish

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he menu in this lively Kingston restaurant delivers quite an array of flavours, encouraging diners to share the many raciones on offer. Similar to tapas or meze, raciones are the feature of the menu here, and typify the kind of informal and leisurely dining that the cuisines of southern Europe seem to excel at. Robust in flavour and rustic in presentation, these entree sized dishes may be as simple as house marinated olives or jamon with fresh melon; or a little more involved like grilled squid and chorizo pinxos with caper berry oil, or sardines in saffron escabesh. Also try chorizo sausage served flamed with Portugal’s version of grappa, aguardente. When ordering mains,

it is simple enough. As the menu states, grills and roasts rule supreme here. Oven roasted salmon is served on mixed potato fondo, grilled lamb backstrap comes with cognac and sweet potato chips, and of course, chicken is flame grilled and smothered with piri-piri. To simplify matters, diners may order a mixed racion, mixed grill platter or an all-out Vasco’s banquet. A range of surprisingly good wines from the Iberian peninsular complement the food beautifully and are well worth sampling, along with a list of premium Aussies. In the dining room, soft blue and yellow tones, along with some rustic touches to the décor, help create a space with an unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere.

PRICE RANGE Racion $6.0 - $22.0 Grills & Roasts $21.0 - $65.0 Desserts $4.0 - $12.0 Sides $4.0 - $13.0 Kids Meals $15.0 Banquets (min 2) fr $35.0pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 70 wines / 12 by the glass many Spanish & Portuguese labels HEAD CHEF Duncan Bustard CAPACITY 89 indoors / 10 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street RECENT AWARDS WINNER European Rest. R&CAA (ACT) 2005 FINALIST European Rest. R&CAA (ACT) 06-09

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Thai Chiang Rai has consistently offered authentic and sometimes unique dishes that have impressed enough to see it win awards

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Quick Facts ADDRESS 48 Giles Street Kingston (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Lunch Mon - Fri 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner 7 nights 5 - 10.30pm Open for dinner public holidays TEL/FAX 02 6232 6999 CUISINE TYPE Thai PRICE RANGE Starters $8.9 - $14.9 Mains $17.9 - $25.9 Desserts $5.9 - 9.9 Soups $7.9 - $10.9 Salads $18.9 - $25.9 Banquets (min 2) $27.9pp CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed, BYO bottled wine only Corkage $2.9 per person / $4.9 bottle WINE LIST 30 wines / 15 by the glass HEAD CHEF Noy Phachanthavong CAPACITY 96 indoors / 12 outdoors Disabled ACCESS Entrance / bathroom PARKING On-street RECENT AWARDS WINNER Best Thai R&CAA (ACT) 2007 FINALIST Best Thai R&CAA (ACT) 05-06, 08

Thai Chiang Rai W h e n lo o ki n g f o r Th a i c u i s i n e i n th e i n n e r s o uth, o n e s h o u ld n ot o v e r lo o k th i s st yli s h lo o ki n g r e sta u r a nt o n Ki n g sto n’s b u s i e st e at str e e t

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amed after Chiang Rai, a region in the north of Thailand, Thai Chiang Rai has consistently offered authentic and sometimes unique dishes that have impressed enough to see it win awards for Thai cooking in the ACT on a number of occasions. Whilst many lovers of this cuisine are drawn by the usual, and very well executed, array of green and red curries, or the ever popular pad thai, those in the know come seeking owner and chef Noy Phachantharong’s list of house specials. Although he recently took over the restaurant from long time owner Nat Chaiyabam, he has been running the kitchen for the last six years

and been a major factor in its success. Typical to his repertoire are duck legs cooked in herbs and spices and served with figs and steamed asparagus; or scallops stir fried with basil, mild chilli, onion, shallots and snowpeas and topped with macadamia nuts; chicken fillets grilled and served with a Thai paw-paw salad and may be served with the traditional Thai sticky rice. The interior is surprisingly warm and cosy for such a large space. Ceilings are high and interior details are painted in blue and yellow with bold touches of red, and walls are adorned with the occasional authentic item, such as a gorgeous handmade golden tapestry.

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The Kennedy Room Th e Ke n n e dy R o o m i n Ki n g sto n h as c o m b i n e d r e sta u r a nt a n d ba r s u c c e ss f u lly to c r e ate a d i n i n g e xp e r i e n c e w e ll s u ite d to th o s e w h o w o u ld li ke to e n j oy a n a f te r d i n n e r d r i n k an d m a ke a n i g ht o f it

Quick Facts ADDRESS 25 Kennedy Street Kingston (see southside map) OPENING HOURS Tues - Fri 12 - 10pm Saturday 3- 10pm Sunday 12 - 8pm TEL 02 6162 2318 FAX 02 6162 2319 info@thekennedyroom.com www.thekennedyroom.com CUISINE TYPE Contemporary Australian / Tapas

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n this stylish new establishment, décor is somewhere between urban and rustic, with high ceilings of exposed timber, a red brick feature wall and industrial looking drop lights on the bar side mixing well with the more subdued but beautifully furnished lounge and dining area. The kitchen offers an appetising selection of tapas and pizzas for grazing alongside a conventional menu for diners wanting the whole experience. Tapas may be a simple offering such as wild olives with house-baked ciabatta, or a little more involved: caramelised roast pork belly with chilli and coconut vinegar, or crab and prawn ragout in brik pastry. Tapas

double as starters, and mains may include an amazingly tender 400 gram rib eye steak served with beer battered chips and bearnaise sauce, or a twice cooked duck leg with roasted potato, pumpkin and balsamic. Finish with a cheese plate, or one of the mouth watering desserts which include a warm chocolate fondant with raspberries, perfectly gooey on the inside and crumbly on the outside. There’s a range of tap beers, including some boutique choices like 1664, and a solid wine selection. And for those patrons who like to linger after dinner The Kennedy Room’s bar stays open until late most nights for a civilised drink or cocktail.

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PRICE RANGE Mains $20.0 - $34.0 Desserts $11.0 - $18.0 Sides $6.0 - $9.0 Pizza $20.0 - $24.0 Tapas $6.0 - $26.0 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards LICENSE Fully licensed WINE LIST 35 wines / 18 by the glass 26 cocktails / 8 beers on tap HEAD CHEF Nicholas Carter CAPACITY 193 indoors / 50 outdoors PARKING On-street DISABLED ACCESS Parking / entrance / bathroom

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B Bar L o c at e d i n K e n n e d y S tr e e t K i n g st o n, B Ba r i s o n e o f Ca n b e r r a’ s p r e m i e r n i g h tl i f e v e n u e s a n d o f f e r s ta pas , c o c k ta i l s a n d a g r e at s e l e c t i o n o f d r i n k s a l o n g w it h s m o o th v i b e s a n d a r e l a xe d at m o s p h e r e

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eeknights at B Bar kick off at around 3pm with a great selection of delicious tapas sized bites available as accompaniments to the great range of bottled and tap beers and well respected wines that have made this bar a favourite destination for the after work crowd in the inner south. For those people looking for a dinner alternative, the tapas here will impress. Expect to find tempura prawns, or deep fried calamari; an antipasto of authentic Italian flavours, or mussels with olive oil, parsley, garlic and chilli. For the hungrier patron,more substantial meals like steaks can also be ordered. Temptation Tuesdays feature

complimentary tapas from 6pm. A great selection of cocktails may include such treats as Berry Balsamic, a fusion of strawberries, vodka and balsamic vinegar; or Sam’s Sour, with Absolut Citron, Cointreau and sugar. As the weekend beckons, hip young things and partygoers infiltrate. An impromptu dance space rules the centre of the room as DJs play funky house beats to the enthusiastic crowd. The modern bar space is subtle – olive and metallic décor, smart light fittings, groovy ottomans – and the heated courtyard area in the rear is one of the biggest outdoor drinking spaces in Canberra, great in summer and winter.

Quick Facts address 21 Kennedy Street, Kingston (see southside map) Opening hours 7 days 3pm til late Tel 02 6295 1949 info@bbarkingston.com.au www.bbarkingston.com.au Tapas from $8.0

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The Bah

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he Bah offers diners an ideal spot to meet a group of friends before dinner at Mecca Bah, a drink before the movies, or just as a sophisticated, cosy space to enjoy the smart cocktail list, exceptional wine list and ambient music. Mecca Bah provides a modern interpretation of Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine and The Bah continues on the theme, with a small bar menu featuring Middle Eastern flavours available throughout the day and night

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address Located in front of Mecca Bah 25-29 Manuka Terrace, Flinders Way, Manuka (see southside map) Opening hours 7 days 4pm - late Tel 02 6260 6700

including Mecca Bah’s award-winning Turkish pizzas. The Bah offers a vast array of beverage options. Classic cocktail pitchers such as Pimms punch, or large format beers for two or more people to share, as well as a range of interesting wines, both international and domestic. The style is similar to Mecca Bah with warm colours, soft cushions, and exotic Middle Eastern furnishings, yet has its own unique twist and is a hot new destination in its own right.

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Ostani T h i s l a v i s h ly d e c o r at e d l o u n g e b a r a n d r e s ta u r a nt i s o n e o f Ca n b e r r a’ s h o t s p ot s f o r a n e v e n i n g d r i n k , q u a l it y ta pas, a n d f u l l m e n u o f d e l i c i o u s f o o d

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ocated at the Hotel Realm, Ostani is the result of the evolution and expansion of the very popular Bacchus Bar, one of Canberra’s favourite haunts in the vicinity of the Parliamentary Triangle. The large space has an eclectic feel, with a number of themes coming together beautifully. Geometric iron light fittings hang from dark glossy ceilings; lush drapes separate low modern lounges on one end and high backed booths on the other, rustic timber beams are countered by luxurious old world carpet; and wooden framed bi-fold windows open onto an

expansive outdoor area that is usually abuzz with drinkers and diners. Tapas are a speciality here. Grilled prawns come with a basil mayonnaise; asparagus with grilled haloumi; and chicken and rosemary skewers with a pesto dipping sauce. Pizzas stick to their Italian origins; and a range of ‘tavern specials’ include fish and chips or beef burgers. The wine list features labels from most Australian regions as well as New Zealand, France, Spain and Argentina. Cocktails are classics like mojitos and martinis; and tap and bottled beers keep the crowd happy.

Quick Facts address 18 National Circuit, Barton (see southside map) opening hours Lounge from 6.30am Bar & Restaurant 11 am - late 7 days a week tel 02 6163 1802 fax 02 6163 1801 ostani@hotelrealm.com.au www.ostani.com.au

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Quick Facts ADDRESS Level 2, Woden Churches Centre Westfield Woden (see southside map)

Pure Oxygen I f yo u f i n d yo u r s e lf i n th e W o d e n a r e a d u r i n g th e d ay a n d a r e lo o ki n g f o r a g r e at li g ht m e a l o r c o f f e e, it’s w o rth th e e f f o rt to lo o k f o r th i s c h e e r f u l lit tle ca fé

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s the locals that keep this place humming along will testify, Pure Oxygen is well known amongst shoppers and workers in the Woden precinct for delivering fresh and tasty sustenance, for breakfast and lunch, or for just a quick coffee. Barista Anton has been making coffees for nine years, and is quick to point out that this is a family run business that takes pride in its rapport with the locals. For breakfast, expect

the standards, such as eggs benedict or omelettes, done well. Or a very generous vegetarian breakfast, with tomato, mushrooms, spinach, feta and chilli jam on sourdough. Gourmet sandwiches are artful creations named after famous painters. Munch on Picasso, Renoir or van Gough, in bread of your choice. Choose a special like the chicken and mango salad basket and finish with one of Anton’s great coffees.

OPENING HOURS Mon - Fri 7am - 5pm Closed public holidays TEL 02 6282 9018 www.pureoxygen.com.au CUISINE TYPE Day café PRICE RANGE Breakfast $5.5 - $15.9 Lunch $6.5 - $16.9 Gourmet Sandwiches $8.7 - $9.4 Toasted focaccia $10.7 - $10.9 Salads $12.5 - $15.5 CARDS ACCEPTED Eftpos / All major cards COFFEE Own blend MANAGER Anton Marques CAPACITY 30 indoors / 70 outdoors PARKING Lot (Westfield) Disabled ACCESS Parking / entrance

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irst opened in the 1950s, Downtown Milkbar continues the tradition of good service and great value. Best known for its extensive range of mouth-watering, hand-made truffles and specialty chocolates, (perfect for Easter, Valentine’s or Mothers Day gifts), Downtown also has delicious thickshakes, gourmet sandwiches such as schnitzel and salad or rissole with fruit chutney and caramelised onion. Ample outdoor seating is ideal for a short coffee break or a long lunch. Be sure to try the hearty home-style lasagne or a burger with the lot finished off with a freshly home made baklava.

Quick Facts address Shop 12, Manuka Arcade, Manuka (see southside map) Opening hours 7 days 8am - 7.30pm Tel 02 6295 8034

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Shopping Shopping Centres / Canberra Centre p124-125 / Belconnen Fresh Food Markets p126-127 / Northside Boutiques / Australian Choice p128 / Influence p129 Perfume Box p130 / Nunie p131 / Redpath’s p132 / Paintbox Fine Art p133 / Bourgeois Pig p134 / Unit Concepts p135 / The Hive p136 Southside Boutiques / Kingston Gifts p137 / Andez Jewellery p138 / Angelo’s Shoes p139 / Bamboozle p140 / Village Jewellers p141 / Asian Arts Manuka p142 B&G Handbags p143 / Escala p144 / Briolette p145 / Furla p146 / Department Of The Exterior p147 / Home By Creations p148 / Creation Jewellers p149 Zebra Clothing p150 / Things Of Desire p151


Canberra Centre More than a shopping centre, Canberra Centre is a world class, contemporary and innovative retail and leisure destination. Canberra Centre’s premium offer includes the cream of Australia’s fashion retailers, a state of the art entertainment and dining precinct, along with an unrivalled gourmet fresh food precinct

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ome to major department stores including David Jones, Myer, Big W, Target and Supabarn, Canberra Centre also boasts over 280 specialty retailers, over 150 of which are unique to the centre. With names such as Hugo Boss, bugatti, Country Road, Trenery, Saba, Sportscraft, Guess, French Connection, Napoleon Perdis, Oroton, Mimco, Cue, Veronica Maine, Peter Alexander and Rodd & Gunn, to name a few. Canberra Centre also boasts the city' s only nine-screen cinema Dendy offering moviegoers an enticing choice of art house,

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luxurious premium class and mainstream cinemas, showing the latest Hollywood blockbusters and independent releases. The centre’s glamorous alfresco streetscape dining precinct — North Quarter — can’t be missed. It features a tempting selection of high quality café fine dining and family restaurants, presented in a relaxed contemporary setting. Canberra Centre has an exciting mix of stores presented in an award winning modern design, with unrivalled visual connections to its surroundings. By all accounts Canberra Centre is a must see destination.

Quick Facts Address Bunda Street, Canberra City (see northside map) Core Trading Hours Mon - Thu 9am - 5.30pm Friday 9am - 9pm Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday 10am - 4pm Public holidays 10am - 4pm Please note that some retailers trade outside these hours. Please consult stores directly.

Tel 02 6247 5611 Fax 02 6257 5232 customerservice@canberracentre.com.au www.canberracentre.com.au Major retailers David Jones, Myer, Target, Big W, Supabarn Supermarket, ALDI, Dick Smith Powerhouse, Dendy Cinemas

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Belconnen Fresh Food Markets A l l o w y o u r s e l f to e x p l o r e n e w tas t e s e n sat i o n s w it h a va r i e t y o f f r e s h, w h o l e s o m e a n d o r g a n i c p r o d u c t s s o u r c e d f r o m a l l o v e r t h e c o nti n e nt a n d t h r o u g h o u t th e w o r l d

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he Belconnen Markets’ thirty speciality stores offer an array of products with competitive prices and of course, friendly service. There is a range of takeaway and sit down restaurants, so why not relax and try some authentic Tuscan cuisine from Beppe’s, a delicious seafood meal from Fin’s, or Turkish favourites such as kebabs or salads from Mun2. For gourmet food lovers and entrepreneurs the cooking school, Cooking Co-ordinates offers a range of cooking classes to suit a range of expertise. The cooking school is frequented by such leading chefs as Rick Stein, Margaret Fulton, Geoff Jansz and Elizabeth Chong. On

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the weekends the marketplace is bustling with life and vitality with spruikers, great specials and taste testings. The festive atmosphere is enhanced as you enter the Piazza Area, often filled with song, music and dance. Spring Festival is a day of food, nutrition, dance and entertainment aiming to showcase local art, food, and talent. The Belconnen Markets is home to Australia’s only Giant Mushroom Adventure Playground. The playground is a Sunsmart initiative of the markets, supported by the Australian Cancer Society. The mushroom is 6 metres high and has a roof diameter of 15.6 metres covering a total area of 190 square metres. Your kids will enjoy all

the features of the playground, allowing them to play all year round. Parents can supervise their children romping in the playground from the balcony of Fins Seafood Café, while enjoying a delicious seafood platter for two or Kilpatrick oysters with a glass of wine. You might even spot Scarlet Cherry Baby, the latest member of the Belconnen Markets team, roaming around and always happy to pose for a photo or interact with the kids (and kids at heart). Visit the Belconnen Markets and experience culture, value and quality.


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Quick Facts address Lathlain Street, Belconnen (off Benjamin Way - see northside map) Opening hours Wed – Sun 8am – 6pm Some stores open 7 days Tel 02 6251 1680 www.belconnenmarkets.com.au

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Australian Choice A family owned and operated business, Australian Choice stands out as Canberra’s premier souvenir and gift store. Find authentic Aboriginal artworks and items such as boomerangs and didgeridoos with certification from indigenous artists, vintage jewellery from designer Marie B or ornamental plates from master craftsman Don Sheil. Practical and iconic gifts such as authentic Ugg Boots, Didgeridoonas, lifestyle products and novelty t-shirts, Akubra hats and soft toys are all made in Australia — as is everything on offer in-store. With over four thousand products on display, the involved and committed staff are sure to assist you in finding the perfect gift or souvenir.

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address Ground Floor, Canberra Centre Canberra City (see northside map) opening hours Mon - Thu 9am - 5.30pm Friday 9am - 9pm Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday 10am - 4pm tel 02 6257 5315 www.australianchoice.com.au


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Influence, located on the ground floor of the Canberra Centre, is a delightful gift and homewares store. In a clever fusion of traditional and progressive design, Influence offers a wide variety of products to suit any home and any budget. Match stellar, understated figurines from Willow Tree with the classy, florid tableware from Anna Chandler or slick French Bee picture frames with ornate oriental trinkets from De Rossa. Find a beautful range of ‘book boxes’ along with costume jewellery, candles and body products. For those seeking a focal piece to complete any room in the house, be sure to view the beautiful vintage clocks and wall mirrors.

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Perfume BOX “The world’s designers in one box.” Located on Bunda Street in the heart of the city, you will find Perfume BOX – Canberra’s number one fragrance destination. This funky little shop stocks an extensive range of designer fragrances for men and women. Exclusive and hard to find brands are their

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specialty. Brands such as Cartier, Lacoste, Trussardi and Salvatore Ferragamo are available at Canberra’s leading fragrance destination. Fragrance lovers of all notes – visit Perfume BOX and indulge in the world of fragrance and discover the scent that defines you.

address 106A Bunda Street, Canberra City (see northside map) Opening Hours Mon - Thu 9.30am - 6pm Friday 9.30am - 9pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm Tel 02 6257 7110 Fax 02 6248 9767 perfumebox@bigpond.com


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Nunie The girls at Nunie believe that your style is your personal statement. What’s more, they are professionals who know what flatters you, the look that suits you and how to keep your look contemporary. They want to help you feel good and look great! Nunie has been established for over thirty years and boasts Canberra’s widest selection of Australian, New Zealand and European labels with a selection of sizes 8-20. In stock are over 100 designer labels, amongst them Verge, Mela Purdie, Didier Parakian, Vertice, VSSP, Kathleen Berney, Visage, Ping Pong, Mosaic, Meredith, Not Your Daughter Jeans, Philosophy and Seven Sisters. ADDRESS Canberra House Arcade, Cnr Alinga & Moore Sts, Canberra City (see northside map) opening hours Mon - Thu 9am - 5.30pm Friday 9am - 7pm Saturday 9.30am - 3pm Tel 02 6248 5353 www.nunie.com.au

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Redpath’s Redpath’s may be one of the oldest stores in Civic, but its attitude is pure youth. From European imports to up-to-the-minute designs — all shoes are a knock out, whether casual, street or dress-up. Quality and comfort is as important as looks, and Diesel is a speciality, including shoes, satchels and accessories.

address 7 Garema Place, Canberra City (see northside map) Opening Hours Mon - Thu 9.30am - 6pm Friday 9.30am - 9pm Saturday 9.30am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm Tel 02 6249 7997

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redpath’s direct address Brand Depot, Canberra Airport tel 02 6249 6077


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Paintbox Fine Art Situated amidst the buzz of the boutiques and bars in Lonsdale Street and just a short walk from the city centre, Paintbox Fine Art sells paintings and drawings from award-winning artists across Australia. Paintbox artists have been finalists in the country's most prestigious art competitions including Archibald, Sulman,

Wynne and Fleurieu prizes. Prominent amongst our artists are a number of emigrĂŠ Chinese artists who settled in Australia after the tumultuous events in Tianenmen Square in 1989. These artists have brought a new vigour to artistic life in Australia. A visit to Paintbox is a must for art enthusiasts.

address 32 Lonsdale Street, Braddon Opening hours 7 Days 11am - 5pm Tel 02 6162 1717 www.paintboxfineart.com

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Bourgeois Pig This little piggy went to market – and has brought back some of the most gorgeous personal accessories to share. Step in to this corridor of indulgence and discover the earthy Demeter fragrance library which includes candles, body oils and perfumes. Womens’ accessories include jewellery from Karen Walker, handbags from After The Apple, and Manzoni leather. Men are catered to with a large range of cufflinks and accessories, including wallets, watches and sunglasses. Bourgeois Pig exclusively stocks designer Kidada Jones’ range of Disney Couture jewellery. Also stocked here are Nancy Bird bags, jewellery from Thomas Sabo and NAJO, eyewear from Dita and watches and accessories from Storm.

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address 28 Lonsdale Street, Braddon Opening Hours Tue - Thu 10am - 5.30pm Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 12pm - 4pm Tel 02 6262 8607


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Let your personality shine at Unit Concepts through homeware, giftware, music and novelties. Chic meets cheek at this emporium of crazy gifts and objects from $2 to $10,000. Its quirky, its fun and its unusual. iitalla, Alessi & Marimekko feature, along with Missoni, Eva Solo and Menu - and the Moomin Trolls live here! Also available is an eclectic mix of contemporary homeware including items by Kitchen Aid; Vera Wang; Villeroy & Boch; retro-styled Tivoli Audio; Royal Doulton. Find Nooka watches; Dosh wallets; and gallery objects from Artecnica.

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The Hive The Hive in Braddon is unique to Canberra – many of its customers describe it as a sanctuary. It aims to source Australian contemporary art, craft and design for all budgets so it can be enjoyed by all. The Hive’s philosophy is to provide gifts, jewellery, accessories and homewares with either a beautiful aesthetic or a quirky nature. Find a range of soft toy Australiana by Papoose, designer purses and wallets by Belinda Pieris, novelty books with quirky titles such as A Beginners Guide to Kink or God’s Gift featuring moustachioed studs, stallions and dreamboats from the eighties. Also, a range of very cool costume jewellery including bracelets, cufflinks and rings fashioned from vintage typewriter keys. The emphasis is on products that are totally individual and handmade but also includes more commercial, quirky gift lines sourced from all over the world.

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address 25 Lonsdale Street, Braddon (see northside map) Opening hours Sun - Mon 12 - 4pm Tue - Wed 10am - 5pm Thu - Fri 10am - 5.30pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Tel 02 6257 9700 www.thehivegallery.com.au


opening hours Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm Sunday 10am - 2pm tel / fax 02 6162 0850

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address Shop 3, Kingston Plaza Jardine Street, Kingston (see southside map)

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Kingston Gifts is a cute and colourful little store stocking an amazing array of beautiful, vibrant and quirky little trinkets that make the perfect gift. Find costume jewellery, watches, scarves, and natural soy candles amongst the miscellaneous curios beautifully displayed in wonderful colour co-ordinated style. With a large range of products to suit a budget from $1 to $2500 – Kingston Gifts offers semiprecious stones and Children of the World figurines, bronze sculptures, cool clocks, and novel casual-wear. Don’t be surprised to find a number of motivated and knowledgeable staff who will spend time to help you find that special something.

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Andez Jewellery Located on Flinders Way in Manuka, Andez Jewellery is a veritable treasure trove of exotic and semi precious gemstones from all over the world. Owners John and Marisol are renowned for their jewellery and create original designs to suit that special occasion such as a wedding, formal or anniversary. Take the opportunity to browse here and you will find a wonderful display of gemstones set in silver, works from local artists, and beautiful handcrafted ChilĂŠan and Peruvian bags and shawls. Andez is closed on Sundays, but you can find John and Marisol at their stall at the Old Bus Depot Markets at the Kingston Foreshore, so go ahead and treat yourself or a loved one to one of their unique gifts.

address Shop 6, 11 Flinders Way, Manuka (see southside map) Old Bus Depot Markets Kingston Foreshore, Wentworth Ave Opening Hours Mon - Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm Sunday at the Markets Tel 02 6295 1007 mob 0404 364 821

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Address 6 Flinders Way Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Thu 9.30am - 5.30pm Friday 9.30am - 6pm Saturday 9.30am - 4pm Sunday 11am - 3pm Tel 02 6295 1358

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It’s love every step of the way at Angelo’s Shoes—for those who have a passion for fashion. Angelo’s carries exclusive brands that are a perfect fit for special occasions, and for corporate, comfort and casual wear. Class combined with quality makes wearing Angelo’s shoes a heart warming and pleasurable experience. International labels include Hispanitas, Piazza Grande, Beautifeel and Fratelli Masotti. Owner Anne Rendina hand picks every pair on international buying trips—in countries most famous for producing fabulous shoes, including Spain, Italy and France, and accessories are not forgotten. You’ll adore Angelo’s handbags. Angelo’s is also a great destination for its extensive range of Naot footwear, the worldleading manufacturer of stylish comfort shoes. They’re so good you’ll be back for more. Angelo’s is an award-winning business, having picked up the top accolade in the ACT and Rural NSW Small Business Awards.

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Bamboozle Bamboozle has been providing parents and grandparents of Canberra with a fantastic range of children’s clothes and gifts for six years. They have a great selection of clothing from birth to five years, including brands such as Pure Baby including the Premmie range and Run Scotty Run, to name just a few. If it is a gift you are after they have a great range of toys from Kaloo as well as rag dolls by Kate Finn and Tip Toey Joey shoes. Other gift ranges include Branberry blankets as well as a great selection of accessories, toys and puzzles for your special little ones.

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address 2/14 Furneaux Street, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Thu 10am - 5.30pm Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 11am - 3pm (from Floriade until Xmas) Tel 02 6239 4533 bamboozle@netspeed.com.au


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Village Jewellers The Sofoulis family and their two in-house jewellers have over 100 years of combined experience at The Village Jewellers. A gemmologist and valuer, second-generation owner Anthony is an expert in precious stones. Premium cut eternity diamonds and custom designs are specialties, along with modern stainless steel jewellery for men. Canberra’s sole stockist of Oris watches, Village Jewellers are experts in these high quality Swiss timepieces. Each Oris has a mechanical movement, as well as a visible red rotor, the patented symbol of Oris High Mech. Ask Anthony and his knowledgeable staff to assist you in selecting the watch for you.

address 13 Manuka Village, Manuka opposite Commonwealth Bank (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Fri 9.30 - 5.30pm Saturday 9.30 - 3pm Tel 02 6295 7955 info@villagejewellers.com.au www.villagejewellers.com.au Sole stockists of Oris watches in Canberra

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Asian Arts Manuka

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Asian Arts Manuka provides affordable Oriental furniture and homewares which are sourced regularly from various countries. Classical cabinets and sideboards, often with hand-finished detail, evoke past elegance. Smaller treasures include blue and white porcelain, ceramic miniatures, Japanese crockery, trinket boxes and vintage Kokeshi dolls. A large range of Japanese origami papers and hand made cards are also available and free gift-wrapping is provided.

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address Shop 5-6 Manuka Village Furneaux Street Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm Saturday 9.30am - 3pm Tel 02 6232 6199 asianarts@webone.com.au


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B&G Handbags is situated inside the warm and inviting atmosphere of Manuka Village and provides a vast collection of Italian designed leather handbags, comfortable, colourful shoes, Swarovski Crystal jewellery, watches, casual wear and special occasion dresses. Stylish bags and accessories such as wallets, shoes, shawls, hats and scarves are also available. The friendly staff will be happy to assist you with choosing the right bag or accessory for the occasion.

address Shop 4, Manuka Village Bougainville Street, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm Saturday 9:30am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 3pm Tel 02 6295 1151

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Escala If you ask Escala owner Gail Lubbock about shoes, she will tell you that they are not simply what one wears on their feet, but rather, a source of expression, a statement and a passion. Gail and her staff understand that shoes say a lot about a woman, and are on hand to give genuine advice along with warm and friendly service. Well known international labels Thierry Rabotin, Stuart Weitzman and Sara Navarro are stocked in this impressive and commanding premises on the Lawns, Manuka. Handbags and accessories coordinate with shoes, as do hats by talented local milliners Rachael Hanson and Cynthia Bryson. Escala is well worth a visit, if only to confirm what most women already know – that fabulous shoes are a joy!

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ADDRESS Shop 1, The Lawns 21 Bougainville St, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Tel 02 6232 7666


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Briolette Briolette, located in the chic shopping precinct of Manuka, pride themselves on the remarkable design and beauty of their original pieces. They are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of excellence, refined craftsmanship and assurance of quality. Winners of fourteen Australian and International design awards, Briolette houses some of the finest designers and craftsmen in Canberra.

They stock an exclusive collection of Australian Black Opal, Argyle pink diamonds, Kailis pearls and Hearts on Fire diamonds. Established over 20 years, the store is dedicated to utilising the rare and exceptional products that the Australian gem and jewellery industry is renowned for. The knowledgeable staff are expert in advising on all manner of enquiry.

address Shop 7, Manuka Arcade Manuka (see southside map) opening hours Mon - Thu 9.30am - 5.30pm Friday 9.30am - 7pm Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm Tel 6295 9493 www.briolette.com.au

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Furla Furla stocks an exclusive range of luxurious, yet affordable leather goods and accessories. Classic, feminine handbags are the mainstay, along with elegant and matching shoes, jewellery, wallets, sunglasses and scarves. Furla invites customers to delve through cutting-edge displays and seethrough drawers for the perfect gift or selfindulgence.

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address Bougainville Street, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Thu 10am - 5.30pm Friday 10am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Tel 02 6232 6004 furlaact@bigpond.net.au


ADDRESS Shop 1, Ground Floor, Manuka Court 11-17 Bougainville Street, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Wed 9.30am - 6pm Thu - Fri 9.30am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 5pm

Designer: Sebastian's Sister | Photographer: Ash Scott | Model: Marina Dojchinov

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Owner Susan Taylor’s commitment to quality Australian design continues to introduce fresh labels and ideas to the local fashion scene. Labels stocked exclusively in Canberra by Department of the Exterior include Munk, Materialbyproduct, High Tea With Mrs Woo, Ammo, Rittenhouse, Fibre Red, Dogstar, Obüs and Mild Red (NZ). New to the store in 2010 are local Canberra labels Eternal Safari and Sebastian’s Sister, and Melbourne knitwear label MMSöhn. Accessories include bags by Nancybird and jewellery by Elk, Kearnsie and local labels Love Your Work and Grazed Youth. Visit Exterior to be refreshed by the experience of innovative, distinctive and wearable clothes, complemented by art displays and novel window installations.

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Home by Creations

Home by Creations Owned and operated by the people from Creations Jewellers, Home by Creations is a gallery of superb and practical homewares designed to make everyday household tasks a sheer pleasure. Leading homeware brands from the likes of Marimekko, Stelton, Alessi, iittala, Rosendahl, Eva Solo, Foppapedretti, and Fink are all beautifully presented in this gorgeous store and guaranteed to enhance your home. A large range of watches by Skaagen, Mondaire, Alessi and Rosendahl are also available. Across the arcade, find Home Bed Bath & Baby, an emporium of indulgent body care and bathroom luxuries that will arouse your senses. Specialties include an extensive range of L’Occitane en Provence, Gianna Rose Atelier carved soaps, Bod’s chemical free aromatherapy range for babies, Voluspa scented candles, Marimekko clothing & accessories, Missoni homewares, baby and kids clothing and gifts, and luxurious bathrobes & sleepwear. Spoil yourself or your loved ones from the many gift ideas or create your own gift basket.

address Shop 8, Style Arcade, Franklin Street, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Thu 9am - 5.30pm Friday 9am - 7pm Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm Tel 02 6295 1985 Home Bed, Bath & Baby address Shop 3, Style Arcade, Franklin Street, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Thu 9am - 5.30pm Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm Tel 02 6295 2255

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Creations Jewellers Creations provides exceptional modern jewellery, crafted in-house and designed to be worn, both every day and for occasions. Their designs with pearls and diamonds have made them award winners in their field. Discover the best Australia has to offer including an extensive selection of Autore South Sea Pearls, coloured diamonds, unusual gemstones and stunning sterling silver. Find unique, handmade diamond rings, Australia’s perfectly cut Passion 8 diamonds and Pandora. The friendly staff consists of designers, gemmologists and a team of creative jewellers.

ADDRESS Shop 5, Style Arcade Franklin Street, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Thu 9am - 5:30pm Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm Tel 02 6295 1763 www.creationsjewellers.com.au

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Zebra Clothing They all say it. At Zebra Clothing in Manuka, they really mean it — their clothes are for real women! You’ll think it quite refreshing to find a shop that caters for you, your mum, your best friend or your daughter, no matter how different you all are. The experience is delightful, the service is quite unique and the results are stunning. Zebra Clothing focuses on the mix and match theory so you can create a plethora of outfits from just a few signature pieces. Life isn‘t black and white, nor is your choice at Zebra!

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address Shop 5, 1-7 Bougainville St, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm Tel 02 6295 6710 www.zebraclothing.com.au


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Things Of Desire This funky boutique has established a reputation for making fashion fun, and has been putting ranges together for some of Canberra’s most powerful - and fashionable women over the last ten years. Owners Alan and Angela take pride in empowering their customers by dressing them in creations that combine desire with quality, shape and style. They travel the world to handpick stunning outfits that in many cases are unique in Canberra. Here you will find international

labels from an eclectic mix of interesting designers, such as Coven and Lucidez from Brazil; 2026 from Paris; Isabel De Pedro from Barcelona, Viaggio and Moovy from Italy; BNG from Istanbul; or Korean designer Kaylee Tamkus from New York. Australian designers are also represented by names such as Kondo and Vixen from Melbourne. And while you’re there, check out the beautiful range of shoes from Italy, and jewellery from Paris and the Netherlands to complement that perfect piece.

address Shop 6 Style Arcade Palmerston Lane, Manuka (see southside map) Opening Hours Mon - Thu 10am - 5.30pm Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 12 - 4pm Tel 02 6260 8844 www.todesire.com.au

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Modern Australian Cuisine (cont.)

Cocktails

Markets & Shopping Centres

Cream Café & Bar.....................................32 Downtown Milkbar..................................121 Gus’ Café...................................................28 Milk And Honey........................................26 My Café.....................................................88 Pure Oxygen............................................120 Raw Sugar..................................................68 Sour Cherry...............................................36 Verve Café Bar...........................................86 The Wine & Cheese Providore..................84 xchange on London....................................69

The Bah...................................................118 B Bar........................................................116 Cream Café & Bar.....................................32 The Kennedy Room.................................114 Knightsbridge Penthouse...........................67 Milk And Honey........................................26 Mooseheads...............................................64 Ostani......................................................119 Parlour Wine Room...................................12 Sub-Urban By Belluci’s..............................48 The Uni Pub..............................................62

Belconnen Fresh Food Markets...............126 Canberra Centre......................................124

Chinese Cuisine

Cream Café & Bar.....................................32 Debacle.....................................................44 Edgar’s Inn.................................................56 Gus’ Café...................................................28 Hellenic Club In The City.........................58 The Kennedy Room.................................114 Milk And Honey........................................26 My Café.....................................................88 Sage Restaurant.........................................38 Sour Cherry...............................................36 The Uni Pub..............................................62 Verve Café Bar...........................................86 The Wine & Cheese Providore..................84

China Plate................................................18 Ruby Chinese Restaurant..........................50

Modern European Cuisine

Family Restaurant

Alto Tower Restaurant.................................8 Aubergine Restaurant................................92 Benchmark Wine Bar.................................16 Flint Dining Room & Bar...........................14 Pulp Kitchen..............................................54

King O’Malley’s..........................................66 Mooseheads...............................................64 Sour Cherry...............................................36 Sub-Urban By Belluci’s..............................48 The Uni Pub..............................................62

La Rustica Trattoria.................................100 Le Rendezvous...........................................76

Greek Cuisine Emilios Ocean Grill...................................90 Hellenic Club In The City.........................58 O Stratos Greek Taverna............................40

Indian Cuisine Blu Ginger.................................................30

Italian Cuisine Figaro.......................................................104 Firestone....................................................52 La Cantina.................................................96 La Dolce Vita...........................................106 La Rustica Trattoria.................................100 Le Rendezvous...........................................76 L’unico Ristorante Italiano.......................102 Kitschen.....................................................42 Sub-Urban By Belluci’s..............................48

Japanese Cuisine Coo Japanese Izakaya................................24

Middle Eastern Cuisine Mecca Bah.................................................82 Saffron.......................................................72

Modern Asian Cuisine Abell’s Kopi Tiam.......................................74 Ginseng.....................................................80 Madam Woo............................................108 Sammy’s Kitchen.......................................34

Modern Australian Cuisine All Bar Nun...............................................46 Axis Restaurant..........................................10

Pub Food & Club Bistro All Bar Nun...............................................46 Choices At Ainslie Football Club...............60 Debacle.....................................................44 Edgar’s Inn.................................................56 King O’Malley’s..........................................66 Maddies @ The Kingston Hotel.................98 Mooseheads...............................................64 Sub-Urban By Belluci’s..............................48 The Uni Pub..............................................62

Live Music

Nightclub B Bar........................................................116 The Kennedy Room.................................114 Knightsbridge Penthouse...........................67 Mooseheads...............................................64 The Uni Pub..............................................62

Wine Bar Benchmark Wine Bar.................................16 Parlour Wine Room...................................12 Ostani......................................................119

Seafood

Art

China Plate................................................18 Emilios Ocean Grill...................................90 O Stratos Greek Taverna............................40 Ruby Chinese Restaurant..........................50

Asian Arts Manuka..................................142 Paintbox Fine Art.....................................133

Spanish & Portuguese Cuisine

Asian Arts Manuka..................................142 Australian Choice....................................128 The Hive..................................................136 Home By Creations.................................148 Influence.................................................129 Kingston Gifts..........................................137 Perfume Box............................................130 Unit Concepts.........................................135

Parlour Wine Room...................................12 Vasco’s......................................................110

Thai Cuisine Baan Latsamy............................................78 Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant...................20 Soy VIII Thai On Griffith..........................94 Thai Chiang Rai.......................................112

Tapas B Bar........................................................116 Debacle.....................................................44 The Kennedy Room.................................114 Ostani......................................................119 Parlour Wine Room...................................12 Sour Cherry...............................................36 Vasco’s......................................................110

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Homeware & Gifts

Jewellery & Watches Andez Jewellery.......................................138 Bourgeois Pig...........................................134 Briolette...................................................145 Creations Jewellers..................................149 Unit Concepts.........................................135 Village Jewellers.......................................141

Kids Toys & Fashion Bamboozle...............................................140

Mens Shoes & Accessories Bourgeois Pig...........................................134 Redpath’s.................................................132

Perfume & Fragrances Bourgeois Pig...........................................134 Home By Creations.................................148 Perfume Box............................................130

Womens Fashion Department Of The Exterior...................147 Nunie......................................................131 Things Of Desire.....................................151 Zebra Clothing.........................................150

Womens Shoes & Accessories Angelo’s Shoes.........................................139 B&G Handbags........................................143 Bourgeois Pig...........................................134 Department Of The Exterior...................147 Escala......................................................144 Furla........................................................146 Nunie......................................................131 Redpath’s.................................................132


Spend some time in Canberra and discover a city with a vibrant culture all its own. Within the pages of this book you will discover great places to eat and some of the best places to have a drink and unwind. Or, if you are in need of a little retail therapy check out the unique local businesses and find fashion, jewellery and giftware.

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The 2010 edition of This Is Canberra ­ a tourist guide to dining, nightlife and shopping in Australia's capital city.

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