bar food

New menu @ Walt and Burley

A friend had her birthday lunch at Walt and Burley on the Kingston Foreshore. It had been a while since I’d dined here and I noticed a brand new menu. Since I wanted dessert, I decided to order the pulled confit duck salad ($28) as my main. The salad was really just rocket. A LOT […] Read more…

Dining @ Salotto

Replacing The Kennedy Room in Kingston, is newly opened Salotto Bar and Kitchen. By the same owners as Santa Lucia Trattoria down the road, this modern Italian eatery offers the shorter version of Santa Lucia’s menu. You’ll find some tempting starters such as an antipasto platter, arancini balls and zucchini fritters. Pastas are homemade and […] Read more…

Brunch @ Muse

After the recent launch of Joe’s Bar at the East Hotel in Kingston, Muse has opened up nearby. Part book store, part wine bar and part cafe, Muse offers a sleek new hangout all day and night. There was no signage out the front of the East Hotel (yet) so J and I walked in […] Read more…

Italian fare @ Joe’s Bar

* I dined as a guest of Joe’s Bar, however all opinions are my own. I was kindly invited to try out the newly opened Joe’s Bar located at the East Hotel in Kingston, where Ox Eatery is also situated. Owned by brother and sister duo, Dan and Dion Bisa, who also run East Hotel, […] Read more…

Lazy May’s Cafe (Tuggeranong)

I first heard about Lazy May’s Cafe in Tuggeranong thanks to Mouthless Mutters’ blog. I was keen to try it out after looking through the menu and picked out a couple of items to try. Dishes include dessert sliders for breakfast, salads, toasted paninis, tapas, beef short ribs, various burgers including a 16 hour pulled […] Read more…

Dinner @ The Meating Room

After trying the breakfast pizza at The Meating Room in Weston Creek, I couldn’t wait to head back for dinner. Mainly for the deep fried mars bar cheesecake that I keep hearing about. A friend organised dinner there one night and I was happy to tag along. I was glad that a booking had been […] Read more…

Burgers @ Grease Monkey (Braddon)

Another week and another Braddon eatery opening! The latest addition to the Braddon precinct is Grease Monkey with ‘burgers you’ll go apesh*t over‘. Grease Monkey is an American burger joint and bar offering 6 types of burgers (with complimentary chips), greasy fried chicken, milkshakes and dessert. There are also 2 breakfast options (with bottomless tea […] Read more…

Authentic Italian food @ Bacaro

The latest venture by the Trimboli Group (owners of Italian & Sons, Mezzalira and Da Rosario), is new wine bar Bacaro in Braddon. Bacaro is an Italian term for a traditional Venetian wine bar. Located directly behind Italian & Sons on Lonsdale Street, the entry is via a small alleyway about one shop down from […] Read more…

Dinner @ The Dock – Kingston Foreshore

New sports bar/pub, The Dock, is the latest addition to the Kingston Foreshore whose co-owners include Brumbies and Wallabies players Scott Fardy and Ben Alexander. I headed there one weeknight to meet up with some friends, not expecting it to be so busy! All outdoor tables were full of people enjoying a drink after work […] Read more…

Checking out new Braddon bar @ Hopscotch

The newest drinking spot to open in Canberra is Hopscotch located at 5 Lonsdale Street in Braddon. I could see the neon arrow pointing to the bar from Cooyong Street. Hopscotch’s name comes from the bar selling both hops (beer) and scotch (whiskey). And there is a lot of scotch whiskey in the drinks menu […] Read more…