Barton

High tea @ Burbury Terrace

* I dined as a guest of the Burbury Hotel, however all opinions are my own. A few weekends ago, a friend and I dined at Burbury Terrace for high tea courtesy of the Burbury Hotel. Our reservation was for midday. When I arrived at the hotel foyer, I quickly spotted a sign stating that […] Read more…

Dinner @ Vincent

New wine bar and eatery Vincent, opened up a few months ago at Governor Place in Barton. After hearing good things about it, a friend booked dinner there for a group of us on a Friday night. We were split over 2 tables as there were 9 of us altogether. The first thing I noticed […] Read more…

Dinner @ Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar

*I was invited to dine as a guest, however all opinions are my own. Portion sizes may vary. Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar is part of the Realm Hotel’s suite of restaurants in Barton. It opened in November 2015 with about a month’s break after Christmas and New Year. Buvette is a modern and sleek […] Read more…

Steak @ Chifley’s

So many foodie friends have told me that Chifley’s Bar & Grill is the place to go for Canberra’s best steak. Chifley’s opened in Hotel Kurrajong in Barton I think about two years ago, and I finally organised dinner there with friends one Friday night. There are outdoor tables underneath shady umbrellas, an undercover outdoor […] Read more…

First look @ Little Bird

J told me about a new cafe that opened up called Little Bird located on the ground floor of a new multistorey carpark as part of the Governor Place complex in Barton. As I was still on leave, I headed in for lunch one weekday. I was meant to meet J for lunch but he […] Read more…

Brunch @ Maple and Clove

I hadn’t been back to Maple and Clove in Barton in years (basically since it first opened) so I made some time to go back and rediscover. I see that the signage out the front now looks better with the green vines growing over the wall. The inside looks modern but down to earth with […] Read more…

Japanese dining @ LiloTang

The latest venture by the Chairman Group (Chairman & Yip, Malamay, Lanterne Rooms) is LiloTang in Barton, offering modern Japanese cuisine. Headed by chef Shunsuke Ota (formerly of Nobu Melbourne), there was much anticipation of this restaurant opening. I have been teased by photos on social media and had my first taste of binchotan (charcoal) […] Read more…

Dinner @ Konoba

Konoba at Hotel Realm in Barton looks pretty schmick. The photos are a bit dark (iphone cameras are not great with dim settings) but the inside of the restaurant had nice sleek and sophisticated furnishings as it should for a 5 star restaurant. I was pretty pleased that our group of 10 were able to […] Read more…

Dinner @ Malamay

Malamay is part of the Chairman Group of restaurants made up of Chairman & Yip, and the Lanterne Rooms. Malamay specialises in South West Chinese cuisine. To complete the trifecta, I decided to organise a group dinner here. Malamay is modern Asian restaurant, dimly lit with black and red decor throughout and long dark wooden […] Read more…