Canberra

Brunch @ Urban Pantry

Urban Pantry in Manuka went through some renovations late last year with a new look restaurant and menu. The outside patio that used to be covered by plastic blinds has been turned into an official deck attached to the eatery. With a wall knocked down, the space has really opened up. I had made a […] Read more…

Burgers @ Brodburger

In its early days, Brodburger started off in a bright red food van stationed at Bowen Park in Barton/Kingston. Locals came from all over the Canberra region just for its burgers. The queue was notorious – at least a 1 hour wait for the best burgers in Canberra. Fast forward a few years and Brodburger […] Read more…

Pizza @ Pizza Artigiana

*I was invited to dine as a guest, however all opinions are my own. I was contacted by Silvio, one of the owners of Pizza Artigiana in Macquarie, to come try their pizzas. The small eatery is tucked away behind the Jamison shops and opened in August 2015. Owning a pizzeria had been a passion […] Read more…

Lunch @ Bicicletta

I hadn’t been back to Bicicletta in years, and caught up with a friend a few months ago for lunch. I’m glad they offered an undercover outdoor area as it was one of the hotter summer days in Canberra. For lunch, Bicicletta offer pastas, pizzas, salads and some antipasti plates. The dinner menu is more […] Read more…

25 of Canberra’s Best Fat Feeds

Warning: You should not read this if on a diet. No clean eating here. When you’re having one of those days where you need something fatty and oh so bad…here’s a list in no particular order of Canberra’s Best Fat Feeds. 1. Mr Papa’s Chanchito – the juiciest and most delicious thickly cut pork belly […] Read more…

Dinner @ Jade Dumpling Noodle House

Located in Gungahlin, the Jade Dumpling Noodle House is a bit of a drive for me but I am trying to dine at more North-side eateries. J and I drove there the night that Canberra had all of that constant flickering lightning – a bit scary but we managed to park undercover. I was excited […] 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…

Canberra Enlighten Night Noodle Markets 2016 wrap up

Canberra’s second year of the Enlighten Night Noodle markets has ended. I thought it was a lot more successfully run compared to last year – doubling the space allowed more room to manoeuvre which meant queues didn’t cross over each other, there were twice as many seats spread out in different areas, two bars and […] Read more…

Lunch @ Frankies at Forde

I don’t remember how I came across gastropub Frankies at Forde, but the website menu had such a variety of food that I organised a group lunch there one weekend. There is plenty of indoor seating as well as outdoor seating out by the street and in a rear courtyard. Orders including drinks are taken […] Read more…

Tom Roberts High Tea @ National Gallery of Australia

*I dined as a guest of the National Gallery of Australia, however all opinions are my own. I was kindly invited by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) to try out the Tom Roberts High Tea in the Wedgwood Tea Room. Tom Roberts (1856-1931) was an Australian artist and part of the Australian Impressionists group. […] Read more…