casual dining

Dinner @ Knuckles (Harmonie German Club)

Some friends and I headed to Knuckles restaurant in the Harmonie German Club for some German food for dinner.  There was a bit of a wait at the door to sign people in / sign up for membership, but we had luckily booked a table so there were no problems there. Orders are paid for […] Read more…

Highroad blue cheese scone

All day menu @ High Road

Ona coffee’s latest venture, Highroad, opened its doors in Dickson late last year. Reservations are not accepted on weekends, and only tables of 8 or more can be reserved on weekdays. On a Saturday morning, it was about a 20 minute wait for a table of four. The cafe is very spacious holding a long […] Read more…

Daana entree

Dinner @ Daana

* I was invited as a guest of Daana, however all opinions are my own. If you remember the shipping container village Westside in Acton, you might have come across Daana specialising in South Indian cuisine. As Westside is no more, the team at Daana, Sunita and Sanjay, moved their business to Curtin to start […] Read more…

french toast

Secret Garden Manuka

Hidden away inside Manuka Village is a small oasis surrounded by plants that is the Secret Garden cafe. I stumbled across it while getting our wedding rings ordered at Village Jewellers (who I highly recommend btw). Secret Garden has an all day menu plus a specials menu – I noticed mainly Western brunches (bacon and […] Read more…

Three Blue Ducks @ Byron Bay

A group of friends and I headed to Byron Bay for an extra long weekend to celebrate a friend’s 40th birthday. It was the first weekend of Spring and the weather was fantastic. We walked to the Byron Bay Lighthouse and the most eastern point of the Australian mainland. We hit up the beach, some […] Read more…

Stanley's chicken parmagiana

Lunch @ Stanley’s

Stanley’s is a relatively new family friendly pub located in Bruce (replacing what was Ellacure) with beers on tap and regularly changing specials. My friends and I headed there for Saturday lunch (with no reservation). About 70% of the tables were reserved however there were a few small tables available. The space inside is quite […] Read more…

Pho

Vietnamese @ Pho Phu Quoc

I’ve dined at Pho Phu Quoc in Dickson a couple of times now. It’s a great place for fast Vietnamese food with an extensive menu. House specialties include camp fire beef, roast duck, chilli mussels, Vietnamese sour soup and steam boat. On a Friday night, the place is absolutely packed. There are always people coming […] Read more…

Kith and Nosh beetroot latte

Breakfast @ Kith & Nosh

Kith & Nosh opened up on Lonsdale Street in Braddon several months ago, offering various healthy, paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options to diners. I’ve stopped in on two occasions for breakfast. At the time, there were matcha, turmeric and chai lattes available on top of your regular coffees. I’m now hooked […] Read more…

Trecento pizza

Pizza @ Trecento

*I was invited to dine at Trecento as a guest, however all opinions are my own. I headed to newly opened pizzeria, Trecento, in Manuka for their media launch a few weeks ago. The first thing I noticed was the inside was very small – fitting maybe 20 people. But there are plans for several […] Read more…

Ramentic tonkotsu

Ramen @ Ramentic

In case you hadn’t noticed, a new ramen shop opened up on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. Ramentic is located in a small nook in the Mode 1 building. Canberrans must really love their ramen, as on Ramentic’s opening day, they sold out of ALL the broth including the portion saved for the weekend! There really […] Read more…