casual dining

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…

iPho beef pho

Lunch @ iPho

iPho in Garema Place has opened up a second restaurant of the same name on the corner of Marcus Clarke and Rudd Street. This is great news given the limited amount of seating available at the Garema Place eatery. I’ve been to the new iPho twice now for lunch mainly because the Garema Place eatery […] Read more…

The Duxton breakfast

Breakfast @ The Duxton

*I was kindly invited to dine courtesy of The Duxton, however all opinions are my own. The Duxton in O’Connor recently introduced its weekend breakfast service, and we were invited to check them out. With so many new hipster places popping up around town, The Duxton wanted to focus on the breakfast classics with big […] Read more…

B-One teriyaki chicken

$12 cheap lunch @ B-One Korean

The last time I dined at B-One Korean Restaurant in the city was probably 6 years ago. I’ve strolled past so many times and had been meaning to go back. After near the 100th time of passing by their advertised cheap $12 lunch specials, I finally walked in to try it out again. There were […] Read more…

Buddha's Kitchen Co box

Buddha’s Kitchen Co – Canberra

I was invited to sample a box of goodies by Buddha’s Kitchen Co, however all opinions are my own. Buddha’s Kitchen Co was established in June 2016, and has been supplying Canberra with various bagels, schmears and banana breads. A lot of the products are vegan and I’m told that this is purely because vegan […] Read more…