Inner North

Dinner @ Wilbur’s Cafe

A friend and I caught up for dinner one night at Wilbur’s Cafe Bar in Hackett. Located at the Hackett shops, you get an immediate pub-vibe when walking through the door with TV screens playing the latest game in the front room. The back room is a tad dark, mainly because of the dark grey […] Read more…

French dining @ Les Bistronomes (Braddon)

New French restaurant Les Bistronomes has opened up where Delissio’s used to be in Braddon. Head Chef Clement Chauvin started out working in two-Michelin Star restaurants in France, moved to London to work in one of Gordon Ramsey’s restaurants and made the move to Canberra to work at Sage, Waters Edge and a short consultancy […] Read more…

All you can eat @ Yummy Chinese BBQ

Yummy Chinese BBQ in Acton offers all you can eat BBQ and steam boat / hot pot for $35 per person. This does not include drinks. There are 2 sittings – 5pm or 7pm. A 2 hour time limit for all you can eat goodness. We made a 7pm booking on Monday night. The place […] Read more…

Weekend brunch @ Black Fire

After my first visit to Black Fire for lunch last weekend, a group of friends and I went back to try out the breakfast menu. It’s been updated slightly since last weekend so here’s another shot of the breakfast menu below. Our lovely waitress also mentioned the breakfast special of the day, an intriguing snapper […] Read more…

Dinner @ Mr Shabu Shabu

I first dined at Mr Shabu Shabu in New Acton about 3 years ago and remembered it was a good cheap meal. I went back with some friends for a pre-show dinner and knew I’d want another shabu shabu as it was a freezing night. Shabu shabu is a dish of thinly sliced meat and […] Read more…

First look @ Black Fire (Braddon)

I’d been eagerly waiting for Black Fire Restaurant in Braddon to open its doors. Specialising in authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, the dinner and dessert menu was up on the website before the restaurant was even open causing me some serious hunger pangs. Located on Mort Street in the Habitat apartment complex (next to the […] Read more…

Lunch @ Vitis Eatery Braddon

Vitis Eatery opened up in Braddon a few weeks ago taking over what was O’stratos on Lonsdale Street. The restaurant is open and spacious with bi-fold windows at the front that open up for diners sitting at the bar area to look out onto the street. Cage-like fencing surrounds the bar and is filled with […] Read more…

Visiting the Monster @ Monster Kitchen and Bar

Newly named restaurant in Hotel Hotel, Monster Kitchen and Bar, recently opened its full fledged restaurant. My first visit here was back in March before a name was given to the hotel’s bar and lounge area. You may know that Hotel Hotel recently got voted Best Boutique Hotel in Australia by Gourmet Traveller in its […] Read more…

First look @ Dessert Castle

All Canberra sweet-lovers were aflutter when it was announced that Dessert Castle was opening up at the University Lodge in Acton. I have a massive sweet-tooth and could easily swap an entree out for another dessert, or just have dessert for dinner. I was lucky enough to head to Dessert Castle’s launch on Friday night. […] Read more…

Opening night @ Bentspoke Brewing Company

The highly anticipated double-storey microbrewery, Bentspoke Brewing Company, had its opening yesterday at 11am. Co-owned by former head brewer at the Wig and Pen, Richard Watkins, a crowd of Canberra beer lovers were there for opening day/night. Located in the Habitat apartment complex in Braddon, I could see a queue outside at 5.30pm as I […] Read more…