Inner South

The pollieburger experience @ Hoi Polloi

A few of Canberra’s food bloggers were recently invited by the team at newly opened restaurant Hoi Polloi in Old Parliament House to create a new Australian politician-inspired burger (the pollieburger) that would become a permanent addition to the Hoi Polloi menu. The name ‘hoi polloi’ is Greek for ‘the masses’ and is a fitting […] Read more…

The Meat & Wine Co coming soon to Canberra

Weekend lunch @ The Merchant

One lazy warm weekend, J and I were strolling past the Kingston Foreshore looking for lunch. We ended up at The Merchant Café, mainly because we knew they made iced coffees and shakes, and we were after something cold to drink. We were lucky enough to grab the last popular outdoor table underneath the shade […] Read more…

Modern Asian @ XO restaurant

New modern Asian fusion restaurant, XO, has opened at the Narrabundah shops replacing The Artisan. The restaurant is easy to spot with a large artistic mural outside. Taking on the same narrow space as the previous eatery, the inside of XO is surprisingly bright and light. The exposed brick walls have been painted white, there’s […] Read more…

Dining @ Salotto

Replacing The Kennedy Room in Kingston, is newly opened Salotto Bar and Kitchen. By the same owners as Santa Lucia Trattoria down the road, this modern Italian eatery offers the shorter version of Santa Lucia’s menu. You’ll find some tempting starters such as an antipasto platter, arancini balls and zucchini fritters. Pastas are homemade and […] Read more…

Brunch @ Dinner Rush at the Kitchen

V and I recently had brunch at Dinner Rush at the Kitchen located at the Narrabundah shops. Dinner Rush is a local business offering freshly made meals that can be purchased for lunch or dinner from those that do not have the time to cook. It offers nutritious ‘fast’ food where everything is sourced from […] Read more…

Brunch @ Muse

After the recent launch of Joe’s Bar at the East Hotel in Kingston, Muse has opened up nearby. Part book store, part wine bar and part cafe, Muse offers a sleek new hangout all day and night. There was no signage out the front of the East Hotel (yet) so J and I walked in […] Read more…

Truffle Degustation @ Southern Cross Yacht Club

Some friends and I decided to dine at the Southern Cross Yacht Club’s annual truffle degustation dinner that was held about two weeks ago. Price-wise this degustation was a lot cheaper than the rest on offer in Canberra at approximately $90 for 5 courses. The truffle dinner was held in the marquee behind the club […] 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…

5 Course Degustation @ On Red

The restaurant, On Red, is atop Red Hill on the top floor of its shared space with sister restaurant (or brother restaurant) Little Brother.  The building that both restaurants occupy is circular and looks space-age like, very different to the other buildings in Canberra. Its large protruding windows provide diners with an almost 360 degree […] Read more…