Inner South

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…

Italian fare @ Joe’s Bar

* I dined as a guest of Joe’s Bar, however all opinions are my own. I was kindly invited to try out the newly opened Joe’s Bar located at the East Hotel in Kingston, where Ox Eatery is also situated. Owned by brother and sister duo, Dan and Dion Bisa, who also run East Hotel, […] Read more…

Dinner @ Mecca Bah

A friend held her birthday dinner at Mecca Bah in Manuka. I had been to Mecca Bah twice before (pre-blogging days), but had never been that impressed with it. Offering Middle Eastern, Turkish and Moroccan cuisine, there is quite a lot of variety on the menu. There are so many patterns and textures that decorate […] Read more…

Italian @ Locale Pizzeria (Deakin)

In the suburb of Deakin, a new Italian pizzeria has made huge waves in the community. Locale Pizzeria is a small sophisticated bar and pizzeria offering wood-fired pizzas, authentic Italian pastas, charcuterie boards and classic Italian desserts like tiramisu. The pizzeria takes up one small corner of the Deakin shops next door to the popular […] Read more…

Lunch @ Urban Pantry

I hadn’t been back to Urban Pantry in a looong time so it was time to go back and check it out. I remembered Urban Pantry in Manuka as being packed on weekends and it is still the case. J and I walked in and stood around for a while waiting to be seated. It […] Read more…