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Dinner @ Pod Food

Some friends and I dined at Pod Food a few weeks ago for dinner using a Livingsocial voucher which discounted our 5 course degustation to about $60 per person. The last time I was there was for a 4 course breakfast so it’s been a while since I’ve sampled their non-breakfast items. We were seated […] Read more…

Breakfast @ Pialligo Estate Garden Pavilions

After my experience at the launch of the Pialligo Estate Garden Pavilions late last year, I was keen to go back to try out the newly introduced breakfast menu. Michelle of HerCanberra and I made a breakfast date last week to check it out. We walked past and peeked into Pialligo Estate’s second kitchen in […] Read more…

Bookplate @ the National Library of Australia

My friend and I met up for lunch at Bookplate in the National Library. I hadn’t been to Bookplate in about 5 years but knew that it had been revamped in the last year or two. The menu has certainly been updated with some trendy items for lunch such as baos and chimichanga. For breakfast, […] Read more…

Brunch @ Double Shot

Having meant to go back sooner, I realised it had been over a year since my last visit to Double Shot in Deakin. I finally returned to Double Shot last week, during the Christmas/New Year shut down period, as it was one of the few eateries that remained open in Canberra. The menu had so […] Read more…

New menu @ Walt and Burley

A friend had her birthday lunch at Walt and Burley on the Kingston Foreshore. It had been a while since I’d dined here and I noticed a brand new menu. Since I wanted dessert, I decided to order the pulled confit duck salad ($28) as my main. The salad was really just rocket. A LOT […] Read more…

Lunch @ Porch and Parlour Bondi

My family recently visited the east coast for the first time. After showing them around Canberra, I took them to Sydney and we went to see the Sculptures by the Sea at Bondi. While in Bondi, I took the opportunity to go to Porch and Parlour for lunch as I’ve had it on my list of […] Read more…

Garden Pavilions are open @ Pialligo Estate Farmhouse

A group of us Canberra foodbloggers were invited to Pialligo Estate Farmhouse to enjoy its garden pavilions which officially opened two weekends ago. The garden pavilions (you can’t miss them outside the main farmhouse restaurant) fit around 20-25 people and can be booked if you have a special function or occasion. Two pavilions can be […] Read more…

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…

8 course tasting menu @ Biota Dining

A friend’s wedding was held near Bowral NSW which provided an opportunity to check out Biota Dining. Some friends and I went there for lunch. Biota offers either a 5 course ($125) or 8 course ($175) tasting menu which is changed seasonally. We decided it was perfectly reasonable to indulge and chose the 8 course […] Read more…

Just Feed Me Dave @ Pistachio Dining

Some friends and I took advantage of a Livingsocial deal at Pistachio Dining where we received the ‘Just Feed Me Dave’ degustation for about $30 per person. It is usually about $65 per person so this was a real bargain. The last time I was at Pistachio was in early 2014 and I remembered liking […] Read more…