New Acton

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Brunch @ Mocan and Green Grout

Mocan and Green Grout in Acton is a favourite coffee destination for inner city office workers, students, hipsters and weekend brunchers. I often find a queue of people waiting for a table or take away coffee. I hadn’t been back to dine in for years so I got up early one weekday morning to have […] Read more…

Lunch @ Bicicletta

I hadn’t been back to Bicicletta in years, and caught up with a friend a few months ago for lunch. I’m glad they offered an undercover outdoor area as it was one of the hotter summer days in Canberra. For lunch, Bicicletta offer pastas, pizzas, salads and some antipasti plates. The dinner menu is more […] Read more…

High Tea @ Parlour Wine Room

Parlour Wine Room has introduced high tea on weekends for $45 per person. High tea is available on Saturday (morning and afternoon sessions) and Sunday (11am session only). A glass of sparkling wine is included in the price as well as tea and coffee. Since I don’t drink, I asked if I could swap the […] Read more…

‘The One’ and other food vendors @ Westside

*I dined as a guest of The One, however all opinions are my own. I was contacted by Tom Luxton, co-owner of the newest food stall to open at Westside Acton Park, to try out their popular dishes on offer. The One offers a variety of pressed buns, Thai tacos and soon chicken wings once […] Read more…

Food outings @ Monster Kitchen & Bar

A friend and I caught up at Monster Kitchen & Bar one weekend for brunch. I hadn’t been to Monster since mid last year. It’s changed a little bit with the addition of a new ‘wing’ on the left hand side at the top of the stairs. There seems to be a few sitting areas […] Read more…

Dinner @ Parlour Wine Room

My friend’s hens night started at Parlour Wine Room in New Acton. I’d previously only dined at Parlour for lunch and was very keen to go back and try the sharing plate menu for dinner. We started off with drinks. I asked for a mojito mocktail (don’t remember the cost) while the others shared the […] Read more…

$16 lunch special @ Parlour Wine Room

I took an extra day off during one of the long weekends and decided to meet up with my partner for lunch at Parlour Wine Room. This was my first time there. We were greeted by a waiter at the front and were welcome to pick any table we wanted. Stepping inside, you can’t help […] 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…

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…