Canberra Centre Masthead

Where’s open in Canberra this holiday season

HerCanberra Team

Forget walking the hot streets on New Year’s Day searching in vain for a latte or a last minute lunch option. 

Here’s our comprehensive guide to where is open, closed and has limited hours over the holiday period in Canberra. If your favourite isn’t listed—and you know it’s open—please just drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll add it!

CITY, Braddon + NewActon

AKIBA’s dumplings.

A.Baker

Closed 23 December – 2 January 2. 15 Edinburgh Avenue, New Acton | 6287 6150 | abaker.com.au

AKIBA

Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

40 Bunda St, Civic | 6162 0602 | akiba.com.au

Bar Rochford

Closed 23 December to 8 January.

65 London Circuit, Civic | 6230 6222 | barrochford.com

Barrio Collective Coffee

Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and 2 January. Open 8am to 1pm on 24 December and 31 December, and 8am to 2pm from 26 to 31 December.

28 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | barriocollective.com

BENTSPOKE BREWING CO

Closed Christmas Day.

48/38 Mort Street, Braddon | bentspokebrewing.com.au

Bicicletta

Open throughout.

1/15 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon | 6262 8683 | bicicletta.com.au

Bitten Goodfoods

Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Unit G17, Palko Building, 27 Lonsdale St, Braddon | 6112 8096 | bittengoodfoods.com/goodfoods

Black Market

Closed 24 December t0 15 January

Phillip Law Street, NewActon | bmbar.com.au

BLU GINGER

Closed Christmas Day.

5 Genge Street | 6247 2228 | bluginger.com.au

Bourbon Street Kitchen 

Closed Christmas Day.

121 London Circuit, Canberra City | 0411 880 009 | bourbonstreetkitchen.com.au

Brodburger ANU

Closed 24 December to 14 January

Reunion Village, off University Ave, Acton | pop-up.anu.edu.au

Canberra Centre restaurants & cafés

Canberra Centre is closed on Christmas Day and this includes restaurants and cafes. On New Year’s day they are open from 10am to 4pm and some restaurants and cafes will be open on this day. All cafes and restaurants will be open every other day during the Xmas period.

Bunda Street, Canberra City | 6247 5611 | canberracentre.com.au/eat

Capitol Bar & Grill

Open every day. Closed for lunch on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

QT Canberra | 1 London Circuit, Canberra | 6247 1488 | qthotelsandresorts.com

Catch

Open 11am til late.

19 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | 6247 2636 | facebook.com/catchfishandchips

Chez Frederic

Closed 24 to 26 December, and 31 December to 4 January

14 Lonsdale St, Braddon | 6248 0044 | chezfrederic.com.au

The Cupping Room

Closed 24 December  to 10 January.

13 University Ave, Canberra | 6257 6412 | thecuppingroom.com.au

Eightysix

Closed 24-26 December, reopens 27-31 December, closed 1-2 January. Usual hours for public holidays.

Cnr Eloeura and Lonsdale Street Braddon | 61618686 | eightysix.com.au 

Elemental 

Closed 24 to 26 December and 31 December to 3 January.

30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | 6248 7502 | elementalcafe.com

Elk and Pea

Closed 25 and 26 December and 1-2 January | 21 Lonsdale St, Braddon | 0436 355 732 | elkandpea.com.au

Frugii

Closed Christmas Day and 1 January. They return to standard opening hours on 2 January.

Unit 57, ORI Building, 30 Lonsdale Street Braddon | 0438 366 368 | frugii.com

Grease Monkey

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

19 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | 6174 140 | greasys.com.au

GUS’ PLACE

Closed Christmas Day and 1-2 January.

Shop 8, Garema Arcade, Bunda Street | 6248 5729 | gusplace.com.au

Honkytonks

Closed 24 December  to 7 January.

17 Garema Place, Canberra City | 6262 6968 | drinkhonkytonks.com.au

HOPSCOTCH

Closed 25-26 December, open for regular hours from New Year’s Day.

5 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | 6107 3030 | hopscotchbar.com.au

Kith and Nosh 

Closed 18 to 27 December and 1-2 January

24 Lonsdale St, Braddon | 6170 1352 | kithandnosh.com.au

Kokomo’s

Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

1 Genge St, Canberra | 6171 2092 | kokomos.com.au

LAZY SU

Closed from Christmas Day until 27 December, New Year’s Day until 3 January,  and also closed 7 January.

1/9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | www.lazy-su.com.au    

Les Bistronomes

Closed 25-26 December, open 31 December Tuesday-Saturday 12-2pm and 6-9 pm.

36 Cnr Elouera and Mort St, Braddon | 6248 8119 | lesbistronomes.net

Lucky’s Speakeasy

Closed 24 to 30 December, and 1 to 4 January.

QT Canberra | 1 London Circuit, Canberra | 6267 1270 | qthotelsandresorts.com/canberra/eat-drink/luckys-speakeasy

Marble & Grain

Open throughout holidays, 25 December dinner from 6 pm, breakfast hours during holidays 7-10.30 am.

25 Mort Street, Braddon | 6246 9555 | marbleandgrain.com.au

MOČAN AND GREEN GROUT

Closed 23 December – 2 January, open daily 7 am weekdays and from 8:00 am on Sundays otherwise.

No. 1, 19 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra | 6162 2909 | mocanandgreengroutcom.wordpress.com

Monster Kitchen and Bar

Open throughout.

Ground floor in the Nishi Building, New Acton | 6287 6287 | monsterkitchen.com.au/book

MOOKIE

Closes 24 – 26 December, reopening 27 – 30. Closed 31 December – 1 January, reopening on 2 January.

21 Genge Street, Civic | 6174 4887 | xn--nck7e.co

NATURAL NINE

Open throughout.

Inside Casino Canberra | 21 Binara St, Canberra | natural9.com.au

Parlour

Closed 24 – 26 December and 1-2 January.

16 Kendall Lane, New Acton | 62577325 | parlour.net.au

REDSALT

Open every day.

Inside Crowne Plaza | 1 Binara Street, Canberra | canberra.crowneplaza.com/dining

Rye Cafe

Closed 22 December to 2 January.

9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | 6156 9694 | ryecafe.com.au

Sage

Closed 24 to 30 December, and 1 to 2 January.

Gorman House Arts Centre, Batman St, Braddon | 6249 6050 | sagerestaurant.net.au

Tipsy Bull

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm till late. Closed Sunday 24 December to Wednesday 3 January.

2/5 Lonsdale St, Braddon | 6248 7999 | tipsybull.com.au

TREEHOUSE

Limited times from 22 December and closed 25-27 December.

Sydney Building, 32 Northbourne Avenue | 6162 0906 | treehousebar.com.au

INNER SOUTH

Secret Garden Manuka. Photo by Tim Bean Photography.

1 on One

Closed 22 December until 10 January.

1 Canberra Avenue, Forrest | 1ononeespresso.com.au

38 Espresso

Closed 23 December to 2 January.

Trevillian Quay, Kingston Foreshore |  6162 3027 | facebook.com/38espresso

7th and Bake

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

41 Eastlake Parade, Kingston Foreshore | 6140 7037 | 7thandbake.com.au

Agostinis

Open seven days excluding 25 December. Lunch 12 pm-3 pm, Dinner from 5:30 pm.

69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston | 6178 0048 | agostinis.com.au

Aubergine

Closed 23 December to 10 January, open daily between 7:30 am – 3:30 pm otherwise.

18 Barker Street, Griffith, Canberra | 6260 8666 | aubergine.com.au

Beef & Barley

Closed 24 December – 4 January.

Cnr Eyre st & Kingston Foreshore | 61993366 | beefandbarley.com.au

Bittersweet

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Green Square, Kingston | 6260 7263 | facebook.com/bittersweet.act

Brodburger Fyshwick

Closed 24 December to 2 January.

Capital Brewing Co, Building 3/1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick | capitalbrewing.co

Brodburger Kingston

Closed 24 December to 15 January.

Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston | 6162 0793 | brodburger.com.au

Buvette

Open 25 December – 15 January but only for breakfast between 6:30 am–10:30 am and dinner between 6:00 pm–10:30 pm (Lunch not served during 25 Dec – 15 Jan). Normal trading hours resume after 15 January.

18 National Circuit, Barton | 6163 1818 | buvette.com.au

Chairman and Yip

Closed 24-26 December, 27-30 December lunch 12-2.30pm, dinner 6-10.30pm, closed between 31 December – 15 January.

1 Burbury Close, Barton | 6162 1220 | chairmangroup.com.au/chairmanyip

DOUBLE SHOT

Closed Christmas Day as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

18 Duff Place, Deakin |  6162 2027 | doubleshotdeakin.com.au

EQ CAFE AND LOUNGE

Closed 23 December – 2 January.

70 Kent Street, Deakin | 6161 1666 | eqcafe.com.au

JOE’S BAR

Open with limited hours. Call to confirm.

Inside East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston | 6178 0050 | joesateast.com

La Cantina

Closed 24 December to 1 January.

4 Iluka St, Narrabundah | 6239 5556 | la-cantina.com.au

La Dolce Vita

Closed18-26 December and 1 January.

34 Giles Street, Kingston | 6295 7877 | ldvkingston.com

Molto Italian 

Closed 25 to 28 December, and 1-4 January. Open for dinner only 29-31 December.

155/43 Eastlake Parade, Kingston | 6140 7039 | moltoitalian.com

Muse

Open 24 to 26 December, 31 December and New Year’s Day from 7 am – 12 pm. Muse will also be open on 27 – 29 December and 2 January from 7 am – 2 pm. Regular Trading hours will commence on 3 January.

Cnr Canberra Ave and Giles St, Kingston | 6178 0024 | musecanberra.com.au

ONA on the lawns 

Closed from December 25 – 26 as well as New Year’s Day. Normal hours apply otherwise. 

4 Palmerston Ln, Griffith | onacoffee.com.au/location/ona-manuka

ONA Coffee House Fyshwick

Closed December 24 from 1.30pm and reopens after renovations on 2 January. 

68 Wollongong St, Fyshwick | 6162 3320 | onacoffee.com.au

Ostani Kitchen and Bar

Open daily

18 National Circuit Barton | 6163 1888 | ostani.com.au

Otis

Closed 24-28 December, and 1-2 January.

Jardine Street, Kingston | 6260 6066 | thisisotis.com.au

Remy’s Bakery

Closed 24 December – 10 January.

8 Townsville St, Fyshwick | 6280 6842 | remysbakery.com.au

Ritual

Closed 23 December to 8 January, open daily between 7:30 am – 3:30 pm otherwise.

21 National Circuit Barton 0432 329 390 | ritualbarton.com

Salotto by Santa Lucia

Closed 23 December to 8 January.

25 Kennedy Street, Kingston | 6295 1813 | salottobar.com

Secret Garden Manuka

Closed 25-26 December.

18-26 Furneaux St, Griffith | 6156 9228 | instagram.com/secretgardenmanuka

The Kingston Collective

Closed 25-26 December.

28/6 Trevillian Quay, Kingston | 6170 3844 | thekingstoncollective.com.au

Urban Pantry

Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

5 Bougainville Street, Manuka | 6162 3556 | urbanpantrymanuka.com.au

Vincent 

Closed 23 December to 9 January.

Macquarie Street, Barton | 6273 7773 | vincentrestaurant.com.au

Walt and Burley

Closed on Christmas Day, otherwise, open 11 am -late daily, public holidays dinner between 7.30pm-12am.

70/17 Eastlake Parade, Kingston | 6239 6648 | waltandburley.com.au

Wild Duck

Limited times on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, closed 26 – 27 December, dinner only 28 December to 31 December, closed 1 January until 8 January.

Shop 77-78/71 Giles Street Kingston | 6232 7997 | wild-duck.com.au

XO

Closed between 24 December and 15 January.

16 Iluka St, Narrabundah | 6295 9696 | xo-restaurant.com.au

INNER NORTH

The Swedish and Hell’s Kitchen from BAKED. Image: Emma Macdonald.

AINSLIE FOOTBALL CLUB

Open every day.

 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie | 6248 8422 | ainsliegroup.com.au

Baked

Closed 25-26 December and 1 January.

36 Crn Elouera and Mort St, Braddon | bakedonmort.com.au

EDGAR’S INN

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and 1-2 January.

1 Edgar Street, Ainslie | 6257 5488 | edgarsinn.com.au  

Duck’s Nuts

Closed 23 December to 3 January.

Woolley Street, Dickson | 6230 7675 | ducksnuts.net.au

Highroad

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Closed for dinner: Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve. Normal hours otherwise. 

1 Woolley St, Dickson | 6181 7799 | highrd.com.au

Lanterne Rooms

Closed 24 to 26 December and 31 December to 15 January.

3/16 Blamey Pl, Campbell | 6249 6889 | chairmangroup.com.au/lanterne_rooms

Pialligo Estate

Open until 4pm on 24 December. Closed 25 December until 5 January.

18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo | 6247 6060 | thepialligoestate.com.au

Round

Closed 24-26 December and 31 December to 2 January. Open 27-30 December from 4:30pm – 9pm. Returning to ordinary hours from 3 January.

Unit 8, 28 Challis Street, Dickson, ACT | 02 6199 0022 | pizzaallround.com.au

Teddy Picker’s

Closed on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Open every other day 8am to 2pm, subject to change.

65 Constitutional Avenue, Campbell | teddypickers.com.au

The Duxton

Closed Christmas Day.

THE LOFT

Closed New Year’s Eve.

CNR Sargood and Macpherson St, O’Connor | 6162 0799 | theduxton.com.au/contact

The Pedlar

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day as well as New Year’s Day.

65 Constitution Ave, Campbell | 5110 5929 | thepedlar.com.au

BELCONNEN

A selection of Ricardo’s dishes. Image: Tess Godkin.

HaHa Bar 

Closed from 24 December to 4 January.

102 Emu Bank, Belconnen | 6251 6110 | hahabar.com.au

Little Oink

Christmas Eve extended opening until 3:00 pm. Closed 25-26 December and 1-5 January.

22 Cook Place, Cook | 6251 2688 | littleoink.com.au

Ricardo’s

Closed Christmas Day until 2 January, open daily 12:00 pm till late.

Jamison Plaza, 1/1 Bowman St, Macquarie | 6251 2666 | ricardoscafe.com

Turkish Pide House

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day as well as New Year’s Day. Otherwise normal trading hours.

2 Lawry Pl, Macquarie | 6251 3325 | turkishpidebelconnen.com.au

WODEN + WESTON CREEK

No. 10 Restaurant + Bar. Image: Martin Ollman.

No. 10 Restaurant and Bar

Closed between 24 December and 8 January, reopens for usual trade on 9 January.

10 Bowes Street Woden | 6108 4958 | number10restaurantandbar.com

Au Lac

Open normal trading hours throughout the Christmas period.

Shop G90A Corinna Street, Phillip | 6281 2288  | aulac-restaurant.com.au

Canberra Southern Cross Club (Woden)

Open 9am to 4am every day.

92-96 Corinna Street, Woden | 6283 7200|  cscc.com.au/woden

Chinese Kitchen Dumpling House

Closed 25 December, and 31 December to 3 January. Open all other days, normal trading hours.

Corinna Street, Woden | 6260 4888 | chinesekitchencanberra.com.au

Flavours of India

Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January.  Open all other days, normal trading hours.

Corinna Street, Woden | 6260 5441 | flavoursofindia.com.au

Grill’d

Open 11am to 8pm 24 December, closed 25 and 26 December. Open 10am – 10pm, 31 December and 1 January. Open all other days, normal trading hours.

Westfield Woden, Ground Floor, Bradley Street, Woden | 6260 5111 | grilld.com.au

Hellenic Club (Woden)

Open from 9am to 4am, seven days. Closed from midnight 24 December and closed Christmas Day.

Matilda Street, Woden | 6281 0899 | hellenicclub.com.au/woden

Rashay’s

Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Open all other days, normal trading hours.

Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Woden | 13000 13000 | rashays.com

The Mawson Club

Open 9am to 4am every day.

45 Heard Street, Mawson | 6286 1600 | mawsonclub.com.au

The Meating Room

Closed 24 December to 2 January.

45 Liardet Street, Weston Creek | 6288 6328 | meatingroom.com.au

Space Kitchen

Closed 24 December to 1 January. Reopening Tuesday 2 January at 7:30am.

Furzer Street, Woden | 6281 6668 | space-kitchen.com.au

Turkish Pide House

Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January.  Open all other days, normal trading hours.

97-99 Corinna Street, Woden | 6260 3016 | turkishpidehousewoden.com.au

Vietnam House

Closed 25 and 26 December. Open for lunch, 11am to 3pm on 31 December, Closed 1 January. Open all other days, normal trading hours.

92 Corinna Street, Woden | 6282 0288 | facebook.com/Vietnam-House

GUNGAHLIN

Cocktails at Casey Jones Gastropub.

Casey Jones Gastropub

Closed Christmas Day.

Kingsland Parade, Casey | 6253 8961 | caseyjones.pub

Gungahlin Lakes Club

Open throughout.

110 Gundaroo Drive | 6242 6283 | gungahlinlakes.com

Sunday in Canberra

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Year’s Day. Also closed for a family holiday from 8 to 20 January.

54 Ernest Cavanagh Street, Gungahlin | 6179 4591 | facebook.com/pg/sundayincanberra

Tinker Tailor

Open every day except for Christmas Day.

15 Kingsland Parade, Dasey | facebook.com/tinkertailorcasey

THE DISTRICT

Closed Christmas Day.

56 Abena Ave, Crace |  6174 3147 |  thedistrict.com.au

YOUNG AND FRISKY

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day as well as New Year’s Day.
The Marketplace, Gungahlin Place West and Efkarpidis Street | 6171 6257 |  youngandfrisky.com.au

TUGGERANONG

Chisholm Vikings

Closed Christmas Day. Open New Year’s Eve from 10 am until 2 am.

Champs Bistro, Benham Street, Chisholm | 62090200 | vikings.com.au/chisholm

Common Grounds

Closed 24 December to 12 January.

Jeffries Street, Gowrie | 6291 7412 | facebook.com/CommonGroundsGowrie

Erindale Vikings

Open Christmas Day from 11 am to 3 pm and New Year’s Eve from 10 am untill 4 am.

The Cookery Bistro and Grill | 6 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa | 6121 2100 | vikings.com.au/erindale-2

Tuggeranong Town Centre Vikings

Open Christmas Day from 11 am to 3 pm and New Year’s Eve from 10 am till 3 am.

BaaMoo Bistro and Grill | Crn Athllon Drive and Rowland Rees Cres., Greenway | 62086300 | vikings.com.au/town-centre

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Feature image: Secret Garden Manuka by Tim Bean Photography

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