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What to eat at The Commons 2017

Warning: Reading this editorial will make you hungry. Perhaps even hangry. That’s because from 30 November, Canberra’s ultimate ‘feastival’ is on again in Commonwealth Park – and this year, it’s bigger than ever. The Commons Street Feast is an 11-day bonanza of food, drinks, music, entertainment, trivia, cocktails, personal butlers, giant lawn games and more […]

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Bollywood Masala: still heavenly

When a new Indian restaurant opened 14 years ago in Dickson, I remember being asked to review it for The Canberra Times. Bollywood Masala quickly became my favourite place, and I still recall my very first experience of their Bollywood Dahl. At the time I described it as “Heaven in a Bucket” – a rich […]

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20+ pram friendly cafes for the coffee snob

Let’s face it: when you’re a parent, caffeine is a necessity. But once you’ve got a little one in tow, the cafe experience becomes a little less effortless. Suddenly, there’s so many more things to consider than if you’re going to order a medium or large size cup: is the pram going to fit, or […]

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88mph AKA 80s heaven now open

As a child of the 90s, I never got to experience the colour, attitude and hair (so much hair) of the 80s.  But spending the last couple of years in the HerCanberra office with three women who lived through the thick of it have convinced me that I definitely missed out on something. Not to fear […]

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Clementine: A regional delight

Canberrans don’t need much excuse for a road trip. With award-winning wineries, boutique providores and charming small towns at our fingertips, there’s every reason to hit the road for a culinary day trip this summer. One such reason is Yass restaurant Clementine, which was opened by culinary power couple Brooke and Adam Bantock in 2015 […]

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A Champagne pop-up bar is on its way!

Get ready Canberra! The House of Bubbles celebrated that delightful drink called Champagne at a recent event at Albert Hall, launching a new business concept: a pop-up Champagne bar which will soon be here to surround you with all things bubbly. When the Champagne pop up van appears around the lake in early December, you will […]

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Five minutes with culinary legend Donna Hay

Donna Hay is more than a household name in Australia – she’s a food whisperer. From the simple pleasures of her eponymous and Fresh + Light magazines to her 25 award-winning cookbooks, Donna sparks inspiration in even the most reluctant home cooks. So it’s fitting that she will be headlining the launch of Canberra Centre’s […]

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Kickstarter campaign kicks off Sasa’s global coffee mission

Coffee guru Sasa Sestic continues his mission to help the coffee growing farms and communities through his new book The Coffee Man: Journal of a World Barista Champion. Since bursting onto the scene in 2015 when he won the World Barista Championship, the journey of Sasa, and his team from ONA Coffee has been nothing […]

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First Look: Passiontree Velvet

Just when you thought the Canberra Centre’s Monaro Mall could give no more… The chic, airy Beauty Precinct in Canberra Centre’s new Monaro Mall might be a somewhat unexpected place for brunch, but it makes more sense than you’d think. In a space focused on curating boutique retailers to bring together the best of Canberra […]

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There are picnics and then there are Schmicnics

As the days get longer, there’s never been a better time to enjoy the outdoors. And like the foodies we are, Canberrans are sure to supplements their adventures with all manner of delicious treats. From a gourmet hamper for two through to fully catered and styled picnic parties for large groups, there’s a picnic option for every occasion, […]

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