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Your Italian escape is just four hours away

Escape to North Eastern Victoria this November for gnocchi and prosecco in the sunshine. ‘The Italian Spirit’ is the tagline of the King Valley, nestled in North Eastern Victoria, and for good reason too. The King Valley’s unique climate and high elevation (up to 800m) were recognised by Italian migrants in the 1940s for their […]

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12 things to eat at the Murrumbateman Moving Feast

One of the highlights of the foodie spring calendar, The Murrumbateman Moving Feast, is on again. Over one delicious long weekend, from 30 September until Monday 2 October, the makers of Murrumbateman and the surrounds will come together to create a food crawl like no other. If you’ve been living under a vino-deprived rock, Murrumbateman […]

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Australian Chef of the Year goes to OTIS’ Damian Brabender

On Monday night, Executive Chef and owner of OTIS Dining Hall, Damian Brabender, won Australian Chef of the Year at the AHA National Awards for Excellence. A veteran of the Canberra fine dining scene, Damian is thrilled with the accolade. “I see it as an acknowledgment for sticking to my philosophy throughout my career and not changing with […]

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First Taste: Mookie

We’ve been incredibly excited to get our hands on Mookie’s Americano-Japanese fare since we chatted to owner Jaye Min back in July.  Today, was the day. While Mookie doesn’t open officially until Thursday next week, Jaye kindly opened up the cladding to allow us a sneaky peek at their menu. Firstly, however, a word about […]

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It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: Canberra’s best happy hours

With the plethora of new restaurants, bars and cafes opening up in Canberra, we’ve become one of the go to cities for unique and exciting ways to be social. But being social can have a pretty steep price tag if you’re shaking off the week and heading out on crucial party nights like Fridays and […]

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Handmade Market a place for feasting

Stretchy pants are advised next weekend. As the Handmade Markets celebrates all things beautiful, locally-made and handcrafted, it is also increasingly becoming a destination for a pig out. Yes, a few hours of purposeful grazing in the Gourmet Food Hall can be part of your Handmade Market experience on September 16 and 17. Start the […]

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30+ new places to eat in Canberra.

Forget the stretchy pants. Find yourself a kaftan. You’re gonna need it. We’ve rounded up more than 30 (count ’em) new places to eat in Canberra. A-DOUGH-ME Donuts, muffins and cronuts – oh my! Brand new doughnut pop-up, A-Dough-Me will be stocking delicious baked goods shipped fresh from Sydney. Butter Boy (AKA Nutorious) will be […]

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A Civic bar will be Australia’s first Augmented Reality venue

This Friday 8 September, Canberra’s own video gaming bar, ‘Reload Bar and Games’, will become Australia’s first augmented reality (AR) enabled hospitality venue. Tucked into the Sydney building facing Northbourne Avenue, Reload Bar‘s launch event will offer patrons hands on AR demonstrations featuring Microsoft Hololens and mobile AR. The world was introduced to “augmented reality” […]

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Deliveroo brings home the bacon this weekend

Deliveroo celebrates International Bacon Day with a three-day bacon bash Bacon lovers, rejoice! To celebrate International Bacon Day on Saturday 2 September, Deliveroo is treating Australians to the ultimate bacon offering across the weekend by introducing Deliveroo’s Ode to Bacon. The on-demand food delivery service is offering exclusive bacon dishes from over 30 selected restaurant […]

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What Goes Up

Our growing appetite for eating-out experiences in Canberra has given rise to new dining precinct, new industry players, and new concepts in food and wine. A boon for punters, with more choice than ever before, Tiffany Bonasera speaks with industry insiders about whether the restaurant boom is sustainable in the capital.  ~ Socrates Kochinos has […]

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