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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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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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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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First Look: The Cookery

Steak, chicken schnitzel and…baked brie? It’s not what you’d expect to find on a bistro menu at your local social club, but it’s what you’ll find in The Cookery at the newly-refurbished Erindale Vikings. You might not expect to find the HerCanberra team there either, but there’s no room for snobbery where delicious food is […]

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2017’s new places to eat + drink

Since January, around 70 restaurants, cafés and bars have opened around Canberra. And while we’re not sure to be excited or alarmed, as a community service we’ve compiled them all here. The Lists The latest places to eat in Canberra. 20+ new places to eat 10 new places to eat Eight new places to eat […]

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First taste: native-Australian x Chinese menu at Natural Nine.  

We turned up dressed to the nines, we ate for the sixes and sipped on number one wine.   Earlier in the year, Natural Nine switched up their menu to Pop Chinese, a term they dubbed to denote their modern take on traditional Chinese cookery. Now they’re switching up their Asian heritage even further, with the incorporation of native-Australian ingredients.   […]

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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.  And now Mookie is open—and we had the first taste. Firstly, however, a word about the interior. If you’ve read our First Look piece, you’ll remember that Jaye wanted the interior to look more like […]

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Review: Breakfast at The Duxton

Canberra is spoilt for breakfast options. With a new place popping up every five minutes, it’s hard to know where to get consistently good food, decent serving sizes, and a price that won’t have you seeing red (especially if you’re an avid avocado toast fan—and who isn’t?). Well, this makes it easy… The Duxton at […]

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Review: Darbar

Lonsdale Street in Braddon has the reputation of being one of Canberra’s favourite foodie strips. But there’s one place along there that you may not have heard of—and that means you’ve been missing out. I’m talking about Darbar, an Indian restaurant tucked away in the Mode 3 building. I’d heard about Darbar from a friend […]

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Braddon’s latest foodie catch

Something fishy is going on in Lonsdale Street, Braddon. And we have trawled our contacts and cast out our nets in order to hook you a scoop. OK, enough with the fishing analogies. Yes, it’s a fish and chip shop. That much was obvious from the hoardings outside. But this new venture – the brainchild […]

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