MEJ Masthead

Hungry? Best value feasts in Canberra

Kristen Kipouropoulos

Sometimes, you just want to try a bit of everything…

To solve this dining dilemma, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of our favourite, must try, great-value feasts in the capital.

Ranging from generously curated menus to ‘all you can eat’ options, every taste will be accounted for, and no tummy will be left unsatisfied.

OTIS DINING HALL, KINGSTON

The old-world wood-panelled interiors and dimly lit ambience of this Kingston establishment beckon you indoors for an exclusive offer. Until the end of June, OTIS Dining Hall is presenting an all you can eat experience for just $80. For the seafood lover, we recommend starting with Pacific oysters with chilli, lime and ginger. Then, warm up with their pepper steak, and finish with their whiskey crème caramel topped with smoked sea salt.

Want more? Truffles will make a star appearance in some dishes, and some exclusive ‘off the menu’ surprises will also be on offer.

Available from Tuesday to Friday until the end of June at OTIS Dining Hall, Kingston | Reservations can be made via their website

AKIBA, CITY


Be transported to the lights of Tokyo. For $49 per head, AKIBA’s ‘Feed Me’ menu is an eight-course curated feast of their most popular offerings. Start with kingfish sashimi, enjoy a pork belly bun, and hit that sweet spot with the Japanese-Australian fusion dessert of lemon tofu cheesecake with ANZAC crumb and pandan jelly. Pair your meal with one of AKIBA’s signature cocktail creations because their drinks menu is certainly not to be neglected.

Available for lunch and dinner every day at AKIBA | Reservations can be made via their website

PIALLIGO ESTATE, PIALLIGO

Warm up in Pialligo Estate’s gorgeous pavilions with their Autumn Harvest Special. Think mouthwatering tender beef cheeks, fresh Mount Cook Salmon or a warming mushroom risotto. Enjoy one course for $29 or two courses for $49 including an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage on arrival. You can even add dessert for $10. A luxe way to break up the workday or to celebrate something (or someone) special.

Available for lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 pm – 2.30 pm at Pialligo Estate | Reservations can be made via their website

KUSINA, WESTON CREEK

For a relaxed vibe on the southside, head to Kusina on a Monday night for their ‘Monday Madness’ special – a $26 ‘all you can eat’ dinner of modern Filipino delights. Choose from either the ‘Fill me fry up’ or ‘Gorge from the grill’ offering, where each platter is served with unlimited rice, papaya salad and soft drink. Make sure to be quick on this offer, as Kusina are set to be closing their doors some time around June, with the exact date to still be announced.

Available Mondays at Kusina Restaurant, Weston Creek | Reservations can be made via their website

BUVETTE BISTRO AND WINE BAR, BARTON

If morning is more your speed, consider a Petit Feast at Buvette Bistro and Wine Bar. Showcasing local and high quality produce, their carefully selected Sunday brunch spread is on offer for only $50 per head. Slow down the pace and be whisked away to France as you enjoy a platter of savouries, charcuterie and cheeses, and indulgent desserts. Pair with a glass of wine, or choose to treat yourself with $20 bottomless mimosas and selection of daytime cocktails.

Available from 11.30 am- 2.30 pm every Sunday at Buvette Bistro and Wine Bar, Hotel Realm, Barton | Reservations can be made via their website

EIGHTYSIX, BRADDON

#banoffee #ontonight

A post shared by eightysix restaurant (@eateightysix) on

Known for its electric atmosphere and exceptional sharing-plate menu, Eightysix is a must-try for every Canberra foodie. For $90 per head, you can order as much off of their menu as you please. We highly recommend the fried chicken with kewpie and sriracha sauce, the pumpkin and mascarpone tortellini with sage and burnt butter, and the banoffee pie. Delicious.

Available for dinner every night, 6pm-late at Eightysix, Braddon. Reservations can be made via their website.

user

Kristen Kipouropoulos

Kristen is a student at ANU, studying Commerce and International Relations. Born and raised in Melbourne, she's a passionate Canberra-convert, who takes any chance to boast to her friends back home about the capital. When she's not cramming for exams you can catch her rock climbing, playing double bass, and perfecting her winged liner. More about the Author

Denman W18 Leaderboard