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16+ New Places to Eat in Canberra

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Whether they’re new on the block or a revamped reveal, we’ve got the scoop on all thing’s food and drink!

The Mile High Club

Civic’s newest nightspot, located at the tippity top of Zoo Bar (formerly Uni Pub), will open later this month with not one, but two opening parties.

With white and neon interiors, a garden terrace and plenty of personality, we can’t wait to find out what The Mile High Club has in store for Canberra.

Cnr London Circuit and University Avenue | @milehighclub_cbr

The Pop Inn

Canberra’s favourite on-the-move wine bar has recently unveiled a new look in celebration of their COVID-safe fourth birthday.

Setting up in gorgeous spots around Canberra, guests experience the perfect combination of local wine, snacks and scenery—perfect for a sunny afternoon catch up!

With an upcoming event in Kingston’s Bowen Park on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February, it’s a great opportunity to get amongst the live entertainment and games, with a cheeky side of wine and cheese.

Bowen Park, Kingston | thepopinn.com

Vietnam House (Woden)

If authentic Vietnamese food is what you’ve been craving, then new Vietnam House owner Mai and her family have got you covered.

Nestled within Westfield Woden’s dining precinct, the fresh menu allows you to grab and run or settle in for the full experience.

Don’t you worry—all your favourites are still ready and waiting. From rice paper rolls and phò, to sugar cane juice and Vietnamese iced coffee, Mai’s personal touch certainly shakes things up a bit.

Woden Dining, Corinna Street Westfield Woden | @vietnam_house_woden

Super Bao (Verity Lane Market)

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We sure do have some ‘super’ news…Super Bao has opened their second location within Civic’s Verity Lane Market, the only place to get your hand-made bao fix!

Mouth-watering, soft, fluffy buns, full of Asian flavours, will now be offered in a more streamlined kitchen setup, without compromising on taste or quality.

Verity Lane Market’s unique concept is the perfect space for Super Bao to expand Canberra’s favourite street food, including Korean fried chicken wings, lobster spring roll and popcorn chicken…yes please!

Verity Lane Market | superbao.com.au

Brew Nation (City)

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Under new management in the historic Sydney Building, this inner-city craft beer hangout has recently had a little spruce up, with Brew Nation’s eclectic design gracing the bar walls and our eyes!

With over 80 beers on offer—from sours to IPA’s, lagers to bitters, ales to pilsners—you’re guaranteed to find a brew (or three) to take your fancy. While it’s fully dedicated to the culture of beer, Brew Nation is a short stroll to the ever so popular Verity Lane Market.

Whether you’re a beer fanatic at heart or just looking for a good time, Brew Nation is accessible for all, providing guests with a high-grade experience in an easy-going setting.

102 Alinga Street, Sydney Building | brewnation.com.au

The Haig Park Village Markets (Braddon)

Setting up every Sunday in Braddon’s beautiful Haig Park, stallholders get to bring a piece of farm-to-table-life to city living with plenty of fresh produce, flowers and, of course, snacks!

Not only do you get to stock up on all your greens and artisanal breads for the week, but also creates a place to come together as a community and catch-up over all things local.

With only a few markets under their belt already, there’s sure to be a mix of regular and new stallholders each week from 8 am – 2 pm.

Lonsdale and Girrahween Streets, Braddon | haigparkvillagemarkets.com.au

Yaki Boi (Braddon)

 

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Taking the place of Chaki Chaki overlooking over Lonsdale Street from the top of the ORI building, Yaki Boi’s menu displays Japanese fusion food at its best—think burgers, pizza, cocktails.

Top it all off with stunning views across Braddon and rooftop vibes.

ORI Building, 72/30 Lonsdale Street | instagram.com/yaki.boi

Knightsbridge Penthouse (Braddon)

Knighty fans will be pleased to know that the good old favourite, Knightsbridge Penthouse, has returned to the streets of Braddon, with its signature silver panelled doors and theme nights.

The familiar assortment of leather couches and upholstered chairs, Edison bulb pendant lights and colourful posters along the bathroom hallway will make you feel right at home as those drinks keep coming.

Continuing with that nostalgia trend, the appearance of DJs on Friday and Saturday nights will be sure to provide that same unique vibe, with all your favourites, just with a new address.

26 Mort Street, Braddon | facebook.com/knightsbridgepenthouse

Paranormal Wines (Campbell)

There’s nothing scary about an abundance of organic and natural wines and experimenting beyond your usual taste buds at Campbell’s newest wine destination—Paranormal Wines, the perfect place to enjoy a good drop.

Headed by hospitality guru and wine expert Max Walker, you’ll be sure to find something you love in this industrial setting with a chic twist.

The menu expands its selection of gourmet staples to enhance your experience, featuring a selection of local and abroad condiments, bread, cold meats, cheese and you guessed it, more wine! There’s even a shop attached.

27/6 Provan Street, Campbell | paranormalwines.com

Al Manoosh (Mawson)

Mawson is well-known as the home of excellent food on the southside—and its newest offering is no exception.

Offering authentic Lebanese cuisine—especially of the baked variety—Al Manoosh offers breakfast, baked goodness and takeaway options. Delicious.

47 Mawson Place, Mawson | @al_manoosh_

Bootleg (City)

Stepping into the spotlight and replacing Lola’s on Bunda Street, Bootleg is the ideal spot for that little pick-me-up. Known for its delish cocktails and bar snacks, you might just be enticed to try it out…

The dark interior and mood lighting certainly gives a speakeasy feel with a side of southern charm—perfect for that special date or girl’s night out.

50 Bunda Street, Canberra | bootlegcanberra.com.au

Stonehouse (Amaroo)

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Perched within the comforts of suburban living, you’ll find that family-friendly tavern atmosphere you’ve been searching for.

Offering loads of your pub favourites and plenty of beers on tap, there’s bound to be something on the menu for everyone.

Whether you’re sitting inside or outside amongst the leafy surrounds, there’s a wholesome atmosphere entrancing all who visit.

12 Pioneer Street, Amaroo | facebook.com/StonehouseAmaroo

Asian Taste (Mawson)

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Malaysian deliciousness awaits you at Asian Taste X, with staple dishes like Nasi Lemak, Hainan Chicken Rice and Kuala Lumpur pan noodles.

Don’t want to leave the couch? They do in-house delivery.

118 Mawson Place, Mawson | @asiantastecanberra

Dolly’s (City)

 

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If the gorgeous pastel interiors and plants don’t capture your attention, the full menu of good cocktails and pub classics sure will.

Seated directly next to sister venue Bootleg—in place of good old Shorty’s—is your newest place to check out on a sunny Sunday arvo for a refreshing cocktail and chicken parmy…what more could you want?

50 Bunda Street, City | dollyscanberra.com.au

Flock at the Carrington (Bungendore)

Often a pit stop for those travelling through to the South Coast, Bungendore is home to the historic Carrington Inn which has been newly revamped in a central meeting, eating and drinking spot.

Featuring the ‘Flock at the Carrington’ restaurant, bar and beer garden, and ‘Nest at the Carrington’ boutique shop, it’s sure to have something for everyone with old-fashioned hospitality, nick-nack’s for the shopper within and plenty of space for your furry friends to run around.

In a place where you’re encouraged to stay awhile, the broad food offerings and beer and wine on tap, you might just be rolling out of there by the end!

21 Malbon Street (Kings Highway), Bungendore | flocktothecarrington.com and nestatthecarrington.com

ARC (City)

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You may have noticed the huge makeover that took place on the corner of London Circuit and Constitution Avenue, balancing a concept of work, play, style and food. Nestled in amongst the offices you’ll find Canberra’s newest Redbrick Coffee venue, ARC.

The brew is well and truly flowing in this creative space that showcases local creators and features an eclectic interior design and furniture selection. You’ll be living your best artsy life at ARC.

Whether you’re working hard in the offices above, staying in the A by Adina hotel, or strutting your stuff out of the Saloon Blow Dry Bar, there’s always time to stop in for a good cup of joe.

Shop 1/1 Constitution Avenue, Civic | @redbrick.coffee

SuperSweet Pastry (Isaacs)

 

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Never fear, we have found a little slice of Paris right here in Canberra. Super Sweet Pastry is already winning over southside locals with their healthy take on buttery treats such as croissants, Mille crepe cakes and more!

Each creation is hand-crafted every day on-site using only the best ingredients, making the perfect companion with a cup of Kingswood Coffee from the barista.

Tucked away at Isaacs Shops, it’s the perfect stopover while taking advantage of the surrounding cycling and walking trails amongst the lush pine and panoramic views.

Shop 3/6 Farr Place, Isaacs | @supersweetpastry

BaShan (Civic)

 

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Civic’s new Sichuan restaurant has one simple goal—to bring authentic Chongqing spicy noodles to Canberrans.

BaShan’s combination of culinary goodness and modern interior filled with natural light makes for an intimate ambience so get your chopsticks at the ready to get stuck into dry noodles, pan-fried dumplings or their signature noodle soup. You’ll be sure to be transported to a Chinese city we can’t quite visit in this COVID world.

Located in the heart of the Canberra city, BaShan is q perfect casual dining experience that’s all about flavour and authenticity.

G09, 39 London Circuit, Civic | @bashan_canberra

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