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The Ultimate List of Canberra Meal Deals and Specials

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Savvy shoppers rejoice!

We have all the best bargains and deals from your favourite Canberra eateries, all in one place. Get those pennies ready…

Just a note before you head out: it’s always good to check with the venues to make sure the deal you’re after is still valid.

AGOSTINIS

In March, East Hotel’s Agostinis eatery is participating in Good Food Month and hosting a delicious five course dinner of earthy Autumn foods—Cena Sotta Terra—on Thursday 18 March—$85 or $120 with matching wines.

There’s also have a special dish for the month of March—Coscia d’agnello con funghi e gnocchi fritti – slow cooked lamb shank with large pillows of pan fried gnocchi and sauteed mushrooms—$38.

Agostinis | easthotel.com.au/eat-and-drink/agostinis | 02 6178 0048

BLACKBIRD

Credit: Zach Griffith.

Served by those who know all there is to know about a good drop of liquor, you’ll be spoiled for choice with an abundance of whiskey and cocktails, with a side of Jaffle, at Blackbird.

Want to become the ultimate cocktail master? Blackbird has the perfect opportunity to learn three classic cocktails, and your own original drink, guided by expert bartenders.

Classes run from 5-6 pm every Saturday for the special price of $50 per person (normally $70 per person), throughout February and March. With a minimum of six participants, bookings can be made through email only.

Blackbird | blackbirdbar.com.au | blackbirdcanberra@gmail.com

BRISCOLA ITALIAN

Briscola has been offering up classic Italian food and unpretentious service since 2010. Briscola has quietly emerged as an Italian institution and is now open seven days a week.

MARGHERITA MONDAYS

Two takeaway margherita pizzas for $25 (pick up orders only)

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY

$22 lunch express combo, selected pizza or pasta + wine or beverage

SUNDAY – KIDS HAPPY HOUR

Kids eat free between 5.30 and 6.30 pm. Be sure to check the website for conditions.

Briscola Italian | Online store & reservations – briscolapizzeria.com.au | 6248 5444

THE DISTRICT

With a casual, laidback vibe, The District is the place to visit for a good feed and a sneaky drink on the northside. The District’s specials are all available from 5 pm.

MONDAY

Pizza and Pasta $16

TUESDAY

Parmi Meal with any tap beer or house wine $25

WEDNESDAY

Porterhouse Meal with tap beer or house wine $30

THURSDAY

Schnitzel meal with any tap beer or house wine $23

SUNDAY

Any Burger with Chips $20

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Lunch deals include a tap beer or house wine.

The District | thedistrict.com.au | 02 6241 5411

DOLLY’S

Situated on Bunda Street in the city, good food and drink is Dolly’s speciality, with an emphasis on hearty meals to tickle your fancy on a summer afternoon or night on the town.

MONDAY

Fish and chips, salad and house beer or wine for $20

TUESDAY

Schnitzel, chips, salad and house beer or wine for $20

WEDNESDAY

Cheeseburger and chips and house beer or wine $20

THURSDAY

Steak frites with chips and house beer or wine $20

FRIDAY

Happy Hour is from Monday to Saturday 4–6 pm. $6 house beer or wine 

Dolly’s | dollyscanberra.com.au | 6163 1636

FIRST EDITION

The freshest locally sourced produce from Canberra and surrounding regions come together to create a modern twist on Australian cuisine, paired beautifully with speciality cocktails at First Edition.

Who doesn’t love free wine? Head to First Edition to experience a seasonal dinner created by Executive Chef Jennie Tressler and if you book a table for four, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of house wine to enjoy with your meal*.

From 5 March until 14 June enjoy set menus created in line with the new National Gallery Exhibition—Botticelli to Van Gogh.  First Edition’s three course European Art Feast includes a menu from Executive Chef Jennie Tressler inspired by her years working in Europe.

First Edition Canberra | firsteditioncanberra.com.au  | 6245 5000 | *Complete T&Cs on the website

FRICKEN

Fricken Chicken has collected a huge following from its days at foodie events and festivals across Canberra. Now all you have to do is head to Lonsdale Street!

For lunch, tuck into a Crispy Box for $12 (Monday-Thursday) or on Fridays it’s $20 for a Burger and Beer with a schooner of Capital Brewing Co or soft drink.

For dinner, students can score 20% off main meals when they present their student card…come and “wing it” on Wednesdays with 50c wings, on Thursdays you can enjoy $5 glasses of wine or half-price bottles with any food purchase, and on Sundays grab a $5 kids meal with the purchase of a main meal.

Want even more? Fricken has Happy Hour from 5-6 pm Monday to Thursday and 4-6 pm on Fridays where you can grab schooners of Capital Brewing Co for $5.

Fricken | fricken.net.au | 0452 583 745

HIGH JINKS

This friendly neighbourhood bar bunkered away underneath NewActon, with rockabilly tunes and warm decor, will have you feeling rambunctious as you sip on that glorious beverage.

At High Jinks, the cocktails focus on seasonality, fresh produce, local and premium spirits, low sugar, innovation and story.

On the last Saturday of each month High Jinks runs a two-hour interactive cocktail making class. At the session, you’ll get beer, wine or bubbles on arrival, two-person antipasto platter to share, a crash-course through bartending fundamentals, a lesson on three of their signature cocktails, then jump behind the bar to shake and make your own cocktail! Groups of all sizes welcome.

High Jinks | highjinks.bar | 02 6152 0718 | @highjinks_bar

JOE’S BAR

Fine dining and fine wine with an Italian flare—Joe’s Bar is your new fave small bar nestled below East Hotel.

What could possibly be better than an Aperol Spritz on a hot afternoon? From 4-6 pm Tuesday–Saturday, enjoy $12 Spritzes.

What’s more, during the 2021 Enlighten Festival, Joe’s has created an interactive ‘glow cocktail’ with HerCanberra x Canberra Distillery French Earl Grey Gin called the Unicorn Glow…only $20! We can’t wait to try it!

Joe’s Bar | easthotel.com.au/eat-and-drink/joes-bar | 02 6295 6925

PEDLAR

Credit: Ashley St George.

The Pedlar’s diverse menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner favourites are reason enough to flock to Campbell’s local pub for that low key yet stylish setting.

Head to The Pedlar for daily Happy Hour from 4-5 pm, where house drinks start from $6 and if you buy a bottle of local wine you’ll receive two complimentary snack plates—starting from $65. You can also enjoy live music from 4 pm each Friday.

MONDAY

Fish of the day and Chips plus your choice of house drink for $20 from 5 pm. It’s also Pedlar Trivia Night!

SATURDAY

Choice of a burger and chips plus schooner or tap beer for $15 from 5 pm.

SUNDAY

Pedlar schnitzel with chips, salad and schooner of tap beer for $15 from 5 pm.

The Pedlar | thepedlar.com.au | 02) 5100 5929

WILD THYME

A warm and welcoming environment for breakfast or dinner, Wild Thyme features modern Australian cuisine with Italian influences, catering for a wide-range of diner, be they The Sebel guests or Canberran locals.

From 4 pm – 6 pm daily, head to Wild Thyme for ‘Happy Thyme’—a selection of hand-stretched pizzas (Margherita, Vegetariana, Campagnola or Pulled Beef) plus one tap beer or a glass of house wine for $20.

There’s also a Risotto of the week (Saffron Risotto with slow-cooked beef short ribs and zucchini blossom filled with lobster and mascarpone cheese) and a Fish of the week (Sesame crusted Atlantic salmon, Brussel sprouts, breaded goats’ cheese, almond romesco and creamed artichokes). Both meals are gluten-free.

Wild Thyme | thesebel.com/australian-capital-territory/the-sebel-canberra-civic/bars-restaurants/wild-thyme-restaurant-and-bar | To book: Reserve your table online at bit.ly/3oAL7Vz or call 02 6267 5675

The venues in this editorial paid to be included. If you’d like your venue to be mentioned, please email sarah@hercanberra.com.au

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