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First Look: Olleyville at Shaw Vineyard Estate

Here in Canberra, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to wineries and Shaw Vineyard Estate is no exception. Located in the cool climate haven of Murrumbateman, it’s the perfect destination for a day trip and now there’s something else to be excited about as Shaw’s new restaurant, Olleyville, is soon to open its doors. Replacing […]

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Circula: Coming full circle

It’s a standing joke among Canberrans that we strive to be like Melbourne. However, Melbourne couple Bryan Milligan and Leanora Romensky in conceptualising their new Kingston Foreshore restaurant – Circula – have sought to bring a deeply Canberran atmosphere to fine dining. Speaking to us a mere ten minutes prior to Circula’s grand opening, Bryan’s […]

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The Coffee Snob’s Guide to Canberra

‘Explore your city with the BMW X5 xDRIVE30d’ One of the great things about Canberra is that it’s no more than half an hour anywhere. We’ve teamed up with Rolfe Classic BMW to present a series of articles which encourage you to explore. First (as is always appropriate), coffee. The BMW X5 is the original […]

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Doughnut Department scores a hole-in-one

Delicious, delightful doughnuts dancing in my head. That’s the sweet dream I had the night after my first trip to the new Doughnut Department, recently opened in the city’s No Name Lane. These are no ordinary doughnuts. They’re gourmet, yeast-raised, hand-cut doughnuts made daily with locally sourced and artisan ingredients. They’re larger than your run-of-the-mill […]

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To market to market to buy…truffle gin?

Yes, that’s right. Truffles aren’t just reserved for pastas, eggs and cheese anymore. This winter, Canberra region truffles have been taken to the next level in new, intriguing and downright fascinating ways. While we’ve already covered where you can eat, drink, hunt and learn to cook truffles this season, we wanted to shine a light […]

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First Look: The Kingston Collective

Kingston Foreshore locals have been walking past construction in one of the newer commercial units for a while now, with no hints as to what might lie within. Now, all is revealed. The couple behind Braddon’s Knightsbridge Penthouse, Alayna and Troy, are helming the restaurant and bar and are promising it will be something brand […]

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Take your senses on a guided tour of Scotland

‘National Whisky Ambassador’ might sound a bit like a literal dream job or even what someone might jokingly call themselves at a pub. But for Simon McGoram, Kiwi born whisky lover and National Whisky Ambassador for UK whisky giant, Diageo, it’s not a tall tale, although his story does begin in a pub. “I started […]

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Wine Not: The Orange Wine Festival is coming

Every year, just three hours drive from Canberra, the picturesque Orange Wine Region celebrate their burgeoning industry. With temperatures averaging around 21 degrees and sunny and the fruit trees in full bloom, Orange in October is a foodie’s dream spring road trip. Add in a wine festival and you have something to keep you going […]

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Campfire Tales

Escape a rarely ‘unplugged’ world by grabbing family and friends, some picnic blankets and a few kitchen staples and gathering around the campfire.  Warm your bellies with hearty winter foods while sharing tales the old fashioned way. HOMEMADE BAKED BEANS INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely diced Sea salt and freshly ground pepper […]

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19 places to eat Canberra truffles this Winter

The 2017 Canberra Region Truffle Festival is upon us, promising to make our winter that little bit more delicious. There are cute dogs, there are infused oils, there are market days and, of course, truffle hunts. But most importantly, there’s the food. Across Canberra and the region, over 50 restaurants, cafes and bars will participate […]

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