Visit the Rugby Union Club (RUC) for their modern bistro, stylish decor and a great range of tap beers and wines by the glass.
The RUC has a relaxed pub-style atmosphere. It is only a short walk from Kingston and the Parliamentary triangle. Guests are always welcome.
Membership is a nominal fee valid for twelve months that entitles you to a great range of food and drink specials as well as access to the gaming room.
Watch all Brumbies games, Rugby tests, and State of Origin live on the big...
Stop by the Ainslie Football and Social Club for meals, drinks, poker machines, entertainment and internet access.
Choose your meals from their alll-weather cook your own barbeque area, the fantastic carvery or pizza oven.
Challenge your friends and family at the pool tables. Watch all the sporting action on huge screens and over 20 plasmas throughout the club.
Their internet kiosk has super-fast broadband connections. Free live entertainment Saturday nights from 10.30pm.
The National Film and Sound Archive is Australia's living archive, capturing a part of Australia's memory that can actually be experienced in 'living' vision and sound.
Arc Cinema is a state-of-the-art cinema screening film and digital formats. The program includes the best of cinema from Australia and around the world. Check the Arc Cinema calendar online for session details. The cafe is open for drinks and snacks at least one hour prior to screenings.
Aubergine is the gastronomic gem of suburban Canberra, its beautifully presented food and attractive interior making it an elegant spot to dine. Enjoy seasonal dishes made with creativity and technical skill.
The menu reflects the experience of Chef Ben Willis with strong French and European overtones as he draws from his international experience at Michelin-starred restaurants.
Ben relies heavily on seasonal produce. His food reflects Canberra's distinct seasons resulting in a regularly chan...
If you are a wine connoisseur, or just love drinking in lovely surrounds, then Benchmark Wine Bar is for you. They serve over 100 wines by the glass and more than 400 by the bottle from both new and old world countries.
Dine at Benchmark. Their menu is European based and French influenced. Try their popular tapas menu anytime of the day. Their philosophy for the cuisine you’ll enjoy is to serve the best possible produce daily in a simple and unique style, where both food and wine complement eac...
Bicicletta, designed as a rustic bistro fused with chic industrial style, is in the award winning Diamant Hotel Canberra. Bicicletta offers authentic hand-made Italian fare, with a focus on fresh local produce and simplistic old-country culinary techniques.
Superb local and international wines complement signature dishes. Choose from spaghetti scoglio, homemade tagliatelle with duck ragu and mouth-watering, hand made thin and crispy pizzas such as the pork sausage-meat and porcini mushroom.
Myer and David Jones lead an outstanding collection of Australian and International fashion labels, along with a stunning range of over 260 specialty stores located in the heart of the city.
Experience local and international cuisine at Canberra Centre's North Quarter - where dining and entertainment culture thrive day and night with an array of award winning restaurants and Premium Class Dendy Cinemas.
Two Food Courts
Head to the Tradies in Dickson for a great value experience. Enjoy drinks and food at excellent prices. Their giant schitnzels are legendary!
Play the pokies, or check out the latest sports on the big screen televisions. The beer garden is great year round.
Hear live bands every Friday and Saturday night.
Have a flutter at Casino Canberra. Experience excellent service, stylish ambience and world-class facilities. Play Blackjack, Roulette, Rapid Roulette electronic gaming, Mini-Baccarat, Poker, Money Wheel and more.
Enjoy live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm. Relive the 70s, 80s, 90s and the naughties every Saturday night in Galaxy Club Retro Nightclub.
Satisfy your hunger pangs at The Grill Restaurant - open late with substantial snacks right through until the Casino closes ...
If you're after old-fashioned pub culture, head to the Civic Pub in Braddon. They're only a few minutes walk from the city centre.
If you want a good game of pool, the Civic Pub displays all the classic pool hall traditions.
Enjoy their two licensed bars, music and a bistro. They also have backpacker accommodation upstairs.
Courgette is the second venture of celebrated Sydney-born and European-trained chef James Mussillon.
Offering French-inspired Australian cuisine, the philosophy of Courgette is rooted in the combination of simplicity and freshness of the basic elements, with adventurous complexity of sauces and dressings. While the emphasis is undeniably upon seafood, great effort is made to source excellent meats from around the country.
Courgette boasts an array of international and domestic beers, a wide ...
Debacle is a casual joint close to the City specialising in snack-type dishes such as pizzas and tapas-style plates.
Try some of the best Modern Australian food in town. Their emphasis is on fresh produce.
Debacle is a relaxed, something-for-everyone pub which is a great draw for indecisive types who aren't sure if they want to drink, nibble or dine. Those same indecisive types may trip up ordering a drink however, as Debacle stocks more than 120 types and sizes of beer and more than a few w...
Dieci e Mezzo is a new venture from local restaurateur Fiona Wright and chef James Kidman, formerly of Otto Ristorante in Sydney.
As the name implies, the food and ambience are Italian-in style, with an emphasis on simple dishes made with top-quality ingredients. The kitchen draws on local produce such as Mulloon Creek biodynamic eggs, Alto olives and olive oil, and Batemans Bay oysters.
Dieci e Mezzo is located in the ActewAGL building.
Canberra's northern suburbs have a great new dining venue in Ellacure, a stylish yet casual restaurant serving modern Australian food with an Italian twist. The wine list draws heavily on Canberra District wines and there is an outdoor terrace for alfresco dining.
Chef Andrews Hollands and front of house manager Gus Armstrong spotted a niche in the area, which is surrounded by facilities such as Bruce Stadium and the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Hospital and the University of Canber...
Shop for everyday foods or gastronomical treats at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. Choose from delicious delicatessen condiments, Canberra wines, award winning macaroons, fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood. Asian grocers and specialty stores sell everything from crocodile and goat meat to fresh pasta. There's even a cooking school.
Give your senses a treat and take in the sights, sounds and alluring smells of the market. Hear languages from across Europe and Asia flow across the stalls.
The George is opposite Cockington Green Gardens; perfect for relaxing after playing tourist.
There's plenty of room to enjoy a meal and drink with family and friends in front of their large open fire. Choose from their comprehensive pub menu, dinner menu and special kids menu.
Make the most of their large outdoor entertaining area any time of the year. It's covered to keep you cool when it's hot. Gas heaters and wood fires will keep you warm during the cooler weather.
Check their website o...
Spend a whole day wandering through galleries, attractions, gift and specialty stores, just a short drive from the city centre.
After visiting Cockington Green Gardens, the Canberra Reptile Zoo, the Canberra Walk-in Aviary and the National Dinosaur Museum, relax in your choice of cafes and restaurants or grab a drink at the old English pub, The George.
From old fashioned lollies and toys, furniture and fashion to modern and aboriginal art; from specialty teas and coffee beans to home decor ...
Built as a hostel in 1924, Gorman House Arts Centre is located in a graceful heritage precinct just five minutes from the City Centre.
Gorman House Arts Centre is home to visual artists; theatre and dance companies; and arts organisations. It houses the award winning Sage Cafe and a lively arts and crafts market.
Enjoy ambience and fine food with great views. Look out over an amazing sculpture garden to Canberra, the Brindabella mountain range, and the Gooromon Park Riding School.
Choose seasonal fresh food from a modern Australian menu. The cafe is fully licensed. Try local Hills of Hall wines with your meals.
Enjoy regional produce from the menu or buy it from the providore. Try jams, chutneys, preserved lemons, coulis, dukkahs, vinegars made on the premises.
Relax with high tea in the country, f...
Celebrate Italian food in leafy Braddon on the fringe of the city centre. Italian and Sons is the destination to choose for 'old school' Italian.
Enjoy traditional dishes accompanied by a wine list of mostly Italian wine or Australian-grown Italian varieties.
Choose from wood fired pizzas and organic cured meats made from strict Tuscan specifications. The piatti del giorno changes daily. Try dishes like braised lamb shoulder and roast pork alla romana; served seasonally using the region's man...
Lanterne Rooms restaurant is located in the Campbell shops. It has an Asian warehouse look with Vietnamese-style lanterns in the main dining room and louvred doors creating four semi-private rooms.
French-trained Malaysian chef Jeffrey Shim presents mostly European style dishes with Asian influences.
Lanterne Rooms is brought to you from the team behind The Chairman and Yip.
Rated one hat in the 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.
Head to Lookout Red Hill Cafe Bar and Restaurant for some of the best views in Canberra. Enjoy a range of dining options or just go for afternoon tea or sunset drinks in a casual, relaxed environment.
The cafe serves delicious weekend breakfasts till midday. Wednesday to Sunday they offer light lunches though to three course dinners. Choose from a variety of well priced meals, great coffee and a selection of local wines.
Delight in outdoor dining during the warmer months or take advantage of t...
A cosy Moroccan eating house with a contemporary twist - Mecca Bah takes communal dining to a new level. A feast for the senses, fragrant spices like cumin, cardamom and cinnamon from the open kitchen blend with the delicious aroma of freshly baked Turkish pizzas.
The best way to enjoy Mecca Bah is to choose from the tantalizing selection of mezze dishes including sweet potato felafels, or Lebanese sausages with spicy chickpeas. Then try a delicious lamb tagine with preserved lemon and green ol...
Mezzalira is one of Canberra's best kept secrets, an intimate space, with an extraordinary wine list, including many locally produced wines.
The cuisine is best described as Modern Italian, based on the southern Italian 'Cucina Rustica', a culinary philosophy of marrying simple flavours with the best Australian produce available, which is what makes Mezzalira an outstanding dining experience.
Dine in the historic surrounds of the Melbourne Building in this converted 1921 bank.
The National Film and Sound Archive is Australia's living archive, capturing a part of Australia's memory that can actually be experienced in 'living' vision and sound. Their aim is to enrich Australia's cultural identity by developing, preserving, promoting and interpreting a national collection of recorded historic and contemporary sound, moving image, documentation and new media, and making Australia's audiovisual heritage available to everyone.
The Arc Cinema regularly shows movies from Aus...
See the beautiful, the rare and the unexpected at the National Library of Australia on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
Enjoy unparalleled access to Australia's documentary heritage. Australian print materials include books, serials, maps, newspapers, music and ephemera.
Search for online publications and unpublished material such as manuscripts, pictures and oral history. You can also find considerable general overseas and rare book materials, and world-class Asian and Pacific collections...
Canberra's national award winning indoor Sunday market focuses on the talent and creativity of regional arts and craftspeople. Discover 200 stalls within a fabulous old industrial building. Stalls offer unique handcrafted items, gourmet take home food, regional wines, and freshly ground coffee.
The markets are easy to access, have ample free parking and a wide range of food stalls to enjoy a multicultural meal, a coffee or a quick bite to eat - while watching talented musicians and taking in t...
With one of the finest views in Canberra, superb food and attentive service, Onred has quickly emerged as one of the city's leading restaurants, luring diners with sophisticated, creative dishes highlighting fresh seasonal produce.
Instead of offering traditional entrees, mains and desserts, Onred offers fourteen dishes and six desserts to mix and match as you choose.
The Ottoman is a Canberra icon that is a must for any gourmet visiting the city. It is the most consistently awarded restaurant in Canberra. Nothing that is on offer on this modern Turkish inspired menu will disappoint. The Ottoman is known for its great selection and use of fresh local produce, exciting use of seafood and gourmet degustation menu.
Rated one hat in the 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.
Podfood will be open Sunday for breakfast, lunch and an afternoon glass of wine and cheese plate from the 31st October. They will be open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning the 4th of November.
The restaurant is set among beautifully established gardens at Pialligo Plant Farm. The quaint 1930s cottage overlooks the terraced gardens where there is an abundance of outdoor seating. The food reflects the setting. Both are fresh and innovative. See their website for mor...
Book a table at Porkbarrel for panoramic views of the stunning National Rose Gardens, and a fresh and casual dining experience.
Porkbarrel is famous for it's gourmet pizzas, daily market specials and housemade sweets. Vegetarians, children and coeliacs are all well catered for. Enjoy affordable pricing and fabulous coffee. Choose from over 50 beers and ciders (bottled and tap) and a great selection of wines by the glass.
At Porkbarrel you're only moments from the city and in the heart of Canb...
Pulp Kitchen is approachable and affordable yet classy enough to take your best bottle of wine to. The owner/chef has worked in kitchens around the world, and it shows in the breadth of the menu, with its modern European influences. Most dishes come in a small or large size; a great idea which does away with the need for entrees and mains.
Redsalt Restaurant is the signature restaurant of the Crowne Plaza Canberra Hotel and is one of the best Canberra restaurants providing some of the finest steaks and grills in town. The head chef works closely with local suppliers to serve up premium cuts of meat, succulent seafood and freshly grown produce.
The restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine complimented by an extensive beverage list featuring imported and local wines and beers. Coupled with an extensive a la carte menu, a sumptuo...
Rubicon has a loyal following for its fine food, comprehensive wine list and friendly, knowledgeable service.
The owner presents a contemporary European menu that is rich in flavour and technique. The bourbon oysters are a house specialty, and diners can choose their own combination of cheese on the cheese platter.
Sage won Canberra's best restaurant in Restaurant and Catering Australia's Savour Awards for Excellence.
Sage Restaurant has gone from strength to strength under new owner Peter Harrington and French-born chef Clement Chauvin whose intricate dishes made with locally sourced produce are described as 'whimsical pieces of art'. Chauvin worked under Gordon Ramsay in London and at Michelin-starred restaurants in France.
Located in Gorman House, a 1920s heritage building, Sage has a refurbished ma...
Explore the historic Mount Stromlo site, a major observatory before the 2003 Canberra bushfires. Scope Mount Stromlo is now a world-class research and engineering facility.
Take in sweeping views of the Brindabella Ranges, from the Cotter Dam to the Yass Valley. Cruise out by bike or foot.
Try superb espresso coffee, local food and wines from the fresh Scope Café menu.
Observe the heavens with the Canberra Astronomical Society. Check the website for times and dates.
Provide friends, visito...
Uniquely situated by a pond surrounded by nature and art, enjoy the region's exceptional produce and the beautiful outdoor dining experience of the Sculpture Garden Restaurant at the National Gallery of Australia. Enjoy a refined menu inspired by Italy and a diverse wine list.
The popular Sculpture Garden Restaurant was redeveloped by renowned chef James Kidman, of Otto Ristorante at Woolloomooloo Wharf.
Visit Silo for some of Australia's finest breads and pastries, or to enjoy their produce in the cafe.
All products are made and sold exclusively on the premises. The vibrant, licensed café serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas, coffees, pastries and wines by the glass. Their a la carte menu features simple European bistro food such as piperade and Tarte Flamiche.
Walk in to their cheeseroom and discover an interesting collection of Australian and European farmhouse cheeses ready to take a...
One of Canberra's hottest new destinations is Soju Girl; a dining room, lounge and bistro in the heart of Civic. It's the brainchild of Andrew Hollands, known for the popular Ellacure, and Gold Creek's impressive Versatile restaurant. Executive chef Derek Brown has extensive experience abroad.
Soju Girl, in the historic Melbourne building, offers fun cocktails, a comprehensive wine list and a menu of Asian fusion dishes designed for sharing. The large lounge area has leather furniture, reclini...
Strathnairn Homestead Gallery is set in a converted 1920s homestead on the north-western outskirts of Canberra.
Visit the gallery. Browse for gifts in the shop. Enjoy a light lunch, tea,coffee, cake, or wood fired pizza every Sunday. Take a stroll through the established grounds and view the sculptures or sit by the open fires during the cold months.
Located 500 metres past the Magpies Belconnen Golf Club turn off, this facility has been used by artists for decades but still remains one of Can...
Enjoy a North Indian and Pakistani meal at Taj Agra, one of Canberra’s oldest Indian Restaurants. Enjoy great food and great service. Taste cuisine that uses the best ingredients and Halal meat. Don't miss the Tandoor Kebabs and Naan Breads, a Taj Agra specialty. You’ll get a taste for Indian cuisine and have a good time.
Dine on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin. Enjoy a modern fusion menu with a picturesque atmosphere.
Have your pre-dinner drinks on the deck or in front of an open fire during winter. Watch the local wildlife from any of the three private rooms.
Functions cater from 15 to 420 people. Lake edge gardens available for marquees and trade displays.
This fully licensed restaurant is only minutes away from the airport and city centre.
Try the well established Chairman and Yip and discover a special brand of Asian cuisine.
Seafood is a speciality, with exotic ingredients like sea snails and sea cucumber regularly on offer. Choose from an a la carte menu, or range of banquet and degustation menus.
Their award winning wine list has an excellent selection of Australian and imported labels.
The decor is classy with quirky touches on the walls and tables.
Enjoy excellent Australian cuisine with a radical Asian influence at The Ginger Room inside Old Parliament House. The Ginger Room is presided over by one of Australia's leading chefs and a team of committed professionals.
Their superb professional service, excellent wine list and spectacular venue all contribute towards experience you will always remember.
Try one of Canberra's most exciting restaurants for yourself.
Discover award winning modern Australian cuisine with pride and imagination at The Green Herring. Visit this unique restaurant housed in a 120 year old slab hut.
Their aim is to give you a memorable dining experience with top quality food and outstanding service. Join them in the courtyard for hot summer evenings or by the glowing fireplaces on cold winter nights.
Surrounded by picturesque gardens, this beautiful historic building is the perfect location for your intimate dinner, a get toget...
Feast on a predominantly North Indian cuisine based menu at The Jewel of India. Care has been taken to provide authentic dishes. Exotic Indian spices are used for their special flavour and aroma.
The menu features selected recipes from some of India's master chefs. Options are available for vegetarians to savour the full aromatic Indian flavours.
The Kitchen Cabinet, a one-stop shop for Canberra's wonderful array of regional produce, has moved to a more prominent location in Old Parliament House. The store was previously located at the back of the building. The move brings this treasure of Capital foodie haunts to a larger space just off the main entrance at the front.
It gives owner and executive chef Janet Jeffs more room to display the produce she sources locally, including chocolates, fine wines, free-range pork, biodynamic lamb an...
Stunning architecture and spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin make the Museum Cafe the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or a coffee.
Choose from delicious cakes and pastries, light meals and daily specials featuring the season's best produce. Their menu is designed to sample, share or dine. Breakfast is served daily till 11am.
Sit indoors, out on the deck, or relax in one of their comfortable lounge chairs browsing the internet with the free wi-fi service.
Enjoy outstanding views across to the Australian War Memorial from The Terrace. See ANZAC Parade and across Lake Burley Griffin to Canberra attractions and Parliament House.
Start your weekend with breakfast and views ; the Terrace is open from 8am. You'll have plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast before the Memorial or Canberra's other attractions open.
The Terrace is open daily. It's ideal for a light lunch, or coffee and cake throughout the day. Choose from their comprehensive daily a l...
Head to Tilley’s for a warm atmosphere and ambient lounge music.
Enjoy all day gourmet dining, live music, art exhibitions, licensed bar and sidewalk cafe.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free selections are available.
Tilleys is only a few minutes from the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre. Make them your first coffee stop!
Drive past Tilley’s coffee window on Wattle Street for an early morning brew. It’s open from 7.30 - 9am weekdays, and open from 7.30 weekdays. You’ll love their high ...