Canberra Restaurant Guide

Our nation’s capital is a true dining destination for dedicated foodies. Restaurants in Canberra’s downtown area of Civic are bustling eateries offer modern Australian cuisine, including steakhouses, seafood diners and modern European fine diners. Trendy al fresco brasseries are found in Manuka, while restaurants in Acton and Kingston span the cuisines of France, Italy and Asia. Further outside of the CBD, regional wineries match locally produced gourmet goods such as smoked trout, truffles in winter, and wild game to full bodied reds and cold climate whites. For visiting delegates and parliamentary partners, the city also offers a wide range of corporate function venues to host boardroom meetings and conferences.

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Mecca Bah

Restaurant - Mecca BahLocated in the heart of Canberra's culinary epicentre on Manuka Terrace is Mecca Bah restaurant. With flamboyant fabrics, rich colours and hand-crafted ceramic dishes, Mecca Bah exudes an effervescent [more...]


Restaurant - PodfoodSet in a beautifully refurbished 1930s house which is nestled in the midst of a charming Pialligo nursery, Podfood is sure to please the senses. This restaurant shelters guests from the city bustle, a [more...]

Pork Barrel Cafe

Restaurant - Pork Barrel CafeNestled opposite the rose gardens of Parkes' Old Parliament House, Pork Barrel restaurant offers an ideal al fresco setup in which to enjoy the Canberra seasons. Modern Australian cafe food is availab [more...]

The Boat House by the Lake

Restaurant - The Boat House by the LakeThe Boat House by the Lake offers one of Canberra's premier dining experiences with reliable food and wine paired with unmatched views across Lake Burley Griffin. This Barton restaurant is set on the  [more...]

Taste of Himalaya

Restaurant - Taste of HimalayaIn the heart of Canberra’s buzzing restaurant district of Manuka and Griffith, A Taste of Himalaya provides a unique insight into the flavours of the Himalaya region, specializing in Nepalese cuisine. [more...]

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Mecca Bah
Located in the heart of Canberra's culinary epicentre on Manuka Terrace is Mecca Bah restaurant. With flamboyant fabrics, rich colours and [more...]

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Latest Restaurant Reviews

Eagerdiner about  Ottoman Cuisine:

Overall very good ambience and food. Even though we had mentioned it was our wedding anniversary, none of the waiters said anything. A simple verbal congratulations would have been nice. We were given [more...]

Jas W about  Teatro Vivaldi:

Had another lovely evening at Vivaldi's - the host and staff are always so friendly and the food is just so delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. [more...]

Peter about  Timmy's Kitchen:

Please be careful when ordering if you are MSG intolerant. Absolutely fantastic food, the Chefs need to know more about their additives and relay that to the service staff. [more...]

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