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.

Canberra's Popular Dining Destinations

Recommended Restaurants

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...]

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...]

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...]

Column Restaurant at The National Press Club

Restaurant - Column Restaurant at The National Press ClubSince its opening in the early 1960s, The National Press Club in Barton has been a cornerstone of the Canberra political scene. After receiving renovations in 2008, Column Restaurant is going stronger [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...]

Canberra Restaurants

Restaurant of the Week

best Restaurants gift Card best Restaurants gift Card

Restaurant - Mecca Bah

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...]

Find out more

Latest Restaurant Reviews

simon about  Konoba:

Really good food. great service. Not your regular hotel restaurant. [more...]

GB about  Figaro:

Had dinner with my wife and a few friends last night, we hadn't eaten together at Figaro together for a while. But we will definitely be returning. The food was great I had the lamb shanks as usual— [more...]

Samuel about  Taste of Himalaya:

Real authentic Nepalese taste of the food and very friendly staff [more...]

Map of Canberra

Video of the Month

de Groots Best Videos showcases the latest restaurants, food and wine events, interviews with chefs and travel destinations from Australia and around the world.

Restaurant Gift Certificates

Spoil a loved one or reward your employees by purchasing a restaurant gift certificate from our sister website Best Gift Certificates. Choose from more than 150 restaurants across Australia and instantly receive the voucher in your inbox. To purchase, click here.

Unique Gift Packages