Alfred’s Pizzeria on Barrack

Gimlet

A favourite hangout on Barrack Street, Alfred’s is down a steepish flight of stairs, and dimly and moodily lit – with an eclectic décor of news-papered walls, pictures of rock stars, guns and money in see through enclosures under the floor, and music ...

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Good Fortune Roast Duck

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The long established, and very popular, Good Fortune Roast Duck House has recently shifted a little along William Street to larger and more modern premises – new furniture, bright, light and airy, but still with meandering lines of customers waiting ...

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Winter fare at the Woody

prawns

One of our go to places for a quick meal, with serves both generous and inexpensive, the Woody is one of four pubs within close walking distance of our place in Guildford. An old heritage pub, with live music on occasion, an eclectic collection of ...

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The Point Bar and Grill

Fish

The Point Fraser development has created some of the finest outlooks of any restaurants around town, and the view from the balcony of the Point Bar and Grill looking up the river towards the Causeway or across to Heirisson Island ranks among the ...

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Northbridge Brewing Company

Fish

Right in the heart of Northbridge alongside the Piazza, looking over the green grass, the Northbridge Brewing Company, a brewery and pub, was the setting for an enjoyable lunch, catching the one sunny day this week. We sat out of the shaded ...

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Billie H

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Sometimes you come across absolute gems – and this is one of them. I had read a couple of glowing reviews so headed on down to Claremont to check it out – and so glad we did. Located in bustling St Quentins Avenue, it is very attractive room – ...

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Tasting China

Dumplings

One of my favourite restaurants in Canberra has long been the Chairman and Yip and on our recent trip I was a little disconcerted to see it was no longer at its Bunda Street address – I found later it had moved to new digs in Barton – and in its ...

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Shanghai Flavour

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You cannot judge a book by its cover – or a restaurant from the first glance – this pretty unprepossessing little spot up towards the end of William Street proved to be something of a surprise, and pleasant one at that. Nothing to look at, but ...

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The Bourbon Kitchen

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One of the newer places we visited on our recent stay in Canberra was Bourbon Street Kitchen in the old Sydney Building in London Circuit. Inside it has a striking mural on one wall depicting New Orleans and Bourbon Street life, and across one side ...

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Parlour Wine Room

Rose

In Canberra last week for a few days I was luckily able to visit some of the eating and drinking hotspots – both familiar ones and some new to me – and one of the former was Parlour Wine Room in the New Acton precinct. It was great to get back ...

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