Boathouse by the Lake


For the past three years I have had the opportunity to attend a pre-Christmas dinner at the Boathouse by the Lake, wonderfully situated on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin, at the end of Menindee Drive in Barton, in quite peaceful and quiet ...

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Monster Kitchen and Bar


I hadn’t had the chance to get to the New Acton precinct until my most recent trip to Canberra a couple of weeks ago, but took the opportunity then to wander over and have a look around. A pleasant stroll from Civic brought me to Edinburgh Avenue and ...

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The Chairman and Yip


The Chairman and Yip has been a favourite of mine over many years - over two levels in Bunda Street, the Chairman turns out excellent Asian fusion food – and when I have the chance to get to Canberra I usually make a bee line to it. As I did a week ...

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Hoang Kim


Lady FWO and her book club chums (who meet the last Thursday of each month at the Paris Café) went along to Guildford’s Vietnamese restaurant Hoang Kim for their early Christmas dinner; they had a whale of a time by all accounts and hopefully no ...

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Riverbank Estate


Riverbank Estate restaurant is one of the best winery eating houses in the Swan Valley. They have built a deserved reputation for quality food and on our recent visit that level was maintained. They have a lovely outlook over vines rolling ...

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Black Fire


When I was in Canberra in October I stopped by Black Fire (Fuego Nero) in Braddon for a coffee on my last morning there, and good coffee it was – sitting at a table on the footpath on a sunny morning was likewise a fine experience. However I looked ...

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Painted Bird


We have previously been to the Painted Bird for a drink, however until our recent visit had not tried the food. But in town and at a loose end this week we dropped in for lunch. It took the place of The Quarter in the arcade behind the Wesley ...

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Chophouse first set up shop in Sydney and around six months ago opened a Perth outlet in the refurbished Cloisters Arcade at the top of St Georges Terrace. It has a lovely open area at the front, shaded by a large Moreton Bay fig tree, while inside ...

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Part of the COMO Treasury Hotel in the beautifully restored State Buildings, Post is on the Cathedral Avenue side of the central Postal Hall, and is the original franking room of what was then the GPO in Perth. A relatively small dining area – ...

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Corner Café


Almost at the corner of Hay and Pier Streets, the Corner Café styles itself Oriental cuisine and specifically Thai-Japanese, Chinese and Cambodian; it has dining inside as well as a few tables on the footpath outside, and is licensed. The wine ...

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