Monster Kitchen and Bar

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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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54 Benjamin

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In Belconnen recently for a conference I spotted this little place on my way there, not too far from the bus interchange, so dedicated as I am, once the meeting concluded, I hurried back to check it out. As small bars go this is indeed small, ...

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Painted Bird

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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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Halford Bar

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Another classy establishment in the dining and drinking firmament that is the renovated State Buildings, Halford Bar is in the basement at the corner of Hay Street and Cathedral Avenue, the site of the safe room of the old Titles Office. Entering ...

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Petition Beer Corner

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The wonderfully restored State Buildings at the corner of Barrack and St Georges Terrace is home to Petition, three individual venues each with a slight differentiation – Petition Kitchen, Petition Wine Bar and Merchant and Petition Beer ...

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Debacle

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Not having been to Braddon for 18 months or so I was very, and pleasantly, surprised last week by the number of restaurants and bars that have sprung up, especially in and around Lonsdale and Mort Streets. With a few hours to spare until my flight ...

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Petition Wine Bar and Merchant

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The wonderfully restored State Buildings at the corner of Barrack and St Georges Terrace is home to Petition, three individual venues each with a slight differentiation – Petition Kitchen, Petition Wine Bar and Merchant and Petition Beer ...

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Benchmark

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Back in Canberra for a couple of days, I did what I always try to do - visit Benchmark the first true wine bar in the capital, set up back in 2003 – it has a large and very eclectic wine list that is ever changing and evolving. The list covers almost ...

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Rice Tapas Bar and Restaurant

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  I found this up a steep set of stairs off Garema Place on my recent stopover in Canberra. A Thai restaurant but advertises itself as tapas style – and there are certainly a number of small dishes that together can make up a pretty ...

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Five Bar

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We dropped by Five Bar in Beaufort Street briefly earlier this week, a quick meeting, followed by a not so quick drink and snack before heading on. This is one of the more laid back and friendly bars in the Highgate/Mt Lawley strip and we have always ...

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