Vitis Eatery

Bar

I dropped into Vitis in Lonsdale Street for a brief visit – a drink or two and a snack to go along with it. This is a very well fitted out bar/restaurant – I particularly liked the use of grey/white rocks in metal cages that provided a contrast to ...

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Elk and Pea

Salmon

The interestingly named Elk and Pea, another of the many restaurants and bars springing up in Lonsdale Street in Braddon, serves food with a Central American theme and opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dinner menu offers a range of ...

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GG Lobby Bar

seating

I dropped into GG Lobby Bar in Mort Street quite unaware that it was part of the coffee/wine business of George Gregan, former Wallabies captain and record holder – indeed I didn’t even know he had such a business – having settled in however I ...

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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

BarMain

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

trout

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

prosecco

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

Menu

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

People

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

Petition

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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