Calm down everyone, yes, there are even more places to eat.
One of Canberra’s tiniest eateries, Mama Dough is pumping out some of the most delicious pizza we’ve ever tasted. Nestled in the Ainslie Shops with a warm community vibe and super cute laneway like fit out, this is perfect for date night.
1 Wakefield Gardens, Ainslie | 5-11pm weekly eat in and takeaway | mamadough.com.au
From the team behind boyandgirlco comes Meadow—a plant-based cafe that highlights local, regional and Australian produce.
Taking over the space left by Loading Zone, it boasts a small but inventive vegetarian menu, including three delicious toasties (available to order online as a pick-up lunch order during the week) and a couple of cute kids’ options.
Monday to Saturday 7 am to 2 pm | Odgers Lane, Canberra City | meadowlife.com.au
Fast becoming a firm favourite amongst locals looking for a good Malaysian feed, Ming’s Pantry is sure to your new favourite haunt. Skip scrounging through your own empty pantry and head down to Ming’s for traditional favourites such as beef rendang, chicken laksa, and nasi goreng.
40 Marcus Clarke Street | 11 am- 9.30 pm Monday-Saturday, closed on Sunday | Facebook
The product of four years planning for owners Lisa Hudson and Michael Hammond, Nellie’s Café and Bar launched last month as a full-service catering solution for celebrations.
Ever sat in Italian fave Bicicletta and felt inspired to take a flavour trip east along the Mediterranean? Enter Podilato, a delicious mash-up of Greek, Spanish and Italian foods and wines on site at Mantra MacArthur Hotel. Treat yourself to tapas or dine in for dinner.
219 Northbourne Ave, Turner | 6.30-10 am, 12-2 pm, 3-10 pm Monday-Friday, 7-11 am, 3-10 pm Saturday, 7-11 am Sunday | podilato.com.au
A restaurant with an atmosphere that feels as authentic as the food, Punjabi Junction showcases the Punjabi philosophy of ‘eat, drink, and make merry’. The extensive menu is introduced with the statement “tease your tastebuds”, so walk in prepared for a flavorful feast.
1/57 Benjamin Way, Belconnen | 12-2pm, 5-10.30pm Monday-Friday, 5-10.30pm Saturday, 5-9pm Sunday | punjabijunction.com.au
Raku’s impressive 70+ dish menu offers dishes like scampi and truffle, kingfish sashimi, Moreton Bay bug tempura and staple gyozas. There is also a massive selection of Japanese whiskey and sake. Bottoms up!
DG36C/148 Bunda St, Canberra | 11am-3pm, 6-11pm weekly | rakudining.com.au
Remy’s takes up where Autolyse left off, providing superior loaves to Canberra bread-lovers by French master baker Romain Remy.
While the bread distribution plan is still being finalised, you can pop into their beautifully-airy and chic bakery premises in Fyshwick and nab a croissant fresh out of the impressive bank of industrial ovens.
8 Townsville Street, Fyshwick | Open 7.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Saturday | remysbakery.com.au
Taking inspiration from the crowded grab-and-go nature of Vietnamese food stalls, Roll’d delivers traditional recipes and crowd pleasers in the form of rice paper rolls, pho, banh mi and bao. Don’t wait for the next food festival to get your Viet fix.
Westfield Belconnen, Benjamin Way, Belconnen | 9am-5.30pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday | rolld.com.au
Seoul and Co
Think healthy kimchi and do-it-yourself BBQs are the only thing Korean cuisine has to offer? Coming to the Canberra Centre, Seoul and Ko are here to prove they are just the tip of the iceberg, with a menu covering a staggering array of traditional flavours and recipes with a modern twist.
142/114 Bunda St, Canberra | 10 am-1 pm, 4 pm- 10.30 pm Monday-Friday, 3 pm-10.30 pm Saturday, closed on Sunday | seoulandko.com.au/about
Sister to southside haunt Snapper by the Lake, Snapper in the Courtyard will bring fresh seafood to the heart of Jamison. Slated to be a family favourite, there’ll also be live music on Sunday afternoons to create that ultimate seaside experience, so you can go ahead and miss that drive to Bateman’s and get your fresh fish here.
Southern Cross Club Jamison cnr. Catchpole St and Bowman St, Macquarie | 11am-8pm Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm weekends | cscc.com.au/snapper
Sunday in Canberra
While the name is evocative of lazy mornings and brunch, don’t be fooled by it. They’re not just open Sundays (or just for brunch). With opening hours that cover breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners can expect a range of hearty meals and excellent coffees.
4 Ernest Cavanagh Street, Gungahlin | 7 am-2.30 pm weekly | sundayincanberra.com.au
To all my friends
From the masterminds behind neighbouring café Little Oink, To All My Friends focuses on a bar dominated by craft beer and drinks with names just as fun as the establishment itself (think: Ginja Ninja, She’s No Bette Midler, Elvis Juice). They also have a small locally-focused wine list and pizza that locals are already raving about.
12-11 pm Wednesday-Sunday | facebook.com/toallmyfriendsbar
A hidden delight sure to fill the speakeasy shaped hole in your heart, Verity112 is slowly gaining a reputation for its delish food (hello, chicken wings) and out-of-this-world cocktails (ever heard of a Mango Pavlova or a Vegemite Old Fashioned?).
112 Alinga Street, Canberra City | 3pm-12am weekly | facebook.com/verity112
From the people who brought you Lonsdale Street’s Chez Frederic comes a restaurant that gives you the option of either eating in or taking away their infamous handmade pasta. Conveniently located in the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets.
Yat Bun Tong
Everyone has their favourite dumpling place, and Yat Bun Tong may just challenge your local for the title: the Indo-Chinese menu will delight with distinct flavours and excellent service.
Dive into flavourful soups, take a bite out of delicious buns or enjoy a traditional laksa.
Level 3 Westfield Shopping Centre, Benjamin Way | 9am-5.30pm | facebook.com/yatbuntongdumplinghouse
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