Eating & drinking

Our food and drink scene is overflowing. We’re known internationally for our award-winning food, wine and coffee.

Foodie paradise

Our eclectic mix of dining styles suits every taste, mood and budget. We’ve got you covered, no matter what you prefer:

  • Fine dining in award-winning restaurants.
  • Burgers and beer in inner-city bars.
  • Quirky cafes tucked in the suburbs.
  • Tantalising multicultural fare.
  • Dishes with sustainability in mind.
  • Popular food trucks and lakeside cafes.
The Cupping Room is just one of Canberra’s many coffee spots

Our vineyards and baristas have swept local, national and international awards. We offer an array of cuisines and flavours in modern and traditional styles. You’ll find cool-climate wines, handcrafted beers, truffles, smoked meats, delicious sweets and more. You can relax, while passionate employees serve locally-grown produce and dishes created by talented chefs who’ve trained with the best around the world.

You’ll enjoy exceptional dining experiences in the bustling streets of the CBD and inner suburbs. And in the quiet nooks of suburban shopping centres, you’ll discover a blend of modern cuisine and long-standing, much-loved, family businesses. Sample the delicious global cuisine they’ve served to loyal customers who’ve relished these dishes for decades. 

Wineries and breweries

Wine and cocktail bar Bar Rochford won Gourmet Traveller’s Bar of the Year in 2018

There are more than 30 wineries within 35 minutes’ drive of the city. Join a tour, experience fine dining or relax with some wine and beers and wood-fired pizzas. 

Or you may prefer to sample flavours from our whiskey distillery or our niche microbrewery hub. Our handcrafted brews are perfect with pub food while dining inside or outside, all through the year. 

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