2020 ACT Readers' Choice Awards

"Fine Food in a Nostalgic Environment"
Otis Dining Hall
Experience the taste of fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere at Otis Dining Hall, an establishment popular among a crowd of suave Kingston locals. Set on Jardine Street, Otis offers an ambient escape f...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Pizza"
Locale Pizzeria Deakin

Locale Pizzeria Deakin

Pizza   $$$$$   Open Now

Deakin

A promise in a name, Locale Pizzeria Deakin on Hopetoun Circuit provides inspired Italian dining to Canberra locals. Drawing an after-five crowd, Locale encourages guests to take time dining with fami...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Indian"
Daana

Daana

Indian   $$$$$   Open Now

Curtin

A harmonious blend of traditional Indian cuisine with native Australian ingredients awaits Curtin diners at Daana on Theodore Street. Inspired by recipes handed down through generations, this family-o...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Japanese"
Tantalise tastebuds with modern Japanese fare at Raku Dining on Bunda Street in Canberra. Combining the precision of Oriental cuisine with the vibrant energy of Mod Oz dining, Raku is all sleek lines,...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Fine Dining"
The Boat House

The Boat House

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Open Now

Barton

14 Chef Hat Award
Surrounded by private parkland overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House is the ideal place to relax and enjoy award-winning dining. Escape from the city life of Canberra and enjoy stunning lake...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Pub Food"
Enjoy a piece of history in the heart of Lyneham at The Old Canberra Inn, a family-friendly pub along Mouat Street, dating back to 1857. Lending old world charm, The Inn radiates warmth with lounges b...

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A comfortably quick 30-minute drive from Canberra City, perched amongst the lush greenery of country town Tharwa, resides The Barracks Espresso Bar & Eating House. Set within a working rural property,...
Zaab

Zaab

Thai   $$$$$   Opens Wed 5:00:PM

Braddon

Street and sleek from its graffiti walls to copper top bar, Zaab is the place to see and be seen in Canberra's nightlife destination of Braddon. Located on Lonsdale Street, this fun and upbeat restaur...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Coffee"
Canberra's latest produce-driven foodie destination, Terra on Marcus Clarke Street brings café fare with flair to the city's CBD. Boasting a light, open and inviting interior, with communal-style benc...
Silo Bakery

Silo Bakery

European   $$$$$   Opens Wed 7:00:AM

Kingston

Part Brooklyn, part Parisian – that's Silo Bakery on Giles Street in Kingston. From a room full of Australian and European cheese to freshly baked bread, this happily buzzing Canberra café is alive wi...
Teddy Picker's

Teddy Picker's

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Wed 6:30:AM

Campbell

Send the senses into overload with creative café fare at Teddy Picker’s on Constitution Avenue in Campbell. This friendly, local haunt, with exposed concrete and high ceilings, blends with the world o...
Jewel of India

Jewel of India

Indian   $$$$$   Open Now

Manuka

For a burst of vibrancy in both flavour and culture in Manuka, book in for a delectable culinary experience at Jewel of India restaurant on Bougainville Street. Recently refurbished, Jewel of India’s ...
Les Bistronomes

Les Bistronomes

French   $$$$$   Open Now

Campbell

12 Chef Hat Award
For a culinary journey with a distinctly French theme in Canberra, treat yourself and loved ones to a dining experience at Les Bistronomes located on Blamey Place in Campbell. Inside, this warm and up...
Situated on Kingston Foreshore, Wild Duck Fine Asian Cuisine fuses the vibrant flavours of the Orient delivering them in warm, elegant surrounds. Using the classic elements of golden-hued lighting, wh...
The Civic Pub

The Civic Pub

Bistro   $$$$$   Open Now

Braddon

If you are after pub culture and fare, head to The Civic Pub on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. Just a few moments' walk from the city centre, The Civic Pub boasts 15 beers on tap and a diverse range of r...
Warm and welcoming, locals of Wanniassa take to Barbeque Nation restaurant on Gartside Street for a feast of Indian inspired flavours. Rich polished timbers, softly glowing lights and a harmony of dee...
An acronym for the Australian New Zealand Army Corps, the ANZACs are highly respected in Australia for their spirit of dedication, courage, mateship and sacrifice. Each year, ANZAC soldiers are commem...
Located 45 minutes’ drive south of the city at the northern end of the Australian Alps, Namadgi National Park is 105 900 hectares and makes up more than half of the ACT. It has eight peaks higher than...
Those craving sumptuous bowls of steaming Vietnamese delights in Canberra need only visit Pho @ Dickson restaurant on Woolley Street, to satisfy desires. This family owned and run restaurant emanates ...
Big, bold Italian flavours draw Manuka diners to Trecento Restaurant on Flinders Way. Enter a simple, yet polished interior with a modern fit-out, where a shiny white-tiled bar runs down one side of a...