2019 ACT Readers' Choice Awards

"Fine Food in a Nostalgic Environment"
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 2019 - Fine Dining"
The Boat House

The Boat House

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 6:30:PM

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 - Pizza"
Locale Pizzeria Deakin

Locale Pizzeria Deakin

Pizza   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

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...
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,...
Blu Ginger Canberra

Blu Ginger Canberra

Indian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Canberra CBD

Adding a dash of exotic spices to the lively dining scene of Canberra’s Genge Street is Blu Ginger Indian Restaurant. Featuring a vast, vibrant and contemporary interior, as well as a high standard of...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Coffee"
Terra Canberra

Terra Canberra

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Canberra CBD

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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Asian"
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Japanese"
Raku Dining

Raku Dining

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Canberra CBD

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 2019 - Pub Food"
The Old Canberra Inn

The Old Canberra Inn

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Lyneham

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...
Teddy Picker's

Teddy Picker's

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00: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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - French"
Les Bistronomes

Les Bistronomes

French   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Braddon

For a culinary journey with a distinctly French theme, treat yourself and loved ones to a dining experience at Les Bistronomes located on the corner of Mort and Elouera Streets in Braddon. Inside, thi...
Little Theo's

Little Theo's

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Canberra CBD

Just a short stroll from Murrumbidgee golf course in the tranquil outskirts of Canberra, is classic pizza and burger bar Little Theo’s. An interior decorated with furniture created from wooden pallets...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Chinese"
Tang Dynasty Restaurant

Tang Dynasty Restaurant

Chinese   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Kingston

Guests savour views of the sweeping waters of Kingston foreshore while dining in traditional Chinese style at Tang Dynasty Restaurant on Giles Street. Located on Waterfront Dockside, this elegant rest...
Taste Turkish

Taste Turkish

Turkish   $$$$$   Opens at 4:30:PM

Weston

Enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine with classic Middle Eastern textures and flavours at Taste Turkish on Liardet Street in Weston. Step into a warm and welcoming ambience of shiny black subway tiles, vib...
Trecento Restaurant

Trecento Restaurant

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 10:00:AM

Manuka

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...
Explore what it means to be an Australian. The National Museum is the first in the country devoted to the stories of Australia and Australians, exploring the key issues, events and people that have sh...
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...
Pho @ Dickson

Pho @ Dickson

Vietnamese   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Dickson

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 ...
Tipsy Bull

Tipsy Bull

Tapas   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Braddon

When the mood strikes for tapas head into Canberra gem Tipsy Bull, with an ethos of good times and good food with dining proving to be a hit with Braddon locals. With a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmo...