2022 Canberra Readers' Choice Awards

"Fine Food in a Nostalgic Environment"
Otis Dining Hall

Otis Dining Hall

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:PM

Kingston

14 Chef Hat Award
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 escap...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Fine Dining"
The Boat House

The Boat House

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00: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 l...
Wandering through the ground floor of Ovolo Nishi on Edinburgh Avenue in Canberra, Monster Kitchen & Bar is preoccupied with serving local and seasonal produce prepared for sharing. Spread across f...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Japanese"
Raku Dining

Raku Dining

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Canberra CBD

14 Chef Hat Award
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 lin...
Table by Canberra Gourmet
13 Chef Hat Award
Experience a fresh, intimate and unique fine-dining experience at Table by Canberra Gourmet on Sternberg Crescent in Wanniassa. This limited seating restaurant delivers an amazing celebration of gr...
Molto Italian

Molto Italian

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Kingston

For authentic Italian run by Canberra stalwart Carlo Tosolini, look no further than Molto Italian at the Kingston Foreshore. This seaside trattoria boasts modern interiors of high ceilings, dark wo...
Portia's Place

Portia's Place

Chinese   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Kingston

Take in the sounds of sizzling hot pots and tantalising aromas wafting from the kitchen at Portia’s Place on Kennedy Street in Kingston. This restaurant comes alive with the consistent hum of livel...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - 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 f...
Braddon Merchant

Braddon Merchant

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

Braddon

Bathed in morning sunlight, Braddon Merchant on Elouera Street in Canberra is a bright, modern deli-style eatery with a smart European feel. Nestled on the ground floor of the Midnight Hotel in the...
Super Bao

Super Bao

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Dickson

Located in the heart of Canberra's foodie district, Super Bao combines the traditions of Chinese cuisine with Modern Australian dining style to create a unique experience for locals. Nestled on Cap...
Black Fire Restaurant

Black Fire Restaurant

Spanish   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Braddon

Individualistic Mediterranean fare which does not disappoint awaits Canberra diners at Black Fire Restaurant on Mort Street in Braddon. A rustic industrial fit-out of exposed timber and bricks is s...
Little Theo's

Little Theo's

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30: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 pall...
Silo Bakery

Silo Bakery

European   $$$$$   Opens at 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...
Jewel of India

Jewel of India

Indian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

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...
Inka

Inka

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Canberra CBD

When two cultures collide…magic happens at Canberra’s first Nikkei restaurant Inka on Bunda Street. Fusing Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, Inka is home to a functions mezzanine, sushi bar and restau...
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 worl...
Morks

Morks

Thai   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:PM

Kingston

12 Chef Hat Award
Three Mills Bakery

Three Mills Bakery

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

Fyshwick

Artisan sourdough and delicious pastries await Canberra foodies at Three Mills Bakery on Newcastle Street in Fyshwick. Specialising in ancient grains and house-milled flours, this bakery uses tradi...
Tipsy Bull

Tipsy Bull

Tapas   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Braddon

PLEASE NOTE: FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS we have 2 sittings of 6pm or 8.15pm.
Daana

Daana

Indian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Curtin

A harmonious blend of traditional Indian cuisine and native Australian ingredients awaits Curtin diners at Daana on Theodore Street. Inspired by recipes handed down through generations, this family...