Guide to Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is often derided due to its relative blandness and public service sector dominance. However, in recent years, Canberra has been coming of age with urban precincts like Braddon, New Acton and…

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Italian & Sons, Canberra

Italian & Sons is one of a number Canberra dining venues that impresses both visitors and locals alike. Highly praised by food critics for its take on the traditional trattoria, Italian & Sons sense of hospitality…

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A. Baker, Canberra

Short for Acton Baker, A. Baker is widely regarded as having one of the best breakfasts in Canberra. Situated amongst the trees in the NewActon courtyard, A Baker hums with activity as dishes are whisked from the kitchen-to-table by a…

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Grazing at Gundaroo

Thirty minutes outside Canberra in the historic 1865 Royal Hotel is Grazing at Gundaroo, a multi-award winning restaurant showcasing some of the Canberra District’s best food and wines. Sunday lunch is a rural treat for city dwellers with…

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Akiba, Canberra

Akiba is one of those funky places that will stick in your mind and keep you coming back. Why? Imagine this scenario. You’ve just driven 300km from Sydney to Canberra after an intense week at work….

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Hotel Hotel, Canberra

We have sometimes struggled to find great accommodation in Canberra. Up until now the Hyatt Hotel was a good option but often felt slightly isolated. Hotel Hotel Canberra—open since late 2013—is a visually interesting, stylish…

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The Cupping Room, Canberra

The Cupping Room by specialty Canberra coffee roaster Ona Coffee is a triumph of Mexican influenced food, great atmosphere and superior coffee. Immediately visible is their friendly, passionate approach to coffee with espresso and filter coffees, and…

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Lanyon Homestead, Canberra

Lanyon Homestead lies at the foot of the Brindabella Ranges and is one of Australia’s premier historic properties. The precinct’s centrepiece, the 1850’s Homestead, has been lovingly restored and furnished with a cafe in one of…

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