Japanese fusion dishes at Penny University

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With a quirky, retro fit out and a uniquely delicious menu, it’s easy to see why Penny University is one of Canberra’s most popular brunch spots. It’s also a favourite with the stars like Adam Goodes, former Sydney Swans player, who stop by to get a taste for themselves. Their menu changes seasonally and we recently tried a few items from their summer menu. The menu features a few Japanese inspired dishes, alongside classic brunch items with a Penny twist. If you want try some of these dishes then you need to get in quick because a menu change is coming….

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Veg Out: Five of our favourite vegetarian eateries in Canberra

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With the vegetarian population expanding and the demand for 1kg steaks decreasing, we’ve witnessed a been a boom in vegetarian cuisine options in our beloved Canberra. Whether you’re a legume-loving activist or a rampant meat enthusiast these five eateries are sure to satisfy all your cravings and leave you feeling completely satisfied. Continue reading Veg Out: Five of our favourite vegetarian eateries in Canberra

A Tokyo experience in Canberra – Pepper Lunch restaurant review

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Pepper Lunch is a casual, Japanese DIY BBQ franchise. My partner and I dined here recently and the experience took me right back to dining in Tokyo alleyway restaurants. The atmosphere, flavours, smells and style all reminded me of Japan and it was just like being back in that wonderful country.

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Orient Kitchen dishes up the goods

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Asian cuisine is one of my absolute favourites especially when roast duck is involved. There are your standard Chinese restaurants that are okay but let’s face it, convenience is the real reason you return. Then there are the ones that you want to return to over and over again. We recently visited Orient Kitchen in Weston Creek and I’m already looking forward to my next visit. Continue reading Orient Kitchen dishes up the goods

Braddons ‘hottest’ new restaurant

There are new restaurants popping up in Canberra all the time and my ‘to eat’ list is always growing. I love checking out new places so I was really excited when I received an invitation to dine at Darbar Indian Restaurant in Braddon.

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Paddock to plate at Pialligo Estate – our day out at the Orchard Lunch

My welcome to the Eat Canberra team involved an amazing day out at the Pialligo Estate Orchard Lunch. I know what you’re thinking – not your average old coffee chasing internship! Well yes I was awfully lucky to get invited as it was a Canberra foodie’s dream. Continue reading Paddock to plate at Pialligo Estate – our day out at the Orchard Lunch

Taste & Test at Sage Restaurant

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Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a judge on MKR or Masterchef Australia? Well if you head in for a Taste & Test experience at Sage Restaurant then you’ll come pretty close to wearing the pants (or cravat) of Matt Preston or judging whether or not there’s enough sauce like Manu Fieldel. If there’s not enough sauce or you think one of the dishes is missing something then you can score the dish down or leave a comment to suggest improvements. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? Continue reading Taste & Test at Sage Restaurant

XO Restaurant Review

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XO Restaurant in Narrabundah has been on my ‘to eat’ list since they opened. Their food photos and recipes in The Capital Cookbook 3, and more recently Gourmet Traveller, have been tempting me for a long time. So I gave some (not so subtle) hints to Mr Eat Canberra about where I wanted to go for my birthday dinner…. He got the hint and whisked me off to XO last week and I was over the moon with the whole experience. It took me a little while to get there but it was definitely worth the wait. Continue reading XO Restaurant Review

Natural 9 – A hidden treasure

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It’s not often you can say that you felt like a celebrity (unless you actually are one) but for some reason that’s how I felt when I entered the revolving door and was greeted by security as I turned the corner, walked down the gorgeous set of stairs and stepped onto the large, red carpet at Casino Canberra. The giant, sparkling chandelier that sat above the marbled bar at the end of the red carpet might have added to the feeling. Everything felt expensive and glamorous! Continue reading Natural 9 – A hidden treasure

Hidden breakfasts hot spots in the suburbs

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There’s no doubt that Braddon, Kingston Foreshore and surrounding areas are sexy, trendy dining hubs with an array of incredible foodie hot spots to choose from.

But we’re seeing more and more cafes and restaurants popping up in the suburbs. They’re injecting some life back into the old suburban shops and these friendly suburban cafes are worth crossing town for. Continue reading Hidden breakfasts hot spots in the suburbs