A-Z Challenge, Challenges by Sarah

J is for Jolly-good Food

Many people overlook Canberra as a fine food destination, but they are wrong to do so.

Canberra has begun to really shine as a foodie’s capital, with many great chefs and restaurants calling Canberra home.

Canberra boasts a host of one, and two hat, restaurants, according to the 2020 Good Food Guide.

So who are Canberra’s hatted restaurants?


  • Aubergine, Griffith – A sleek fine diner minutes from Capital Hill.


  • Bar Rochford, City – Next-level bar food and natural wines.
  • Chairman and Yip, Barton – Modern Asian fusion.
  • Courgette, City – Fine dining with finesse.
  • Italian and Sons, Braddon – Bold Italian flavours in bustling Braddon.
  • Morks, Kingston – Thai classics turned into fine dining masterpieces, with waterfront views.
  • Ottoman Cuisine, Barton – Modern Turkish done with fresh, quality ingredients, warmth and class.
  • Pilot, Ainslie – Dining among the leafy streets of residential Canberra
  • Temporada, City – A “do-it-all” city bistro that delivers.
  • XO, Narrabundah – Innovative Asian cuisine with an attractive twist.

Source: The Canberra Times, 1 October 2019

But you don’t need to spend a fortune, to find great quality food in Canberra. The national capital also offers a vast array of cheap eats, all of these are among my favourites:

Akiba (Japanese)


Grease Monkey

CBD Dumpling House

Two Before Ten

Casey Jones

George Harcourt Inn

Old Canberra Inn

1882 Bar and Grill

There are also an number of clubs such as, The Irish Club, Southern Cross Club, Burns Club , Raiders’ and Ainslie Football Club that offer sensational meals at reasonable prices…especially with member discounts.

Anyway, all this talk of food is making me hungry – so I’ll see you back here tomorrow. I’m off to eat!

A-Z Challenge – J

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