Monster Kitchen and Bar
Monster Bar has become the poster child of Canberra ‘cool’. The main dining area is worth a visit. The menu is mostly share plates of local produce. Try to get a table near the fireplace. Reservations highly recommended
This is a great place to catch up with friends for dinner with plenty of share plates on offer. The food is amazing, be sure to try the pulled lamb shoulder. If you're solo or even with a group find a cosy couch near the fire and settle in for the afternoon with a glass of local wine.
Sean McConnell might be out but if you’re seeking a foodie experience, Monster is worth the Uber. The hotel lobby is a cosy spot to sit with a coffee or glass of red, too.
if its cold go here for the fireside drinks. if you want quiet drink this place is also great.
“Bottom of Marcus Clarke St, New Acton (Look for the Modern Man sculpture out the front – you’ll know it when you see it) Crowded, quirky and friendly. Mostly local produce. *Our favourites: Porridge or the Ricotta & Honey Toast 7 am Monday to Saturday, 8 am on Sundays. Dinner from 6pm Tuesday – Saturday. ”
“Corner University Ave and London Circuit One of the best coffee shops in Australia, if not the world - their baristas have won the World Championships. They don’t take bookings so on the weekends expect a queue of people waiting for a table – it’s worth the wait, or get there just before opening. The food is excellent and the coffee even better. *Our favourites: - Flat White on Raspberry Candy blend. - Avo. - Salted Caramel Popcorn Milkshake 7am to 4pm weekdays, 8am to 3pm weekends. Hint: There’s a takeaway window around the corner for coffee and pastries (near the grassy area) ”
“A gorgeous little restaurant with a range of share plates and wonderful wine. You can see it from the bedroom!”
“Small family owned desert bar with the best ice creams, gelati and sorbets in Canberra. ”