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Canberra is paradise for foodies with a truly eclectic mix of dining styles, cuisines and experiences. With award-winning restaurants, vineyards and baristas, plus legendary dishes, people have been known to come to Canberra just for the delicious fare on offer.

Whether you’re after family-friendly restaurants, sweet delights, cosy local cafes, exceptional coffee or fine dining, it’s all here. The best part? Trying the superb local produce served by passionate people – be sure to taste our truffles, cool-climate wines, handcrafted beers and smoked meats.

Discover the best new eateries and bars with our guide to Canberra's foodie scene, sip the best coffees in Canberra, feast at hatted and award winning restaurants, enjoy lunch al fresco, or listen to a gig at the capital's popular live music bars

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Ken Helm

Helm Wines

TripAdvisor rating52 reviews
Price: not specified
Steak and Chips

Rashays - Casual Dining - Belconnen

TripAdvisor rating51 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30
Modern and Stylish venue

La Empanada Bakehouse

TripAdvisor rating34 reviews
Price: under $20
Cellar Door 1

Capital Wines

TripAdvisor rating34 reviews
Price: not specified
McKellar Ridge

McKellar Ridge Wines

TripAdvisor rating21 reviews
Price: not specified
The Pop Inn @ the Carillion

The Pop Inn by Wine Bar Co.

TripAdvisor rating9 reviews
Price: not specified
Cafe stools and tables sit outside the entrance to the Collector Wines cellar door.

Collector Wines

TripAdvisor rating8 reviews
Price: under $20
Decorative bar wall


TripAdvisor rating5 reviews
Price: not specified
Interior with shelf

Intra Coffee

TripAdvisor rating1 reviews
Price: not specified
Box of Chocolate Truffles

Enigma Fine Chocolates

TripAdvisor rating1 reviews
Price: not specified
Prawn dish


TripAdvisor rating1696 reviews
Price: under $20
Sage restaurant interior


TripAdvisor rating1307 reviews
Price: over $30
Outdoor seating at Sammy's

Sammy's Kitchen - City

TripAdvisor rating1092 reviews
Price: not specified
Stuffed capsicum dish

Black Fire Restaurant

TripAdvisor rating919 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30
Two coffee experts smelling the coffee beans

The Cupping Room

TripAdvisor rating876 reviews
Price: under $20
Les Bistronomes

Les Bistronomes

TripAdvisor rating783 reviews
Price: over $30
Pomegranate main

Pomegranate Restaurant

TripAdvisor rating777 reviews
Price: over $30
Dining Room interior

Bicicletta Restaurant

TripAdvisor rating774 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30
Butchers Board

Marble & Grain

TripAdvisor rating745 reviews
Price: over $30
High ceilings, plantation shutters and cosy corners

Lanterne Rooms

TripAdvisor rating740 reviews
Price: over $30
BentSpoke food and drink

BentSpoke Brewing Co.

TripAdvisor rating680 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30
Chairman & Yip dining room

Chairman & Yip

TripAdvisor rating649 reviews
Price: over $30


TripAdvisor rating555 reviews
Price: between $20 and $30
Hand pouring sauce around food


TripAdvisor rating547 reviews
Price: over $30
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    Each meal will be more delicious than the last with this guide to everything from the best brunch spots and hatted restaurants through to popular pub grub and vegetarian eats. 

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