Restaurants in Canberra 2018-05-17T15:47:44+10:00

The restaurants in Canberra are so good, it’s hard to rank which is the number one. Therefore, here is the alphabetical list of the best restaurants in the city.


Though having a Japanese name, the food here is a true blend of Asian fusion. Some standout meals are king prawn fried rice, prawn and chicken dumplings, salt and pepper squid, baked caramelised eggplant, sashimi, flounder in Asian flavours, and interestingly-served pork buns. This unique venue can be found on Bunda Street.

Bentspoke Brewing Company

Located on Mort Street, this brewing company offers beer tasting boards accompanied by tasty antipasto platters. Beer brewed on-site is best with their pub favourites such as the beef chilli, lamb burger, and macaroni and cheese.

Black Fire

Black Fire can be found on Mort Street, and this blend of Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine leave many feeling satisfied and full. Food is roasted on an open fire, cooked in a wood fire oven, or grilled on a charcoal grill. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available. It is a food-allergy friendly restaurant. Customers can look on as their food is prepared. Pork belly and lamb are popular choices here.

Courgette Restaurant

This popular restaurant on Marcus Clarke Street is open all week except Sundays. For memorable meals, this restaurant cooks up a mean beef cheek main and apple pie. Smoked salmon and tuna are also on the menu. Their cellar room dining table is open for reservation. Customers rave about the great service given by the staff there.

Les Bistronomes

This is a fine French restaurant on Elouera Street. Classic French food is on the menu with garlic butter escargots and charcuterie board. Piglet, duck, veal, gnocchi, and minestrone are also enjoyed by patrons. A great way finish any meal eaten here is by having their creme brûlée.

Ottoman Cuisine

This stylish Turkish restaurant in Broughton Street is passionate about its food. Private dining rooms and banquets can be requested here. Many opt for the crispy duck confit, prawns with spinach and mushrooms, eggplant stuffed with rice and pine nuts, zucchini balls, veal, lamb, and baked custard dessert.

Pho Phu Quoc Vietnamese Restaurant

This busy restaurant is on Cape Street in Dickson and is open for lunch and dinner. Fans of Vietnamese food will not be disappointed by the authentic traditional food choices here. The pho soup varieties are just as they should be – flavourful, hearty, and filling. If not a soup person, this restaurant offers other delicious food on the menu such as fish in a clay pots and lemongrass and chilli prawns.

Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restaurant

Found on Kallaroo Road, this gorgeous restaurant with attentive staff offers a degustation menu that leaves foodies feeling full. Many take their time over the 8-course meal they offer to take in the beautiful surroundings which make way for great conversations. Some of the produce is is grown on the estate and the reportedly best bacon in the city is made there.


Food lovers describe this Kingston restaurant as magnificent and fabulous. They offer Mediterranean cuisine with gluten-free, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian delights. Customers love the John Dory fish, kingfish, eggplant, and Balmian bugs. There is also a fine selection of wines.

The Cupping Room

A popular breakfast, lunch, or brunch spot, this restaurant on University Ave is open every day. People love their French toast, calamari burger, blueberry and white chocolate milkshake, soy confit salmon, and the barramundi fillet. Though it can be packed due to popularity, many say the food is worth the wait.

Turkish Halal Pide House

This Turkish Restaurant on Novar Street in Yarralumla gets crowds and rave reviews. Some of the many delights served here are their famous chicken, beef, and lamb kebabs and fresh baked breads. They give large portions and the food is reasonably priced.

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