The Canberran

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Category: Restaurant

Walt & Burley Arrives at Kingston Foreshore

by The Editor

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Well, it’s finally here. After 15 long years of Kingston Foreshore’s vision, we finally have the opening of Walt & Burley – a bar in such prime position down by the lake that you’ll wonder why it’s taken half a century to decide this is probably a good use of waterfront land.

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“Heard it on the Grapevine” – Vitis Braddon Opens its Doors

by The Editor

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Last night, the evolution of Braddon kicked up another gear this Thursday with a preview of Vitis Eatery in the old Ostratos site. As construction continues unabated along the strip, it was fantastic to see another venue prepare to throw open its doors.

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QT Hotel Lands in Canberra

by The Editor

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Certainly there was a lot of hype and speculation leading up to the official launch of QT Canberra. Could the old, modernist structure standing sentinel over Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin really receive a mega make-over in keeping with Australia’s most edgy hotel brand?

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Fresh Brew – A Preview of ‘Bent Spoke’ Micro Brewery

by The Editor

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It was inevitable, really. In Canberra’s hipster-haven of Braddon there was only a matter of time until someone had the good sense to install a craft beer outlet.

(Not that it’s a bad thing!)

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Elderton Comes to Canberra

by The Vinsiders

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Elderton is an iconic winery from the Barossa. It has been owned by the Ashmead Family since 1979, with the first Elderton wines produced in 1982. The original grapevines were planted in 1894 (yep, that’s right).

The aim of the Ashmeads is to “produce world class wines from entrenched varieties, grown in the Barossa from our own vineyard holdings”, to “celebrate the individual terroirs of each of our sites and … to produce wines that show true regional history and character, varietal definition and a healthy slice of our own personalities”.

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A.Baker at New Acton – Lightning Review

by The Editor

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It seems like forever since our beloved Parlour and wine room suffered at the hands of an unruly pizza oven and burnt to the ground.  Not that it was in any way Parlour’s fault (the oven belonged to the restaurant next door), however since then, epicurean Canberrans have mourned their loss from the heart of the New Acton precinct.

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Truffles and Wine At Pod Food in Pialligo

by The Vinsiders

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On Thursday, the Vinsiders wandered over to Podfood in Pialligo to partake in a 6-course ‘truffle degustation’ with matching wine. Having only explored truffles superficially, and having never explored the matching of truffles and wine, we were very much looking forward to a new sensory experience.

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by The Vinsiders

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On Thursday, the Vinsiders wandered over to Podfood in Pialligo to partake in a  6-course ‘truffle degustation’ with matching wine. Having only explored truffles superficially, and having never explored the matching of truffles and wine, we were very much looking forward to a new sensory experience.

A Dining Debut at C Dine at Kingston Foreshore

by The Editor

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On Wednesday night (24 July) C Dine threw open its doors as the first restaurant in Kingston Foreshore’s dining precinct.  It’s been a long time coming. As the apartment blocks have crept slowly from Wentworth Avenue down to Kingston’s quay, the fitouts – including Max Brenner, La Rustica and Morks among others – are slowly nearing completion. Hurrah!

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The Final Four at Elk & Pea

by The Editor

elkpea-topTwo weeks ago we dedicated ourselves to the cause of working through Elk & Peas rather fun taco menu.  While it may have taken a couple of sittings, our resolve was unwavering.  Here are the results.

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