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Tag: dinner

Drive-Through or Drive In? Dining at Space Kitchen

by The Editor

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For many, the idea of dining in a car park is a foreign one. For others, it reeks of Melbourne-cool and appears urbane and edgy.

Well, while not quite underground, Space Kitchen has opened, and we were certainly intrigued to see who heads to Woden on a weekend for brunch in a car park.

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Canberra Secrets: The Turkish Halal Pide House

by The Editor

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Here at The Canberran, we’re more than a little partial to exploring the latest dining trends and trailing a targeted tastebud over recent wine releases.

However, sometimes all you need is a bit of comfort food – something that is fast and filling and great value – and there are few places in Canberra that do this any better than Yarralumla’s Halal Turkish Pide House. If you are a recent Canberran who is yet to discover local institution, you’re having it for dinner tonight.

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The Artisan Loves Pinot Noir – May Wine Dinner

by The Editor

Artisan-Restaurant-logoLove your food? Love your wine? Perhaps like us you have fallen in love with the versatility of Pinot Noir. Artisan Restaurant certainly has, and all of May are celebrating this most lovely of varietals with a showcase five-course dinner.

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The Artisan Loves Shiraz – July Wine Dinner

by The Editor

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We love the Artisan Restaurant in Narrabundah. Sam McGeechan and David Black are a couple of guys with sharp focus and sharper skills. Following the recent success of their chardonnay dinner, the likely lads are taking on shiraz. What a wonderfully warming winter idea!

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Lightning Review: Gryphons Caffe – Griffith Shops

by The Editor

Well this one certainly snuck up on us… while having a sneaky look at Duxton in O’Connor shops, Gryphons Caffe flung its doors open to Southside pubgoers with little fanfare.  Finally, Griffith shops has its own pub.

We made our way from a lazy (though deeply satisfying) breakfast at Edgar’s in Ainslie – but more about that at a later time.  Out the front of Gryphons Caffe (don’t get uptight about punctuation or spelling – we’ve been through this before) we were delighted to discover a blackboard proclaiming it had indeed opened on the 23rd.

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Review: The Ginger Room at Old Parliament House

by The Editor

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Remember two years ago when the whole Masterchef thing went ballistic, and it seemed every Australian was in front of the television at 7.30 every night?  If yours were two of the thousands of Canberra eyeballs glued to the screen in 2009, chances are you would have been subject to endless repetition of the budding romance between a young couple who seemed to spend every social moment in the Parliamentary Triangle.  It was the Ginger Catering advertising series, a campaign managing only to achieve the impossible of turning me off the idea of eating any sort food even though I was watching a cooking show.

It was therefore, with some trepidation, Little Spoon and I made our way around the back of Old Parliament House on a cold winter’s night to dine at the Ginger Room.  Located in the old Member’s Dining room, under the guiding hand of Janet Jeffs, the restaurant has been one of the slow burners of the Canberra dining scene since 2007.

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