Canberra: Food Guide - Dining Out

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Canberra Food Guide - Dining Out

When it comes to wining and dining, Canberra can cater for every taste, with over 300 restaurants, cafés and pubs and plenty of fresh regional produce to tempt the palette. In the city centre, some of Canberra's best restaurants line West Row, in the Melbourne Building precinct. Many other great restaurants are located in Garema Place and along City Walk and Bunda Street, where you can also find pubs serving hearty meals. Canberra’s fantastic range of eating establishments is constantly improving, and an excellent range of fine restaurants can be found around the Civic, an upmarket selection in nearby Manuka, an Asian strip in Dickson and East Row with many other possibilities scattered throughout the suburbs. Canberra centre has a great food hall and shopping districts such as St or St Mall have a wealth of fast food and inexpensive cafes and bistros that stretch outwards across the city. Garema Place, just north of London Circuit, is full of clusters of great spots with outside tables that allow you to dine in the sunshine. With fantastic local produce, scores of innovative restaurants and BYO licensing laws, dining out is one of the finest pleasures that Canberra has to offer.

As for the suburbs Manuka, is a good option, particularly in the evenings when the atmosphere livens up. Many of Canberra's restaurants and cafés also have outside 'alfresco' seating areas, with scenic views of Canberra, and the street café culture is abundant in the Manuka and Kingston districts of the city. If you fancy a local drop, the Canberra region's cool climate wines are now receiving worldwide recognition. There are 140 vineyards with more than 30 cellar doors in peaceful rural countryside around the city, and most are only 30 minutes from the city.