Canberra is a foodie paradise, with an abundance of top-notch restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re after fine dining, casual eats or something in between, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste in the nation’s capital.

To help you narrow down your options, we’ve put together a list of our favourite restaurants in Canberra. Bon appetit!

Fine dining

If you’re looking for a luxurious dining experience, Canberra has plenty of high-end restaurants to choose from.

For contemporary Australian cuisine with a French twist, head to Aubergine. Located in the stunning Hotel Realm, this award-winning restaurant offers an exquisite degustation menu as well as an à la carte option.

If you’re in the mood for something a little more traditional, Florentino is a must-try. This fine dining Italian restaurant is located in the historic Hotel Kurrajong and offers an extensive menu of classic and modern dishes.

For a truly unique dining experience, make a reservation at Sage Dining Rooms. This exquisite restaurant is located within the University of Canberra and offers an ever-changing seasonal menu featuring the best local produce.

Casual dining

Canberra also has no shortage of great casual dining options.

One of our favourites is Lonsdale Street Roasters, a cosy café located in the heart of Braddon. This local hotspot is known for its excellent coffee and delicious all-day breakfast menu.

For a casual yet stylish lunch or dinner, try Monster Kitchen and Bar. This popular restaurant is located in NewActon and offers a fusion of Australian and Asian cuisine.

If you’re after something a little more laid-back, head to Wig and Pen Tavern and Brewery. This iconic Canberra institution is located in the heart of the city and offers a great selection of pub grub and locally brewed beers.

Whatever your dining preference, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste in Canberra. Bon appetit!