My top 10 Canberra restaurants

Part 1: Top 10 Canberra Restaurants

We’ve eaten out a lot in 2014 and I thought I’d end 2014 with a list of my top 10 Canberra restaurants. Well maybe not the top 10 Canberra restaurant but 10 restaurants I really liked. 

I’m not necessarily focussing on fine dining either. I like to think a local suburban cafe can mix it with my top 10 Canberra restaurants. So in no particular order Yummy Lummy’s top 10 Canberra restaurants are:

1. Ricardo’s Cafe in Jamison

Ricardo’s Cafe is situated in the Jamison Plaza in Macquarie. You wouldn’t know it’s there unless you looked for it. It’s open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch and combines main meals with amazing desserts, especially cakes and treats based on mousse. They also do cronuts. If you haven’t visited Ricardo’s cafe and you live in Canberra I’d highly recommend breakfast and lunch. I know some south side people who claim the north side of town is somehow beneath them. I say get over yourselves and try this north side gem. Think smoked salmon, think Wagyu cheeseburger, think Pulled pork sandwich, think caramel thick shake, think a Nutella sandwich!!!

For some of the posts in which I’ve mentioned Ricardo’s cafe check out this link.


2. Les Bistronomes in Braddon

Les Bistronomes is relatively new in Canberra and has become very popular. It’s French but friendly. The menu is easy to understand because there’s an English translation and it has amazing words like Beef Wellington and Snails in it. I’ve only been there once but I’d like to return. 

Related post  Review Dream Cuisine Patisserie and Cafe

The Yummy Lummy review can be found here.

 3. The Cupping Room in Canberra (Civic)

The Cupping Room does coffee a little differently to most places but that isn’t a bad thing. The food is also excellent (or grouse as residents of Melbourne used to say when I was a kid growing up in Brisbane). I was very impressed with the ham hock fritters. I need to go back there for breakfast soon.

The Yummy Lummy review can be found here.


4. The Artisan in Narrabundah

The Artisan is solid. I’ve been there twice. The first time was better than the second. The service has been friendly and helpful each time. The food is always well presented and it tastes great. The pork croquette was delightful and the chef’s medium rare Angus steak very good. 

The Yummy Lummy review can be found here.


5. Morks in Kingston

Regular readers will know that Morks is a real favourite. The contemporary Thai cuisine that Mork and his family create and serve is pretty amazing. The move to Kingston from Florey has been good for business, every time we’ve been there it’s been full. Being on the Kingston foreshore also means a really nice setting and a clientele from a very well to do part of Canberra. When you go I highly recommend the pork crackling and chilli jam. On the subject of pork, you should try the pork belly.

The latest Yummy Lummy review can be found here and if you want previous reviews click here.

Part 2 of this Top 10 list is now available.

What are your favourite Canberra restaurants? Please tell me in the comments below  

Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy

I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner. 

For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations.