Cafes and Restaurants

  • Phillip: south of the city is a wonderful chinese restaurant called the Noble Palace. Excellent food, and great yum cha on weekends from 11am –
  • If fine dinning is more your style try Aubergine! –
  • Rubicon at Griffith shops is great –
  • La Rustica in Kingston has beautiful Italian. –
  • Artisan at Narrabundah shops –
  • A bite to eat at Chifley and child friendly with a great park next door –
  • Anise- for somthing special –
  • Chairman Yip- for up market duck- best in canberra I’ve had. –
  • Wig and Pen English Pub and Brewery – This place was names Australia’s best small brewery 2012! well worth a look! –

Things to do

  • Gorman House Markets –
  • Wineries! To find some wineries, check out this web site –
  • Southside Farmers Market –

To do with kids

  • Questacon – making science fun!!! –
  • The Zoo membership is well worth the money, particularly if you are there for over 6 months. We visited them weekly. –
  • The National Museum also had a great kids play area and is free. –
  • Kids Rampage – if they need to let off a bit of steam –’s+Rampage
  • Monkey Mania – for kids ages 1-12 – indoor play centre –
  • Phillip Ice Skating Center –