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#1 Fossy

Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Any suggestions for dinner in Canberra?  We're here for 2 nights, staying at the Mantra on Northbourne ave, and have a one year old and two year old.  Also have a car so can travel.  Any cuisine, just something yum!

Thanks!!

#2 lisacat

Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

There is a new restaurant called smoque in civic in baileys arcade just off London circuit.
It is American BBQ so has brisket, pulled pork, ribs, burgers. It opens at 5.30 and sells out quickly so get in early. I had it today for lunch and am having leftovers for dinner tonight yummy.

#3 wannabeamama

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

An amazing Turkish restaurant right around the corner. Massive servings of great food. Standing on Northbourne out the front of Mantra, turn left, walk to lights and it's diagonal from those lights.

Sorry I don't remember the name.

#4 Fossy

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

Yum that sounds good!! Thanks!

Oh thanks, that sounds good too!
I think places might be busy tonight for Valentines Day, we'll soon find out!

Edited by Fossy, 14 February 2013 - 05:04 PM.


#5 Lickety Split

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

Flavours of India in Garema Place, Civic (upstairs) is delicious. Otherwise Dickson is a short drive and has a massive range of Asian restaurants.

#6 Madnesscraves

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

The strip, a pizza restaurant in Queanbeyan is the best!!

#7 eachschoolholidays

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

We stay in that strip of hotels regularly. Walk down to the Canberra centre - there's a strip of restaurants at the end closest to Northbourne Ave. We always have dinner at Sammy Kitchen which is really good Chinese. It opens at 5pm and its fast too. Prefect with small children!  It is always busy.

#8 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

My Mum does a great baked dinner and lives in Weston Creek!

#9 chickendrumstick

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

La Posada opposite the post office is our favourite - incredible Italian food and quite family friendly

#10 babycuddler

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

Another vote for Sammy's kitchen. It is a real Canberra institution, it s super fast and yummy but you can't really linger as they will rush you a bit. Behind your hotel is Braddon with lots of groovy places to eat like Italian &sons, a great Thai near beaurepairs, great pizzas at a bar called debacle etc. Have fun!




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