Tag Archives: new Acton

Monster Kitchen and Bar, New Acton

9 Sep

I don’t often associate restaurants attached to hotels with award-winning experiences, but Monster Kitchen and Bar in the Nishi building – and part of Hotel Hotel – has been scooping awards since its official opening a few months back – and yet has just a 52% approval on Urbanspoon (at the time of writing). At a catch up with a group of old friends on a cool Saturday in August, I put it to the test.

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The Forage and Hustle & Scout, New Acton (July)

5 Jul

It’s bitterly cold and I’m about to see a new phenomenon: more puffer jackets in one place than ever before. But, there’s food (including cake!), and wine, and fashion – and that seems to be enough to convince the rest of Canberra to come out at 3pm to New Acton, too.

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A. Baker Redux

20 Mar

The last time I went to A. Baker, I was disappointed. It was a few days after they opened, and while I’m willing to forgive teething issues, it’s hard to feel confident about a venue that misses the basics. I didn’t think I’d be back for a long time.

It’s now more than six months later. I went back.

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Art, Not Apart

16 Mar

Where do I begin? Art, Not Apart had a huge turnout yesterday – the wind and even the darkening clouds didn’t keep people at bay. The area thrived – a real village, community feel. And it was free!

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Lunch at Bicicletta

21 Dec

Bicicletta had been getting some rave reviews, and when searching for a place to dine for in the dying days of 2012, it jumped to mind.

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