At Rydges Lakeside we understand that dining outside your hotel can appeal and we have a few favourites. Naturally, we think Locanda Italian Steakhouse is THE best restaurant in Canberra. Here is a link to the menu. We are also quote partial to the Fig Tree Restaurant at our sister Rydges at Capital Hill – here is a link to that menu – the Byron Bay Berkshire Crispy Pork Belly with apple puree and seared scallops is sensational.
Also over in Manuka is Urban Pantry – it is casual yet sophisticated – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, here is a link to the menu section on the restaurant’s website. Hmm – the king prawn & clam tagliatelle with chilli, basil, tomato, baby capers & white wine looks tempting – and if you are a risotto fan, they get it right.
The Tongue & Groove (Cnr Bunda & Genge Streets in the city) is contemporary, cool and classy with all day eats – great atmosphere and food in this Paul Kelly designed space (photo). Here’s a menu link.
And if Thai takes your fancy, head to Eastlakes Parade and the foreshore in Kingston to savour the innovative food at Morks – gets great reviews and the Angel Prawns is the signature dish and they do multi-course tastings. Here is the menu.