Parlour: One of Canberra’s hidden gems located in the heart of the beautiful New Acton acts as the perfect setting for the perfect lunch menu. The Confit duck leg salad, seafood bisque and the portobello mushroom burger starting at $16 are almost unmatchable. Paired to perfection with $2 glasses of red or white wine this special is almost too good to believe.
Find me at 16 Kendall Ln, Acton.
Soul Cartel Farrside Café: Craving something a little messier? Look no further than Soul Cartel Farrside Café. Bringing you the flavours Southern Hospitality (U.S.A that is) Soul Cartel packs a punch. Be it smoked wings, mac and cheese bites, chilli fries, dirty hotdogs or a big bad burger, Soul Cartel is the new home of comfort food in the A.C.T.
Find me at Shop 3, Farr place, Isaacs.
Lazy Su: Self-described as “loud, quirky, cheeky, brash, melodic and absolutely fun,” Lazy Su’s American-Japanese-Korean fusion brings you a selection of three poke bowls and three express bowls with a fierce personality. The miso sweet potato bowl and beef brisket bibimbap will have you excited for more from start to finish.
Find me at Shop 1, 9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
Old Canberra Inn: Our pick of the pub lunches! Canberra’s oldest standing pub is still serving up some of Canberra’s best lunch feeds. The halloumi burger with beetroot or chicken schnitzel with Jamaican green slaw proves that newer isn’t always better for the cosiest eating establishment in Canberra.
Find me at 195 Mouat Street, Lyneham.
Kusina: Canberra’s own little slice of the Philippines offers a true “east meets west” experience. The noodle lunch deals are unbelievably priced at $14 per meal and the fusion blend offering flavours of Spanish, Chinese and Western cuisine will have your mouth watering for more long after you’re finished.
Find me at Cooleman Court, Whitney Place, Weston.
Siren: As Gungahlin skyline rises, so do the options available for great lunch eats. However, we turn our heads to one of Gungahlin’s original pioneers for the best in lunchtime eating. Siren offers the best in casual dining and our favourites are $20 Pizza Mondays and $20 steak Thursdays both with a complimentary glass of wine or schooner.
Find me at 30 Anthony Rolfe Ave, Gungahlin.
Brodburger: What lunchtime list would be complete without Canberra’s finest burger. Brodburger is more than a place to eat, it is a Canberra institution. With new locations at Capital Brewing Co. and ANU pop up village, Brodburger is the pinnacle in catch up foods and lunchtime burgers. It’s hard to go past the burger that started it all, the classic Brod with your choice of cheddar, brie or blue cheese.
Find me at Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston.