Rubicon (www.rubiconrestaurant.com.au) is a class act serving modern Australian cuisine in stylish, cosy surrounds. Try their famous pacific oysters in chilli wine or if you are feeling hungry they offer a degustation menu of 4, 5 or 7 courses. The menu also offers some fabulous vegetarian options for those who like their meals meat free.
Dieci E Mezzo ( www.dieciemezzo.com.au) is a minimalist, polished concrete space adorned with Robert Foster sculptures and an equally modern Italian menu liberally dotted with local truffles and fresh food from the region.
The Ginger Room (www.gingercatering.com.au ), which is set in the historical surrounds of Old Parliament House, is one of Canberra’s best fine dining restaurants. Modern Australian food with an Asian twist and a generous fixed price menu.
Mezzalira Ristorante (www.mezzalira.com.au ) serves simple, fresh Italian food and wonderful hand made pasta in a light, airy setting.
For something a bit spicier, try Mecca Bah (www.meccabah.net/canberra ) which serves delicious Moroccan and Middle Eastern Cuisine.
Tosolinis (www.tosolinis.com.au ) in the city is great for pizza and a glass of wine before going to the theatre – it also serves great coffee! If you just want a sandwich and fancy something gluten -free then try A Bite to Eat at the Chifley.