Road testing the Thali Lunch at Taste of Bangladesh, Manuka just $13


So pleased that Taste of Bangladesh are doing Thalis at lunch again!!

Monday to Friday 12-2pm, they are offering what must be the best value lunch in Manuka.


$13 buys a large serve of rice, large pillowy naan, poppadom and three curries – a vegetable kadhi and two others that change each week.

This week it was a delicous butter chiken and beef vindaloo…so good!!

And if you fancy a glass of wine or best togo with yor Thali, just take it along, there’s no corkage charge!

Taste of Bangladesh Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

An incredible $9.90 Lunch special – almost too good to be true! at Santa Lucia@Salatto, Kingston


The  absolute best value lunch offer in town must be at Santa Lucia @ Salatto, newly arrived to Kennedy Street Kingston.

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$9.90 will buy you a large glass of wine (beer or soft drink), some crusty fresh bread, and a chicken salad, pasta, risotto, pizza, canneloni, veal parmigana or focaccia.

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It was so amazing I just had to see if it was true!


The foccacia and the chicken salad were both excellent.

INSALATA DI POLLO – grilled chicken salad with orange pieces dressed with a balsamic reduction

FOCCACIA CON POLLO – chicken schnitzel, bacon, parmesan, lettuce, tomato & basil aioli

Service was quick, even though it was busy. And staff were happy to accommodate requests like dressing on the side and a take home container.

The decor is homely, stylish, but with a touch of club/pub.

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The secret is out, so it’s popular, but easy to book.

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Salotto Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



Les Bistronomies, Braddon – a first look


I’ve heard much about the French dishes at Les Bistronomies, so it was great to finally get there.

The decor is lovely, relaxed yet elegant and standards are high.


It’s beautifully presented food served with great passion!

At lunch there’s four choices for main course and we choose…

Beef Bourguignon: Braised beef cheek in red wine served with
speck, mushroom & Paris mash potato $35, which was a good choice and …


Whole lemon sole with champagne sauce served with warm potato salad $31…


…but I kind of wish we’d gone with the Corn fed chicken & truffle blanquette: Traditional French casserole with fresh Braidwood truffle, carrots, mushrooms & rice $36,  as truffle season is nearly over in Canberra.

For dessert we chose..

Montblanc: Chestnut mousse, chestnut crumb & vanilla meringue $16..


And the very dramatic and delicious Vanilla bean creme brulee $16.


Currently Living Social is offering a two course lunch with tasty bread and whipped butter, $55 for two people. It’s a great deal!


And if you don’t have a Living Social Deal, the Canberra Entertainment Book offers a 25% discount.

Les Bistronomes Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Second look at Polo Restaurant – Peirogi Specials night, Turner


Having enjoyed my first visit to Polo at the White Eagle Club in Turner, I was back this week again for the Wednesday night specials.

The menu was a little different this time and I think it keeps changing.

The Mushroom and Cabbage or Cheese and Potato Pierogi ($10 or $14 with a wine of beer) were still on…

….but there were also Koldunai – handmade Lithuanian dumplings – pan seared with bacon and camrmelised cabbage ($13 or $17 with a drink). These were offered in Beef with Horseradish and yogurt sauce….

…but my favourite were the pork and fennel with apple and fennel slaw.

The Veal Goulash $16 looked pretty good – wrapped in potato blintz with pickled fennel/kolrabi and sour cream.

There were also good looking ricotta fritters $10….

….Kodunai – handmade sweet cheese dumplings with chooclate custard $13…

…and another dessert….

…but I think liked the savoury dishes best.

There’s a nice choice of wine or beer to go with your special and wine pours are generous.

Opinions seem to be divided about this venue and not everyone agrees with me, but I love it here! It’s so relaxed and friendly and everyone is enjoying each other’s company as they share a simple meal and a drink.

…And it is noisey in some spots. But the library is a quiet spot (though it might be a bit too quiet for some) and surprisingly the main area (with carpet) is quieter than the room next door (with a wooden floor).

A couple of other things I learnt this time are…

  1. Get there early and order quickly as the line gets long.
  2. Book by texting 0422898617. It’s  easy and you get a very quick, friendly and accomodating response.
  3. Ask for the mainroom near the kitchen or the library if you need somewhere quiet.

I’m looking forward to another visit already!

Kopernik traditional Polish restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Canberra Labor Club – Movie and Meal Deal $17.50


The Canberra City Labor Club offers members ($5 joining fee) a $17.50 steak/schnitzel/fish with chips and salad along with a Dendy movie ticket (long use by date).

Diane or Mushroom Sauce is an extra $1

Clearly a club atmosphere, it’s a bargain nonetheless.

Wine by the glass starts at $5.

Canberra Labor Club Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Little Brooklyn, Green Square, Kingston – a week of specials 


Little Brooklyn is good for burgers…and specials!

Burgers include the Big Brooklyn Burger – angus beef w bacon, cheese, pickles, caramelised onion, brooklyn ketchup & house mustard $19

But also has a nice Haloumi Salad – grilled haloumi & quinoa salad w baby spinach, roquette, roasted carrots, cherry tomatoes, yoghurt dressing & toasted sesame seeds $20

The Canberra Entertainment Book offers two meals for the price of one.

But as part of the Cocu is just one of many specials on offer during the week!

Little Brooklyn Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Dock, Kingston Foreshore – Two for one deals and a great chicken burger


The Dock on Kingston’s Foreshore offers two for one deals, happy hours a lovely outlook on a sunny day and one of the very best chicken burgers.

Mondays is two for one pizza, Tuesdays two for one burgers and Wednesday two for one Southern Fried chicken.

Happy hour is Monday to Thursday 4-6pm.

The SFC (Southern Fried Chicken) Burger – with cos lettuce, aioli & beer battered chips $18, is truly excellent! One of the best!

The Dock Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato