Grill’d Manuka – a good spot for a group


It’s not always easy to make a chain eatery work well for a group meal because tables as often smaller and fixed position and it’s often busy.

However, Grill’d in Manuka, has a great large, sunny table near the front of the store that’s perfect for a larger group. It’s also less busy in Manuka than some other stores and has an atmosphere that doesn’t feel so much like a chain outlet.

If you have the Canberra Entertainment Book you can use the two for one vouchers making it good value.

There’s lamb burgers $13.50 like the Morrocan Lamb with roasted peppers, tzaatziki, salad and relish 2100kJ…

…chicken burgers $10.50 – $13.50 like the Simon Says $12.50 with avocado, trim bacon, salad, relish and herbed mayo 2240kJ…

…with thick cut potato chips or zucchini chips for an extra $4.80 and 1710kJ…


….beef burgers $9.90 – $13.50 like the Crispy Bacon and Cheese 2830kJ $11.50…

…or the Almighty 3260kJ $13.50.. with bacon, egg, beetroot, salad, relish and mayo..

…and I’m told the ‘Baa Baa’ Burger is the very best pick of all, a lamb burger with avocado, tasty cheese, salad, relish and herbed mayo.

For those who aren’t so keen on burgers, there’s also some lovely salads on offer like the Chicken, pomegranate and goats cheese 1890kJ $13.90, with grilled chicken breast, black and white quinoa, meredith dairy goats cheese, pomegranate, almonds, mescaline, raspberry andpoppy seed dressing

There’s also wine (glass or bottle), cider and beer on offer too.

Grill'd Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Chomolungma, Manuka – good for Nepalese cuisine


Chomolungma in Manuka is a great spot for Nepalese food.

I really like their thali style choices  but this last visit we tried some curries with rice and breads and of course, the momos.

For a light lunch the pork momos are great…

..about $14 for 10…

$11.90 for 6 fried..

But it’s also a good option to share one chicken/lamb/goat or pork curry cooked with ginger, garlic onion, tomato & Himalayan spices $17.50 and rice $3 and a roti $3 with a friend..



Jhinge $18.90 – garlic chilli prawns with Himalayan spices and herbs..

Pappadoms are $2.50 for 4….

Corkage for BYO wine is $2.50 per person.

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

Ona on the Lawns, Manuka – lovely for lunch


Ona on the Lawns in Manuka has a lovely spot for sitting out in the good weather.

I liked the relaxed service, the all day menu and that it was easy to share.

The coffee is great…

…and the trout salad $21 with torn Baguette, Jeruselum artichoke puree and trout fantastic, cherry tomatoes, zuchini nad gremolata is wonderful!

Still on my Wishlist are the Gouda and Potato Fritters $17 with poached eggs, corn, snowpea tendrils, coriander, aioli and lime….

…and the Fruit toast with mandarin ricotta and honey $11.

Open every day:

Mon – Fri 7am – 3.30pm

Sat – Sun 8am – 3pm
Ona on the Lawns Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Baan Latsamy, Manuka a menu for 10


Baan Latsamy in Manuka is a good spot for a group dinner.

For ten people it works well to order:

5x Crunchy Eggplant with Chicken and Prawn for entree $12.90

2 x Duck Hotpot $24.90

2x a curry such as Beef or Chicken Mussaman Curry $19.90

2x Prawn stir fry with ginger and vegetables $22.90

and 4x coconut rice $3.50

With corkage for three bottles of wine $6 per botttle and the 25% discount with the Canberra Entertainment Book (up to three cards can be used for groups of six or more) it works out at around $17 per person. Great value and good flavours and servcie!

Baan Latsamy Thai Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Caphs, Manuka – trying the $15 lunch special


Caph’s, Manuka offers a $15 lunch special that includes a wine or beer, as well as a two for one deal (or half price meal for single diners) for Canberra Entertainment Book holders. This makes it excellent value for a tight budget.

The Lamb Burger is a good choice.

There’s indoor and outdoor seating (which is still good on a cold day, if it’s sunny.)

Caph's Bar Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Gryphons Caffe Bar, Griffith


Gryphons Caffe Bar at the Griffith shops is a great all rounder with easy parking and both inside and outside seating.

The American Pulled Pork Burger – BBQ pork, coleslaw, tomato relish, chips $20 had a bit too much sauce so perhaps the Greek Chicken Burger, Fish Burger or Gryphons Beef Burger would be a better pick.

Great chips though!

Smoked Trout Salad $20 (a special) a nice choice.

If you have the Canberra Entertainment Card it’s two meals for the price of one.

Opening Hours: 7am- Late Monday- Saturday, Sunday 9am-4pm

Gryphons Caffe Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Public, Manuka


Public, Manuka has a lovely sunny corner and an interior that extends outdoors.

It also offer Canberra Entertainment Book holders two meals for the price of one.

So it’s a good spot for a weekday lunch with some tasty dishes on the menu.

Chicken schnitzel with chips, salad & choice of pepper or mushroom sauce $22

Hamburger with bacon, cheddar, pickles, tomato relish & chips  $21 – excellent flavours and textures.

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