The bad news is lockdown. But the good news is that many of Canberra’s top restaurants are transitioning from inhouse to takeaway meals during lockdown. So, patrons will continue to be spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining in the capital and environs. As The Canberra Times journalist, Karen Hardy recently wrote (“Takeaway from our best restaurants”, 17 August), some of our restauranteurs are offering various menu, service and delivery options. Coincidentally, Ross McQuinn from Pilot, in Ainslie, is taking advantage of their surplus takeaway containers from last year, while Andy Day from Rizla, Braddon, was already geared up for takeaway services when the lockdown started. Other restaurants in Karen’s list are: Aubergine, Griffith; Akiba, Civic; No Biggie Meals, Canberra; Lazy Su, Braddon; Rebel Rebel, New Acton; Mezzalira, City; Trencento, Manuka; Pronto, Queanbeyan; The RUC, Turner; Inka, City; Intra, Campbell; and Dumpling Social, Phillip. See www.canberratimes.com.au – What’s On – Food & Wine – for a more comprehensive list.
Geri Bryant-Badham is a Canberra-based freelance researcher and journalist.
Geri has substantial experience in advocacy, policy and organising and managing projects, including handling budgets and finances. She has worked in various offices for a small business, a university and in the parliamentary, political, government and non-government sectors.