Winter warmers in the CBD

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In the city there are no shortage of places to wine and dine, even in winter. Here’s a list of a few of our favourite winter warmers


Any time is a good time for chocolate, and Max Brenner located in the commercial level of Nishi certainly delivers. Max Brenner offers a range of hot and cold drinks and desserts that are guaranteed to satisfy, paired with a film at the Palace Electric Cinema you have the perfect evening or date.


The Hamlet is a converted garage located on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. The Hamlet features a range of food vans offering cuisines from across the globe including Indian, Peruvian, Italian and Spanish just to name a few.  It is the perfect venue for picking up takeaway or dining out with friends. For the latest news and events check out the Hamlet’s Facebook page.


Located in NewActon, Parlour Wine Room is a unique wine bar. Why not thaw out this winter with seasonal Spanish tapas from the kitchen of Brad Warton, indulge in local and international boutique wine and cocktails and satisfy your sweet cravings with churros and hot dipping chocolate. All delivered with personalised service for a delicious wintery night every day of the week with Friday and Saturday’s opened from 12:00pm-late.


Located in a well-known spot on the ground level outside the North Quarter of the Canberra Centre, Jamie’s Italian Restaurant is another great spot to warm up in winter. With the best seasonal ingredients sourced locally and in Italy, the pastas, Ravioli and Risotto’s and fillet steak wrapped in Italian ham are perfect foods for this winter. Don’t forget to leave room for mouth-watering desserts, teamed with an aperitif from their generous wine selection.


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