What’s Your Fave Canberra Cool Down Spot?

What's Your Fave Summer Dining / Drinking Spot?
Summer is well and truly upon us!

Last year we asked the team to share their favourite spot to get out and about in the Canberra sun! This year, given the smokey weather, we wanted to know the best spots to go to cool down, grab a feed and get a drink or two.

Whether you’re new to Canberra or a long-time local, exploring these neighbourhood hangouts will keep you busy all summer long.


 

Lyndal's Fave Spot Locale Pizzeria

Favourite summer place to cool down and get a feed / drink in Canberra?

My favourite place is definitely Locale Pizzeria in Deakin.

Why do you like it?

There’s nothing like a woodfired pizza. The pizzas are thin and tasty, and the staff are friendly.

What is your go-to order?

To start I’ll order an ice-cold Peroni or rosè in the warmer months. I’ll order a crustacean salad for something lighter, or the prosciutto e rucola pizza with a glass of Montelpuciano red.

Anything else you recommend ordering?

If you have a sweet tooth the warm Perugia chocolate pudding with salted peanut gelato is amazing!


Liz's Fave Spot Kambah Pool

Favourite summer place to cool down and get a feed / drink in Canberra?

To cool down, my partner and I bring our own ciders and beers down to Kambah Pool in an eski.

Why do you like it?

Our favourite thing is to go for a bushwalk and then cool off with a swim and a few drinks in the river. There’ve been several times when we’ve shared the river with kangaroos and wallabies.


Simon's Favourite Spot Parlour Wine Bar

Favourite summer place to cool down and get a feed / drink in Canberra?

Parlour Wine Bar in New Acton is definitely my favourite place.

Why do you like it?

It has a relaxed feel, with a beautiful backdrop of trees and inside and outside seating. It also has yum tapas-style food.

What is your go-to order?

I’ll order a double G&T in a tall glass if I’m feeling frisky. Or a nice chardonnay if I’m taking it easy.

In saying all of this, with a young kid at home, the reality is a can of Bentspoke on the couch watching the cricket with the A/C on.


Mads' Fave Spot Edgar's Inn

Favourite summer place to cool down and get a feed / drink in Canberra?

Edgar’s Inn in Ainslie.

Why do you like it?

It has a very relaxed vibe! They have a great Sunday session with live music in the afternoon, various sports playing on the big screen and a great selection of beer – my three great loves!

What is your go-to order?

I like to stick to their pub grub – you can’t go wrong with their chicken schnitty and an icy cold frothy…or two!


Tom's Fave Spot Duxton at O'Connor

Favourite summer place to cool down and get a feed / drink in Canberra?

The Duxton at O’Connor.

Why do you like it?

It has a chilled atmosphere. It’s a pub for everyone with a nice open outdoor area and good food.

What is your go-to order?

Without fail, I’ll order a pint of Furphy and a chicken schnitty.


DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE PLACE IN CANBERRA TO COOL DOWN, GRAB A DRINK AND SOME FOOD?
Please let us know!