Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Chief Assembly reporter for The Canberra Times.

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Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

Bon Kura

Japanese fried chicken at Bon Kura.

This bright, pleasant Japanese restaurant ticks the boxes for a fresh and casual meal out.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Mon Apr 27 17:07:48 EST 2015

Elk and Pea

Chipotle, ancho chilli and cumin lamb at Elk and Pea.

Elk and Pea offers simple, likeable Mexican food flavoured with smoke.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Apr 07 14:46:57 EST 2015

Lilotang

Roast umami vegetables with orange miso in an orange pot.

Lilotang is gloriously approachable on top of all that slick Asian cool you'll recognise from Lanterne Rooms, Malamay and Chairman and Yip.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Mar 17 16:11:16 EST 2015

Restaurant review: Chifley's at Hotel Kurrajong | GoodFood

Chifley's restaurant in Hotel Kurrajong offers a huge array of high-end steaks. We put it to the test.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 17 23:00:00 EST 2015

Chifley's Bar and Grill

Cape Grim scotch fillet at Chifley's.

Chifley's restaurant at the Hotel Kurrajong offers a huge array of high-end steaks.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 17 13:59:57 EST 2015

Marble and Grain

Chocolate tart at Marble and Grain.

Rye risotto? Parsnip brulee? The food is bold and often experimental at one of Braddon's newest restaurants.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jan 20 15:56:09 EST 2015

Akiba, Civic

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Japanese cartoon pop meets American barbecue at Akiba.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jan 13 13:43:09 EST 2015

Canberra restaurant review: Les Bistronomes, Braddon

At Les Bistronomes, you'll find a simple French bistro with elegant cooking and beautiful presentation in the heart of Braddon.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 16 23:45:00 EST 2014

Les Bistronomes

The mousse au chocolate et avocat (chocolate mousse and avocado).

A simple French bistro with elegant cooking and beautiful presentation in the heart of Braddon.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 16 09:58:56 EST 2014

Canberra's best restaurants: Grazing

What you need at Grazing is a greed for food, because the amount of food serves reflects a determined generosity, and the style has a hearty country focus.

Top 10 Eat Out,Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Canberra's best restaurants: Monster

Monster is a great place for dinner, but you'll feel equally welcome enjoying a tea or cocktail, snack or general lounge around.

Top 10 Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Canberra's best restaurants: Malamay

Malamay is a highly responsive restaurant out to challenge your ideas about Chinese food.

Top 10 Eat Out,Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Canberra's best restaurants: Les Bistronomes

Les Bistronomes is a very welcome addition to a seriously food-obsessed part of town.

Top 10 Eat Out,Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Canberra's best restaurants: Le Tres Bon

Le Tres Bon's French fare is absolutely worth the drive to historic Bungendore.

Eat Out,Top 10 Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Canberra's best restaurants: Mocan and Green Grout

Mocan and Green Grout.

At Mocan and Green Grout, you couldn't get closer to the experience of eating in someone's kitchen if you tried.

Eat Out,Top 10 Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Temporada: Canberra's restaurant of the year 2014

Nothing complicated, the food is a happy presentation of excellent, satisfying, generous components.

When Canberra's top chefs combine their talents, the result is a relaxed diner with a fantastic wine list and beautiful but unfussy food.

Top 10 Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Malamay

Barbecued lamb ribs with dry spicy paste and baby bell peppers.

Kirsten Lawson finds Malamay in Barton filled with intriguing dishes and a sake list to match the punchy flavours.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Nov 04 15:16:44 EST 2014

Grazing, Gundaroo

Ox cheek braised in pedro ximenez sherry.

Grazing's hearty country fare has improved a lot since our last visit - and is worth the drive to Gundaroo.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Oct 14 14:10:28 EST 2014

Restaurant review: Grazing at Gundaroo

Ox cheek braised in pedro ximenez sherry from Grazing in Gundaroo.

Grazing's hearty country fare has improved a lot since our last visit - and is worth the drive to Gundaroo.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Oct 08 13:07:37 EST 2014

Jean-Michel at Knickerbocker

Lamb navarin at Jean Michel at the Knickerbocker.

If you are looking for some genuine French bistro food after a day on the ski-slopes, this is one to try.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Sep 30 15:50:04 EST 2014