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

Pomegranate

Pomegranate's sorbet dessert.

Confident Middle Eastern flavours abound at this Kingston bistro.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Aug 18 14:13:51 EST 2015

C Dine Bar

Poached corella pears, rhubarb ice-cream, sumac sugar, strawberry puree and moscato gelee at C Dine.

An upmarket diner on the Kingston Foreshore, with a serious commitment to steak and seafood.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jul 21 11:17:30 EST 2015

Pulp Kitchen

Poached quince and frangipane tart.

Will Kirsten Lawson's favourite neighbourhood eatery let her down? She enters Pulp Kitchen with fear mingled with anticipation.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jun 30 14:16:32 EST 2015

Pulp Kitchen, Ainslie, inspires bistro love

Will Kirsten Lawson's favourite neighbourhood eatery let her down? She enters Pulp Kitchen with fear mingled with anticipation.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Thu Jun 25 15:08:50 EST 2015

Pialligo Farmhouse

Muscovy duck, muscat grapes, black radish, beets and bone marrow at Pialligo.

This offers comfort, attention to detail and a determined respect for seasonality in an undeniably high-end menu.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jun 09 14:38:17 EST 2015

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