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

Cinnabar

Deep-fried oysters at Cinnabar.

Cinnabar on the foreshore feels like it's still finding its feet.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Apr 13 12:02:01 EST 2016

Chaki Chaki

Teriyaki wagyu beef tenderloin with garlic sauce and deep sea cod with sweet miso sauce at Chaki Chaki in Canberra.

We test the new Japanese restaurant in the Ori building.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Mar 16 12:10:53 EST 2016

Mocan and Green Grout

Baby carrots, yoghurt and licorice root at Mocan and Green Grout in Canberra.

An intimate, cool little diner where ingredients are treated well and dishes are put together with respect and care.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Mon Feb 22 18:21:25 EST 2016

XO Restaurant, Canberra

Prawn and pork dumplings with spicy soy vinaigrette at XO.

New southside modern Asian eatery hits real high notes in its food.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 15 13:41:55 EST 2015

Eightysix

Banoffee pie at eightysix.

The upbeat, highly trendy spot has calmed down and settled in, in a very good way.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 08 17:36:09 EST 2015

Les Bistronomes: Best Canberra restaurants 2015

Chocolate and avocado at Les Bistronomes.

Les Bistronomes is the kind of French bistro you love to frequent.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

Mezzalira: Best Canberra restaurants 2015

Vitello tonnato at Mezzalira.

There are no compromises at this Italian fine diner.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

Pulp Kitchen: Best Canberra restaurants 2015

Confit duck croquettes at Pulp Kitchen.

Pulp Kitchen is the place you go for good Euro bistro food in super relaxed surrounds.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Dec 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

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Locale is a highly welcome new eatery.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Nov 03 10:21:54 EST 2015

Joe's Bar

Meatballs at Joe's Bar.

A very welcome intimate bar with good, well-pitched and firmly Italian food.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Sep 01 14:29:22 EST 2015

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