Natasha Rudra

Natasha Rudra

Life and entertainment editor at The Canberra Times

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Natasha Rudra is the life and entertainment editor at The Canberra Times

Rama's turns 25 - celebrating Canberra's original Fijian Indian restaurant

Parsu Ram, Daya Gounder and Mini Gaundar at Rama's Fijian Indian restaurant at the Pearce shops.

It began because Mini Gaundar just wanted to keep her sister safe.

Good Food | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 24 22:00:00 EST 2016

Canberra's best bakeries and cafes

Caramel mud cake with Nutella mousse and Ferrero at Patissez cafe in Manuka.

Canberra is full of bakeries with great bread and pastries. Here are some of the best on offer.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 24 22:00:00 EST 2016

Five spots to do baking and cake classes in Canberra

So you'd like to get creative with cake, or finally learn to make bread. 

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 24 21:00:00 EST 2016

Canberra's bakers: Camille Young, Anthea Cheng and Jo Binkin

Raw choc mint ice-cream cake by Canberra vegan baker Anthea Cheng of Rainbow Nourishments.

Three Canberra bakers tell us how they turned their love of cake into thriving small businesses.

Cook | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 24 21:00:00 EST 2016

Four things for foodies to check out in Canberra

What to do around Canberra if you love food and wine? Check out this week's guide.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Sun May 22 18:51:11 EST 2016

Just Open: The Bearded Bean is Civic's new cafe

Food and Wine

Siphon or pour over? A bean bar where you can "build your own" coffee is coming to Civic at a new cafe, the Bearded Bean.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Thu May 19 20:24:32 EST 2016

Just Open: Hale + Mary, Kingston

Manager Liz Beath in front of the mural.

Kingston's latest restaurant is Hale + Mary - a sports themed restaurant that serves up the big games on more than half a dozen flatscreen TVs.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Thu May 19 17:20:40 EST 2016

Canberra patissier enters Savour competition

Kotesh Khandal's deconstructed passionfruit pavlova.

Kotesh Khandal is taking on the best in Australia in the Savour competition.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Wed May 18 00:00:00 EST 2016

Maestral

Brudet (Dalmatian fish stew) with mussels and Moreton Bay bug at Maestral in Canberra.

A super friendly family restaurant with a warm-hearted vibe.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 17 11:35:12 EST 2016

Just Open: The Pedlar, Campbell

Inside The Pedlar

Campbell's finally got its own pub. 

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Fri May 06 17:54:27 EST 2016

Black Fire

House-smoked blue mussels with salted almonds at Black Fire in Canberra.

This mighty Italian-Spanish menu is mostly meaty, often smoky.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Wed May 04 15:01:40 EST 2016

Canberra winners announced in the AFR Top 100 Restaurants 2016

Sean McConnell of Monster

Chalk up a monster win for Canberra. The stylish bar and restaurant at Hotel Hotel in NewActon has been named one of Australia's top 100 restaurants.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Mon May 02 22:30:00 EST 2016

Taze restaurant closes doors in Civic

The family-owned Mediterranean eatery has closed after six years.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Mon May 02 10:22:12 EST 2016

4 events for beer lovers coming up in Canberra

Get your beer on in Canberra.

Get into beer yoga and learn to homebrew with these four events coming up in Canberra.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Fri Apr 29 17:41:27 EST 2016

The Coffee Man: film about champion barista Sasa Sestic premieres in Canberra

ONA Coffee founder Sasa Sestic had an extraordinary year in 2015 - and it's now being turned into a movie.

ONA Coffee founder Sasa Sestic had an extraordinary year in 2015 - and it's now being turned into a movie.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Thu Apr 28 17:10:54 EST 2016

7 By the Lake

Chicken lollypops at 7 by the Lake Indian restaurant in Canberra.

A pleasant Indian restaurant on the Kingston Foreshore.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Wed Apr 27 10:07:02 EST 2016

Restaurant review: 7 By the Lake, Kingston Foreshore

A pleasant enough Indian restaurant on the Kingston Foreshore.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Tue Apr 26 23:45:00 EST 2016

Just Open: Pepper Lunch, Canberra

Beef pepper at Pepper Lunch.

Be prepared for sizzling steak on hotplates - the Japanese chain Pepper Lunch is opening a store in Canberra.

Good Food | Natasha Rudra | Fri Apr 22 14:34:13 EST 2016

The Cook's Grocer starts delivering meal kits in Canberra

Photo: The Cook's Grocer

Canberrans who want to cook but don't want the hassle of shopping to a recipe have another meal kit option available. 

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Fri Apr 22 11:28:19 EST 2016

Les Bistronomes

White chocolate mousse with sweet potato crisp and rhubarb at Les Bistronomes.

A cliche-free taste of the Left Bank in Braddon.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Wed Apr 20 11:33:58 EST 2016