Les Bistronomes has a casual, simple feel with elegant food.
Les Bistronomes has a casual, simple feel with elegant food.

Scherry Bloul and David Winter

We've done a lot of ringing round to restaurants across town to find places that will serve you a meal over Christmas and New Year. And we'll be updating this list as more information comes to hand. Let us know if your favourite cafe or restaurant is open!

Northside

The fireplace at Walt and Burley.
The fireplace at Walt and Burley. Photo: Rohan Thomson

A. BakerOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. New Acton Pavilion Unit 2, 15 Edinburgh Avenue, New Acton.  6287 6150.

Akiba: Closed only Christmas Day. 40 Bunda Sreet, City. 6162 0602.

AutolyseOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 21 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. 8074 9458.

Akiba
Akiba Photo: Jay Cronan

BentSpoke: Closed only Christmas Day. Open from 2pm New Year's Day. 38 Mort Street, Braddon.  6257 5220.

Les Bistronomes: Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 26 Elouera Street, Braddon. 6248 8119.

Capitol Bar and Grill: Open throughout. 1 London Circuit.  6247 1488

Koko Black in Civic.
Koko Black in Civic. Photo: Graham Tidy

Café Essen: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 5/6 Garema Place, City. 6248 9300.

CreamOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Corner of Bunda and Genge Streets, City. 6162 1448.

Debacle: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas and Boxing Day. 24 Lonsdale St, Braddon. 6247 1314.

Dolce and Salato PasticceriaOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 108 Bunda Street, City. 6248 8660.

Flavours of IndiaOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Gribble Street, Gungahlin. 6241 4558.

George Harcourt Inn: Open throughout. 3 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls. 6280 2484. 

Gus'sOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Garema Arcade Bunda Street, City.  6248 8118.

Jamie's ItalianOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. 125 Bunda Street, City.  6268 0400.

Jimmy's PlaceOpen throughout. Woolley St, Dickson.  6248 8188.

Koko Black: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. Shop FG02, Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, City. 6230 4040.

Lonsdale St Roasters #23Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 23 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. 6247 9882.

Marble and Grain: Open throughout. 25 Mort Street, Braddon. 6246 9555.

Mocan and Green GroutClosed December 23-26, and then New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 19 Marcus Clarke Street, City. Ph 6162 2909.

Mood FoodOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Unit 132, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Ph 6257 8990.

Monster: Open throughout. Hotel Hotel, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon. Ph: 6287 6287 

Ruby'sOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. 18 Woolley St, Dickson. Ph 6249 8849.

Siren Bar: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Corner Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Gozzard Street, Gungahlin. Ph 6162 0377.

Sub Urban: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, New Year's Eve from 5.30 and New Year's Day. Corner Cape & Woolley Streets, Dickson. Ph 6162 0930.

Smoque: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Baileys Arcade, Shop 2, 131 London Circuit, City. Ph 6162 3350.

Tongue and GrooveOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. Canberra Centre, 1 Genge Street, City. Ph 6230 4455.

Wood & Coal: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 125 Bunda Street, City. Ph: 6162 0055.

Southside

38 EspressoOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day New Year's Day and 1st. 4/2 Trevillian Quay, Kingston. 6162 3027.

Belgian Beer Cafe: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day. 29 Jardine Street, Kingston.  260 6511.

Bellucci's, ManukaOpen throughout. Close only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's. Corner Franklin Street and Furneaux St, Manuka. 6239 7424.

Chifley's Bar & Grill: Open throughout, including Christmas Day lunch. Hotel Kurrajong, Barton. 

Me & Mrs Jones: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 26 Giles Street, Kingston. 6162 3355.

Saffron: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. Open for dinner on Boxing Day. 31 Kennedy Street, Kingston. 6295 8839.

Pod FoodOpen for lunch on Christmas Day. Closed only Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Beltana Road, Pialligo. 6257 3388.

Public: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Corner Flinders Way and Franklin Street, Manuka.  6161 8808.

Max Brenner, Kingston: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. 13/81 Eastlake Parade, Kingston. 6162 1083.

The Merchant: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 2 Trevillian Quay, Kingston. 6162 1359.

My Café: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Manuka Arcade, Manuka.  6295 6632.

Mecca Bah: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. Manuka Terrace, 25-29 Flinders Way, Manuka.  6260 6700.

Olive at MawsonOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Southlands Shopping Centre Mawson Drive, Mawson.  6286 3753.

Public: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day. Corner Flinders Way and Franklin Street, Manuka.  6161 8808.

Little Istanbul: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. Tuggeranong Hyperdome, 9b/210 Anketell St, Greenway. 6293 4383.

Little Brooklyn: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 44 Jardine Street, Kingston.  260 8150.

San Churro, Woden: Open throughout. Closed only on Christmas Day, After 6pm New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Bradley Street, Phillip.  6260 3087.

Two for JoyOpen throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. 27-29 Eyre Street, Kingston.  6239 6200.

Urban PantryClose only 24th, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's. 5 Bougainville Street, Manuka. 6162 3556.

Walt and Burley: Open throughout. Closed only Christmas Day. 21 Eastlake Parade, Kingston. 6239 6648.

My favourite eatery is closed - when will it reopen?

Bella Vista: Closed from December 25 -31. 84 Emu Bank, Belconnen.  6253 2266.

Dickson Dumpling House: Closed 22-26. 2 Cape St, Dickson.  6248 8350.

Eighty/twenty: Closed December 22- January 6. 1/18 Lonsdale St, Braddon.  6247 2866.

Ellacure: Closed December 21 - January 6. 2/21 Battye Street, Bruce. 6251 0990.

Elk and Pea: Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Closed from December 29 - January 5. 21 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. 6162 0222.

The Front: Closed from December 22-27. Closed again December 31 to January 2. 1 Wattle Place, Lyneham. 6249 8453.

Loading Zone: Closed December 23 - January 11. 22 Odgers Lane, City. 6248 6400.

London Beer and Burgers: Closed December 22 – January 1. All stores.

Lonsdale St Roasters #7: Closed December 25 - January 1. 7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.  6156 0975.

Ona Coffee: Closed December 22 - January 4 but dates might change. 68 Wollongong Street.  6162 3320. 

Parlour Wine Room: Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Closed from December 29-January 1. Kendall Lane, NewActon. 6257 7325

Paleo Perfection: Closed December 25 - January 13. 121/2 Trevillian Quay, Kingston.  0403 085 279.

Pomegranate: Closed December 25 - January 12. 31 Giles Street, Kingston.  6295 1515.

Ricardo's: Closed from December 25 - January 1. Jamison Plaza, Bowman Sreet, Macquarie. 6251 2666.

Sage: Closed December 21–30. Open New Year's Eve. Closed New Year's Day. Open January 2. Gorman House Arts Centre Batman St, Braddon. 6249 6050.

Sanur Balinese: Closed December 25 - January 12. 114 Emu Bank, Belconnen.  6162 1688.

Silo: Closed December 25 - January 27. 36 Giles Street, Kingston. 6260 6060.

Sweet Bones: Closed December 22 - January 5. Shop 8, 18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. 0413 067 890.

Stand By Me: Closed December 22 - January 6. 1 Lyons Place, Lyons.  0458 962 716.

Smoque Woden: Closed December 24 - January 5. 10 Bowes Street, Phillip. 6260 4621.