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Monster kitchen and bar

The Monster kitchen is headed by Sean McConnell and his love of the local and the seasonal. The modern Australian menu of share dishes is influenced by McConnell’s travels and love of gardening.

The kitchen menu charts the seasons and finds its produce from local farmers and growers – reducing food miles and supporting local producers. Oysters from Batemans Bay, vegetables from Canberra’s Choku Bai Jo, truffles from Sutton, honey from the hotel’s own beehives.

Monster kitchen and bar is open from 6.30AM to 1AM every day on the ground floor of Ovolo Nishi.

Bicicletta Restaurant

Locally grown produce is celebrated at Bicicletta restaurant, and here you will experience authentic Italian food at its best. Guests can also enjoy a carefully curated wine list that features both Australian and Italian drops.

Located at Peppers Gallery Hotel, Bicicletta is open 7 days a week for restaurant, courtyard and in-room dining, while the Library Bar is perfect for pre-dinner drinks or a night cap after dinner. This award winning restaurant plates up home-made pizzas, pastas, gelati and great coffee as well as daily specials fresh from the marketplace.

Ovolo Nishi

Not another boutique art hotel – Ovolo Nishi is an intense collaboration of artists, designers, makers and fantasists.

The hotel sits in the Nishi building, arguably one of Australia’s most sustainable buildings, itself nestled within NewActon – Canberra’s arts and culture precinct. It is lakeside; bush-side and a two-minute walk to the city.

Ovolo Nishi has 68 rooms. Half of the rooms’ hardwood timber windows open onto the lake and trees, the other half onto the internal atrium populated with ferns from Tasmanian forests destined for clearance. Each one is unique and has taken inspiration from the Australian shack. Restored twentieth century furnishings, objects and original artworks collected over ten years inform each room.

Peppers Gallery Canberra

The Peppers name is synonymous with unique properties and locations in the best regions of Australia and New Zealand, and Peppers Gallery Hotel in Canberra is no exception. Guests will be delighted to find a building steeped in history with original features located in the New Acton Precinct, sculptured gardens spilling into the foyer and corridors of the hotel and contemporary art installations by well-known artists.

With 85 superbly appointed hotel rooms, suites and apartments and boutique touches like Bang & Olufsen TVs, rain showers in the bathrooms, marble finishes and original art, Peppers Gallery Hotel has something for everyone.

Mantra on Northbourne

If you’re looking for the perfect accommodation for your Canberra stay, you simply can’t go past Mantra on Northbourne. Just one block from the CBD and some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, it’s absolutely ideal for a business or leisure stay.

Right in the heart of town, you’re just a stroll away from Canberra’s thriving dining precinct, unique boutiques and famous attractions such as Parliament House and the National Gallery.

The contemporary Hotel Rooms and 1 or 2 Bedroom Apartments feature modern facilities and are ideal for either shorter or longer stays. Apartment’s feature creature comforts like a kitchen to whip up dinner in, spacious living areas and balconies to relax on with a glass of wine.

For a central and modern hotel, Mantra on Northbourne ticks all the boxes.