Nestled at the base of one of Canberra’s hippest hotels is the Monster Kitchen and Bar. There’s a strong focus on seasonal and local produce and the menu changes as the day ticks on. Hotel guests and locals arrive early for brunch and their caffeine fix, while late risers can enjoy the bar menu and shared plates.
With an industrial fit-out and a modern fireplace, there are plenty of nooks to settle in and watch the good-looking crowd drift by. Dishes include cured kingfish, crispy fried quail and pulled lamb shoulder.
Rated one hat in the 2017 SMH Good Food Guide.