A selection of steamed buns or 'bao' - Akiba, Canberra, Australia

Akiba Canberra City, Canberra, Australia.

Words: Jane Speechley          Images: Jane Speechley and supplied. It’s been exactly three years since Akiba Canberra turned on the neon signs and opened its doors, but in a city where both menus and venues seem to change with the seasons, this busy little eate…

Super-king-sized beds at the Little National Hotel, Barton, Canberra, Australia.

Little National Hotel, Barton, Canberra

Little National Hotel, Barton Words: Jane Speechley          Images: Little National Hotel While much of the international attention on Canberra recently has focused on the revitalised district of Braddon near the city’s centre, smart travellers won’t ov…

EightySix, Braddon, Canberra

Words: Jane Speechley   Photos: Monica Tindall Restaurant eightysix burst onto the Canberra dining scene in early 2013 and quickly earned a reputation for its unorthodox style: the relaxed manner of the staff, the steering toward share plates, and the bustling o…

Australian wine maker of the year

Clonakilla – Some of Australia’s Best Wine

Recently back from wine school in France I’m excited to get back into the scene in Australia to see how my new knowledge adds to my Aussie experience. And, we (dad’s my travel companion on this trip) are in very good hands, those of Australian Wine Maker of the Year […]