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Australian Capital Territory Food and Drink
Boutique breweries, regional farmers' markets and more than 300 restaurants in the city itself mean you won't be going hungry or thirsty when visiting Canberra. Civic is a good place to start, with a huge selection of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Monday and Sunday nights tend to be very quiet though. Upmarket Manuka and the precinct area of Dickson where Asian cuisine dominates are worth a visit.
With over 30 wineries within 35 minutes of the city itself, festivals such as the Wine, Roses and All that Jazz event, which takes place in spring, are an ideal way to sample the capital's wines and gourmet food.
• Trout from the streams and lakes of the Snowy Mountains, just outside the territory.
• Beef and lamb come from the farmlands surrounding Canberra.
• Dairy products such as creams and cheese.
• Local olives from groves along the New South Wales border.
Cool-climate wines and fine, full-flavoured Chardonnays and Shiraz.