Canberra has a reputation for becoming a cultural melting pot with a variety of dining options that reflect these trends, from traditional Malaysian delights to modern Turkish offerings. Here are just a few of the great halal-friendly restaurants in town.
2. Ottoman Cuisine
Ottoman is an icon of Canberra and a must for any foodie who visits the city. The most awarded restaurant in Canberra, Ottoman, is known for its wide selection of fresh local produce, the exciting use of seafood and its gourmet tasting menu. Please note that alcoholic beverages are included in the drinks menu.
The PappaRich at Canberra Center, Canberra’s main shopping district, serves authentic and delicious Malaysian cuisine. The carefully prepared dishes always deliver a hint of taste and color thanks to the use of an authentic mixture of herbs, spices and fresh products, which are prepared according to traditional recipes. Try the typical dishes of PappaRich such as Nasi Lemak with curry chicken and sambal shrimp, chicken curry laksa and ABC (ice kacang).
6. Abell’s Kopi Tiam
Near Manuka Oval, home of the Australian Football League (AFL), Abells Kopi Tiam offers authentic Malay Chinese flavors (Nyonya) with lots of interesting culinary experiments. Abell’s Kopi Tiam offers a wide range of Malay, Chinese, Nyonyan, Indonesian and other innovative Asian dishes for vegetarians and vegans. Please note that pork is not offered in this restaurant. Alcoholic dishes are available as part of the drinks menu.