Food & Drink
Hotels and restaurants serve trout from the streams
and lakes of the Snowy Mountains, whilst the beef
and lamb come from farmlands surrounding Canberra.
The assortment of cuisine available
in Canberra is impressive, with over 300 restaurants offering
food from all corners of the world, from Austria to Zanzibar.
A wide variety of goods, including Australian
arts and crafts, is available from specialist shops and department
stores. Galleries and museums are somtimes open outside normal
The shop opening hours for most shops in the
city are Monday to Wednesday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Friday 9.00 am
to 9.00 pm and Saturday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Despite the daytime neatness, nightlife
is actively promoted by the large range
of restaurants, nightclubs, pubs, acoustic venues and jazz, piano
and wine bars. There are many film shows and also a boutique casino.