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Things to do in Barton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Magnificent collection full of interest and variety. Go for the Aboriginal artwork, Asian collection and sculpture garden by the lake.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Old Parliament House, known formerly as the Provisional Parliament House, was the seat of the Parliament of Australia from 1927 to 1988. The building began operation on 9 May 1927 after Parliament's relocation from Melbourne to the new capital, Canberra. In 1988, the Commonwealth Parliament transferred to the new Parliament House on Capital Hill. It also serves as a venue for temporary exhibitions, lectures and concerts. On 2 May 2008 it was made an Executive Agency of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. On 9 May 2009, the Executive Agency was renamed the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, reporting to the Special Minister of State. Designed by John Smith Murdoch and a team of assistants from the Department of Works and Railways, the building was intended to be neither temporary nor permanent—only to be a "provisional" building that would serve the needs of Parliament for a maximum of 50 years. The design extended from the building itself to include its gardens, décor and furnishings. The building is in the Simplified or "Stripped" Classical Style, commonly used for Australian government buildings constructed in Canberra during the 1920s and 1930s. It does not include such classical architectural elements as columns, entablatures or pediments, but does have the orderliness and symmetry associated with neoclassical architecture.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“My pick of all the national cultural institutions: beautiful building, accessible art, interesting and often quirky exhibitions. A good way to get to know Australian people.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Kingston's Landmark Sunday market inside an industrial former bus depot, with food, apparel, music, arts & crafts.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great bar style food and drinks. Open till midnight most nights, later on the weekend. Sport on the big screen. Beautiful views outside. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is one of the best burger places in Canberra. We recommend tre Brod Chicken!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“The BEST coffee! And a superb all day breakfast and lunch menu. Perfect for when you need something substantial and perhaps a little dehydrated 😉”
  • 12 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Absolutely. Delicious. Asian fusion with a Thai focus. Superb wine list. Be sure to ask for the chilli platter if you like some extra heat! It’s the best. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lovely place: day or evening. Often has live music on the weekends . Great with kids also. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
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“Great bakery out at Kingston. Really nice bread made fresh but sells quickly. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“Health-conscious, rustic eatery with exposed-brick walls, plating inventive Modern Australian food.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“The Glassworks are a studio and gallery dedicated to the art of glassmaking. As Australia’s only cultural centre dedicated singularly to modern glass art, it’s a hub for glass artists, art lovers and visitors looking for special souvenirs. Workshops are available to give the general public a taste of glassmaking, with both one-on-one sessions with professional glass artists and group sessions on offer. Tours are also available, so that as well as enjoying the beauty of the glass art, you can learn in-depth about the meaning of the works, the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Authentic Italian restaurant - great food, great location at Kingston Foreshore”
  • 6 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
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“The Barton Turkish restaurant shirks the trend to be loud and brash and keeps things genteel and focussed, letting the chef Serif Kaya's food speak loudly and clearly for itself. Meals are pure and unadorned classics, with bright and strong flavours and a focus on fresh and seasonal produce. While in some restaurants, longevity can lead to a gradual diminishing in relevance, Ottoman remains elegant and idiosyncratic.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Great bar style food and drinks. Open till midnight most nights, later on the weekend. Sport on the big screen. Beautiful views outside. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is one of the best burger places in Canberra. We recommend tre Brod Chicken!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Absolutely. Delicious. Asian fusion with a Thai focus. Superb wine list. Be sure to ask for the chilli platter if you like some extra heat! It’s the best. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely place: day or evening. Often has live music on the weekends . Great with kids also. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
“The Barton Turkish restaurant shirks the trend to be loud and brash and keeps things genteel and focussed, letting the chef Serif Kaya's food speak loudly and clearly for itself. Meals are pure and unadorned classics, with bright and strong flavours and a focus on fresh and seasonal produce. While in some restaurants, longevity can lead to a gradual diminishing in relevance, Ottoman remains elegant and idiosyncratic.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Authentic Italian restaurant - great food, great location at Kingston Foreshore”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic Italian dishes served in a cheery eatery with outdoor seating, high ceilings and lake views.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Upmarket Japanese at the nearby Burbury Hotel. Offers a tasty lunch time bento box special.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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