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Things to do in Forrest

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.
Entertainment
“This bar is particularly popular with staffers from Parliament. Good drinks and a friendly atmosphere”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Local sports ground hosting international and national cricket and AFL games.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Phil makes amazing coffees and the menu is unique, high quality with a variety of super healthy options. This is also Canberra's famous FreakShake (TM) Cafe.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bus Station
“An icon Canberran shopping village. Lots of great cafes, restaurants, boutique shops, a bookstore, movie theatre.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“My favourite of the ONA cafes, nestled in the corner of a gorgeous open plan food and cafe spot in manuka. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Vibe: Intimate post work drinks. A small bar upstairs in Manuka where low booths are sectioned off by curtains of metal chains and dangling pendants lights cast a soft glow. Look out for burlesque, trivia and "naked girls reading".”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Upmarket Japanese at the nearby Burbury Hotel. Offers a tasty lunch time bento box special.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sleek, airy cafe focused on wholefoods, serving inventive brunch dishes at long communal tables.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“If you love Malaysian street food, try Kopi Tiam. There are also Italian, Indian, Thai, Burger bars, and local eateries offering delicious local produce.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A historic, popular shopping area with good cafes, boutique clothing stores and vibrant restaurants”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
  • 2 locals recommend
Cricket Ground
“"Old Canberra" smaller town vibe with higher range food and drinking spots.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Street Address
“Weekday and weekend bus schedules are different. Please consult Google Map or Transport Canberra. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great location, great pizzas and food, place to be seen - interior very cool”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A hole in the wall sushi place that serves larger than normal sushi roles. Get to take away and eat in the rose gardens at Old Parliament House. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Vibe: Intimate post work drinks. A small bar upstairs in Manuka where low booths are sectioned off by curtains of metal chains and dangling pendants lights cast a soft glow. Look out for burlesque, trivia and "naked girls reading".”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Upmarket Japanese at the nearby Burbury Hotel. Offers a tasty lunch time bento box special.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sleek, airy cafe focused on wholefoods, serving inventive brunch dishes at long communal tables.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great location, great pizzas and food, place to be seen - interior very cool”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“A bar and restaurant that serves a bit of everything - burgers, pizzas, steaks, italian etc”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A hole in the wall sushi place that serves larger than normal sushi roles. Get to take away and eat in the rose gardens at Old Parliament House. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“classic old canberra restaurant - warm, quiet and old traditional food - saw Kevin Rudd and family there one night”
  • 2 locals recommend

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