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Monster
Modern Australian
  • Hotel Hotel, 25 Edinburgh Ave,
    acton,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6287 6287,
    www.hotel-hotel.com.au
  • Open 7am-midnight daily

Monster
-35.284929,149.122531

Were it to have featured on Grand Designs, Hotel Hotel might have had some false starts. Ultimately, though, the team would have returned to declare the slightly chaotic rhomboid tables and fireside couches that define its lobby restaurant, Monster, a triumph. This is unquestionably one of the most out-there dining rooms to have appeared in the capital in years. Chef Sean McConnell has joined the many local artisans contributing to the property's boldness. His determinedly contemporary menu ranges from great snacks (a yabby jaffle, no less) through to finer plates such as lamb shoulder rich with the scent of spice, balanced with labne. It goes well with Brussels sprouts roasted to a caramel hue, dressed with lardons and crumbly brioche. Enthusiastic staff dispense drinks from the intelligent list with verve. It's open early, it's open late, it's here for a bite or a banquet - this monster is going to be massive.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $5-$18

    M $17-$29

    D $14-$18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Breakfast
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Sean McConnell

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