Discover the wide range of Halal-friendly eateries and restaurants in Australia's capital.
Canberra is establishing a reputation for becoming a cultural melting pot, with diverse dining options that reflect these trends, from traditional Malaysian delights to modern Turkish offerings. Here are just a few of the great Halal-friendly dining options in the city.
Canberra's top Halal eateries
Roti House serves authentic Malaysian Roti and hawker-style cuisine in Canberra's city-centre. Try their flaky Malaysian style roti breads which are made fresh on the spot, and are served with sambal and curries, or even as desserts. Do note Roti House serves alcohol in their menu.
Address: Shop 4, Ground Floor, Ernst & Young Building, 121 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra
Ottoman is a Canberra icon and a must for any gourmet foodie visiting the city. The most consistently awarded restaurant in Canberra, Ottoman is known for its great selection of fresh local produce, exciting use of seafood, and its gourmet degustation menu. Please note alcoholic drinks are served as part of their beverage menu.
Address: 9 Broughton St, Barton, Canberra
Turkish Halal Pide House
Family-owned and operated, the Turkish Halal Pide House has an extensive menu of dishes inspired by Turkish cuisine, with pides being the speciality. This is a 100 per cent Halal-owned restaurant.
Address: 47 Novar St, Yarralumla, Canberra
Copper Chimney is a great family restaurant located in the centre of Canberra. The menu combines authentic Indian flavours with fresh Australian produce. For Muslims with strict diet concerns, an alcohol menu is provided as part of their beverage selection.
Address: 24, West Row, Melbourne Building, Canberra
Darbar serves authentic Indian cuisine in Canberra's vibrant Braddon precinct. Located on the lively Lonsdale Street, the service at Darbar is friendly and dishes are prepared and plated with care and attention. Do note alcoholic drinks are served in this restaurant.
Address: 139/24 Lonsdale St, Braddon, Canberra
Located in Canberra's main shopping precinct, Canberra Centre, PappaRich serves authentic and delicious Malaysian cuisine. Their delicately crafted dishes never fail to deliver bursts of flavour and colour due to use of authentic mix of herbs, spices and fresh produce, cooked according to traditional recipes. Try PappaRich's signature dishes, such as nasi lemak with curry chicken and sambal shrimp, chicken curry laksa and ABC (ice kacang).
Address: FG13B/148 Bunda St, Canberra Centre
Abell's Kopi Tiam
Located near Manuka Oval, home to Australia Football league (AFL), Abell's Kopi Tiam delivers its promise of authentic Malay-Chinese (Nyonya) flavours with plenty of intriguing culinary experimentation on the side. Offering a wide selection of Malay, Chinese, Nyonya, Indonesian and other innovative Asian dishes, Abell's Kopi Tiam caters for everyone including vegetarians and vegans. Please note though this restaurant does not serve pork in their menu, alcoholic options are available as part of their drinks menu.
Address: 7 Furneaux St, Canberra