Shop FG10 Bunda Street, Civic ACT 2601
Decor good but meals just OK
While visiting Canberra I noticed the Civic area has undergone a bit of renovation since my last visit a few years ago. There's plenty of new dining options now which are attracting many diners to the area and seems to be the touristy part of town, a bit like the King Street Wharf and Cockle Bay Wharf of Sydney without the water views. The Cream Cafe and Bar looked promising with it's sleek decor and had available seating for our hungry table of 5 without waiting. The meals were reasonably priced although in terms of flavour we found them a little disappointing to what we were expecting. It filled the stomach anyway and perhaps it's more a place for drinks and a coffee and cake?
Duck Risotto: Duck braised in master stock with shallots, chilli, choy sum and shiitake mushrooms $21
Jambalaya: New orleans inspired rice dish with prawns, fish, calamari, mussels, chorizo, tomato and chilli $21
Chicken Risotto: Tender chicken, black olives, roast red pepper, hickory smoked tomato, basil and parsley $21