Sunday, June 26, 2016

Brekkie @ the National Arboretum

Last week we popped into the National Arboretum in Canberra in search of coffee ... and noticed that they offered breakfast on weekends. There are a couple of eateries at the Arboretum, the casual Sprout Cafe and the fancier Conservatory Restaurant. I checked online and it said bookings were recommended at the Conservatory; I confess we decided to take a risk this morning and go there without booking! It was, after all, a foggy Sunday morning and 5 degrees C. (!!) They very kindly managed to fit us in, but I'll book in future as the place filled up fairly quickly. The menu had numerous yummy-looking options and I ended up choosing something off the daily specials list:

Crooked Madame: jalapeno cornbread,
gruyere and grilled ham, with fried eggs

Andrew had:

Francis Bacon and the eggs: scrambled eggs, toast,
grilled bacon, chipolata sausage, boudin noir, baked beans,
thyme roasted tomato, grilled mushrooms and hash brown

It was delicious and delightful. We'll have to go back and try more menu items.

No picturesque piccies of trees and rolling hills (the fog was like a thick soup today) but here's a photo of the restaurant and the wider viewing area at the Arboretum:

Don't miss the Arboretum if you find yourself in beautiful Canberra. It is on Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, at Weston Creek.

Conservatory Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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