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33 Bougainville St, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6295 9478
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

It's not often that me and Mrs Gumby are able to meet for lunch but this week the stars aligned and we both found ourselves in Manuka, Canberra at lunchtime with time to eat. For those not familiar with Manuka (pronounced Marnaka) it's Canberra's cappuccino zone. A place where shops don't display their prices on their goods in the window.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Not the trendiest looking place, but the food outweighs that. The salmon Panini was outstanding- even included artichoke hearts! Very friendly staff and tasty fresh food. Excellent value for money as the taste and food combinations are yummy and generous.

Thank Emmy Y
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

As well as the terrific pasta's - the sauces are available to take home and wow your friends. There is a raw food menu. The raw food is wonderful. I had the raw lasagna with pesto, sliced lasagna, delicious and beautifully ripe tomatoes. There are great raw deserts as well. You can feel refreshed and healthy - not weighed down... More 

Thank Kerry H
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

I've walked past Grandes numerous times since I started working in Manuka 18 months ago, and the standard italian fare on the menu has never been particularly enticing.. But now they have a 'raw' menu - i.e. uncooked, unprocessed, often organic, and at Grandes, no meat or dairy. I had the 'spaghetti and meatballs' - deliciously crunchy zucchini 'spaghetti' topped... More 

Thank madi j
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

I ordered the kelp 'Alfredo' (which was really a peppered cashew cream) and it was absolutely delicious! Worth the expensiveness, seeing as it was completely organic and something you won't get anywhere else. There seemed to be a lot if tasty raw food on the menu to try, such as homemade almond and hemp milk, plus kale and kimchi salad.... More 

Thank Melissa K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

I ordered a quiche which was a little bigger than a meat pie, the cost was $13...... I was astonished to say the least. The quiche was served with a couple of leaves of rocket, thats it, no tomatoes or any other salad, the quiche was nice but certainly not worth $13. As for the coffee, it was tasteless!

1 Thank KMAGCanberra
Surrey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Grandes has been in Manuka for a very long time. I think perhaps 20 or 30 years. Well, back then it might have passed muster as an eatery, and I guess there weren't that many decent cafes and restaurants. I remember going to Grandes perhaps 10 years ago and thinking the food was quite good but everything else was decidedly... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012 via mobile

Well positioned in the heart of bustling Manuka, Grandes is a pasta institution in Canberra. Now chef Laura has turned her hand to beautiful nude(raw) food dishes. Healthy and tasty try the naked lasagne just Devine.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2008

good pasta

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  • Address: 33 Bougainville St, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6295 9478

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