A space where good food, great wine and the magic of the written word come together...

Nestled between Kingston and Manuka in the stylish East Hotel, Muse is a meeting place for those who enjoy a grenache with their Grenville, and their Winton with a good washed rind.

We serve food from dawn into the night, and our carefully curated selection of new and second hand books is on sale during restaurant opening hours. Plus, when not dining or drinking from our fabulous, award-winning all-Australian drinks list, we host a busy calendar of events featuring some of Australia's top writers, thinkers, politicians, artists and winemakers.

Contemporary yet warm and inviting, Muse is an inspired venue for conversation, ideas and indulgence, both literary and epicurean.

So that's our story. What's yours?

Make a booking

Call (02) 6178 0024
or book online with OpenTable

For functions and private hire please visit our FUNCTIONS PAGE

 Two Glasses - 2018, 2017 Finalist: Best List of Australian Wine (2018) Finalist: Gourmet Traveller WINE Readers' Choice (2018, 2017) Finalist: Best List ACT (2018, 2017)

Two Glasses - 2018, 2017
Finalist: Best List of Australian Wine (2018)
Finalist: Gourmet Traveller WINE Readers' Choice (2018, 2017)
Finalist: Best List ACT (2018, 2017)

Opening hours

Monday: 6.30am - 3pm

Tuesday: 6.30am - 3pm

Wednesday: 6.30am - 10pm

Thursday: 6.30am - 10pm

Friday: 6.30am - 10pm

Saturday: 7am - 10pm

Sunday: 7am - 12pm

Public Holidays: 7am - 12pm

Kitchen opening hours

Breakfast Mon-Fri 6.30am-11:30am
Saturday 7am-2pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 7am-11:30am

Lunch Mon-Sat 12noon-2pm

Dinner Wed-Sat from 5pm

Fully licensed - No BYO

Christmas 2018 Opening Hours

Christmas Eve 7am - 3pm
All day breakfast & limited lunch menu
Last kitchen orders 2pm

Christmas Day 7am - 12pm
Open for lunch by pre-booking only
Last breakfast orders 11am

Boxing Day 7am - 12pm
Regular Public Holiday Trading Hours

27 December 7am - 3pm
28 December 7am - 3pm
29 December 7am - 3pm
All day breakfast & limited lunch menu
Last kitchen orders 2pm

30 December 7am - 12pm
31 December 7am - 12pm
Breakfast only. Last kitchen orders 11:30am

1 January 2019 7am - 12pm
Regular Public Holiday Trading Hours

2 January - Regular trading hours


G/F EAST Hotel

69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT 2603


02 6178 0024

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Secure & affordable parking is available in the EAST Hotel carpark. Entry via Oxley St.

Please note that Muse is an active event space / literary salon and the restaurant may close occasionally for an event in the bookshop . Please visit our event page for our full events program.



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Christmas at Muse


Christmas day

Gather friends and family and join us for a Christmas lunch to remember as Head Chef Steven Sweeney and his team prepare a feast of festive delights for your delectation.

Our $110 per person Christmas Day lunch menu features three delicious courses and a glass of Stefano Lubiana biodynamic Tasmanian sparkling wine.

Take the stress out of the holiday and leave the washing up to us!


Christmas Parties

The festive season is fast approaching and whether you’re planning a get-together with a small group of friends, or you'd like to sit down for a larger work lunch we've got just the thing. Our Christmas menu is a simple, season-appropriate Aussie feast suitable for friends, families and colleagues to share. And at $50 per person for two courses and a welcome glass of prosecco it’s terrific value too. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Download the menu here

For bookings and enquiries, just fill in the form below or call us on 02 6178 0024.

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Make sure to include a best contact number and your preferred date and time

Sparkling Wine Bottomless Brunch

Our bookshop brunch menu is available exclusively on weekends for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 24


Our three hour free-flow sparkling wine brunch is available for a minimum of 10 people up to a maximum of 24. Bookings for fewer than 10 people can be accommodated but the 10 person minimum charge will be applied.

Enjoy your bubbles of choice with three tiers available:

Paperback $48pp (house prosecco)
Hardback $60pp (Gallagher NV "Duet" Pinot Noir Chardonnay)
First Edition $90pp (De Salis "Blanc de Noir" Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier)

BoTTOMLESS Brunch Menu


Bookings for brunch can be made via the contact form on the right, or by calling the restaurant. Please note that we cannot accept bookings through OpenTable.

We offer two sittings on a Saturday from 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm, and one on Sunday from 9am - 12pm.

Set among the tomes of the bookshop, we'll stretch out the Long Table and serve a selection of fresh Three Mills Bakery pastries, cooked eggs, thick-cut bacon, seasonal salads and more! 

Included in the cost per person is all food, coffee, tea, juices and sparkling wine, with options for three tiers of sparkling featuring our house prosecco, a local Canberra District NV Gallagher "Duet" Pinot Noir Chardonnay or, from one of Australia's finest producers of sparkling wine, our premium 2013 De Salis "Blanc de Noir" Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier (Orange, NSW).

Perfect for birthdays, engagement breakfasts or just a catch up with friends, we are able to cater to most contemporary dietary requirements and allergies. Just let us know at the time of booking!

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Make sure to include a best contact number and your preferred date and time

Functions at muse


Canberra's most intriguing event space

Planning an event? Whether it's an intimate dinner for eight or a cocktail reception for 60, the bookshop at Muse is a sophisticated and flexible space for a unique special occasion.

We've hosted everything from high teas to poetry slams, corporate mixers to birthday degustations, and we can't wait to find out what you've got planned!

Download our current canapé selection

Download our current set menu

We can cater for vegetarians. pescatarians and other dietary needs. So if you're looking for somewhere to host an event with a difference, get in touch by completing the e-form below and we'll work with you to put together a package to suit your requirements and budget. Or if you've decided we're the right venue for you, you can click here to download our function booking request form and email it through to us.

For all regular restaurant bookings please contact us by calling

02 6178 0024