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 until late into the night, and our carefully curated selection of new and second hand books is on sale throughout the day and night. 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 between 7am – 10pm daily, or book online with OpenTable.

For functions and private hire, please visit our FUNCTIONS PAGE

Opening hours

Monday: 6.30am - 10pm

Tuesday: 6.30am - 10pm

Wednesday: 6.30am - 10pm

Thursday: 6.30am - 10pm

Friday: 6.30am - 10pm

Saturday: 7am - 10pm

Sunday: 7am - 5pm

Public Holidays: 7am - 12pm


EAST Hotel

Cnr Canberra Ave and Giles St

Kingston ACT 2603


02 6178 0024

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



Breakfast menu: Mon-Fri 6.30am-11am, Sat & Sun 7am-11.30am    Lunch menu: 12noon - 2.30pm daily     Dinner menu: Mon-Sat from 5pm

Coming up at Muse


Functions at muse


Christmas At Muse

We are now taking bookings for Christmas! Really. Whether you want to 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.

Our set menu is $50 per person for two courses and includes a welcome glass of King Valley prosecco.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Download our Christmas Menu

Join us for a very Aussie Christmas


Canberra's most intriguing event space

Planning an event? Whether it's an intimate dinner for eight or a cocktail reception for 70, 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 canape selection

So if you're looking for somewhere to host an event with a difference, get in touch by completing the 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