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?


Canberra SpringOUT LGBTIQ Business of the Year
2017, 2016

Make a booking

Call (02) 6178 0024
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 - 12pm

Public Holidays: 7am - 12pm

See below for full kitchen opening hours

Christmas Holiday Opening Hours

24 December: 7am - 12pm
25 December: 7am - 12pm
26 December: 7am - 12pm
27 December: 7am - 2pm*

28 December: 7am - 2pm*
29 December: 7am - 2pm*
30 December: 7am - 2pm*
31 December: 7am - 12pm
1 January: 7am - 12pm
2 January: 7am - 2pm*
Regular trading from Wednesday 3 January

*All day breakfast 7am - 2pm


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.

Please note that Muse is an active event space / literary salon and the restaurant may close for an event in the bookshop at short notice (usually weeknights between 6-7pm). Please visit our event page for our full events program.





Kitchen opening hours

Breakfast: Mon-Fri 6.30am-11:30am Sat 7am-2:30pm Sun & Public Holiday 7am-11:30am

Lunch: Mon-Sat 12noon-2.30pm       Dinner: Mon-Sat from 5pm

Fully licensed - No BYO


Two Glasses Gourmet Traveller Wine Australia's 2017 Wine List of the Year Awards

Christmas at Muse

'Tis the season to be jolly!


Christmas Day

We'll be open for lunch this Christmas Day serving a special shared menu inspired by our fabulous festive offering, which includes a complimentary glass of Tasmanian NV Pirie Chardonnay Pinot Noir cuvée on arrival. Delightful!

Bookings for our $90pp * Christmas Day lunch can be made online which means, on the day, you only pay for your drinks! Easy! We are currently accepting bookings for Christmas Day from 2 up to 10 people from 12pm (last bookings 2pm). For any groups over 10 people please contact us directly.

* Children 0 - 2 Free // Ages 3 - 10 $45pp


All bookings are fully refundable if cancelled/modified by Monday 18 December.

Bookings cancelled/modified by Friday 22 December will receive a 50% refund.

From Saturday 23 December all bookings will be non-refundable.


Celebrate Christmas at Muse with our festive, shared menu! Gather friends and family together for our sumptuous Aussie Christmas feast designed by Head Chef Steven Sweeney. Glazed leg ham, King prawns, fresh garden peas in lemon butter, and local Three Mills bakery sourdough, all washed down with a glass of complimentary prosecco. We've designed the menu to be able to suit the majority of modern dietary requirements, including gluten free and vegetarian options on request. Just let us know when you book so that we can cater accordingly ! Ho! Ho! Ho! 

Download Menu

Available from Friday 1 - Saturday 23 December (inclusive)

$60pp / minimum four people / 48hrs notice
A $20pp deposit is required to confirm bookings for groups of 8 or more


Lunch: Mon-Sat 12noon-2.30pm       Dinner: Mon-Sat from 5pm



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 canape 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