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

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Opening hours

We are open every day of the year including all public holidays

Monday: 6.30am - 4pm

Tuesday: 6.30am - 4pm

Wednesday: 6.30am - 4pm

Thursday: 6.30am - 4pm

Friday: 6.30am - 4pm

Saturday: 7am - 4pm

Sunday: 7am - 12pm

Public Holidays: 7am - 12pm

Kitchen closes at 2pm Monday - Saturday, and 11:30am on Sundays and public holidays.

Muse is available for private hire in the evenings. Please see the functions section of the website for more information.

Fully licensed - No BYO

Two Glasses - 2019, 2018, 2017 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards  WINNER - Gourmet Traveller WINE Readers’ Choice Award Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2019  FINALIST - Best Listing of Australian Wine 2019. 2018 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards  FINALIST - ACT Wine List of the Year 2018, 2017 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards

Two Glasses - 2019, 2018, 2017 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards

WINNER - Gourmet Traveller WINE Readers’ Choice Award Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2019

FINALIST - Best Listing of Australian Wine 2019. 2018 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards

FINALIST - ACT Wine List of the Year 2018, 2017 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards

Contact

We are located on the ground floor of EAST Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT 2603

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Tel: 02 6178 0024

Post: PO Box 4715, Kingston ACT 2603

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We do not accept table bookings via email. Please use the form opposite for all regular reservations.

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.

Menus

BREAKFAST    LUNCH    DESSERT    DRINKS 

What’s On

Our literary event program generally runs on Sundays between 3pm - 4pm. Entry is $15 and include a complimentary glass of house wine or juice. Tickets can be purchased in store or through the website. Please note we do not reserve tickets and tickets cannot be purchased over the phone. Purchased tickets are non-refundable but are transferrable. Please click through on each event for more information, and to purchase tickets.

 

 

Sparkling Wine Bottomless Brunch

Our bookshop brunch menu is available exclusively on weekends for a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 20

 
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Our three hour free-flow sparkling wine brunch is available for a minimum of 6 people up to a maximum of 20. 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 (Click to download)

 

Bookings for brunch can be made via the contact form on the right, or by calling the restaurant. Please note that we cannot accept bottomless brunch 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 2014 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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Christmas at Muse

 

The glimmer of spring will soon give way to summer, 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!

Starting from Monday 2 December and running through to Saturday 21st, 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

Our Christmas menu is available for up to a maximum of 74 guests for a whole venue booking.

Please note that we will not be open for lunch on Christmas Day

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Functions at muse

 
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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!

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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.

From September 2019 Muse will no longer be open in the evenings. However, we are able to open for special events and private hire. Please note that minimum spends apply depending on duration and day of the week.

Function Minimum Spend

Short Events START from 4pm END by 7pm Monday – Friday $600

Short Events START from 5pm END by 7pm Saturday $1,000

Long Events START from 4pm Monday – Friday $1,500

Long Events START from 5pm Saturday $2,000

Sunday - N/A

Muse is licensed until midnight