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?
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Call (02) 6178 0024
or book online with OpenTable
For functions and private hire please visit our FUNCTIONS PAGE
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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
We are located on the ground floor of EAST Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT 2603
Tel: 02 6178 0024
Post: PO Box 4715, Kingston ACT 2603
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.
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.
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 three courses and a welcome glass of prosecco, it’s terrific value too. Ho! Ho! Ho!
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
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!
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