NightFest

This year Floriade’s dark side, NightFest, has been transformed into Canberra’s biggest NightFeast. For one night only, Canberrans will enjoy a feast with a mouth-watering difference as restaurants and eateries across the capital dish up bespoke, spring-inspired eats.

On Friday 2 October 2020, Canberrans can join in the territory-wide feast by booking a meal at a participating eatery or ordering an at-home NightFest experience. Foodies will be treated to food and wine under the stars from The Pop Inn, ice-cream that tastes like the essence of spring from the creative minds at Frugii, seasonal flavours from Poacher’s Pantry and more.

Canberra’s big NightFeast wouldn’t be complete without those treats that NightFest is famous for – entertainment and lights. Canberrans ordering spring-inspired meals straight to their front door can enjoy dinner and a show with fun-sized NightFest activities. Try your hand at making one of the festival’s signature lanterns and enjoy a curated Spotify playlist featuring artists from past festival to bring a taste of NightFest into your home.

Your meal will taste all the sweeter because you’re choosing local. By supporting one local business, you are supporting many including local producers, their suppliers and regional growers.

About Town

Baby Su

The playful and fast-paced sibling to Lazy-Su will be offering a special NightFeast Soft Serve flavour.

Beef & Barley

Beef & Barley, home of the innovative Burger High Tea, are presenting a menu inspired by plant-based foods.

BentSpoke Brewing Co.

BentSpoke is bending the rules for NightFeast with an Oktoberfest themed weekend and some spoke bending delicacies.

Broadbean Catering and Events at the National Portrait Gallery

Enjoy a 3-course dinner with complimentary access to the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Pub Rock’ exhibition and evening entertainment.

Capital Brewing Co

Capital is bringing the party vibes to this year’s NightFest with entertainment, beers, and burgers!

Capitol Bar & Grill

Fall down the Rabbit Hole this NightFeast at QT Canberra’s garden Wonderland and indulge in a feast fit for a Mad Hatter.

Chifley’s Bar & Grill

Visit Chifley’s Bar & Grill for Acoustic Friday Session in their NightFest themed Courtyard with live music and happy hour drinks and snacks.

Coconine Thai Restaurant

Visit Coconine Thai Restaurant for a $35pp NightFest set menu, to be enjoyed with a minimum of 4 people.

Contentious Character Vineyard

Watch the sunset across the vineyard and the Brindabellas while enjoying Tapas, Floriade Budding Vines Tasting menu, wood fired pizza or a la carte.

Crepe Stop

Treat yourself at a crêperie in Braddon offering sweet and savoury crepes.

Double Drummer

Head to Double Drummer for Friday night drinks and snacks, perfect for after work.

First Edition Canberra

First Edition Canberra are bringing the magic of Spring with a 3-course spring-themed dining experience.

Fricken Fried Chicken

Fricken Fried Chicken will be offering a specifically tailored menu for NightFeast compromising of a colourful, fresh, spring inspired feast.

Frugii Dessert Laboratory

Frugii will be offering several flower based desserts for take-away on the night.

The George Harcourt Inn

Enjoy a selection of spring blackboard specials for eats and floral inspired cocktails at a classic old English pub and beer garden.

Ginger at The Arboretum

Watch the sunset while indulging in a mouth-watering Night Feast Fiesta featuring outdoor paella, tapas and refreshing Sangria!

Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey offers the best American style burgers and fried chicken, but stay tuned for their super secret menu for NightFeast!

Grill’d

Grill’d restaurants across Canberra are celebrating NightFest with a $17 Burger & Beer offer.

Hog’s Breath Cafe Civic

Enjoy the colorful and vibrant drinks at Hogs Breath Cafe Civic.

Hops & Vine

Hops & Vine are taking NightFest to Hall with Underground Spirits, Jacko’s Pizza and Limogela Gelato.

Indian Accent

Experience Indian food at its best with Indian Accent’s special NightFeast Menu with a floral theme.

Italian Brothers

Enjoy antipasto and wine specials with a spring and floral touch.

La Baguette by R&M

A French cafe and bakery offering a 3 course vegetarian menu and picnic box.

La Empanada

La Empanada is serving South American Empanadas, with meat, vegetarian and Vegan options available.

Lahori Gate Restaurant

Enjoy authentic Pakistani cuisine with a full NightFest Menu on offer.

Maiyo

Enjoy authentic Vietnamese including Pho noodle soup, a massive Asian dessert menu, or bubble tea drink at Maiyo.

Monster Kitchen & Bar

The dark side of Monster thrives for NightFeast. Enjoy a 4 course dinner, with sittings at 6pm or 8pm.

Olims Bar & Bistro

Enjoy an off-menu Truffle Burger at Olims, a relaxed bar and bistro serving pub classics located inside the Mercure Canberra on Limestone Avenue. Since 1927.

Onred Restaurant

A fine dining venue specialising in Modern Australian Cuisine, Onred Restaurant is offering 3, 4 & 5 course options.

Parlour

Parlour is offering a Floriade inspired $85 three course meal with matching wines.

Poachers Pantry

Spoil yourself with a degustation featuring in-house smoked meats and paired with wines from the vineyard.

The Pop Inn by Wine Bar Co

Enjoy a delightful food and wine pairing at The Pop Inn amongst the trees and stars.

Propaganda Bistro

Eat like local Vietnamese right at Propaganda Bistro, Erindale in a cool artistic environment.

Tasuke

Tasuke is offering delicate small plates like Takoyaki and desserts like Raindrop Cake (みずしんげんもち, inside is Sakura).

Thai Chiang Rai Belconnen

Thai Chiang Rai Belconnnen is offering a NightFeast Banquet for just $55 per person*

Tikka Stand Food Truck

The Tikka Stand Food Truck offers fresh, authentic and tasty BBQ Chicken Tikka with a refreshing Mango Lassi!

Token Arcade & Kitchen

Retro arcades, pinball, huge burgers, soul food, craft beers & cocktails – with a focus on Vegan offerings for NightFeast!

Zaab

Zaab is offering a welcome cocktail for every person on their $59 Feed Me menu.

Zoo Bar

Celebrate this year’s NightFeast with Zoo Bar’s newest concoction in hand – Floriade Cocktail!

At Home

Feel like staying in and enjoying NightFest at home? We’ve got you covered.

Explore the delicious range of NightFest At Home Packs that are full of goodies from local producers. Pick the packs that tempt your taste buds, pair it with a delightful drink or two, and have them delivered straight to your door for Canberra’s Biggest NightFeast.

Decorate your home with our DIY lanterns, tune into the NightFest Spotify playlist and your night is sorted.

Pre-order your NightFest At Home Packs now for delivery on Friday, 2 October 2020.

For any hampers, that include or you wish to add alcohol to, you must be 18 years old or older to order.

Lazy Grazer Packs

Thinking of having some mates over for a get together to celebrate NightFest At Home? Then this pack is for you.

Full of delicious antipasto delights, fruit, cheese, meats, some sneaky sweet treats and more, the Lazy Grazer pack will make entertaining a breeze.

With a range of sizes to satisfy the whole crew you can choose between three sizes a couples pack (feeds 2), an entertainers packs (feeds 4), and a family pack (6+ people).

Images are indicative only.

Couples Pack

Date night? Bestie coming round? Or ready to dine in style solo?

This yummy little pack is perfect for two (or less) people + option to add your favourite Floriade: Reimagined beverage.

$65.00 inc GST Delivered
(Pack only, beverages additional.
Order before 5pm Wednesday 30 September)

Entertainer

This yummy pack is perfect for hosting Canberra’s Biggest NightFeast at home. Plus you can enjoy the option to add your favourite local beverage to this delicious pack.

$90.00 inc GST Delivered
(Pack only, beverages additional.
Order before 5pm Wednesday 30 September)

Family Pack

Staying in with the family? This pack will ensure you’re feasting all night long.

Enjoy the option to add your favourite local beverage to this pack.

$115.00 inc GST Delivered
(Pack only, beverages additional.
Order before 5pm Wednesday 30 September)

Underground Spirits

Staying (g)in tonight? Order one of these beautifully curated cocktail kits from Underground Spirits, designed especially for NightFest.

Lush Pack

Two modern twists on some cocktail classics – simply follow the instructions & add ice.

Makes 6 to 8 cocktails, includes 2 recipes.

Your Lush Pack contains:
200ml Underground Spirits reimaGINed limited edition Floriade pink gin, 100ml Underground Spirits’ signature vodka, 50ml lychee liqueur, 50ml elderflower cordial, and dehydrated garnish.

$75.00 inc GST
(Will be shipped on Saturday 26 September 2020
Price does not include delivery)

Sweet Pack

Enjoy illustrious sweetness, mixed by you at home.

Makes 3 to 4 cocktails, includes 2 recipes.

Your Sweet Pack contains:
100ml Underground Spirits’ vodka with caramel, 50ml red vermouth, a fresh lemon, a sparkling wine piccolo, and a sparkling apple juice.

$42.00 inc GST
(Will be shipped on Saturday 26 September 2020
Price does not include delivery)

Gourmet By Design

Our Couch Potato range is a great addition to the evening meal and feature both sweet and savoury options, plus beverage pairings to make your meal extra special.

Orders accepted until 12:00pm Friday 2 October for delivery in time for your NightFest at Home.

Couch Potato Pack
Beer and Sweets

This pack contains:
4 Capital Brewing beers, rocky road and milk chocolate coated honeycomb.

$45.45 inc GST
(Price does not include delivery)

Couch Potato Pack
Beer and Snacks

This pack contains:
Four Capital Brewing beers, chocolate coated honeycomb and smokey cheese nibbles and Picky Picky salsa peanuts.

$41.30 inc GST
(Price does not include delivery)

Couch Potato Pack
Wine and Mixed Snacks

This pack contains:
Contentious Character wine (select either merlot or reisling), vanilla bean rocky road, smokey cheese nibbles and Picky Picky peanuts.

$52.85 inc GST
(Price does not include delivery)

Night Cap Pack
Sparkling Red and Sweets

This pack contains:
Contentious Character sparkling red, organic chai latte, milk chocolate coated honeycomb and espresso rocky road with hazelnuts.

$63.00 inc GST
(Price does not include delivery)

Couch Potato Pack
Beer, Wine, Snacks

This pack contains:
Contentious Character wine (select either merlot or riesling), two Capital Brewing beers,  Gourmet by Design salted hazelnut brittle, and Picky Picky sweet chilli & lime peanuts.

$54.40 inc GST
(Price does not include delivery)

Night Cap Pack
Sparkling Red and Snacks

This pack contains:
Contentious Character sparkling red, Capital Brewing beer, cheese nibbles and vanilla bean rocky road.

$61.70 inc GST
(Price does not include delivery)

Sweet Couch Potato Pack

This pack contains:
All the favourite Gourmet by Design Confectionery including vanilla bean rocky road, chocolate coated honeycomb, salted hazelnut brittle and peanut brittle milk chocolate bark.

$42.40 inc GST
(Price does not include delivery)

Capital Brewing and Contentions Character

This pack contains: 
Four Capital Brewing Beers, Contentious Character merlot and riesling.

$82.95 inc GST
(Price does not include delivery)

Contentions Character Trio

This pack contains:
Contentious Character merlot, riesling and sparkling red.

$90.00 inc GST
(Price does not include delivery)

NightFest Decorations

Keen to bring the spirit of NightFest into your living room? Decorate your home with these beautiful NightFest lanterns.

Spotify Playlist

Need some tunes to set the mood?

NightFest At Home is bringing the best of past NightFest events into your lounge room!

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