Muse - Food, Wine & Books
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.
Contemporary yet warm and inviting, Muse is an inspired venue for conversation, ideas and indulgence, both literary and epicurean.
A colourful inclusive space with plenty of options to pick from, service was attentive, knowledgeable, kind and fast.
Farewell brunch for a work colleague, with table for 8. Table was set up in bookstore, staff were excellent, taking orders for coffee as people arrived. Attentive without being intrusive.
Enjoyed cocktails and wine on a wet afternoon and then breakfast the next day was amazing
A little bit noisy and felt crowded for Sunday brunch but great food and service.
Cannot get enough of Muse.Always feels like we are going somewhere special!
I was disappointed in my meal. I had veal and it was so chewy! I actually could chew some of it and had to spit it out. Very nice wines though.
I really enjoyed my meal and the service was excellent - helpful and unobtrusive. The noise level was somewhat higher than comfortable. As a group we found the menu a bit limited, but each of us chose a meal we were very pleased with.
Fantastic food and space to muse about delights of life, food wine and books.
A charming restaurant/ bar with a delicious menu. Very good value lunch specials. My friend and I tried the date and chickpea tagine and loved it. Highly recommended.
Such a great dining atmosphere - the restaurant feels spacious and has great lighting and ambiance. The service was fantastic, food was nice and the prices were very reasonable. The bookshop was the cherry on the cake, and all books were beautiful editions. I would definitely recommend this place to others.
Really like the ambience and quiet that Muse provides for patrons. To be able to relax, converse, eat and enjoy an evening in a library is an added bonus. There was a minor incident with one of the meals but other than that the food was great.
Great good and service! Thank you!!
Nice atmosphere, good wine, delicious food. I’d recommend it :)
Had breakfast at Muse before and it's always very good - excellent service and very convenient!
The trio of tasting wine at a set price is impressive and unique. It’s a perfect accompaniment with the meal.
The service at Muse is usually terrible and the food great. However, last weekend the service was great and the food (breakfast) was quite ordinary. My french toast which was supposed to be sweet had clearly been cut on the same board they used for onions as that is what it tasted like. My friends all said their breakfast was fine, but not outstanding. I'll still go back because it's a lovely spot in a great location.
Good food - and plentiful - in a lovely atmosphere!
It’s a beautiful place and loved it. My husband loves quite places it’s such a relaxing environment.
Fantastic attentive service and consistently delicious food. Love the idea of great food and coffee in a bookstore. Only downside was the noise - it was so deafening couldn't hear my dining companion's conversation.
I really enjoyed my food and the staff were friendly and very helpful.
However, I’d gone out for a nice Sunday morning brunch catch-up with a friend, and had to leave as soon as I finished my food because the café was extremely noisy and I couldn’t hear her to hold a conversation. I ended up with a headache.
On a previous visit the noise had been more bearable, but on this occasion they’d allowed too many large groups to book who were speaking very loudly with each other. The staff offered me a table outside, but I also didn’t want to be sitting in the cold.
I think I’ll be back, but never again during a busy period.
Top glass. I dined with a gluten free, dairy free friend and nothing was too much trouble.
Love Muse. The owners are awesome, the menu is well thought out and carefully put together and the delivery fantastic !
The food is quite the best we have eaten for a long time. Atmosphere and ambiance relaxing and noise level suitably muted. All round excellent experience.
Excellent service, food that was beautifully presented. Wine recommendations were superb.
Very enjoyable lunch. Classy food and attentive service in a very nice atmosphere. Will come again for sure.
Yummy food. Efficient if not very friendly service.
Love the black pudding, nice atmosphere, great coffee.
Excellent food, service and ambience. As someone who prefers to eat mostly vegetarian, it's often difficult to find an upscale restaurant that serves filling plant-based food. At other restaurants in the past, my partner and I have gone home hungry despite ordering everything vegetarian on the menu. This is not so at Muse - the food is generous, balanced and of course delicious. Our favourites were the haloumi with honey and rosemary and the baked sweet potato, but everything we ordered was good. Thank you Muse for a wonderful night!
Busy vibe, friendly staff with great food & coffee. Really nice place to catch up with friends for a meal
Great venue with fabulous service - and even better food and wine!
Second time going there for team lunch. Loved it both times. Fantastic options vegetarians and vegans. The desserts were amazing. Will definitely go back again.
A really pleasant dining experience, a bit of a hidden gem I believe.
Service was excellent, professional and respectful.
Food was delicious as usual. We come here for the Vegetarian dishes with the couple of Vegan options.
I have dined here before on the Christmas set menu with a request of Vegan preference (which was outstanding) so I know they could easily add in more Vegan dishes which everyone could enjoy.
Great food, service, atmosphere! We always come here for breakfast, love it!
I go to Muse regularly to meet up with friends, eat, drink, chat (mainly about books) and attempt to resist buying all the books on the shelves :D
The food and service here are outstanding and very good value for money particularly with the lunch special deals of main course and wine/beer/soft drink for $22. Such interesting and fresh tasty food beautifully presented. Underground parking. Light and airy atmosphere. Bookshop attached to restaurant a bonus.
Quite possibly the best brunch venue in Canberra. A great menu to choose from, on point espresso martini’s and perfect selection bubbly all brought together by thoughtful professional staff!
Excellent entree and main course. Dessert (cheesecake) was not up to standard of other courses. Ten out of ten for service - complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival (staff knew it was our wedding anniversary) and well-packaged remains of our lamb main course to take home were very nice gestures. We would come again to Muse.
Love this bright and airy space. Staff look after you well, food delightful and the coffees perfect. One of my favorites in Canberra.
Lovely relaxed atmosphere and we could actually hear each other, which was good as we had a lot to catch up on. We had the lunch special which was great value. I had the pulled pork burger without the bun and would definitely have it again
We went for Sunday brunch. Muse has a lovely ambience in a convenient location, with a nice bookshop at the front. Relaxed browsing environment.
The food is tasty and creative.
Service was great