If the magnificent views don’t stop you in your tracks, the cocktails certainly will. Pornstar Martini or 007 Martini, anyone?
Sky Lounge, once the exclusive preserve of those who were lucky enough to score an invitation, is now open to the well-heeled public on Friday nights, although reservations are essential. Perched on the 15th floor of the QT Hotel in downtown Canberra, it overlooks the city and the lake – even the bathrooms have a view.
Grab a tall bar table for two for a sundowner or snuggle into the cocoon chairs on the east-facing side and enjoy cocktails, fine wines and sublime bar snacks. Truffled mac and cheese balls and popcorn chicken with blue cheese sauce make for faultless finger food as you contemplate the weekend ahead.
Open Friday nights
Best for: An intimate drink
Stand-out dish: The decadent truffle mac and cheese balls
Fab factor: The views out of the city are incomparable
Address: QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit, Canberra
Phone number: (02) 6267 1262