With all the exploring and discovering you’ll be doing at Enlighten, we bet you’ll work up an appetite!

We’re still finalising the tasty treats and delicious drinks on offer at Enlighten 2018. In 2017 we had a diverse range of food and drink to tantalise your taste buds – see what was on offer below.

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Enlighten Night Noodle Markets 

With all the colour, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market plus the buzz, hype and vibe of a huge outdoor festival, the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets, is set to take Canberran and visiting foodies by storm.

Whether you’re meeting friends after work, on a family outing or just looking to soak up the atmosphere and graze your way around a different part of Asia every night, the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets are the place to be.

Date: 3 – 12 March
Times: 5pm till 9pm Sunday – Thursday, and 5pm – midnight Friday & Saturday
Where: Reconciliation Place

The Barn

Set against the backdrop of spectacular architectural projections, international installations and live entertainment, ‘The Barn’ will offer a stylish place to relax and take it all in. Enjoy $5 gourmet tasting plates from our very own restaurant, Natural 9 along with a bar serving local PACT beer, fine wines by the glass and specially created slushies. See the menu here.

Date: 3 – 12 March
Where: Near the Enlighten Main Stage, Reconciliation Place

Old Parliament House 2016

Pop Up Food Carts

Enjoy delicious finger food, family fun food, crowd pleaser food and sweet treats galore. The Museum of Australian Democracy will be opening after hours. Why not pop in and explore their exhibitions and create a memory at their free family activity after you’ve enjoyed a delicious dish?

Dates: 3, 4, 10 & 11 March
Times: 6pm – 10pm
Where: Out front of the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House


Mega Bites Cafe

Grab a cushion, rug or chair and let Megabites Café at Questacon treat you to an outdoor picnic experience. With Italian style antipasto food and beer and wine to match, come relax as the sun sets.

Dates: 3, 4, 10 & 11 March
Time: 5pm onwards
Where: Questacon


National Portrait Gallery

Enjoy the scrumptious meal options of Broadbean Catering at the Portrait Cafe who create fresh menu offerings for all food tastes.

Date: 3 & 4 March
Where: National Portrait Gallery


The Pop Inn

A delicious wine bar – what more do we have to say?

Date: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12 March
Time: Thursdays 5pm-10pm, Friday & Saturdays 5pm – midnight
Where: East Lawns