Edgar’s is expanding its Canberra footprint with a new wine bar and wine room called Wakefield’s.

The Ainslie venue is located on Edgar Street and is the latest addition to gastro pub Edgar’s Inn.

“The opening marks the final piece of looking at Edgar’s as one big home, with a room for every mood and occasion,” says Owner Frank Condi.

“Our ultimate goal is to create personalised experiences for locals and travellers and be surrounded by good food and wine as they create lasting memories together.”

Steven Jacomos has taken on the role of head chef after time at Qualia, Saint Crispin and Lupo, with the chef designing a menu that showcases the latest seasonal produce.

Dishes include chargrilled lamb riblets, crumpets with smoked trout and bottarga, hand-rolled pasta and apple tarte tatin.

Craft beers and more than 100 Australian wines are on offer including drops from local winemakers such as Mada, Helm and Eden Road.

The cocktail list will see a Wakefield’s take on an Old Fashioned with Woodford Reserve combined with black walnut bitters and demerara syrup; an espresso martini with caramel vodka from local distillery Underground Spirits and other classic options.

The space has room for 50 seated diners along with a private dining room for 20 patrons.

Guests will also be able to experience local talent, with jazz, blues and soul musicians set to take the stage.

“With international travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, we are also looking at Edgar’s to provide an experience worthy of a trip to Canberra and we would love to encourage visitors to stay longer and explore the capital,” says Condi.

Wakefield’s Bar & Wine Room will be open Wednesday through to Saturday evenings from 5:30pm to late.

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