Where Canberra’s political and financial elite dine

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When former prime minister Scott Morrison wanted to share a last supper with his loyal lieutenants in February, Portia’s was his choice. His successor as Liberal Party leader, Peter Dutton, is also a regular. In nearby Manuka, Belluci’s is a popular Italian classic, while north of the lake, in the CBD, Charcoal Restaurant – which opened in 1962 and has remained preserved as a time capsule – is the classic steakhouse (all meat still comes with steamed veg and a potato wrapped in aluminum foil). Neither venue is particularly private. Belluci’s has large, near-floor-to-ceiling windows that provide nosy passers-by a...