Anthony Albanese has never eaten a Brod, but he says Kingsley's Chicken and chips are "very, very good".
As polling shows broad support for prime ministers to make Canberra their primary home, the opposition leader has used a weekend radio slot to champion the capital.
Mr Albanese lavished praise on the city in a Saturday interview with local radio station Hit 104.7, calling it a great place to live and talking up its national institutions, restaurants and Lake Burley Griffin.
Weekend Breakfast hosts Ellie Mobbs and Jason Roses then put Mr Albanese's capital credentials to the test, quizzing him on his experiences of the city's unofficial institutions.
He admitted to a "fail" on one of the city's fast food mainstays, Brodburger, and had never tried one. He had also never eaten at Yarralumla's kebab takeaway, which once made lunch for Barack Obama.
Asked about "Kingsley's Chicken and awesome chips", Mr Albanese said he'd been to the takeaway shop at Woden. Was it awesome? "It's very, very good," he said.
Canberra's nightspot Mooseheads is also unknown territory for Mr Albanese, however his staff had been at a club he described as a "Friday night-Saturday night place".
The Opposition Leader said Canberra "really has come on leaps and bounds over the last period".
"It really has everything that any capital city around the country has to offer."
Mr Albanese's interview coincided with a survey that showed majority support among Australians for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to live in The Lodge. Mr Morrison has made Kirribilli House, Sydney his primary home since he took office in 2018.
There is renewed interest in the Prime Minister living at The Lodge after controversy over his decision to travel home to Sydney at the Father's Day weekend while more than half of Australia was in lockdown.
Mr Albanese told Hit 104.7 he enjoyed staying in Canberra, but the interview left one question unanswered. Would he live in The Lodge if he became PM?
When asked by The Canberra Times this morning, Mr Albanese's office did not comment.
His predecessor Bill Shorten back in 2018 had intended to move into The Lodge if Labor won the election the next year.
Australia Institute polling today showed 74 per cent of the 1000 people surveyed last week agreed the Prime Minister should live in The Lodge.
Polling by the think tank also revealed Australians were split evenly on Mr Morrison's travel exemption letting him travel between Sydney and Canberra.
The arrangement drew fire from Labor MPs including former leader Bill Shorten, deputy leader Richard Marles and senior ALP figure Kristina Keneally however Mr Albanese refused to criticise it. His stance on Mr Morrison's flying visit to Sydney reportedly rankled some within his own party.
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