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Tipsy Bull

$$ - $$$International, ,
U 2 5 Lonsdale St | Braddon, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6248 7999
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (28 reviews)
“croquettes” (15 reviews)
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
International, Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
U 2 5 Lonsdale St | Braddon, Canberra 2612, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tipsy Bull has an amazing array of gin (over300) and a great concept, presenting the gin neat on a tasting paddle with a recommended tonic, fruit, herbs and ice so you can build your own G & T step by step! Interesting tapas menu too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jaimie2018
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Outstanding food and service We arrived and were seated straight away. Staff were very prompt and helpful and always there if we needed something. The food is quality not quantity and i was surprising filling but A plus selections and flavours beautifully cooked. Mind boggling...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank foodlovers64
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

we came on a rainy December night and had nice dinner. the octopus was great. turkey was good and the whipped ricotta with sour dough was nice

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WizardfromOz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this - deconstructed gin and tonics . Staff really knew their stuff and could help and advise with drink selection. The tapas were Devine!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LuckyLennas
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time. staff very helpful with menu and drinks. Food beyond good. Make reservations as this place fills up quickly. We ate outside which was cooler but the staff looked after us with a heater. Owner came by to check on everything. Really nice!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wander557880
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll need to book on most nights, this is a lovely, popular restaurant that serves a very good variety of interesting meals to share, and an excellent selection of gins. The team was very helpful in taking us through the menu and we each ordered...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank helena m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. There can be little doubt that the senior staff at the Tipsy Bull know their gins. We were helped with selecting some great Gins. The eight course chefs menu was fantastic. It does get a little loud as the night...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JohnC200
Joe B, Owner at Tipsy Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving a top review, John! It's fair to say we are experts when it comes to GIN-formation, and we are equally passionate about our food too. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Tipsy Bull and look forward to hosting you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came as a walk in and got treated like a VIP. Waiting staff were familiar and beyond pleasant. The dishes arrived, each one a signature and incorporating a twist or a sauce that made the food just pop. I ate the sardines and wondered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank An_Englishman_in
Joe B, Owner at Tipsy Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5-bubble and VIP-worthy review! I doubt the sharks get their sardines served with such love and care ;) We look forward to hosting you again and providing you with another VIP experience at Tipsy Bull. Cheers, The Tipsy Bull team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tipsy Bill is more than a restaurant, it’s a culinary and gin adventure. I love the gin selection and the experience which accompanies every glass. I won’t ruin the surprise, but prepare to settle in to learn and experience gin presented at its best!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Simon-in-Civic
Joe B, Owner at Tipsy Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the outstanding review, Simon! We are glad you thoroughly enjoyed your culinary and gin adventure at Tipsy Bull. We are quite proud of the ever-growing gin collection and a lot of thought and care goes into the food pairings, so we are happy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined on Saturday night 24th November and had the most amazing night. Food, drinks, service was better than some 5 star places I have been to around the world. Congratulations team Tipsy Bull ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Matershirley
Joe B, Owner at Tipsy Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the top review. We are always striving to deliver 5-star service, food and drink, so it's great to receive the feedback. We look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, The Tipsy Bull team

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Response from Ian1406 | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t been there with children but found wait staff to be thoughtful and helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 65
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 2 5 Lonsdale St | Braddon, Canberra 2612, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6248 7999
  • E-mail
Don't expect anything too posh, that’s not how we roll. We’re into good times and great food. Like a bull in a china shop, our passion for classic dining and fine drinks is out of control. Like our name suggests, everything we do is a little bit tipsy. From our food to our drinks, you can trust that we’ll have you saying ‘holy cow!’ Whether you’re after a quick bite or a long night, we’ll serve you up our twists on the classics and a curveball or two. Our share plates are a circus of flavours. Each performs a more amazing trick than the last. And like the best pop groups of the ‘90s, it’s hit after hit. Whether you want just a little or a beast of a feast we’ve got your covered. Let our cocktails wash over you and the good times roll in. Or sip into something more comfortable from our wine list.
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