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#68 of 78 Bar in Canberra


Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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3.1 km from National Gallery of Australia
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

Came down from Sydney because our club was playing some trial games against Canberra in all of the age ranges (from 13s through to 1st grade). Thought we'd support the home club by eating in their bistro for lunch, but it clearly hadn't occurred to...them than any visitors might want to do that rather than eat the canteen food, so it wasn't open. I'd pretty much figured that out when the bar person let us know from behind the bar that it was closed: ah well, we just had to go round to the Deakin shops just down the road for lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 April 2019

Pub food, reasonable value but the chef who I believe is named Andrew is a rude a-hole. I believe he has a few drinks which may contribute to his aggressive behaviour as others have also mentioned.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

Ordered pizza and chips had to ask 3 times after 1hr 40mins and still told another 10mins. We will be going home hungry and not impressed. We will never return. Suggest you don't ever visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Friendly service, decent sized portions of enjoyable food that include 'gluten free options'. Bistro area is not larges so sizeable groups may need to enquire as to availability.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my friends. It’s a nice pub with a bar and designated outdoor smoking area. My friend ordered the steak medium-rare, because she could only eat it that way. It turned out to be medium-well. She asked the waitress and tried...to confirm if it’s medium-rare just like what she ordered. Waitress said, “yeah it is medium-rare.” But then, my another friend went for a second opinion and said it is medium-well. The waitress politely offered her to replace the steak, so she said yes. The moment she walked to the kitchen and told the chef, we could hear from our table that the chef was angry (it’s an open kitchen). At some points, he even called my friend names. We did not want to trigger conflicts, because we understood that this is not fancy dining anyway. The only problem is my friend cannot eat medium-well steak. At the same time, the waitress offered to replace it. Having said that, we have a bad mood by knowing that the chef has such an attitude. It is usually my fave dinner & drinking area in the suburb, but since that happened, I don’t feel like going there anymore.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I come to the restaurant at the club very regularly for lunch. I recommend it strongly. The food is excellent and inexpensive. I usually have the rump steak expertly and quickly cooked by the head chef Andrew. But there is variety in the menu too....The Croatian specialties should not be missed. The pizzas and pastas are good too. The salads are great especially the squid salad. Friendly atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The sports club itself is just like any other one. The service is very friendly and they have Reschs beer on tap. The best thing about it is the bistro. They have good food and great specials.

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Went to Bistro as we were attending a meeting at the club. Meals very well priced and quite tasty. Good range of bottled wine by the glass. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I visited with my family for my Son’s school year end party. The venue was good and accommodated around 150 people. Pros: 1. Nice venue 2. Nice bar 3. Nice tasty food 4. Good DJ Cons: 1. Parking is little difficult during large crowd presence

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

For a club it pulls no punches, the pizza in pretty good, the beer is cold and you don't wait too long, prices are fair and your not paying for the fitout.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Canberra Deakin Football Club Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5