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Best of Canberra – Pub food

By Bec Cuzzillo - 30 June 2015 33

beer and burgers at pub

There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and getting a generous, well-priced counter meal at a pub.

Steaks, schnitzels, burgers or seafood – whatever your choice, a good pub feed is never regrettable. While it might not be the fanciest or healthiest of cuisines, when you order food at a pub, you are pretty much guaranteed to not leave hungry.

This week, I am looking for Canberra’s best pub food. Whether you like your steak rare and still bleeding or so well done that you can’t get a knife through it, tell me where you go when you’re looking for some down to earth pub grub.

To vote, let me know who serves up your favourite pub food in the comments below. I’ll try the two most popular places and let you know the verdict in next Monday’s Taste Off article.

What’s Your opinion?


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33 Responses to
Best of Canberra – Pub food
Antagonist 6:21 pm 30 Jun 15

I always thought the schnitzel (pronounced ‘shnitty’) was the universally accepted unit of measurement for pub food. And also note a certain irony in being unable to suggest a suitable venue …

Phend 4:50 pm 30 Jun 15

…and Edgar’s is another favorite. Great suburban pub.

77Eliza 4:36 pm 30 Jun 15

second for old canberra inn

Phend 4:30 pm 30 Jun 15

Walsh’s Hotel in Queanbeyan has the best parma I’ve ever eaten. Good steaks too.

John Moulis 4:13 pm 30 Jun 15

It’s not strictly Canberra but I’ve found the Royal Hotel in Qbn to have the best pub food, certainly the best beer-battered chips.

Argonaut 3:34 pm 30 Jun 15

+1 to Edgar’s in Ainslie.

nic0 12:40 pm 30 Jun 15

The Wood Duck Inn out at Hall and The George Harcourt Inn are my two favorites.

Evilomlap 12:27 pm 30 Jun 15

Edgar’s at Ainslie

Mysteryman 12:16 pm 30 Jun 15

Holden Caulfield said :

The Dock, Kingston Foreshore.

They do the standard burgers and schnitzels pretty well, but you can choose the more adventurous items on the menu with full confidence. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food at The Dock and it’s certainly streets ahead of Walt & Burley.

The standard burgers at The Dock are all >$20 if I recall correctly. That’s too much for what is essentially a bun with a meet patty and some salad, IMO

mcs 11:25 am 30 Jun 15

Holden Caulfield said :

The Dock, Kingston Foreshore.

They do the standard burgers and schnitzels pretty well, but you can choose the more adventurous items on the menu with full confidence. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food at The Dock and it’s certainly streets ahead of Walt & Burley.

I went the other week to Walt and Burley and I must admit I wasn’t particularly impressed. The food was nice, but I would call it outstanding at all – just ok pub food and nothing else really.

Holden Caulfield 11:20 am 30 Jun 15

Also try Edgar’s Inn, Ainslie.

pink little birdie 11:07 am 30 Jun 15

Civic pub. Never had a meal there I didn’t like.

Glenny 10:19 am 30 Jun 15

Every weekend (without fail) we stop by Bent Spoke in Braddon. Awesome bespoke beer (no pun intended) and a great selection of food from nibbles to meals. Try the chicken wings! Can be a bit busy but worth it.

Ezy 9:48 am 30 Jun 15

Old Canberra Inn in Lyneham blew me away with a burger late summer.

Holden Caulfield 9:25 am 30 Jun 15

The Dock, Kingston Foreshore.

They do the standard burgers and schnitzels pretty well, but you can choose the more adventurous items on the menu with full confidence. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food at The Dock and it’s certainly streets ahead of Walt & Burley.

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