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The Duxton 2 for 1 pizza review

By Holden Caulfield - 24 October 2012 7

Mrs C and I tried the Tuesday special 2 for 1 pizza deal at The Duxton at O’Connor Shops last night. She had an El Troppo on gluten free base and I had a Pepperoni on a regular base.

Both bases were very good (especially hard to find for gf) and were thin and crisp, just as they should be. The toppings were in the just right category; not overdone and not too stingy.

There’s only nine pizzas to choose from, so you’re not exactly spoilt for choice, but as far as pub pizzas go these were very good.

For added reference, I’d say the pizzas pretty close in quality to what you’d get from Pizza Gusto (Braddon) or Il Covo (Civic), which we’ve also enjoyed a bit of late.

There was a reasonable crowd at The Duxton last night but neither the bar nor restaurant were packed. We had our pizzas within 15 minutes of ordering and, for around $27 with a couple of soft drinks, I reckon it is good value for money. We’ll be back.

If you can top off the meal with a Billy Bragg concert for dessert then you’re guaranteed a great night out.

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7 Responses to
The Duxton 2 for 1 pizza review
rosscoact 4:18 pm 01 Nov 12

Had quite a presentable peri peri chicken burger at lunch today. $10 is quite reasonable value but I didn’t realise they had a vego pizza (wife ordered for me). I’ll get that next time

Kerryhemsley 3:56 pm 01 Nov 12

Agree with Skidd Marx on the poor experiences at the Duxton. Hard to keep going back with the quality of food and service for the prices.

Billy Bragg was sensational at the Canberra Theatre. They man has got better and better over the years.Certainly has the gift of the gab. One to remember.

bundah 6:41 pm 24 Oct 12

poetix said :

I had a lovely time there today with a vego pizza, a glass of wine, sunshine, and William Blake. Enormous pizza, which I made myself stop eating, for just $10. (The only vego option on the special $10 lunch menu.) Two people could have a decent meal from the Margherita I was served. She had a thin crust, but sprawled out over the plate. I could have spent all afternoon there if I didn’t have other things to do. When I left, the rather cute waiter asked if I wanted to take the rest away, and I nobly declined. (I’d already eaten too much. But as it was also breakfast, I was ahead…)

God life’s tough, I tell you.

Did you feel a bit doughy afterwards?

poetix 6:29 pm 24 Oct 12

I had a lovely time there today with a vego pizza, a glass of wine, sunshine, and William Blake. Enormous pizza, which I made myself stop eating, for just $10. (The only vego option on the special $10 lunch menu.) Two people could have a decent meal from the Margherita I was served. She had a thin crust, but sprawled out over the plate. I could have spent all afternoon there if I didn’t have other things to do. When I left, the rather cute waiter asked if I wanted to take the rest away, and I nobly declined. (I’d already eaten too much. But as it was also breakfast, I was ahead…)

God life’s tough, I tell you.

troll-sniffer 5:41 pm 24 Oct 12

Genie said :

Pretty close in quality to Il Covo ?

Ewwww. Those pizzas are overpriced and disgusting. I’d rather eat Dominoes / Pizza Hut / Eagle Boys etc over a pizza from Il Covo

-1,000

Exactly the opposite of what I’ve had from Il Covo every time I’ve been there over the last 3 or so years.

Skidd Marx 4:53 pm 24 Oct 12

I’ve had nothing but bad experiences with the Duxton. Ordered nachos before a Brumbies game one time and was told they’d be “up to 45 mins”. I said that was fine. 90 mins later and still with no sign of them I had to ask for a refund or miss the first half of the game.

Then last weekend I ordered three meals. 30 mins later the waiter told me they were out of the meal I ordered but he was “happy to refund my money”. How very generous of them I thought to myself. It wasn’t even busy in the bar this time. So I grumpily ordered a chicken burger which was obviously a left-over meal as it was stone cold when I got it. The other meals were average too especially the prawn pasta which was bland, undersized and overpriced at $22.

Another time I ordered a coffee and despite being the only patron at the bar the bartender slid me a buzzer. So I walked back outside to my seat and waited for 15 minutes while he made the worst coffee in Canberra. Eventually the buzzer went off so I trekked back to the bar to collect the liquid faeces that the barista had evacuated from his bowels into a cup. What a great system they have there I thought to myself.

The place reeks of incompetant management, but I’ll probably still go there due to the dearth of decent bars in Canberra. I’ll just make sure I eat beforehand and stick to Coopers rather than the disgusting crap they call coffee.

Genie 4:33 pm 24 Oct 12

Pretty close in quality to Il Covo ?

Ewwww. Those pizzas are overpriced and disgusting. I’d rather eat Dominoes / Pizza Hut / Eagle Boys etc over a pizza from Il Covo

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