Chifley's Bar & Grill
the ambiance was great. we were the only diners in the restaurant.
food was delicious and they did not charge us for the bowl of rice we requested for my son
Enjoyed a lovely time with my family. Loved the atmosphere. Was super impressed by the little birthday cake and found the service outstanding. I felt the menu was a little small and the prices a little steep for a luncheon but would come again because it was a lovely place to gather.
The onion rings are reason enough to dine here. We’ll be back.
Enjoyed the quiet and understated environment and the wine list was small but good quality. The food was a disappointment. I had a caesar salad; dressing was basically just mayonnaise, some of the lettuce was limp and some brown, one-third of the plate was croutons that had little flavour. My friend had the green curry chicken, which was not the aromatic dish most of us expect. Service was fine for a Tuesday lunch. Perhaps we were unlucky with our selections, but for the price it definitely was not value for money. I think it may be better as a place for a drink rather than a meal.
Highly recommended for lunch. Great value and servivce
Good food, prompt service and lovely setting. will return.
Clean, comfortable and a little bit ritzy. A very warm ambiance and reasonable prices
One of the best restaurants to grab a great steak in Canberra! And a beautiful restaurant for celebrating a special occasion
Wine options could have been more extensive. Atmosphere and noise levels were great
after just being diagnose with Coeliac disease order the quinoa salad with grilled chicken, chicken dry and tasteless, had a bad reaction to it about an hour later. Obviously not Gluten free! My husband had the salmon which was overcooked and the vegetables looked terrible for $39.00. Will not be eating there again which is a great shame as the hotel rooms are lovely. St Vincents across the road do a fantastic dinner, highly recommend. The Little bird does a fantastic breakfast all Gluten free dishes with no reaction. The only thing I can praise is the wonderful wait staff.
Nice traditional restaurant with attentive staff and an adequate menu. While on the high end for price for menu options and reasonable for drinks, the quality off sets this.
The food here is so poor! So many good places in the vicinity for breakfast and lunch. Really, they need to lift their game.
Food was great and wait staff were very friendly, exceeded our expectations
My steak was great - I asked for Medium, and it was spot-on. My only disappointment is that if we order sides, it’d be great to see them turn up, instead of me waiting, and then having to ask if they were on their way. By that time, it was too late so we canceled them. Disappointing
Delightful surroundings and excellent service with food that was equally delightful. Highly recommend!
I visited on Saturday night. I saw the menu said that they cater for people with dietary requirements, so I asked a question about one menu item. The waiter went to ask the chef about that one menu item. After that item was unsuitable, I asked about a second item the waiter left again to ask the chef. Again the item was unsuitable.
Now I’m at a table filled with embarrassment because I have two items that I can’t eat and I’m none the wiser as to what I could choose.
Might I suggest asking your customer what their needs are and asking the chef one time for all suitable options..
Outstanding service. Made my better half and I feel very special on our anniversary.
Food was very good cannot fault our meals we had breakfast 2 mornings and 1 dinner excellent
Very pleasant evening
Food delicious - steak excellent
Jogan Rosh needed more sauce
Lovely decor and attentive staff
A disappointing experience. This is a culturally significant building, but its art deco heritage has been compromised in the Chifley Room by out of place lights and wall decoration. Added to this, the food was average, with the quality of the steak, in particular, not commensurate with the price charged. Sadly, it was burnt on the edges.
Lamb chops, salmon and risotto were all overdone - lamb chops were burnt, salmon was dry and risotto rice was mushy. Noise level was "energetic" as there was a group of four men who had very loud laughs, otherwise OK, Service was very good.
The atmosphere is iconic Canberra: gracious in style and resonating with its history, it would appeal to the discerning guest. Service was friendly, courteous and generous. The menu, while not extensive, was excellent.
An enjoyable dining experience in a comfortable & stylish space. Food is well presented & delicious, with attentive, obliging service staff. Would like to see more vegetarian & seafood options.
Unfortunately the food came out already cool. We requested that it be heated, and it was taken away, then returned to the table, with an apology.
But, it had only been heated marginally. So disappointed.
The serving staff were very understanding, and they did their best.
The restaurant was terribly understaffed, and those working just seemed overwhelmed by the situation. Nothing against them, but there needed to be more of them. It’s a shame—the food was good, and we would have ordered more, but the place was too frenetic, and didn’t want to be a further imposition on their time.
we have been here many times, a great hotel.
sadly menu is a bit cafe style and wine prices are best described as extortion.
Lovely setting although surprised we had to line up and order from the bar. Would have liked to have seen more hot options on the limited lunch menu, that said I enjoyed the burger I ordered which came with a glass of wine, good value.
This restaurant was excellent. The staff were attentive. The food was delicious. The only downside was that the tea was tea bags, not leaf tea. I will be back again.
Excellent value for money.
It was a birthday celebration so a bit special. We were offered a ‘Complimentary glass of sparkling wine’ which we gladly accepted, but it never came. We asked that our drinks come with the meal but they were delivered, to our table, a good 20 minutes before the food. I had to send my dinner back as the mash it came with was watery, lumpy and cold. It was returned with a slightly warmer mash. We ordered a side of fries and one of roast Kipfler. We got 2 orders of Kipfler potatoes instead. The wait staff were pleasant however. Will probably never go back.
The food was delicious and the service staff was polite and efficient. The food arrived hot and fresh. A great experience.
Wonderful service and ambience. Let down by food quality. Just not up to a standard equaling the price. On some dishes way too much salt. On the risotto with chicken - large hunks not pieces of chicken included.
Very comfortable environment. Perhaps a little wider range of choices on menue, or more changes as we do eat there often.
Great service but tempura barramundi was not good. Fish was old and hard as was the batter.
My husband’s pork cutlet was delicious and the charming waiter was delightful but such a shame about the fish.
Breakfast the next morning-pancakes great but the big breakfast was served warm not hot.
Excellent food and service. Great historic feel in a classy setting
Food was fantastic. Service we great, but young man serving us appeared inexperienced. I'm sure he will learn improve.
The staff were so nice and warming.And they made my partner’s birthday a memorable day.
And the food was worth the prize.
Fantastic ambiance in historic Art Deco hotel. Staff were very attentive. Food was mostly very good. My salmon was excellent while family members who had the steak reported that they were ok but not outstanding. Desserts were thoughtfully presented and delicious.
This is a hidden gem in Canberra. Great food, service and ambience. We enjoy having pre dinner drinks before our meal outside.
We will be back
Excellent wine pairing advice. I dont see enough of this elsewhere.
Chifley's Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Chifley's Bar & Grill is rated 4 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.