PJs In The City

4
66 Reviews
$40 and under
Gastro Pub
Due to Covid restrictions, PJs in the City has the following booking arrangements:

LUNCH
Tues - Sat:
Outdoor seating ONLY. Maximum 50 people.

DINNER
Tues - Thur:
Indoor & outdoor seating. Maximum 25 people.

Fri & Sat:
Indoor & outdoor seating. Maximum 25 people
Seating sessions:
4.30pm-6.30pm ($50 min spend per person)
6.30pm-8.30pm ($70 min spend per person)
8.30pm-10.30pm ($70 min spend per person)
Deposit required.

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Good times. Great food. And fantastic drinks.

PJ's in the City is your local pub, located in the heart of Canberra city just off Northbourne Ave.

Boasting a large menu of Aussie favourites, classic cocktails, and a range of tap beers and live entertainment, is there any wonder why PJ's has remained a popular gathering point for over 20 years.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 66 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.2
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4.1
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3.9
ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not the place to get a steak but the schnitzels are good.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a really good experience as a group. My food was great!

We left about 6,45 and the noise level rose about that time. It was too loud compared to prior to that and made it hard to talk and relax.

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Bruno
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great typical pub food, ambiance really nice and quiet enough when you are a party of 10 so you can hear everyone.

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Jesse
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Staff had to kick people off of our reserved table for us to sit down which made us feel a little uncomfortable. Food was great good value and nice ambiance. Staff were very hospitable

SC
SamC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, will definitely book again for work lunches

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Chin
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good feed, fantastic service and we had a rather pleasant lunch.

I think more alcohol-free options would be good, especially for those returning to the office afterwards!

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SharnaR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizzas are tasty and you can create your own - reasonably priced

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A group of six of us (4 from out of town) having a rare catch up. Super busy and lively as you would expect at most bars / pubs on a Friday night - but really just too noisy for any kind of conversation. We all had to keep shouting at each other all evening! But it was still a good atmosphere despite the noise. Food was good value - massive portions, so if you're hungry - this is your place!!!

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KayleneM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a bite to eat staff friendly and food plentiful and delicious

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meal was good. Turnaround speed was quick and the venue has a range of beers.

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Dianne
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. It didn't hurt that our meals came with a drink included.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Uni bar but as parents saw that it was safe. Great to run into the owner Dave and have a yarn. Great place, great food, good choice of wines. Was there twice in five days.

JH
JulianHaywood
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt really welcomed, and treated really well and looked after by all the staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very loud which I expected. Efficient staff, reasonable prices. What let's it down are the unsanitary and archaic toilets, I shouldn't have to use a grotty handle to exit the toilet, no paper towels just a poorly positioned air dryer.

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Neil
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Central location with a good range of beers and food.

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AbiB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We are regular visitors to PJs and always have a good time. The food is great. The bar staff can make a variety of things (including cocktails).
The main negative is the noise as there’s no sound absorption so, even when dining, you have to shout to hear each other.

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Mardi
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for an after work celebration! Can definitely recommend!

ME
MelodieE
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went to PJs for dinner and drinks on a Saturday night. I was able to get a last minute reservation, and it was a quiet night there. They had live music which was great and the food was A-MAZING! Will definitely go back again in the future.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived for my sons 18th, having booked on line, to find the place closed. Luckily we managed to sort something else out.

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DNTCBR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were a party of eight for lunch on 23 December. The food was good, but venue was terribly, terribly understaffed. It was impossible to get any assistance (we even gave up waiting and seated ourselves), and it took a very long time to order (drinks and/or food) at the bar. I do understand it's hard to plan staffing, and that someone had apparently called in sick that day. Just be aware of the need to allow plenty of extra time for staffing shortages if you're planning a workday lunch.

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DanielM
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great wedges, decent burger and good range of beers.

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BTGal
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very happy with the service and the food - I am a repeat customer.

CC
CCatt
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service over a lunch break and staff were very helpful. We had 11 people for a birthday. There was no cakeage (fee some restaurants charge for BYO cake). I will be organising more Birthday celebrations here.

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SashaS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, happy staff, good value and central location.

JH
JoshH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Average food. The venue was too loud. Would only go back for drinks only - although for a pub they didn’t have many beers on tap.

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GeorgeK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a high bench and didn’t get one then my mate ordered a bowl of chips and chicken wings and after 45 minutes of waiting we asked where they were and we were told that they were only just starting them then!

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a drink with friends. Went for my birthday with 6 friends on a Saturday, they aloud us to stay on the table all night and was a great atmosphere while being cautious of the covid restrictions. Live music was great and the staff very friendly!

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sandrap
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Expensive highly salted food with little variety. Overall would not recommend to family or friends.

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Darren
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Service was good. Kinda loud but to be expected in a pub. Dissappointed to not be able to buy a Pint of Guinness... transitioning away from an Irish Pub apparently and no longer serve the nectar of the Gods :(

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AimeeK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Bartender making cocktails was terrific and the cocktails were very good. Just had snacks, sweet potatoe fries and pakoras were good.

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. Light meal of Arancini Balls and Anitpasto Platter, just perfect.
Will definitely visit again.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, enjoyable pub meals and good atmosphere.

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Johnno
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great venue, location and friendly staff however blasting music from 6:30pm when you are trying to have a chat with colleagues or friends after a weeks work isn’t ideal. Suggest that it might be worthwhile asking patrons if the noise is okay and have areas that are quieter. Appreciate this can change as it gets later into the night. Cheers.

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DianneL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our food was delicious but it took over 5 minutes for the 8 people at our table to get their meals. Is not polite to start eating until everyone has their meal, but what can you do when you have ordered hot food?

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Nairrehs
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere for a big group of friends

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Aidan
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pjs is a good place for a few laid back drinks.

JB
JenniferB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I always request rustic chips and get french fries :(
Also the music is too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and great drinks

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great to be out seeing friends over some drinks and some great food.
Love it.

FAQs

PJs In The City does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. PJs In The City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6230 1261.

PJs In The City is rated 4 stars by 66 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.